Import Export Code Registration

  100% Online Registration

Get your Import Export Code registered online from anywhere in India. Submit the required documents and information; our representative will assist you with the whole registration process

  IEC Application Status

Our representative will check the IEC registration application status online and update you at every step

  Documents required for Import Export Code

List of documents needed for IEC registration in India. Only the scanned copies of the documents are required

  Time taken for IE Code registration

5-8 days will take for import export code registration in India subject to receipt of the documents and government approvals


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IEC Registration Cost

DSC Rs 1,000
Government Fee Rs 500
Professional Fees Rs 2,118
Goods & Service Tax Rs 381
Total Cost (Individuals) Rs 3,999

Documents Required for IEC Registration

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ID Proof

A scanned copy of PAN card and Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License of the applicant

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Bank Account Details

A copy of cancelled cheque bearing the pre-printed name and account number of the applicant or a copy of recent bank statement

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One passport size photograph of the applicant

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Registered Office Proof

No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner, Utility bill (should not be older than two months) and Notarized Rent agreement (in case of rented property)/ Registry Proof or House Tax Receipt (in case of owned property)

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What do you get?

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Digital signature for two directors to digitally sign the documents

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Certificate of Import-Export Code

IEC registration certificate with IEC number

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An acknowledgement slip with payment details


IEC Registration Process



    Our representative will assist you to prepare the application and collect all the documents for registration to avoid the rejection. We will proceed the registration process on the payment for IEC registration. Our expert will ask for all the required documents for registration. Once we receive the required documents and basic information, our expert will verify the documents before proceeding further and prepare the application based on the information provided.



    Once the desired documents are submitted which includes, copies of identity proof, address proof, passport size photographs of proprietors/directors/partners and details of entities current account. In case the applicant is a Private limited company, they need to submit Memorandum and Articles of Association, and Certificate of Incorporation. In case the applicant is a Partnership firm, they need to submit the Partnership Deed. In case the applicant is an manufacturer, MSME certificate is furnished. Also, a copy of the company's letterhead is also required.

    The IEC team will file the application in the required Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A) format to the Regional Authority of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the region where the registered office of the applicant is situated.



    Within three to five working days, the IEC number is ready. However, there can be a slight delay either due to some inconsistency in the documents furnished or the inspector concerned wants to seeks additional documents; in any case the registration process will be complete as soon as all the documents are furnished. Once the IEC code is received, the same will be furnished to you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IEC Code?

IEC Code is called ‘Import Export Code’. It is a unique 10-digit code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies to facilitate Import and export in businesses.

Who is required to obtain Import Export Code?

A person who is engaged in Import or Export of goods and services are required to obtain IEC Code. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without IEC Code Number. Moreover, the applicant need not be a registered entity to apply for the same.

Do I need to apply for separate IEC license for other branches?

No, a single Import Export Code is valid throughout the nation. The applicant need not obtain separate IEC Codes for different branch offices in India.

Can a person obtain more than one Import Export Code?

No, a person cannot obtain more than one Import Export Code. Only one IEC is issued against a single PAN number. Therefore, any proprietor can have only one IEC number and in case there are more than one IECs allotted to a proprietor, the same may be surrendered to the Regional Office for cancellation.

Do you need to furnish any annual returns after obtaining IEC Code?

IEC Code does not require the filing of any annual returns. Once the Import- Export number is issued no further procedures are required to maintain the validity of the same. Moreover, there is no statutory requirement to intimate the DGFT about any import- export transactions.

Is it necessary to incorporate a business to obtain IEC Code?

No, it is not necessary to incorporate a business entity to obtain an IEC number. Moreover, individuals who are proprietors of a business can obtain an IE Code.

Is there a need to get IEC number renewed?

IEC Code is issued for lifetime, hence no renewals are required. So once the same is issued it can be used by the applicant for all import export transactions without any further hassle of renewal.

Where is IEC number used?

Import–Export Code is used by:

  • All exporters/importers who export/import goods and services from India
  • IEC is quoted on all shipments and customs
  • Convert the OPC into public or private Company as per the Companies Act, 2013 within six months period from the date of breach of threshold limit.
  • Banks require the IEC while receiving/sending remittances from abroad.
  • On request of Reserve Bank Of India.

Are there any penalties for not obtaining IEC code?

Applying for IE Code is not a mandatory requirement; hence no penalty is imposed for not having IE Code. Only importers and exporters of goods or services must have IE Code because they will not be permitted to import / export without an IE Code.

What are the Tax benefits of obtaining a IEC registration?

There are various Tax benefits under Indirect Taxation laws by which the exporter can save the cost of product and export the product at a reasonable price. Moreover, various schemes are made by government like Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) or Service Export from India Scheme (SEIS) which have tremendous amount of benefits which can only be availed if the Exporter or Importer have IE code.

How to obtain a duplicate IEC number?

When an IEC Number is misplaced or lost due to any reason, the applicant can request the issuing authority for grant of a duplicate copy of IEC number, by furnishing an affidavit.

How to surrender an IEC Number?

If the applicant of an IEC holder wants to operate the allocated IEC number, the same can be surrendered to the issuing authority. On receipt of such intimation, the issuing authority shall immediately cancel the number and electronically transmit it to DGFT for onward transmission to the Customs and regional Authorities.

Is there any provision for modification in IEC license?

You can do such modifications in the IEC license online by submitting the IEC application again with the authority along with the required document and prescribed fee.

Who are exempted to obtain IEC registration under the law?

IEC code is mandatory for every person or entity engaged in import or export business in India. However, some businesses are exempted from IEC registration:

  • If import or export of the goods not connected with the trade. They are purely for personal use.
  • Ministry of state government or central government are exempted to obtain IEC registration.
  • Importing or exporting of the goods with maximum CIF value of Rs.25000 per consignment from Nepal or Myanmar particularly through the Indo-Myanmar border area, is eligible for the IEC registration exemption.

Provided such exemption is not applicable in case of export of certain items including special chemicals, organisms, materials, equipments and technologies.

Can more than one IEC license be issued against one PAN card?

Only one IEC license can be obtained against a PAN card. If in any case more than one IEC has been issued against the same PAN then you have to surrender it to the issuing authority to avoid the penal provisions.