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IEC Registration


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IEC Registration

What is Import Export Code?

IEC or Import Export Code is a 10-digit code that an entity or a person requires to export/import the goods/services. The authority of issuance of this code is granted to the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. The code is valid for a lifetime and there is no need to renew it again and again. Generation of code takes 5 working days, once the documents are submitted and the necessary corrections are made.

IEC code can be called many names, like importer exporter code, import-export code, import-export license, import-export number, IE code, IE license, etc. An applicant can either issue this code under his name or the company’s name. After it is issued, it is valid for all your company’s branches/division/units/factories.

Features of IEC code

Every business that needs to export/import some goods/services need to get this IEC code.

There are multiple benefits of obtaining the IEC code from the authorities such as DGFT, Customs and export promotion council. This is not the case if there is no IEC code.

Any business needn’t renew this code again and again.

Any person, owning a property can register this code in their name.

There is no need to establish a business before this step. Individuals being proprietors of the business can also obtain this code.

There is no need to file returns. Also, there is no need for export and import transactions to obtain this code.

Steps to Apply Import Export Code

Step 1: Complete IEC form

First of all, you are required to fill in the application on our website and email the necessary documents. This is the initial step and it must be performed by you to carry out this process further.

Step 2: Application creation

Our team will draft your application for IEC code and file it with the Directorate General Foreign Trade (DGFT) on your behalf. This step is carried out by us and it takes roughly 2 working days to process.

Step 3: Payment of fee

We pay the government fee to process your application further. We also follow up with the IEC department for your license. This process takes 2 working days to complete.

Step 4: IEC license

Once, the whole process is through, we send the IEC code to you by mail. Congrats, now you can start importing/exporting of your goods/services.

Documents required for IEC code

Different documents are required by different entities to get IEC code and these are given below.

Sole ProprietorshipPartnership FirmLLPTrustHUF
Digital photograph (3*3)Digital photograph (3*3) of the managing partnerDigital photograph (3*3) of the designated partner/director of the company signing the applicationDigital photograph (3*3) of the secretary/chief executive/signatory applicantDigital photograph (3*3) of the Karta
Copy of pan card of the proprietorCopy of partnership deedApplicant’s copy of pan cardRegistration certificate of society/copy of the trust deedCopy of pan of Karta
Copy of passport/voter id/driving license/UIDCopy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing partner signing the applicationCopy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing partner/director signing the applicationCopy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing trustee/chief executive signing the applicationCopy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of Karta
If the business is self-owned, then sale-deedSale-deed, in the case of self-owned businessSale-deed, in the case of self-owned businessSale-deed, in the case of self-owned businessSale-deed, in the case of self-owned business
If the business is rented, then rental/lease agreementIf the business is rented, then rental/lease agreementIf the business is rented, then rental/lease agreementIf the business is rented, then rental/lease agreementIf the business is rented, then rental/lease agreement
Bank certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.Bank certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.Bank certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.Bank certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.

Benefits of IEC Code

Business growth

A business can expand using online marketplaces like Amazon.com, Alibaba, etc.

This code is necessary to take advantage of growth opportunities via export/import.

Export subsidies

Indian government follows the policy of exporting the goods and not the taxes.

An exporter can get a refund while exporting the goods.

The government even waive-off import duty, if the business holder promises to export the goods within a time frame.

Lifetime validity

There is no need to renew this code again and again.

The validity expires with the company. That is, the code is valid until the life of the company.

No return filing

There is no compliance requirement for IEC.

There is no need to file periodical returns too.

Online procedure

You can carry out this process online and there is no need for you to go anywhere.

With the advent of online procedure, you don’t need to worry about inspector raj.

The fee charged to file this code is also minimal. Starting with just Rs.3,499 only.

Exemptions of IEC Code

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IEC code registration?
How to get the IEC code registered?
How much does it cost to get the IEC code registered?
What is the process of getting the IEC code registered?
What are the documents required to get the IEC code registered?
Can a person/entity have more than 1 IEC code?
What happens if the IEC number is lost or misplaced?
Can I surrender my IEC number?
Who should get an IEC number?
Can individuals apply for IEC?
How long does it take to get the IEC code?
Will the IEC code be sent via mail or online?
Is the IEC code the same as PAN number?
Is there any tax levied on the IEC code?
How many days does it take to get IEC code?
How can I modify my IEC code? And does it cost anything?
Does one need to file monthly returns under Import Export Code?
Who is not required to obtain the IEC code?
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Is IEC used by customs? If so, how many days are required to submit the information to them?
How can an NRI apply for IEC?
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Is IEC hand delivered/over the counter?
Is the requirement of IEC item based?
Does IEC needs to be revalidated after some time?