I. Introduction: What is DIN?
-DIN (Director Identification Number) is a unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is/proposed to be appointed as a Director of a Company.
-It is allotted by the Central Government once the applicant applies for DIN through Form DIR-3 or Spice+ pursuant to Section 153 & 154 of the Companies Act, 2013.
-It is unique for every individual and,
-No one can obtain more than one active DIN.
The concept of a Director Identification Number (DIN) has been introduced for the first time with the insertion of Sections 266A to 266G of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2006. As such, all the existing and intending Directors have to obtain DIN within the prescribed time frame as notified.
II. Person Authorised to obtain DIN:
Any Individual who intends to become Director of a new Company at the time of incorporation or an individual who is proposed to be appointed as Director in an existing Company can apply and obtain the Director Identification Number.
III. Process of Obtaining DIN:
DIN can be obtained by following the below procedure:
A. At the time of Incorporation:
B. At the time of Appointment in an Existing Company
IV. Forms for DIN application and modification thereof:
DIR-6 Form: Any changes in the particulars of the Directors shall be filed in form DIR-6.
V. Fees for DIN Application:
1. At the time of Incorporation:
There will be no separate fees for obtaining DIN at the time of Incorporation
2. At the time of Appointment in an existing Company:
Rs. 500; it shall be paid online at the time of uploading the DIN Application in Form DIR-3
VI. Documents to be submitted to Obtain DIN:
1. For Indian National
2. For Foreign National
In case of proofs that are in languages other than Hindi/ English, the proofs should be translated in Hindi / English from a professional translator carrying his details (name, signature, address) and seal.
VII. Application for Modification in particulars of DIN:
If there is any change in the particulars submitted in Form DIR-3/SPICe with respect to Directors, the applicant can submit e-form DIR-6. For instance, in the event of a change of address of a Director, he/she is required to intimate this change by submitting e-form DIR-6 along with the required attested document.