Why is DIN required?
All promoter directors of a company are required to obtain an identification number called the Director Identification Number (DIN) prior to formation of a company. The DIN is issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).
Process for Obtaining DIN
Firstly, a provisional DIN needs to be obtained through online form DIN-1 which is available on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website. Take a print out of the Provisional DIN, paste photograph, sign at the prescribed places and send the same to DIN Authorities in DIN Cell by courier along with identity proof and address proof. Upon verification and satisfaction of the correctness of the documents, the DIN Authority converts the Provisional DIN into Permanent DIN.
Documents and Information Required:
One identity proof containing photo and date of birth and one address proof is required to be submitted along with the executed form.
Identity proof may be Passport/Voter Card/Driving License/PAN Card etc. In case of foreign citizen/NRI, identity proof should necessarily be a passport copy.
Address proof may be Passport/Voter Card/Ration Card/Driving License/Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Bank Statement etc.
General information such as name, father’s name, date of birth, nationality, contact details, etc. is required for filling the form. In case of a foreign national, the photograph, identity proof and address proof should be duly attested by the notary public/Indian embassy/apostille authority in the home country of the applicant.
Photograph, identity proof and address proof needs to be attested by notary public, govt. gazette officer, practicing CA/CS/ICWA etc. In case of a foreign national, the photograph, identity proof and address proof should be duly attested by the notary public/Indian embassy/ apostille authority in the home country of the applicant.
It may take around 3-5 days to obtain a DIN