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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OF EFORM-DIN1 (Application for allotment of Director Identification Number (DIN)) S. No. Detailed instructions for filling the form NOTE: • Every individual intending to be appointed as director of an Indian company or designated partner of a limited liability partnership or the existing director/ designated partner who has not taken a DIN is advised to make an application for allotment of Director Identification Number (DIN). • • DIN is a unique number, and is mandatory requirement for a company/ limited liability partnership (LLP) for filing certain eForms. There is a fixed fee of Rs 100 for this eForm and it can only be paid through online mode (credit card/ internet banking). There shall be no requirement for physical submission of the documents at the DIN cell. All the necessary documents shall need to be scanned and attached in the eForm and submitted online.
This eForm shall be taken on record through electronic mode without any processing at the DIN Cell. Ensure that all particulars in the eForm are correct. However, if the contents specified in the form matches with an already filled DIN application form, then the application shall be marked as a potential duplicate and shall then be processed by DIN Cell. Instructions are not provided for the fields which are self explanatory. 1 (a)-(c) Enter your full name. Single alphabet is not allowed in field ‘first name’ and ‘last name’. Field “Middle Name” is an optional field. You should enter it if a middle name exists on the evidence. Prefixes like Mr. / Ms. / Kumari / Shri etc. are not acceptable. The name should be filled exactly as given in the identity proof, including the spelling. Please ensure that you provide your first, middle and last name in the respective fields. Copy of Gazette notification should be separately attached if name is different on the identity proof. For example PAN card is taken first and thereafter applicant is applying for the DIN with changed name. Similarly copy of marriage certificate (in the case of female applicant) should be separately attached if name is different on the identity proof. It is mandatory to enter either applicant’s first name or applicant’s last name. However, in case of Indian nationals, single name shall be allowed only in case same single name is there in Income tax PAN. Please note that name as provided in the DIN application should be used for all correspondence with MCA. Enter your father’s full name. Single alphabet is not allowed in field ‘first name’ and ‘last name’. Field “Middle Name” is an optional field. You should enter it if a middle name exists on the evidence. Prefixes like Mr./ Ms./ Kumari / Shri etc. are not acceptable. The name should be filled exactly as given in the identity proof, including the spelling. Please ensure that you provide the first, middle and last name in the respective fields. Father’s name proof is not required in the case of foreign nationals / NRIs. It is mandatory to enter either father’s first name or father’s last name. However, in case of Indian nationals, single name shall be allowed only in case same single name is there in Income tax PAN. It is mandatory to attach photograph giving front view of the full face of the applicant. To attach the photograph, click on the box provided. Latest photograph of the applicant in JPEG format only should be attached. Foreign nationals shall select the nationality as declared in the passport. Enter date in DD/MM/YYYY format even if its proof contains date in any other format. Proof is mandatory and should be valid, clearly visible and duly attested.
