DIN application for LLP Partners – Long due restoration enforced

Published On: Jun 14, 2018Last Updated: Oct 14, 20234.4 min read

Application for allotment of DIN has been suspended since January, 2018 for registration of new LLP as well as appointment of new Designated Partner in the existing LLP. This suspension was part of amendments and changes in company registration process including Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, which governs the process and manner of application of Director Identification Number. The announcement said that the suspension was temporary from 26th January to 31st March. The DIN application by proposed directors of the company was subsequently placed within a short span. However, the suspension with respect to LLP partners was extended till the end of April and continued further with the unclear state about the application and matter. Since these 5 months, the allotment of DIN for proposed Designated Partners was not in place, thousands of businesses have been affected along with the business of professionals. The difficulty is not only limited to start a new Limited Liability Partnership but also to appoint a Designated Partner in the existing LLP.

After this long period of suspension and uncertainty, Ministry of Corporate Affairs announces, the application for DIN allotment will be restored for proposed Designated Partners. By enforcing Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Rules, 2018, Rule 10 of Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 is amended to effect the restoration of the said application.

The amendment prescribes that “Every individual, who intends to be appointed as a Designated Partner of an existing Limited Liability Partnership, shall make an application electronically in Form DIR – 3 under the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 for obtaining DPIN under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and such DIN shall be sufficient for being appointed as Designated Partner under Limited Liability Act, 2008.”

An explanation to this amendment follows as below:

  • The form DIR – 3 will allow only application for DIN allotment by for the individual willing to appointed as Designated Partner of any existing LLP.
  • To form a new LLP, the proposed Designated Partners cannot make an application for DIN allotment.
  • The Designated Partners do not require DPIN (Designated Partner Identification Number). The Director Identification Number allotted is sufficient for said purpose.
  • The amendment is also brought the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 along with LLP Rules for enforcement of said change.

However, the prescribed restoration limits only to allotment application by the individual who has agreed to be appointed as Designated Partner in already incorporated LLP.

The Amendment Rules further says that if the individual holding DIN or DPIN needs to change the particulars, he or she can make the application through e-Form DIR – 6.

Mentioned e-form DIR – 3 and DIR – 6 will be revised on June 15, 2018, to deploy the changes required to implement the amendment.

How the application will change?

The application for DIN allotment now also includes the requirement to mention the DIN of the existing Designated Partner of the LLP along with LLPIN and Name of LLP. This restricts any other person to apply DIN unless agreed by the partners of concerned LLP. Earlier, the allotment application would not associate the LLP with the application, which could bring chances of using DIN for forbidden activities or duplicate DIN. By associating the LLP and its partner with the application, these activities may be prevented and the partners and LLP can be held responsible.

Whether LLP registration is allowed now?

No, as said, the application restoration is only limited to the new Designated Partners of existing Limited Liability Partnership. The new feature of providing LLPIN attracts only such kind of applications. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has not made any clarification with regards to DIN allotment for partners associated with LLP registration. Hence, the professionals are also in an unclear state to guide the businesses.

The individual holding DIN can anyways register an LLP. However, only one person having DIN does not suffice the requirement of registration. It will require at least two Designated Partners holding DIN. If this condition is fulfilled, the rest of process can be done smoothly. If the LLP is agreed to be formed with more than 2 partners, where other do not have DIN, later can be appointed as normal Partner in the LLP and subsequently as Designated Partner using e-form DIR – 3 after June 15.


While focusing on ease of doing business, the Government has simplified and reformed company registration process, but hurdle to register an LLP has affected many entrepreneurs and businesses. This step was expected long before as many appointments and changes in partners of existing LLP were affected and put on hold. Although it is late, the LLP can now resume the change in partners that was put on hold. With this step, reforms in LLP registration process are also anticipated in a similar manner to company registration.

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  1. moiz 11/07/2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Are LLP registration open now?

    • Admin - LegalWiz.in 11/07/2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Moiz,
      LLP registration is yet on hold as DIN application is not restored for partners with respect to new LLPs. We shall surely notify our readers as soon as it is restored.

      • Admin - LegalWiz.in 02/10/2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

        Hi Moiz,
        LLP Registration is now possible with the redesigned process. For details, kindly contact our executive on 1800-313-4151.

  2. Varun 26/07/2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply


    Any idea on approximately when the LLP registration would start?


    • Admin - LegalWiz.in 27/07/2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      MCA has yet not notified any proposed date for the activation of DIN application for Designated Partner. If there will be any update on the DIN activation for Incorporation of LLP, we will notify the same to you.

      LegalWiz.in is leading online legal service provider committed in offering simplified and hassle-free solutions to businesses and corporate at PAN India level. From company registration to trademark protection, we make managing and protecting the business simpler. LegalWiz.in is one step solution for all businesses.

      • Admin - LegalWiz.in 02/10/2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        Hi Varun,
        LLP Registration is now possible with the redesigned process. For details, kindly contact our executive on 1800-313-4151.

  3. Jasleen 07/10/2019 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I have to incorporate a LLP with 8 partners. All of the 8 person do not have DIN/DPIN. How to preoceed, as LLP Fillip form allows to apply DIN for only 2 persons.

    • Admin - LegalWiz.in 10/10/2019 at 5:40 am - Reply

      Yes, you cannot add all these 8 partners as Designated Partners in an LLP during its Incorporation. Therefore, you can go for either of these two options:

      OPTION 1. Incorporate an LLP with 2 Designated partners and thereafter you can add other 6 Designated Partner by filing supplementary deed with MCA as per the rules.

      OPTION 2. Incorporate an LLP with 2 Designated Partners and remaining 6 can be treated as Partners in the LLP. There is slight difference between Designated Partner and a Partner. To know more about the same, read our blog https://www.legalwiz.in/blog/know-difference-between-types-of-partners-llp

  4. Hozefa 16/10/2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    How can New Partner (Not having DPIN) digitally sign LLP Incorporation Document ? DPIN is not allotted without CIN/LLPIN and DSC is not getting register without DPIN

    • Admin - LegalWiz.in 21/10/2019 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      The new process involve allotment of DIN during filing of form for Certificate of Incorporation i.e. FiLLiP . During the time of Incorporation, maximum 2 Designated Partner can be appointed who can apply for DIN.

      In addition to above, Designated Partner’s DSC has to be affixed during filing the form with MCA and the same has nothing to do with DIN for this particular form. Once the designated Partner receives DIN, the same should be associated with his DSC on MCA portal.

  5. Samvit 29/07/2020 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Pls provide details as to whether we should enter the DIN of the disqualified director in the Fillip form in the llp incoporation. Or the incoporation should be done with PAN

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