Form DIR 3 KYC, DIR 3 KYC, Director KYC, Due date for DIR 3 KYC

Important Update

  • MCA recently notified that the last date for filing DIR-3 KYC for Financial year 2019-20 has expired on 31st December 2020.
  • The process of deactivating the non-compliant DINs is in progress and will be completed shortly.
  • Please note that web service DIR-3 KYC shall not be available for filing during the pendency of this activity.
  • Filing of DIR-3 KYC can be made after completion of the scheduled activity, as above, when the service is made available on the portal after payment of applicable fees.
  • Also, note that all the late filings of the DIR 3 KYC shall be done with the penalty of INR 5000/-.
  • Stakeholders may kindly note and plan accordingly.

What is DIR 3 KYC?

DIR 3 KYC is a form to be filed by Every director who has been allotted DIN (Director Identification Number). It is mandatory for all the directors irrespective of their status as approved / disqualified. Additionally, DIR-3-KYC-WEB is to be used by the DIN holder who has submitted DIR-3 KYC eform in the previous financial year and no update is required in his details.


The due date for DIR 3 KYC E form and DIR 3 KYC WEB was 30th April of next financial year. However, you can save yourself from paying this heavy penalty even if you have not filed your DIR 3 KYC yet, if you file your DIR 3 KYC before 31st December, 2020. To know more in details, please visit All you should know about Director KYC.

Who is required to file DIR 3 KYC?

Every Director who has been allotted DIN on or before the end of the financial year, and whose DIN status is ‘Approved’ even if the director is disqualified, would be mandatorily required to file form DIR-3 KYC / DIE 3 KYC WEB before 30th April of the immediately next financial year.


After expiry of the respective due dates, system will mark all non-compliant DINs against which DIR-3 KYC form has not been filed as ‘Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’.

What is DIR 3 web based service?

Any DIN holder who has already submitted eForm DIR-3 KYC in any of the previous financial years and who does not require update in any of his KYC details as submitted, may perform his annual KYC by accessing DIR-3 KYC web service. No fee is payable up to the due date of each financial year. After the due date, a fee of Rs.5000 shall be payable.

I am a disqualified director, am I required to file form DIR-3 KYC?

Yes. Any person who has been allotted DIN and where the status of such DIN is ‘Approved’, is required to file form DIR-3 KYC. Hence, disqualified directors are also required to file form DIR-3 KYC.

What is the fee for form DIR-3 KYC?

Form DIR-3 KYC, if filed within the due date of the respective financial year, no fee is payable. If the DIN holder does not file his annual KYC within the due date of each financial year, such DIN shall be marked as ‘Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’ and shall remain in such Deactivated status until KYC is done with a fee of Rs.5000.


Why? You can find an answer to your question here: FAQs on Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020.

Is the penalty for DIR 3 e-KYC i.e of Rs.5,000 also waived off under CFSS scheme 2020 ?

DIN holders of DINs marked as ‘Deactivated’ due to non-filing of DIR-3KYC/DIR-3 KYC-Web are encouraged to become compliant once again in pursuance latest scheme introduced by MCA namely Comoanies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 and file DIR-3KYC / DIR-3KYC-Web / ACTIVE as the case may be between 1st April, 2020 to 31st December, 2020 without any filing fee of INR 5000/INR 10000 respectively.


Kindly note that all the late filings of the DIR 3 KYC shall be done with the penalty of INR 5000/- because the last date for filing DIR-3 KYC for Financial year 2019-20 has expired on 31st December 2020.

Whether non-resident directors can provide Indian mobile numbers?

In case the DIN holder is a resident of India, the address must be an address in India and mobile number must be an Indian mobile number.


In case DIN holder is non-resident, foreign address and foreign number shall only be allowed.

Who should sign form DIR 3 KYC?

The DIN holder and a professional (CA/CS/CMA) certifying the form are the two signatories in form DIR-3 KYC.


Please note that in case of Citizens of India, the PAN mentioned in the DSC is verified with the PAN mentioned in the form.


In case of foreign nationals, the name in the DSC affixed should match with the name entered in the form. DSCs affixed on the form should be duly registered on the MCA portal.



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