Import Export Code Registration

IEC registration is required by a person for exporting or importing goods.

Import Export Code Registration

Rs. 1,999.00
  • Inclusive of taxes

Import Export Code Registration

Rs. 1999.00
  • IEC registration is required by a person for exporting or importing goods.


What Is Import Export Code?

IEC(Import Export Code) is known as many names such as importer exporter code, import export code, import export license, import export number, IE code, IEC license, IE license etc. In simple terms, IE CODE NO. is a 10 digit code which is provided by DGFT required for import export transactions. You can take IE code in your personal name or company name.

An IEC number issued to applicant shall be valid for all its divisions/ units/ factories/ branches. IEC is valid for lifetime and there is no need to renew the same.


Procedure For IEC Registration

Application Preparation

In order to get code an application must be made in the Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A format to the DGFT in that region where the registered office of the company is established. Government has also arranged online filing facility for obtaining IEC CODE ONLINE.

Application Processing

Details of the business and its proprietors, directors or partners, bank account details and a bank certificate are the basic requirements of ANF 2A. All the required documents for IEC need to be submitted with ANF 2A. Digital signature is required on the ANF2A form.

IEC fee payment

Once the application if complete, it should be filed with DGFT and an application fee need to be paid to the government. IEC department may send back your application for correction / change. You need to reply back to the DGFT in 15 days.

IE Code Issuance

Once the application is completely verified by the department, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allot an IE Code for your business. This IE code comes in both soft copy and hard copy. You receive the softcopy via email and can start the import export transaction with us.

Documents Required For IEC Registration

Copy Of PAN Card Of Company/Firm/ Authorised Person
AOA, MOA and Certificate of Incorporation of Company
Copy Of Aadhaar Card/ Voter Identity Card/ Passport  Of Authorised Person
Electricity/ Water and Telephone bill
Passport Size Photo
Bank Statement and Cancel Cheque of Individual/Firm/ Company
Copy Of Property Papers(If Owned Property)/ Copy of Rent Agreement( if rented Property)
Landlord NOC (Format Will Be Provided)


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Time Taken to acquire Import Export Code?

After submitting all the requisite documents IEC is typically allotted by DGFT in 5-10 days. It is not necessary to show proof of any import or export to obtain IE Code. Now a days, as IEC can we partially applied online with the help of digital signature, IEC can be obtained in less than a week.

3. Whether IEC Code Mandatory for import and Export of Goods ?

Import Export Code (IEC) is compulsory for all imports and exports of goods and services in India. However, certain categories of importers are exempted from obtaining IEC..

5. Are any Returns Required to be filed under Import Export Code Updates Mandatory?

IEC is only a license permitting the import and export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under IEC code..

2. What are the advantage of Import Export Code?

1. It opens up International Market for those who are trading in the domestic market.

2. Online Registration with lifetime validity with no compliances.

3. Can be used for both Goods and Services by Manufacturer, Trader or Service Provider.

4.Cheaper cost of registration to connect with the world.

4. is there any Tax Levied on import Export Code?

No, tax is not levied on Import Export Code. However, custom duty maybe levied. Custom duty depends to the category of the products imported or exported. This can be found at the custom departments’ website..

6.How do i modify my IEC license?

If you or a company wants to modify any details in IEC license, then you can do it online in your IEC application. IEC modification required resubmitting the application with the DGFT once again with all the required documents. Also, IEC modification fee needs to be submitted with the department..

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