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Director Identification Number (DIN) : Brief Description
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DIN)
What is a DIN?
Identification Number" (DIN) means an identification number which the
Central Government allots to any individual, intending to be appointed as Director
of a company.
All the persons intending to be the Director of a Company,
must have a DIN before getting appointed as Director, application shall have to
be made in eForm DIN 1 available at www.mca.gov.in/MCA21. The eForm shall
have to be digitally signed by a Chartered accountant or Company secretary or
Cost accountant (in whole- time practice) and shall be uploaded on MCA21
2. Documents for DIN
The Individual applying for the DIN has to provide for a
signed verification letter, with a photograph copy in soft copy, email id,
mobile no. with other general information.
application is also to be supported with scanned copies of proof of identity and proof of
residence of the applicant director which can be any one of the following viz.
Passport, Voter Id Card, Ration card, Driving license, Electricity Bill, Telephone
Bill and Bank Statement.
3. Non-Residents Directors
DIN is also mandatory
for foreign national individuals, who are not citizens of India and those who
are non-resident Indians, who intends to be Directors of Indian companies
4. One time DIN
The DIN is to be obtained once in lifetime and even on
resignation of a director the DIN will not be cancelled.
Only a single DIN is required for an individual, irrespective
of number of directorship held by him/her.
The DIN is taken on
reference wherever required for Statutory compliance purposes.