Surrender Your DIN

How to Surrender Director Identification Number

All you need to know

Surrender of Director’s Identification Number becomes very important by those DIN holders who are neither Director in any Company nor Designated Partner in any LLP and also not intending to do so in near future. For surrendering DIN an application shall be made in Form DIR-5 by the DIN holder along with declaration that he has never been appointed as director in any company and the said DIN has never been used for filing of any document with any authority. Before deactivation of any DIN in such case, the Government shall verify e-records. Therefore, one can opine that, if a person held directorship in any company during his life using such DIN, that DIN can’t be surrender by filing of E-form DIR-5.


Purpose for Surrender of DIN:


Application for surrender of DIN in E-form DIR-5 can be filed with any reason such as:

  1. Having multiple DINs
  2. DIN was obtained in a wrongful manner or by fraudulent means
  3. Death of the concerned individual
  4. Concerned individual is declared as a person of unsound mind by a competent court
  5. Concerned individual has been adjudicated as insolvent
  6. Concerned individual is/was not associated with any company/LLP is an eminent business platform and a progressive concept, which helps end-to-end incorporation, compliance, advisory, and management consultancy services to clients in India and abroad. The Surrender of DIN is easy, seamless, cheapest and quickest with! Apart from Surrender of DIN , also helps entrepreneurs with Private Limited Company Registration, Public Limited Company Registration, LLP Registration, HUF, One Person Company and all other compliances easily. You may get in touch with our compliance manager on : 8074555580 or email : for free consultation.

Documents Required for DIN surrender


Quick Checklist

  • Proof of Identity of applicant (Voters Identity Card / Passport/ Driving License/PAN Card).
  • Proof of Residence of applicant (electricity bill, telephone bill shall be attached and should be in the name of applicant only.
  • In case of Indian applicant, documents should not be older than 2 months from the date of filing of the eForm.
  • In case of foreign applicant, address proof should not be older than 1 year from the date of filing of the eForm.
  • Affidavit including declaration that retained DIN will be updated with all associated CIN/LLPIN, if user wants to retain any DIN


Optional Attachments

  • Copy of court order declaring DIN holder as insolvent/unsound mind if the Concerned individual is declared as a person of unsound mind by a competent court or has been adjudicated as insolvent
  • Copy of death certificate on death of the concerned individual
  • In case of proofs which are in languages other than Hindi / English, the proofs should be translated in Hindi / English from professional translator carrying his details (name, signature, address) and seal. In the case of foreign nationals, translation done by the notary of home country is also acceptable.