Director Identification Number (DIN)

DIN is a unique Director identification number allotted by the Central Government to any person intending to be a director or an existing director of a company. It is an 8-digit unique identification number that has lifetime validity. Through DIN, details of the directors are maintained in a database.

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Required Documents for DIN Application

  • Photograph
  • Identity proof
  • Residence proof
  • Verification (Name, father’s name, present address, date of birth, text of declaration and physical signature of the applicant)
  • In the case of foreign nationals, they are required to submit their passport as identity proof.

Note – Photograph, identity proof and residence proof must be attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Company Secretary or a Cost Accountant, in whole-time practice.

In the case of foreign nationals, their documents can be attested by the Consulate of the Indian Embassy and Foreign Public Notary..

Application Procedure for DIN

Application for DIN can be made in following forms-

SPICe Form: Application for allotment of DINs to the proposed first Directors in respect of new companies shall be made in SPICe form only.

DIR-3 Form: Any person intending to become a director in an already existing company shall have to make an application in e-Form DIR-3 for allotment of DIN.

For any subsequent changes (Amending details mentioned in DIN application)

For changing any details mentioned in the DIR-3 form/ SPICe with respect to Directors, then Form DIR-6 has to be submitted online.