File DIR-3 KYC

If you have been allotted Director Identification Number i.e. DIN, it is essential for a DIN holder to file DIR-3 KYC every year. Director’s KYC needs to be updated annually by 30th September on MCA portal as a part of Compliance. Be it DIR-3 KYC FORM or DIR-3 KYC WEB filing, a team of qualified CS is here to take care of the KYC filing.


What is form DIR-3 KYC?

Under the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, every individual who has been allotted a DIN (Director Identification Number) on or before 31st March 2018 and the status of such DIN is ‘approved’ has to file the form DIR-3 KYC. This is the application for KYC of directors which needs to be filed to the ROC by the due date- 30th September of every year (unless an extension is granted). The purpose of this form is to ensure that the ROC has updated and accurate records of directors. The types of information required to be shared are the addresses, contact numbers, and email addresses of the directors.

Types of DIR-3 KYC FORM

Documents required to file DIR-3 KYC

  • Digital Signature Certificate: Class – 2 DSC of the individual based on PAN
  • PAN Card: Self-attested copy of PAN Card to be provided
  • Address Proof: Self-attested copy of Aadhar Card; or Voter’s ID Card; or Driving Licence
  • Photograph: Self-attested copy of Passport to be provided, if any (Mandatory for Foreign Nationals)
  • Mobile No. & E-mail Id: Unique personal number and e-mail Id to be provided for OTP verification
  • Other Details: Details of Citizenship, Nationality, and Residential Status to be provided

Due Date for Director KYC filing

30th September of every year (Unless extended)

Government fee to Reactivate DIN

INR 5,000

Consequences of non-filing

Penalty of INR 5,000 & Deactivation of DIN.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Every individual who has been allotted on or before 31st March 2018 and the status of such DIN is ‘approved’ must file this form


Yes, DIR-3 KYC requires individuals to provide their DSC. Without it the form cannot be submitted.


Yes, professional certification for filing DIR-3 KYC is mandatory. This application for KYC of Directorsmust be certified by a practicing professional i.e. CA/CS/CMA with their DSC.


No, an Individual with ‘Approved’ status can also file this form. If your DIN is deactivated by reason of non-filing of DIR-3 KYC, you first have to file a form for re-activating DIN by payment of the prescribed penalty fee (INR 5,000).


No. A non-resident must provide a foreign mobile number and foreign address as their permanent address.


For filing the said form, there is no government fee prescribed. However, if it is filed after the due date, a penalty of INR 5,000 is imposed.


In the said case, due to deactivation, you will not be allowed to take any actions based on your DIN, and any action taken will be held invalid.


Filing KYC by directors is prescribed annually. Individuals who are filing DIR-3 KYC for the first time have to file the eForm DIR-3 KYC available on the MCA portal. A DIN holder who has already filed the eForm in the previous year has to file a web-form DIR-3 KYC-WEB through the web service available on MCA portal for every subsequent year.   


If existing DIN holders want to update their personal mobile number or email id then they are required to file the e-form DIR-3 KYC for that year instead of DIR-3 KYC-WEB even if they have filled the e-form earlier.

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