Import Export Code Registration

Get ready to Import and Export from India, within 1 day. We get you IEC (Import Export Code) in a hassle-free manner. You don’t have to move from your office or home, we would take care of filing and follow up with Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

Import Export Code (IEC) is a ten digit number, comprising alphabets and numbers. IEC is a mandatory prerequisite to starting a business of Import or Export in India. The IEC code is a pan based registration, hence against one pan number the director general of foreign trade can issue only one IE Code. The IEC is a unique number through which a person is identified at all offices of Customs and DGFT across India. In general all the Imports and Exports can be done without any other authorisation, license or permission, However in the national interest or to regulate the trade or any specific commodity, the central government may restrict or prohibit the import or export of certain goods. In case you wish to import any item which is restricted, an application for license or permission to import can be made to the DGFT explaining the specific reasons for the export or import.

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Import Export Code Registration Eligibility

When IEC is Required

IEC Code is required before you commence the business of any Import or Export. No Import or Export can be initiated unless IEC is allotted.

PAN Based Registration

The IEC is a pan based unique number, and against one pan number, the DGFT allocates only one IE Code, which remains valid for all over India.

Issuing Authority

The regional director of DGFT having jurisdiction over the place of business is the authority who allots IE Code to all type of applicants.

No Renewal Required

The IE Code is a permanent identification number allotted to a person desirous to do the business of Import or Export in India. It never expires.

Documents Required for IE Code

  • Filled Questionnaire for IEC
  • Pan Card of the Company /LLP or Firm
  • Cancelled Cheque of Applicant
  • Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & AOA
  • PAN Card of All Directors/ Partners
  • Pan Card of Authorised Signatory
  • Id and Address Proof of All Persons
  • Digital Signature of Class-2 of AR

Import & Export Code Registration Process

  • Digital Signature – Step – 1

    The IE Code Application is filed online with Class -2 Digital Signature. It is required to have a valid DSC of the applicant or the Authorised Signatory.

  • Documentation – Step – 2

    The documents to be uploaded while applying for the IE Code must be prepared, signed and stamped. After that, it needs to be scanned in JPEG or PDF.

  • Application Filing – Step – 3

    Application for allotme of IE Code is filed online with DSC, by furnishing information and uploading the mandatory self attested documents.

  • Issue Of IE Code – Step – 4

    The regional director of the DGFT scrutinises the application, which may call for further information or documents. Finally, the IE Code is allotted.

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