You are required to fill our simple online IEC code application form and email documents.
We draft your application for IEC code and file it with the DGFT office on your behalf.
We pay the IEC government free and followup with the department for your license.
Once your IEC CODE registration is completed we will send the IEC license to you by email.
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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 a 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
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 the company’s name. Once issued, it is valid for all its division/units/factories/branches.
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. The government has also arranged an online filing facility for obtaining IEC CODE ONLINE.
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. A digital signature is required on the ANF2A form.
Once the application is complete, it should be filed with DGFT and an application fee needs 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.
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.
Taking your services or products to the international market will enlarge your businesses. IEC enables you to sell products outside India.
On the basis of IEC, companies or firms can benefits and subsidies their exports/ imports from DGFT, Customs, and export promotion council.
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.
IE Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain the validity of the 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.
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