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telephone bill or bank account statement shall be attached and should be in the name of applicant only. middle and last name). Enter your valid email ID.(i) Signatures. electricity bill. enter ‘NA’. In case of foreign applicant. the country selected is other than India. If Income tax PAN is entered. Proof of residence of applicant Address proofs like passport. Enter the details matching exactly with the residence proof. It is advisable to provide details of all the identity proofs you own/ possess. Proof of Identity of applicant In case of Indian nationals. the proofs should be translated in Hindi / English from professional translator carrying his details (name. In the case of foreign nationals. In case the proof of identify does not indicate the Date of Birth then additional proof of Date of Birth. In case of proofs which are in languages other than Hindi / English. In case. Income-tax PAN is a mandatory requirement for proof of identity. or any other information can be provided as an optional attachment. should be attached. In case of Indian applicant. and you do not have PIN Code. No. In case of foreign nationals. In case of foreign nationals. driving licence. election (voter identity) card. ration card. documents should not be older than 2 months from the date of filing of the form. Format of same is provided below. Other supporting documents like affidavit in case of single name etc. 8 Detailed instructions for filling the form Enter your Income tax permanent account number (Income tax PAN) Income tax PAN is mandatory for Indian nationals. (ii) Page 2 of 8 . If ’Yes’ is selected.S. Details entered shall match exactly with the details of identity proof. it shall be mandatory to click on ‘Verify income-tax PAN’ button. The proof of identify enclosed with DIN Form should also contain the Date of Birth of the applicant and the same should match the Date of Birth filled in the application form. then enter the present residential address. Applicant’s name (first. address proof should not be older than 1 year from the date of filing of the eForm. Passport number is mandatory for foreign nationals. state can be mentioned in address/ city. translation done by the notary of home country is also acceptable. address) and seal. If eForm is digitally signed by secretary (who is member of ICSI). passport is a mandatory requirement for proof of identity. applicant father’s name (first. 9-11 12 13-14 Certification Attachments Attestation of documents If eForm is digitally signed by a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Cost Accountant (CWA) or Company Secretary (CS) (in whole time practice) The supporting documents attached shall be self attested by the applicant. Copy of verification by the applicant It is mandatory to provide this attachment. duly certified/ attested. middle and last name) and date of birth should be as per the income-tax PAN details. If ’No’ is selected. signature. in whole time employment of existing company The supporting documents attached shall be either self attested by the applicant or duly attested by either Public Notary or a Gazette Officer of a Government The attesting authority must indicate the following while attesting the documents:. then present residential address shall be displayed automatically by the system and shall be the same as the permanent residential address. It is mandatory to select all the check boxes.
gov. Click Pre-fill button. In case of director.mca. Enter Corporate Identity Number (CIN) of the company of such secretary. In case eForm is signed by Chartered Accountant (in whole time practice) or Cost Accountant (in whole time practice) or Company Secretary (in whole time practice) Select whether he/ she is an associate or fellow. the director/ designated partner is residing outside India. After the check eForm is successful and required documents have been attached. enter the membership number. You can find the CIN by entering the existing registration number of the company in the ‘Find CIN/GLN’ service at the portal (www. In case the practicing professional is a company secretary (in whole-time practice). In case.in). Category Digital Signature Select the appropriate category of person signing the eForm. the supporting documents can also be attested by Company secretary in full time employment / CEO / Managing director of the Indian company in which he / she proposed to be a director. in whole-time employment. Detailed instructions for filling the form Name in full in Capitals. Foreign public notary. This is a mandatory step. of existing company in which the applicant is proposed to be a director Enter Membership number of the secretary in whole-time employment of existing company. It shall be validated that the person (whose Membership number is entered) is associated with the company (whose CIN is entered). No. System will automatically display the name of the company. pre-scrutinise the eForm. Status of the CIN should be ‘Active’.. then the attached supporting documents should be attested by the Consulate of the Indian Embassy. In case the professional is a chartered accountant (in whole-time practice) or cost accountant (in wholetime practice). In case eForm is signed by secretary (who is member of ICSI). Pre scrutiny Page 3 of 8 .S. enter the certificate of practice number. (iii) Registration No. and (iv) Seal/ Stamp.
. for being appointed as director of a company under the provisions of Companies Act.(date of birth). Signature: (Name) Page 4 of 8 . 2008 including section 5 of the said Act and I have not been declared as proclaimed offender by any Economic Offence Court or Judicial Magistrate Court or High Court or any other Court and I have not been already allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) under Section 266B of the Companies Act.. I further confirm that all required documents have been duly attested by me or duly attested by either Public Notary or a Gazetted Officer of a Government and are attached to the form DIN-1 and I am not restrained/ disqualified/ removed of. 2008.(present residential address of the applicant) hereby confirm and verify that the particulars given in the Form DIN-1 are true and correct and also are in agreement with the document being attached to the Form DIN-1. 1956 including Section 203. 1956 or a Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN) under section 7 of the Limited Liability Partnership Act. Son/Daughter* of …………….(applicant’s father’s name). (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) *Note: Strike out whichever is not applicable. resident of …………….. Mr/ Ms ……………… CA/ CS/ CWA in practice has been authorised to digitally sign DIN application on my behalf. I further confirm that (i) The photograph and document attached to the Form DIN-1 belongs to me. born on …………. 284 and 388 (E) of the said Act or for being appointed as a designated partner of a limited liability partnership under the provisions of the Limited Liability Partnership Act.Verification of applicant in case of Form DIN-1 as per Annexure 1 of the DIN rules I. 274. ………………(name of applicant).
