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Question: Who is Required to File DIR-3 KYC?
Answer: Every Director who has been allotted DIN on or before the end of the financial year, and whose DIN status is ‘Approved’, would be mandatorily required to file form DIR-3 KYC before 30th September of the immediately next financial year. Hence the last Date of Filing DIR-3 KYC for this financial year is 30th September, 2020.
Question: Is DIR-3 KYC required to be filed every Financial Year?
Answer: Yes, the KYC of every Director who has been allotted DIN on or before the end of the financial year, and whose DIN status is ‘Approved’, would be mandatorily required to file form DIR-3 KYC every year.
Question: Who can file DIR-3 KYC?
Answer: All DIN holders can file their KYC through Legal Professionals including Company Secretaries.
Question: What if someone has a DIN but is not a Director in any Company/LLP?
Answer: Even if you are not a Director in any company/LLP but has a DIN you have to filed your KYC.
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Question: Who can file their KYC through web?
Answer: Any DIN holder who has already submitted e-Form DIR-3 KYC in any of the previous financial years and who does not require update in any of his KYC details as submitted, may perform his annual KYC by accessing DIR-3 KYC web service.
Question: Who has to e-Form for DIR-3 KYC?
Answer: Any DIN holder who is filing his KYC details for the first time with MCA, must file all KYC details only through e-Form DIR-3 KYC. There is no option for such a person to access the web-service for his KYC.
Question: What are the charges for Filing of DIR-3 KYC?
Answer: There is no legal fees for filing of KYC is it is filed before the due date of 30th September, 2020. After the due date you have to pay a penalty of Rs. 5000.
Question: Is filing of DIR-3 KYC mandatory?
Answer: As per the provisions of Rule 12A of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, every individual who is allotted DIN as on 31st March of a financial year must submit his KYC on or before 30th September of the immediately next financial year.
Question: What will happen if DIR-3 KYC is not filed?
Answer: If the DIN holder does not file his annual KYC within the due date of each financial year, such DIN shall be marked as ‘Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’ and shall remain in such Deactivated status until KYC is done with a fee of Rs. 5000.
Question: How to check if DIR-3 KYC is filed or not?
Answer: The same can be checked on the MCA Portal. Link to the portal is: https://www.mca.gov.in/mcafoportal/showEnquireDIN.do
Question: What documents or information is required to be filed with Form DIR-3 KYC?
Answer: The below mentioned documents are required:
A. For Indian Citizens
1. Proof of Permanent Address
2. Proof of Present Address
3. Copy of Aadhaar Card (Self Attested)
4. Copy of Passport (Self Attested)
5. Copy of PAN (Self Attested)
B. For Foreigners
1. Commonwealth nations- All the documents shall be notarized by a Notary (Public) in that part of the nation; or
2. Hague Convention- All the documents shall be notarized and duly apostilled.
3. Other Nations:-All the documents shall be notarized before the Notary (Public) of such Country and the Certificate of the Notary (Public) shall be authenticated by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer empowered in this behalf under Section 3 of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act, 1948 or, where there is no such officer by any of the officials mentioned in Section 6 of the Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1889, or in any Act amending the same.
Note: In case of proofs which are in languages other than Hindi / English, the proofs should be translated in Hindi / English from professional translator carrying his details (name, signature, address) and seal. In the case of foreign nationals, translation done by the notary of home country is also acceptable.
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