Director Identification Number or DIN is a registration required for any person who wishes to register a company or become a Director of an existing company in India.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING DIN
Obtain DIN for a person who wishes to become a Director by filing form DIN-1 on the MCA website. Only a natural living person can act as the Director of a company. Hence, obtaining DIN is possible only for natural persons and cannot obtain it for any artificial legal entities like company, LLP, OPC, etc.,
The following documents need to be submitted for obtaining DIN:
- Photograph of the Applicant
- Proof of identity of the applicant
- PAN is mandatory in case of Indian Nationals
- Passport is mandatory in case of Foreign Nationals
- Proof of address of the applicant
In addition to the above documents, in case of filing of form DIN-1 for obtaining Director Identification Number for a person, then the document must be signed with a Digital Signature of the applicant. Hence, the digital signature certificate is a requirement for obtaining Director Identification Number.
Provisional DIN Number
DIN number is usually auto-generated on submission of the DIN application. However, in some cases, there is an allocation of provisional DIN in case of any defect in the application or as a part of the regular process. In case of a provisional DIN, it provides a letter to the applicant detailing the defect and re-submission of the DIN application. In such cases, the application can be re-filed with corrections or with a Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary signature within fifteen days from the time of notification for resubmission.