After correcting the pre scrutiny errors. Click the Attach button corresponding to the document you wish to attach. THE FORMER YUGOSLAV AO REPUBLIC OF AI MADAGASCAR AQ MALAWI AG MALAYSIA AR MALDIVES AM MALI AW MALTA Country Name AFGHANISTAN ÅLAND ISLANDS ALBANIA ALGERIA AMERICAN SAMOA ANDORRA ANGOLA ANGUILLA ANTARCTICA ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ARGENTINA ARMENIA ARUBA Country Code LR LY LI LT LU MO MK MG MW MY MV ML MT Page 5 of 8 . rectify the error and click the “Check Form” button again. Login to the MCA21 portal with your user ID and password for uploading the eForm. List of ISO Country Code Country Code Country Name AF LIBERIA AX LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA AL LIECHTENSTEIN DZ LITHUANIA AS LUXEMBOURG AD MACAO MACEDONIA. Once the eForm is filled up. to check whether all the mandatory fields have been filled or not. is displayed. you can attach maximum five attachments). if already attached. the system level check is performed and if there are any errors. If the user wants to remove or delete any attachment. The “Pre scrutiny” button gets enabled once check form is done. click the Optional Attachment button (Through Optional attachment. Once the eForm is pre scrutinised. the same are displayed to the user. you can make changes in the filled eForm. The list of country code required to be mentioned in the form are as follows: Attach Remove attachment Check Form Modify Pre scrutiny Upload eForm Country Code Note: User is advised to refer to eForm specific instruction kit. attach the digital signature on the eForm in the signature field. You are required to be connected to the Internet for pre scrutiny. it is ready for uploading on the MCA21 portal. By clicking this button. You are required to be connected to the internet for pre-filling. Once you have changed the filled eForm. The digital signatures. the name is displayed by the system. the message. for example. If an error is displayed. When the form level validation is complete. filled and signed. On pre-scrutiny. You can view the attachments added to eForm in the rectangle box provided next to the list of attachment.Common Instructions Kit Buttons Pre-Fill Particulars When the user clicks the Pre-Fill button after entering the corporate identity number in eForm. shall be removed. The “Modify” button gets enabled after the check form is done. The form level validation (Check Form) is done without being connected to the Internet. “Form level pre scrutiny is successful”. click the Check Form button again. In case you wish to attach any other document. select the attachment to be removed and press the “Remove attachment” button. click the Check Form button for form level validation.
THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE COOK ISLANDS COSTA RICA COTE D'IVOIRE CROATIA CUBA CYPRUS CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK Country Code AU AT AZ BS BH BD BB BY BE BZ BJ BM BT BO BA BW BV BR IO BN BG BF BI KH CM CA CV KY CF TD CL CN CX CC CO KM CG CD CK CR CI HR CU CY CZ DK Country Name MARSHALL ISLANDS MARTINIQUE MAURITANIA MAURITIUS MAYOTTE MEXICO MICRONESIA. FEDERATED STATES OF MOLDOVA. REPUBLIC OF MONACO MONGOLIA MONTENEGRO MONTSERRAT MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE MYANMAR NAMIBIA NAURU NEPAL NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS ANTILLES NEW CALEDONIA NEW ZEALAND NICARAGUA NIGER NIGERIA NIUE NORFOLK ISLAND NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS NORWAY OMAN PAKISTAN PALAU PALESTINIAN TERRITORY. OCCUPIED PANAMA PAPUA NEW GUINEA PARAGUAY PERU PHILIPPINES PITCAIRN POLAND PORTUGAL PUERTO RICO QATAR REUNION ROMANIA RUSSIAN FEDERATION Country Code MH MQ MR MU YT MX FM MD MC MN ME MS MA MZ MM NA NR NP NL AN NC NZ NI NE NG NU NF MP NO OM PK PW PS PA PG PY PE PH PN PL PT PR QA RE RO RU Page 6 of 8 .Country Name AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA AZERBAIJAN BAHAMAS BAHRAIN BANGLADESH BARBADOS BELARUS BELGIUM BELIZE BENIN BERMUDA BHUTAN BOLIVIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BOTSWANA BOUVET ISLAND BRAZIL BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BULGARIA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI CAMBODIA CAMEROON CANADA CAPE VERDE CAYMAN ISLANDS CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHAD CHILE CHINA CHRISTMAS ISLAND COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS COLOMBIA COMOROS CONGO CONGO.
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Country Code DJ DM DO EC EG SV GQ ER EE ET FK FO FJ FI FR GF PF TF GA GM GE DE GH GI GR GL GD GP GU GT GG GN GW GY HT HM VA HN HK HU IS IM IN ID IR Country Name RWANDA SAINT BARTHELEMY SAINT HELENA SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS SAINT LUCIA SAINT MARTIN SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES SAMOA SAN MARINO SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE SAUDI ARABIA SENEGAL SERBIA SEYCHELLES SIERRA LEONE SINGAPORE SLOVAKIA SLOVENIA SOLOMON ISLANDS SOMALIA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS SPAIN SRI LANKA SUDAN SURINAME SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN SWAZILAND SWEDEN SWITZERLAND SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC TAIWAN. PROVINCE OF CHINA TAJIKISTAN TANZANIA.Country Name DJIBOUTI DOMINICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EGYPT EL SALVADOR EQUATORIAL GUINEA ERITREA ESTONIA ETHIOPIA FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) FAROE ISLANDS FIJI FINLAND FRANCE FRENCH GUIANA FRENCH POLYNESIA FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES GABON GAMBIA GEORGIA GERMANY GHANA GIBRALTAR GREECE GREENLAND GRENADA GUADELOUPE GUAM GUATEMALA GUERNSEY GUINEA GUINEA-BISSAU GUYANA HAITI HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) HONDURAS HONG KONG HUNGARY ICELAND ISLE OF MAN INDIA INDONESIA IRAN. UNITED REPUBLIC OF THAILAND TIMOR-LESTE TOGO TOKELAU TONGA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TUNISIA TURKEY TURKMENISTAN TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS Country Code RW BL SH KN LC MF PM VC WS SM ST SA SN RS SC SL SG SK SI SB SO ZA GS ES LK SD SR SJ SZ SE CH SY TW TJ TZ TH TL TG TK TO TT TN TR TM TC Page 7 of 8 .
Country Name IRAQ IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY JAMAICA JAPAN JERSEY JORDAN KAZAKHSTAN KENYA KIRIBATI KOREA. U. REPUBLIC OF KUWAIT KYRGYZSTAN LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC LATVIA LEBANON LESOTHO Country Code IQ IE IL IT JM JP JE JO KZ KE KI KP KR KW KG LA LV LB LS Country Name TUVALU UGANDA UKRAINE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS URUGUAY UZBEKISTAN VANUATU VENEZUELA. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. WALLIS AND FUTUNA WESTERN SAHARA YEMEN ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE Country Code TV UG UA AE GB US UM UY UZ VU VE VN VG VI WF EH YE ZM ZW Page 8 of 8 .S. DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA. BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM VIRGIN ISLANDS.
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