Every person who is holding a DIN on 31st March is required to file DIR-3 KYC e-Form Every year on or before 30th April. After expiry of the respective due dates, the 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’.

Consequences of non-filing of e-Form DIR-3 KYC within the specified due date?

If a Director, fails to file eform DIR-3 KYC before the expiry of the due date, then MCA21 system will mark his/her DIN as ‘De-activated’ with reason as ‘Non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’. However, the de-activated DIN shall be re-activated only after eform DIR-3 KYC is filed along with payment of Rs. 5000

Documents required?

  • Copy of Pan Card
  • PAN Number
  • Personal Mobile number
  • Personal Emai
  • Permanent/ Present address.
  • Aadhar Card (Mandatory) – Back and Front both
  • DIN ( Director Identification Number )

In case you have multiple DINs then retain the oldest DIN and surrender all other DINs by filing DIR -5 e-form.

In order to avoid any delay which would result in payment of Rs. 5000, the Directors are advised to file the same before the due date.

Here is the complete message from MCA:-

As per rule 12A of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014,

“every individual who has been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as on 31st March of a financial year as per these rules  sall, submit e-form DIR-3-KYC to the Central Government on or before 30th April of immediate next financial year.

Provided that every individual who has already been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as at 31st March, 2018, shall submit e-form DIR-3 KYC on or before 5th October,2018.”

However, the DIR-3 KYC e-form presently available on the portal does not cater for the following:
  1. Filing on an annual basis, and
  2. Filing in respect of DINs allotted post 31 March 2018. It presently caters only to those
    individuals who were allotted DINs as on 31st March 2018 and whose DINs have been
    marked as ‘Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’.

Stakeholders may please note that DIN holders are required to file the DIR-3 KYC form every year so that they are aware of and confirm the data & information as available in the MCA21 system.

With the objective of making the form more user-friendly, the form is presently being modified to enable pre-filling of data & information so that annual filings can be done by DIN holders in a simple and user-friendly manner.

The revised form, which will be shortly deployed, can be filed without any fee within a period of 30 days from the date of deployment. Accordingly, DIN holders who had filed DIR-3 KYC form earlier and complied with the said provisions may kindly await the deployment of the modified form for fulfilling their compliance requirements.


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