What is Corporate Identification Number

A Corporate Identification Number (CIN), Business Identification Number (BIN), is a unique identification number that every organization is assigned when they register a company.

A Corporate Identification Number (CIN) in India is a unique 21-character alphanumeric code assigned to registered companies by the Registrar of Companies (ROC) during the process of company incorporation or registartion. ROC is part of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

The number is used to identify the business in documentation, on invoices, and similar.

What is the purpose of using CIN?

The Corporate Identification Numbers serves the purpose of identifying and distinguishing one company from another and it is a key element of a company’s legal identity in India.