It is an unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as director of a company pursuant to section 266A & 266B of the Companies Act, 1956 (as amended vide Act No 23 of 2006). Any Individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as director of any company can file an application for allotment of DIN
Procedure for obtaining DIN:
The process of obtaining DIN consists of seven steps:
Step I. Obtain provisional DIN
The applicant is required to fill-up and submit form DIN-1 online for obtaining provisional DIN.
Step II. Pay Din application fee
Applicant can make the payment of fee by using any of three modes of payment available on MCA portal. Form DIN-1 will be processed only after the DIN application fee is paid.
Step III. Dispatch of DIN application
The applicant is required to take a print-out of Form DIN-1 (containing provisional DIN generated online). Fill the service Request Number (SRN) of the fee paid. Sign the DIN application form manually and paste a good resolution photograph in the space earmarked. Attach the photocopies of the ‘Proof of Identity’ (Attach additional proof, if ‘Father’s name and ‘Date of Birth’ is not indicated in the ‘Proof of Identity’) and the ‘Proof of Residence’ with DIN application form and tick the relevant checkbox against the document name. Get the photograph and the attached supporting documents attested from an approved authority as specified in form DIN-1. The certifying authority must mention its particulars such as Name, COP No. etc, and affix its seal/ stamp.
Complete set of documents is required to be sent to MCA DIN Cell at Noida, by post, courier or hand delivery, as per convenience, within 60 days from the date of generation of provisional DIN online.
IV. Processing of DIN application
DIN application is received by MCA DIN Cell. DIN application form and attached supporting documents are scrutinized and if found in order, the provisional DIN is approved and activated in the system. If there is any defect in the DIN application, the provisional DIN is rejected. It takes about a week’s time to complete this process. DIN approval/ rejection letter is generated and sent by post to the applicant. The status of application can also be tracked from the ‘DIN Approval status’ tab in the DIN corner.
V. Intimate approved DIN to your Companies
On approval of DIN, intimate your DIN to all the company(ies) (within a period of 30 days from the date of approval) in which you are a Director, in form DIN-2.
VI. Company to intimate your DIN to ROC
After the Director has intimated the DIN allotted to the company(ies), the Company(ies) is/are then required to intimate the DINs of its directors to the ROC in Form DIN-3 within a period of seven days of receiving form DIN-2.
VII. Post-approval changes in particulars of DIN-1
If there is any change in the particulars submitted in form DIN-1, File form DIN-4 for intimating the changes in the particulars within 30 days. For instance in the event of change of address of a director, he/ she is required to intimate this change by submitting Form DIN-4 along with the required attested documents with MCA DIN Cell.
Things to be taken care while filling form DIN-1:
No prefixes like Mr. / Ms. / Kumari / Shri etc should be used in filling the applicant’s name.
Enter the applicant’s name and father’s name in full and do not use abbreviations, even if the ID proof contains the name in abbreviated form. Abbreviations in the middle name may be accepted, if such abbreviated middle name is appearing in the enclosed identity proof.
The particulars filled in form DIN-1 should match with the details given in the supporting documents to be submitted along with DIN application. Any mis-match will lead to rejection of DIN application. Minor spelling deviations in the father’s name may be accepted, if such deviations do not materially impact the name.
Documents required to be filed for allotment of DIN:
– DIN Form-I (with provisional DIN generated) along with a high resolution photograph of the applicant and his signatures appended at the appropriate place;
– Proof of identity;
– Proof of residence;
– Certification of the photograph and the photocopies of proofs by an approved authority;
– The particulars of the certifying authority along with his seal must be clearly indicated
The following information should contain in an ID proof:
ID proof must be currently valid and issued by the Central/ State Government or Instrumentalities of state like PSUs, Public Sector Banks, Universities recognized under the UGC Act. It should contain following information:
– Applicant’s name with photograph
– Father’s Name
– Date of Birth