Basic Details of DIN and Its Allotment Process By CS Ankita Thakur

Dear Connects,
Today the topic with which I am dealing with is "Process to apply for Director Identification Number DIN"
Q.1. What is the Director Identification Number (DIN)?
A. DIN is an 8-digit Unique Director Identification Number allotted by the Central Government to any person intending to become a Director/Designated Partner of  a company/LLP. 
Q.2. Is DIN Same as DPIN (Designated Partner Identification Details)?
A. Yes, DIN and DPIN are same. Only the terminology changes due to the designation of the individual. If an individual will be appointed as director, it is known as DIN. And for Designated partner, it is DPIN (Designated Partner Identification Number)
Q.3. Who can apply for DIN?
A. Only Individual intending to become director/Designated Partner in a company/LLP can file an application for allotment of DIN. Individual may be resident in India or outside India.
Q.4. Which form is required to file for acquiring DIN?
A. Form DIR-3 is required to be filed for the allotment of DIN in case an individual is intending to be appointed as Director/Designated partner in an Existing company/LLP respectively.
In case, any person is intending to become a director in a new Company, is required to apply for the allotment of Director Identification Number only through Spice form at the time of incorporation.
Q.5. What are the supporting Documents required to be attached in FORM DIR-3?
i. Photograph of the applicant in jpeg format.
ii. ID proof of the applicant in pdf
iii. Address proof of the applicant in pdf
iv. Board resolution of an existing company in which the individual is intending to be appointed as Director in pdf
Q.6. What is the procedure for allotment of DIN?
A. Steps to be followed to file the application in Form DIR-3 for allotment of DIN. Form DIR-3 is required to be filed online.
i. One can download form DIR-3 from the MCA portal under the head "Forms and Downloads".

ii. Extract the form in the folder.

iii. Fill the details like Name, father’s name, date of birth, education qualification, permanent address, present address, mobile number, email id of the applicant.

iv. Attach the required documents mentioned above

v. Put the details of the company in which the individual is intending to be appointed as director, like CIN of the existing company and DIN of the one of the directors of the existing company.

vi. Affix the digital signature of the applicant and director of the existing company
vii. Upload the form on the MCA portal and make payment.

viii. DIN will be allotted and mentioned in the paid challan of the form.
Q.7. What is the amount of fees and mode of Fee Payment for Form DIR-3?
Make the payment Rs. 500/- for the form DIR-3. Only electronic payment of the fees shall be allowed (i.e. Net banking /Credit Card/Debit Card/Pay later/ NeFT).
Q.8. When DIN will be allotted to the individual?
A. Upon upload and successful payment, in case of Form DIR-3 details have not been identified as potential duplicate, Approved DIN shall be generated and if the details have been identified as potential duplicate, Provisional DIN shall be generated.

In case, details of form DIR-3 are found as potential duplicate, the same gets routed to DIN cell for back office processing. Upon approval of the form, provisional DIN becomes approved DIN and would be available for further use.


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