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Import Export Code

Apply for Import Export Code (IEC) Online | Same Day Processing | Anywhere from India

Register your import export business under Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. IEC expert of Legal Vidur will file with the DGFT office on your behalf.

Apply for IEC Registration

    What is IEC Code?

    An Importer -Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which mandatory for export from India or Import to India. No export or import shall be made by any person without obtaining an IEC unless specifically exempted. For services exports however, IEC shall be not be necessary except when the service provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy.

    Consequent upon introduction of GST, IEC being issued is the same as the PAN of the firm. However, the IEC will still be separately issued by DGFT based on an application. The nature of the firm obtaining an IEC may be any of the follows- Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Limited Company, Trust, HUF, Society.

    IEC Registration Fees
    Aayaat Niryaat Form SubmitZero
    Filing at DGFTZero
    Professional FeesRs. 1999
    Govt. Fees (Exclude)Rs. 500
    Rs. 1999 Only

    Steps Involved in IEC Registration


    Application Form

    First, you need to prepare an application form in the specified format - Aayaat Niryaat Form ANF-2A format and file it with the respective Regional office of DGFT.



    Secondly, you need to prepare the required documents with respect to your identity & legal entity and address proof with your bank details & the certificate in respect of ANF2A.


    Filing Application

    Once your application is completed, you need to file with DGFT via DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) and pay the required fee for the IEC Registration.


    IEC Code

    Finally, once your application is approved then you would receive the IEC Code in a soft copy from the government.

    Features of IEC CODE

    Export Subsidies

    On the basis of IEC, companies or firms can benefits and subsidies their exports/ imports from DGFT, Customs and export promotion council.

    Lifetime validity

    Once you are done with IE Code Registration and submit all the required documents, IE Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal.

    No Return Filing

    IE Code does not require filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain validity of the IE Code.

    Individuals can have IE Code

    Even individuals who are proprietors of a business can obtain IE Code in their name. It is not necessary to incorporate a business entity for obtaining IE Code.



      How we work?


      Fill-up the form & make the payments


      Get the call from the IEC Expert


      Upload the Necessary documents


      Dedicated IEC expert will apply for IEC License


      Congratulations! Your IEC will be sent to you.

      Cases where Export Import Code (EIC) is not mandatory

      According to the latest circular issued by the government, IEC is not mandatory for all traders who are registered under GST. In all such cases, the PAN of the trader shall be construed as new IEC code for the purpose of import and export.

      Import Export Code (IEC) isn’t required to be taken in case the goods exported or imported is for personal purposes and isn’t used for any commercial purpose.

      Export/ Import done by the Government of India Departments and Ministries, Notified Charitable institutions need not require getting Import Export Code.

      Benefits of IEC Registration

      Expansion of Business

      IEC assists you in taking your services or product to the global market and grow your businesses.

      Availing Several Benefits

      The Companies could avail several benefits of their imports/ exports from the DGFT, Export Promotion Council, Customs, etc., on the basis of their IEC registration.

      No Filling of returns

      IEC does not require the filing of any returns. Once allotted, there isn’t any requirement to follow any sort of processes for sustaining its validity. Even for export transactions, there isn’t any requirement for filing any returns with DGFT.

      Easy Processing

      It is fairly easy to obtain IEC code from the DGFT within a period of 10 to 15 days after submitting the application. There isn’t any need to provide proof of any export or import for getting IEC code.

      No need for renewal

      IEC code is effective for the lifetime of an entity and requires no renewal. After it is obtained, it could be used by an entity against all export and import transactions.

      Export subsidies

      • Indian government follows a policy of exporting the goods and not the taxes.
      • An exporter can get a refund of any taxes paid while exporting the goods.

      Documents required for IEC Registration

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      IEC (Import Export Code) is mandatory for anyone who is looking to start his/her import/export business in India. It is issued by the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade). IEC is a 10-digit code which has lifetime validity.
      The application process for getting an IEC Code is very easy and convenient. Just follow the steps and complete the process of getting IEC Code:
      1. Fill the form & make the payment
      2. Get in touch with our IEC experts
      3. Complete all the documents related compliance requirements
      4. Get your IEC Code in just a single day
      1. Photograph of the applicant
      2. Copy PAN Card
      3. Bank certificate/cancelled cheque
      4. A copy of Aadhar/Voter ID
      5. Address proof of the office premise
      1. Rs. 1499 (If your aadhaar is linked with your mobile or if you have DSC)
      2. If your mobile number is not linked with aadhaar then you must have DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) – Visit Here
      3. A nominal fee of Rs. 500 is paid to the government.
      It generally takes only 1 day to get your Import Export Code/IEC License. But in certain cases, it may take another day since it is based on final approval from DGFT. So it takes 1-5 working days to get your Import Export License registration certificate.
      No, you cannot import legally if you do not possess a valid Import Export Code Registration Certificate. As per current notification by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade), No export or import shall be made by any person without obtaining an IEC unless specifically exempted.
      No, the validity of IEC Registration is of a lifetime. Therefore there is no requirement to revalidate it.
      No. Only 1 IEC is issued to a person/entity. So if more than 1 IEC code is issued, then the same should be surrendered to the Regional Office for cancellation.
      IE Code is not a tax registration. However, certain customs duty may be levied depending on the product.
      Anyone who is acting as sole proprietor of a business can obtain IE code Registration.
      As trade is not possible without a valid IEC, the penalty levied may be the pay duty depending upon the quantum of the goods.
      Yes, IEC number is reflected in all customs documents related to exports and imports.

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