DIN Certificate Download

DIN Certificate Download

DIN Number

Director Identification Number is also known as DIN Number is a unique identification 8 digit number that is required for any existing Director of a Corporation. Director Identification Number (DIN) is introduced in India under the Companies Amendment Act, 2006. The Director Identification Number furnishes a unique identity towards the director which assists in maintaining information and Record of all directors of a company in a database. As per the Companies Amendment Act, 2006, Director Identification Number (DIN) is important for all existing and new directors or proposed directors of private limited company registration and DIN has lifetime validity.

Application for allotment of DIN

Section 153 of the Companies Act, 2013, as well as Rule 9 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Director) Rules 2014 furnishes the provision for applying for allotment of DIN. The following steps for the DIN application are:

1. The applicant must go to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) website and follow this path- Home> MCA Services> E-Filing>Company Forms Download.

2. The applicant must download Form DIR-3 and fill the form with essential information and attach the copy of

  • Photo.

  • Proof of Identity.

  • Residence address proof.

  • Specimen signature duly verified.

3. After filling the form and attaching the essential documents, the applicant must sign the documents using the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

4. The signed form is required to be verified digitally by the director/ Company Secretary/ Manager, CEO/ CFO of the corporation.

Application for allotment of DIN is required to be filed with the prescribed fees.

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is allocated in the name of the DIN applicant which is required to be obtained before applying for the DIN number.  Digital Signature Certificates are allotted in the form of a USB token with a validity of 1 or 2 years. In order to apply and get DSC, the applicant is required to submit the signed DSC application as well as the identity and proof of address of the applicant. Copy of the identity as well as proof of address submitted should be self-attested. For foreign nationals or non-resident Indians (NRIs) submitting identity or address pro proof of address with foreign origin, the self-attested copy should be notarized or verified through the Indian Embassy in the Country.

The Identity Proof accepted for Digital Signature Certificate application:

  • PAN Card – Compulsory for Indian Nationals.

  • Passport – Acceptable only for Foreign Nationals and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).

The Address Proof accepted for Digital Signature Certificate application.

  • Passports.

  • Driving License.

  • Voters ID card.

  • Student SSC / HSC / Graduation / Post-graduation Degrees Certificate.

  • Birth certificate.

  • School leaving certificate.

  • Electricity bill.

  • Mobile / Telephone bill.

  • Water Bill.

  • Gas Bill.

  • Property Tax/ Corporation/ Municipal Corporation Receipt.

  • Service Tax/VAT Tax/Sales Tax registration certificate.

  • Bank Statement attested by the banker.

  • PF statement.

Allotment of DIN

The central government by means of its delegated authority process the application filed by an applicant in Form DIR-3. Section 154 of the Companies Act, 2013 as well as with Rule 10 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Director) Rules 2014 provides for the provision for DIN allotment. According to these provisions, the processing of the application completed for allotment of DIN is to be conducted within 1 month from the date of receiving of the application along with the fees. The Central Government as part of DIN application processing approves or rejects and communicates the same towards the applicant through post/electronically or by means of any other mode. For the approval of the application submitted through an applicant, Central Government communicates the DIN allotted towards the applicant within a month.

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