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How to Change DIN Details?

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How to Change DIN Details?

Any person who is a Director of a Company or Partner of a LLP is required to have a valid Director Identification Number (DIN) or Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN). DIN is a unique number, and is mandatory requirement for a company/ limited liability partnership (LLP) for filing certain eForms. All Directors or Partners of LLP having an approved DIN are required to intimate to MCA any changes to address or other details mentioned in DIN within a period of 30 days of such change. In this article, we look at the procedure for changing DIN details.

Filing Form DIR-6

Form DIR-6 can be filed electronically with the MCA to intimate of any changes to particulars stated in DIN. In many cases, Form DIR-6 is used to change the name of the applicant after marriage. In such cases, the details of PAN must first be changed before filing DIR-6, as the form validates the input from the PAN database. Know more about PAN name change procedure.

Single alphabet is not allowed in field ‘First name’ and ‘Last name’ in case applicant is Indian. ‘Middle Name’ is an optional field. You should enter it if a middle name exists on the PAN card only. Finally, 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.

Hence, its very important to ensure that the PAN database is correct, prior to filing DIR-6 for changing DIN details.

Certification of Form DIR-6

Form DIR-6 must be certified by a practicing Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant or Company Secretary. The professional must also provide their membership number and attest the supporting documents attached with DIR-6.

Approval of DIN Details Change

On filing of DIR-6, a SRN is generate and provided to the user for tracking the progress of the request. If no duplicate is identified and the details match the database, an approval mail is sent to the email of the applicant and the user who has filed the eForm. In case of any discrepancies in filing of DIR-6, the application is approved or rejected after due verification by the MCA. In such cases as well, an email is sent to the applicant/user filing the form with status of the case.