Import and export code registration2021-12-17T06:26:41+00:00

Import and Export Code Registration 

Considering the recent trends within the business, a gradual shift of companies is determined from the native market to the international market. To spread reach and conquer the international market, the import and export activities are undertaken that more needs the Import Export Code.

Import and Export Code Registration

Import Export Code is a 10 digit unique code allotted to the business entities that allow imports and exports

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Documents required for Import Export Code registration

Address Proof.

PAN Card

A scanned copy of a PAN card of the applicant or the company

Address Proof

Sale Deed/ Rent Agreement/ Latest Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill in name of applicant

Legal Documents

PAN card of Director or Partner

For a company/partnership, PAN card of the Director/Partner is a must

Cancelled Cheque

A cancelled cheque of current account bearing entity’s pre-printed name or Bank Certificate in form ANF-2A(i)

Certificate of Registration

Entity should provide the registration certificate with MoA- AoA / LLP Agreement, or a Partnership Deed as applicable

NOTE:  Further documents and scrutiny can be made on a case by case basis which is beyond our control.

Obtain IEC in 3 Simple Steps

Process for IEC Registration

  1. Answer Quick Questions
      • It takes less than 10 minutes to fill in our questionnaires
      • Provide basic details & documents required for registration
      • Make payment through our secured payment gateways

        2.Experts are here to Help

      • Assigned Relationship Manager
      • IEC application preparation and filing
      • Allotment of IE Code

         3.You get the IE Code

      • All it takes minimum of 5 working days*
  • Day 1
      • Provide Required Documents
  • Day 2-3
      • Drafting and preparation of Application
  • Day 4 onwards
      • Filing of online IEC Code registration application with DGFT
      • Government processing time

Frequently Asked Questions

The IEC registration is required under the following circumstances:

1) It is a pre-requisite for any entity planning to engage in the business of import and export from India.

2) In case of service or technology, if the provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy, then the IE code registration is mandatory for them.

No. Import Export Code registration is not compulsory for the below-mentioned activities:
  1. If the import or export of goods is done for the personal use.
  2. If the import or export is carried out by any Government Ministry or department or a notified charitable organization.
  3. Any other category mentioned or defined by the DGFT.
Any individual involved in the import and export of goods or services for the purpose of conducting business can make IE Code application. They can obtain the IE code by filing an online application accompanied with required documents. In case the person does not have a current account for the business, he/she may provide canceled cheque of the savings account for the purpose of filing IE code application.
No, w.e.f. 09.08.2018, DGFT has integrated PAN web service of CBDT with the server; therefore PAN card is not required to be uploaded. However, for the purpose of filing an application, the copy of the PAN card is required to be submitted to the team.
The Import Export Code comes with a lifelong validity unless the same is withdrawn or surrendered. Once the applicant receives the IE Code, there is no need to re-register as it is a perpetual registration.
No, there is no requirement to make a separate application for different places of business. This is a PAN based registration. Hence, the single registration will be valid for all the businesses and branch under the same entity.
Only a single IEC can be issued against a single PAN card. If at all more than one IEC is issued then it has to be surrendered to the regional office.
No, there is no penalty however, the import or export is not possible without IE code
Import Export code is allotted with lifetime validity and therefore it does not require any renewal.
No, there is no compliance to be fulfilled after the import-export license registration is obtained.
Yes, the IEC information can be modified by providing all the necessary documents even after the code is issued.

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