Knowledge Base - DIN (Director Identification Number)
The Ministry of Company Affairs (MCA) has launched a major e-Governance initiative ‘MCA 21’. It envisages efiling of all documents related to company matters on the MCA portal. Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique identification number for an existing director or a person intending to become the director of a company.
Any individual who is a director or intends to be a director of a company should apply for DIN.
Visit the MCA portal(www.mca.gov.in) and fill the DIN application, available on the link ‘Apply for DIN’ online. On submission of the application, a ‘Provisional DIN’ is generated by the system and is displayed on the screen.
Yes. As of now, the provisional DIN can be used for efiling until the DIN is approved and activated by the MCA DIN Cell.
Duly attested photocopies of the following should be attached with the DIN Application form:
Identity Proof (Any one of the following)
Yes. You can check the status using the 'Enquire DIN Approval Status' option available under the 'Director Identification Number' link on the home page of the MCA portal (www.mca.gov.in)
No. DIN is mandatory for all Directors. PAN cannot be used in place of DIN.
Currently a Fees of Rs.100 should be paid while applying for DIN.
Yes, all directors must obtain DIN.
No. A single DIN is required for an individual, irrespective of the number of directorships held by him/her. All the directorships of an individual would be mapped in the database through that DIN.
No. However, all the directors who are authorized signatories for efiling of documents should obtain a Digital Signature immediately.
You need to go to the 'Get DIN Application' link available under the 'Director Identification Number' link on the home page of the MCA portal. You can download a copy of your DIN application form by mentioning the Provisional DIN (if available), name and date of birth of the director. This form will be equivalent to the form you obtained when you submitted the original DIN application.
You need to submit a fresh DIN Application Form. The system would display a warning for a Potential Duplicate. Please accept the same and proceed further. Please ensure that the physical documents attached pertain to the correct application.
Yes. This facility is being considered and will be made available shortly.
You may check the status of your DIN Application under the link "Enquire DIN" on the MCA Portal.
It is envisaged that DIN must be obtained by all existing directors. However, the last date by which it should be obtained is to be notified. It is advisable to obtain the DIN immediately as DIN is mandatory for filing certain eforms.
All companies will be directed by MCA to file a new Form containing details of DINs of all directors. As a special case, no filing fee will be payable by the Companies for this purpose.
In respect of Indian citizens residing abroad, foreign nationals residing in India and foreign nationals residing outside India; the attestation/ certification of the proof of identification and address can be done by a notary in the home country of the applicant or the Managing Director/ CEO of the Company on which he/ she is a Director or the Company Secretary in full time employment of the Comp
Check the status through Enquire DIN. In case the status is 'Rejected', click on it to view the reason for rejection.
In case the DIN has been rejected for such reason(s), which do not require change in the details filled in the earlier DIN form, then you can download a copy of your DIN form through the 'Get DIN Application' link available under the 'Director Identification Number' link on the home page of the MCA portal.
Yes, you can view the demo through the 'Computer Based Training' link available on the homepage of the portal.
Few common causes for rejection of DIN application can be:
Steps for Applying for DIN are:
After your DIN is approved, you should follow these steps: