DPIN

Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN)

Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN)

Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN) is a registration required for any person who wishes to be appointed as a Designated Partners of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).

Procedure for Obtaining DPIN

Designated Partner Identification Number can be obtained for any person who wishes to register an LLP or become a Designated Partner of an existing LLP. Only a natural living person can act as a Designated Partner of an LLP. Hence, obtain the DPI only for natural persons and cannot be obtained for artificial legal entities like company, LLP, OPC, etc. For obtaining Designated Partner Identification Number, submit the below following documents:

  • Photograph of the Applicant
  • Proof of identity of the applicant
    • PAN is mandatory in case of Indian Nationals
    • Passport is mandatory in case of Foreign Nationals
  • Proof of address of the applicant

The documents mentioned above must be attested or certified by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public or Company Secretary or Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant.

DPIN Validity

On submitting an application for Designated Partner Identification Number to the MCA, it automates the allocation of DPIN number or marked for resubmission. Some of the most common reason for resubmission of DPIN application are:

  • Applicant’s name and father’s name mentioned in abbreviated form. – The Name should be expanded even if the ID proof contains the name in abbreviated form.
  • Mismatch in the Name and Father’s Name in DPIN form with the ID (Identity) proof enclosed. – Any mismatch in Name, including spelling mistake, may lead to rejection of an application. Minor spelling deviations in the father’s name may be accepted if such deviations do not materially impact the name.
  • Prefixes like Mr. / Ms. / Kumari / Shri etc. used in the applicant’s name.
  • Residence proofs like Bank Statements, Electricity Bill, Telephone Bill, Utility bills etc. submitted are older than 2 months of submitting the application for verification OR such documents are in the name of some other person, for example, father or spouse.
  • The supporting documents are not duly attested i.e. Name, Designation, Membership/ Practicing certificate number etc. are not clearly indicated. – If the seal/ stamp does not contain membership/practising certificate number, the same may be recorded by hand.
  • Passport / Driving License / Identity proofs etc attached are expired. – Only documents which are currently valid should be attached.

DIN vs DPIN

DIN or Director Identification Number and DPIN can be used interchangeably. If a person holds both DIN and DPIN, then the DPIN will stand cancelled and the DIN must be used for appointing the person as a Designated Partner of an LLP.

Changes to DIN or DPIN

Submit the Form-4 to the ROC if the case of any change in the information pertaining to the DIN or DPIN. Hence, the form for changing DIN or DPIN information is the same.

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