Who needs to apply?

♦ As per Section 153 of the Companies Act read with Rule 9(1) of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014: Every individual who intends to be appointed as director of an existing company shall make an application for allotment of DIN(Director Identity Number) in Form DIR-3.

♦ As per Rule 10(1)(a) of Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009: Every individual who intends to be appointed as designated partner of an existing Limited Liability Partnership shall make an application for allotment of DPIN(Designated Partner Identification Number) in Form DIR-3.

Details required in the form

  • Name, Address and Father’s Name of the Applicant
  • Occupation of the Applicant
  • Educational Qualification of the Applicant
  • PAN and Voter’s ID Card Number
  • Passport and Driving License Number
  • Aadhaar Number

Attachments to the Form

  • Self Certified copy of Identity Proof displaying Date of Birth of the Applicant
  • Self-certified copy of Address Proof like passport, election (voter identity) card, and ration card, driving license, electricity bill, telephone bill(not older than 2months) or Aadhaar of the Applicant
  • Photograph of the Applicant in JPEG Format
  • Passport in case the Applicant is Foreign National.
  • PAN in case the Applicant is Indian National.
  • All the documents shall be apostilled in case of Foreign Nationals.

Verification of Form

  • Digital Signature of the Applicant and
  • Digital signature of any one of the following

> Director of existing company authorized for the said purpose

> Designated Partner of the existing LLP

> CEO, CFO or manager of the company

> Company Secretary


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