Documents for Application of DIN/DPIN

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Sakshi Shah

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Last updated on May 5th, 2021

DPIN implies a Designated Partner Identification Number. If designated partners of proposed LLP do not hold valid DIN / DPIN, they can make an application for DPIN or DIN in Form FiLLiP for the incorporation of LLP. Read about the documents required for DIN / DPIN Application on MCA in this article.

DIN stands for Director Identification Number. If the promoter of the proposed company does not hold a valid DIN then they can make application for DIN in Form SPICe for the incorporation of Company. A maximum of seven subscribers can apply for DIN allotment under Form SPICe. Read about the documents required for DIN Application on MCA in this article.

It must be noted that under Form FiLLiP, a maximum of two designated partners can apply for DIN. In the case of individual partners or body corporate partners, there is no limit to apply for DIN.

Documents for DIN or DPIN Application

Following information and documents of each designated partner/ promoter are required to apply for allotment of DIN or DPIN:


Is PAN mandatory for new DIN Application?

PAN is a ten-digit unique alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department. PAN is mandatory to obtain new DIN for all Indian Nationals. It is not mandatory for foreign nationals.

Does DIN number expire?

DIN numbers do not have an expiry date. No further compliance formalities are required for maintaining the validity of a DIN number.

Can a director be appointed without DIN?

As per section 152(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, No person shall be appointed as director of the Company unless he has allotted DIN under section 154 of the Act.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hello @Dixita

    Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique number allotted to any person intending to be a Director or an existing director of a company. DIN can be allotted at the time of incorporation or in case on an existing company, by filing e-Form DIR-3

    You can read the detailed process to apply for DIN here:

    Certain documents are required at the time of application of DIN. You can check out the list of documents required here:

    Hope this helps!

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