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Director Identification Number (DIN) : Brief Description


1. What is a DIN?

“Director 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 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 portal.

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.

The DIN 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.

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