What is Form DIR-3 KYC on MCA?

KYC means Know Your Customer or Know Your Client. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs i.e. MCA introduced Form DIR-3 KYC to update the data of every existing director in its records on an annual basis. Thus, each director with a valid DIN and designated partner with a valid DPIN must file this form on a mandatory basis.

When is the Due Date to file Form DIR-3 KYC?

  • Financial Year 2018-19: 15/09/2018
  • Financial Year 2019-20 onwards: Every director who has been allotted DIN on or before the end of the financial year, and whose DIN status is ‘Approved’ is required to file Form DIR-3 KYC on MCA Portal on or before 30th April of the next financial year.
Due Date DIR-3 KYC
On or before 30th April of next financial year
Due Date DIR-3 KYC
On or before 30th April of next financial year

If the director or designated partner does not file Form DIR-3 KYC within the due date, MCA authority would mark the DIN or DPIN as ‘Deactivated’. Director can then file Form DIR-3 KYC on only on payment of fee of Rs. 5000.

What are the conditions for filing Form DIR-3 KYC?

Form DIR-3 KYC should be filed on MCA Portal in the following cases:

  • DIN or DPIN has been allotted on or before 31.03.2018
  • Status of the DIN or DPIN is ‘Approved’
  • Every director including disqualified directors must file Form DIR-3 KYC
  • Enter a unique mobile number and email address for every director. It would be verified by an OTP (One Time Password)
  • The director should sign the form using his DSC i.e. Digital Signature
  • A practising professional (CA/CMA/CS) should certify the form.
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What details are required to file Form DIR-3 KYC?

  • DIN i.e. Director Identification Number
    DPIN i.e. Designated Partner Identification Number
  • Name as per PAN database
  • Father’s Name as per PAN database
  • Date of Birth (DoB) as per the PAN database
  • PAN Number and Aadhaar Number if Citizen of India
  • Passport Number if not a Citizen of India
  • Personal Mobile number and Personal Email Address
  • Permanent residential address and Present residential address

FAQs

Do I need to file Form DIR-3 KYC if I am a Disqualified Director?

There are two conditions to file Form DIR-3 KYC:
a. MCA has allotted DIN / DPIN to the director
b. DIN / DPIN holds status as ‘Approved’
If both the above conditions are satisfied, even a disqualified director needs to file Form DIR-3 KYC

Which documents can I attach as address proofs to file Form DIR-3 KYC?

-Address proofs like passport, election (voter identity) card, ration card, driving license, electricity bill, telephone bill or aadhar can be attached
-Proof must be in the name of the applicant only
-Documents should not be older than 2 months in case of Indian applicant and 1 year in case of a foreign applicant

What happens if the eForm DIR-3 KYC is not filed within the due date specified?

The DIN holders who have not filed their DIR-3 KYC for FY 2018-19 yet, they can file it now, with a penalty of Rs 5,000 for reactivation of the DIN.

The original due date for filing of DIR-3 KYC for FY 2018-19 was 31 April 2019. MCA has extended the due date till 14th October 2019.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hello @Archan434

    All the directors who have been allotted DIN as on 31st March of any year, have to update their KYCs through DIR-3 KYC. DIR-3 KYC e-Form is to be filed by the DIN holders filing KYC for the first time. Thereafter, KYC can be updated through the web-based DIR-3 KYC form.

    Hope this helps!

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