Director identification number (DIN) is a unique identification number given to a person wanting to be a director or an existing director of a company. In this digitised era, application in eForm DIR-3 was sufficient to obtain DIN. This was a one-time process for any person who wants to be a director in one or more companies. However, now with the move of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to update its registry, all directors with a DIN will have to submit their KYC details annually in eForm DIR-3 KYC.
As per MCA recent announcement, any director who was allotted a DIN by or on 31st March 2018 and whose DIN is in approved status, will have to submit his KYC details to the MCA. Further, this procedure is mandatory for the disqualified directors too.
From the Financial Year 2019-20 onwards, it is mandatory for every director who has been allotted a DIN on or before the end of the financial year and whose DIN is in approved status, will have to file form DIR-3 KYC before 30th September of the immediately next financial year.
For example– For the Financial Year 2022-23, the directors having DIN or Director Partner Identification Number (DPIN) and the directors allotted with a DIN/DPIN by 31st March 2023, need to file the eForm DIR-3 KYC before 30th September 2023.
For filing your DIR-3 KYC form, you’ll need the following documents:
Apart from the items mentioned above, please keep the following things ready:
Director has to have a registered business profile on MCA and file DIR-3 KYC form either DIR-KYC Form or Dir-KYC Web
The individual/Director must provide his DIN in the KYC form, the status of which is ‘Approved’. Directors’ whose DIN has been deactivated due to non-filing of the KYC can fill the form even after the due date after paying late filing fees.
The applicant must upload the following documents. Make sure to get these forms attested too before uploading:
Note: Any other optional attachments should be digitally signed by the applicant.
Make sure the eForm is digitally signed by a practising Chartered Accountant. It is important to enter the details of the practising professional and then attach their digital signature.
After a thorough proofread, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
Upon the successful submission of the eForm DIR-3 KYC, an SRN will be generated for the user. This SRN will be used for future correspondence with the MCA.
An email with the approval of the receipt of the form will be sent to the personal email ID of the applicant. Once the email of approval is received, filing eForm DIR-3 KYC is complete.
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