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What is DIN?
DIN is a unique Director identification number allotted by the Central Government to any person intending to be a Director or an existing director of a company.
Who’s to apply?
It is an 8-digit unique identification number that has lifetime validity. Through DIN, details of the directors are maintained in a database.
DIN is specific to a person, which means even if he is a director in two or more companies, he has to obtain only one DIN. And if he leaves a company and joins some other, the same DIN would work in the other company as well.
Procedure and Relevant Forms
SPICe Form: Application for allotment of DINs to the proposed first Directors in respect of New companies shall be made in SPICe form only.
DIR-3 Form: Any person intending to become a director in an already existing company shall have to make an application in eForm DIR-3 for allotment of DIN.
DIR-6 Form: Any changes in the particulars of the directors shall be filed in form DIR-6.
To apply for DIN, the above forms are to be filed electronically. It has to be digitally signed and then uploaded on the MCA21 portal .
Documents to be Attached With the Forms
For SPICe Form
Attach proof of identity and address proof. DIN would be allocated to an applicant only after approval of the form.
For Form DIR-3