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6 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Applying For a DIN


The Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique identification number assigned by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to individuals who wish to become directors of a company in India. Anyone who wants to be appointed as a director of a business registered under the Companies Act, 2013 has to hold the DIN. In this blog, we have discussed some common mistakes to avoid when applying for a DIN.

What is the Director Identification Number (DIN)?

The DIN (Director Identification Number) is a unique 8-digit alphanumeric number provided by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to the person who wants to become the director of any company in India. As per the Companies Act, 2013, any person who wants to become a director needs to hold the Director Identification Number (DIN).

What are the 6 common mistakes to avoid while applying for a DIN?

Following are the 6 common mistakes to avoid while applying for DIN.

  1. Submitting false or misleading information: Providing false or misleading information on your application may result in rejection and legal consequences. As a result, it may result in the application being rejected.
  2. Exclusion of All Other Documents: A DIN application requires supporting documentation, such as proof of identification and address. Failure to provide these documents or an error may result in the rejection of the application.
  3. Incorrect format: The DIN application must be completed in the required format. Any discrepancy in the formal requirements may result in the rejection of the application. Each scholarship has its procedures that applicants must follow to maintain discipline and clarity in their application.
  4. Applying for multiple DINs: Since each person is only allowed one DIN, multiple DIN applications may lead to your application being refused. You should update your current DIN when applying for a new one if you’ve misplaced it or need to make any changes to it.
  5. Failure to disclose prior conviction or ineligibility: It is important to be honest about your prior conviction or disqualification when applying for a DIN. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the rejection of your application.
  6. No application fee: You must submit your application properly and pay the application fee as prescribed. If your application fee is paid in full, you are eligible for further assessment. Application fees are compulsory and are decided by the Ministry of Corporations (MCA).

Why is a Director Identification Number (DIN) Necessary?

In India, it has become necessary for everyone to have a Director Identification Number (DIN) who wants to be a director of a company. It’s important for several reasons, such as:

  • Identification: The DIN makes it easy to identify the directors and their status as directors of the company. It also ensures director names are unique and not used twice, eliminating the possibility of fraud or misinformation.
  • Verification: DIN helps verify the credentials of the director, including their name, place of residence, and date of birth. This information is checked against the relevant government database to confirm the legitimacy of the director.
  • Transparency and Accountability: The Director Identification Number (DIN) is essential to maintaining transparency and accountability within the board and helps ensure that only qualified individuals appoint board directors.


In conclusion, while applying for DIN in India, it is important to avoid common mistakes such as incomplete or incorrect information, previously disclosed errors, and not verifying the application form before submitting it. Taking the time to ensure accurate and complete information can help prevent delays and complications in the application process.

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