Import Export Code

IEC Registration


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Import Export Code Registration

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Import Export Code

Import Export Code or IEC is a 10-digit code that a business or a person needs to import/export goods/services. This code is issued by DGFT (Director General of Foreign trade), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. The validity of this code is for lifetime, that is, there is no need to renew it. This code is generated within 5-15 working days after the documents are submitted and all the corrections required are made.

This code has many names, like importer exported code, import export code, import export license, import export number, IE code, IE license etc. You can issue this code in either your name or under company’s name. Once issued, it is valid for all its division/units/factories/branches.

What Is Included In Our Package?

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.

When is IEC code required?

  • It is needed by the custom authorities to clear the shipments in the case of any imports.
  • Also, it is needed by the bank to transfer the amount in the case of any imports made.
  • Vis-à-vis if an exporter needs to send the shipments, then it is required.
  • Or, if the exporter is supposed to receive money in foreign currency and it is transferred directly into his bank account.

Steps to Apply Import Export Code

One can file the FSSAI application directly with the government. The process is long and requires 60 days to get completed :

Step 1 : 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.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3 : 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.

Step 4 : 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 this.

Features of Import Export Code

Business growth

Taking your services or products to the international market will enlarge your businesses. IEC enable you to sell products outside India.

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.

Import Export Code Features

Benefits of IEC Code

Business growth

• A business have an option for online international marketplaces like Amazon.com, Alibaba etc.
• IEC is mandatory to avail growth opportunities via import/export.

Export subsidies

• Indian government follows a policy of exporting the goods and not the taxes.
• An exporter can get a refund of many taxes paid while exporting the goods.
• Government even waives some import duties, if the importer promises to export the goods within a time frame.

Lifetime validity

• As the name suggests, there is no need to renew this code again and again.
• It will be valid till the entity for which it is issued exists. After the winding up of the company, this code expires.

No return filing

• There is no compliance requirement for IEC
• Including this, there is no need to file periodical returns.
• It is just like a PAN card.

Online procedure

• The whole procedure can be carried out online and there is no need to go anywhere physically.
• There is no more inspector raj.
• It is very cheap to register your code now @Rs.3,499 only from our website.

Exemptions of IEC Code

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IEC code registration?
How to get IEC code registered?
How much does it cost to get IEC code registered?
What is the process of getting IEC code registered?
What are the documents required to get IEC code registered?
Can a person/entity have more than 1 IEC code?
What happens if IEC number is lost or misplaced?
Can I surrender my IEC number?
Who should get IEC number?
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Will the IEC code be sent via mail or online?
Is the IEC code same as PAN number?
Is there any tax levied on IEC code?
What is the time taken to acquire Import Export Code?
How can I get a duplicate IEC certificate online?
How can I modify my IEC code?
Does one need to file monthly returns under Import Export Code?
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Is IEC used by customs? If so, how many days are required to submit the information to them?
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Is IEC hand delivered/over the counter?
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