Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN)

Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN) is a registration required for any person who wishes to be appointed as a Designated Partners of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).

Procedure for Obtaining DPIN

Designated Partner Identification Number can be obtained for any person who wishes to register an LLP or become a Designated Partner of an existing LLP. Only a natural living person can act as a Designated Partner of an LLP. Hence, obtain the DPI only for natural persons and cannot be obtained for artificial legal entities like company, LLP, OPC, etc. For obtaining Designated Partner Identification Number, submit the below following documents:

  • Photograph of the Applicant
  • Proof of identity of the applicant
    • PAN is mandatory in case of Indian Nationals
    • Passport is mandatory in case of Foreign Nationals
  • Proof of address of the applicant

The documents mentioned above must be attested or certified by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public or Company Secretary or Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant.


DIN or Director Identification Number and DPIN can be used interchangeably. If a person holds both DIN and DPIN, then the DPIN will stand cancelled and the DIN must be used for appointing the person as a Designated Partner of an LLP.

Changes to DIN or DPIN

Submit the Form-4 to the ROC if the case of any change in the information pertaining to the DIN or DPIN. Hence, the form for changing DIN or DPIN information is the same.

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