Director Identification Number


All existing and any person intending to be appointed as a director are required to obtain the Director Identification Number(“DIN”). DIN is also mandatory for directors of Indian Companies who are not citizens of India. DIN is a unique identification number for an existing director or a person intending to become the director of a company.

The Ministry of Company Affairs (“MCA”) has launched a major e-Governance initiative “MCA 21”. It envisages e-filing of all documents related to company matters on the MCA portal. For obtaining DIN, directors are required to submit an application in e-form DIN-1 online through MCA portal.

Who should apply for DIN?

– Any person who is a director of a company or anyonewho intends/proposes to be a director of company in future needs to apply for DIN;

– As per the recent amendment in the Companies Act ,1956 DIN has become mandatory for all the directors;

– DIN is individual specific and not company specific, so only one DIN is required per director/person.

Fees for applying DIN :

There is no fees for the purpose of applying DIN.

Documents required for applying DIN:

1. Identity Proof (Any one of the following)

PAN Card / Driving License / Passport / Voter Id Card

2. Residence Proof (Any one of the following)

Driving License / Passport / Voter Id Card / Telephone Bill / Ration Card / Electricity Bill

3. Coloured Photo Graph

Following persons can attest the annexure required with the DIN application:

a) Gazzetted officer

b) Notary

c) Practicing CS/CS/ICWA

d) Company Secretary in employment


1. Log on to

Click on ‘Obtain Director Identification’.

3. After you click, a new page will open having the DIN application form, fill the details in the form

4. After you filled the application form, click the “submit” button.

5. The DIN application with the provisional DIN number will come as a result

The provisional DIN shall be valid for a period of 60 days from the date on which it was generated.

Now, you have to take a print of the final form. It is recommended that you also save a copy of the form by clicking the circle shown in above picture.

You need to affix your photograph on the space provided on the form. And attach a proof of identity and a proof of residence with the form. Please note that the photo affixed on the form and the proofs attached must be certified by a Public Notary or Gazetted Officer or any certified professionals (viz. Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountant/ Cost and Works Accountant). In case of certified professional, they have to affix their stamp and registration number along with signature.

The form along with the above documents has to be sent to following address by ordinary post:


Post Box No. 03

NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh � 201 301, India


The above form can also be sent by courier or registered post to the following address


PDIL bhawan

A-14, sector-1 Noida

Uttar Pradesh

The Central Government shall communicate within one month of receipt of application, its approval or disapproval of the application, in writing by a letter or by electric mode.

After verification by MCA authorities your DIN will be confirmed.

If DIN is allotted, it is valid for the life time of the recipient.

The applicant within one month of receipt of DIN, shall intimate to the company or companies concerned in which he is a director, the DIN in Form DIN-2.

The Company, in turn, shall intimate the DIN communicated to it within one week of receiving the DIN to the concerned ROC in DIN-3.

Every director in the event of any change in his particularsas stated in Form No. DIN-1, who has been allotted a Diretor Identification Numberunder the Rules, shall intimate such change(s) to the Central Government within a period of 30 days of such change(s) in particulars by using Form No. DIN-4 made available by the ministry on the website.