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

What is Import Export Code (IEC)? An individual or a business entity needs a 10 digit code to import or export products or services. This code is known as Import Export Code or IEC and it is issued by DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of India. Import Export Code and Import Export License are same. This code comes with lifetime validity. Once the required documents are submitted, the code is generated within 1-5 working days. This code can be issued in either your or company’s name.

When is IEC code required?

Custom authorities need it to clear shipments during imports. The bank needs it to transfer the money when imports are made. Similarly during export the shipments the IEC is required. When exporter is supposed to receive money in foreign currency, IEC code is required to transfer the money to his account directly.

Advantages of IEC for Import Export Businesses
  • International Market Reach Import Export Code helps you in order to take your business to the international market. Not only that, it will increase your revenue as well as growth.

  • Life Time Validity IEC Registration is a permanent documentation which is valid for lifetime. You don’t have to go through any procedure of updating, filing and renewal of IEC as would be not needed

  • No Annual Maintenance Once you obtain the IEC Code, there will be any necessity of annual maintenance fee. It does not require any maintenance fee in any financial year for filing or renewal of the code.

  • Reduces the Risk of Illegal Transportation IEC helps you to get rid of any illegal transportation or fraudulent imports and exports. IEC registration is a centralized registration which helps the officials to supervise and manage the transaction in a better manner which is undertaken as a part of cross border business.

  • No Return Filing You don’t need to file any return once you are done with registration for Import Export Code. After the allotment of the code, you don’t require to follow any process to ensure that the validity is sustained.
  • Document Required:-

  • Two Colour Photographs of Promoters/Individuals/ Company/ Director
  • PAN Card of each Shareholders and directors
  • Identity Proof (Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity, Mobile, Telephone Bill)
  • Proof of Registered Office
  • Utility Bill as proof must be Latest
  • IEC Registration Fees
    Aayaat Niryaat Form Submit Zero
    Filing at DGFT Zero
    Professional Fees 1499
    Govt.Fees(Include) 500
    Total 1999
    * Include Government Fee Rs. 500
    Benefits of Schemes:-
    IEC Code offers great benefit for Import Export business. An IEC registered business entity would be qualified to avail benefits or subsidies declared by the Customs, Export Promotion Council and other several authorities. After filing LUT under GST, the exporters are not required to pay taxes to make exports. If the exports are made by payment of taxes, the exporter can claim refunds of the paid tax

    How We Work

    Fill our Form and Make the Payment.

    Upload all the Necessary documents.

    Congratulations! Your Import and Export Code will be sent to you.

    Get a Call from Our GST Expert.

    Our Dedicated IEC Expert will apply for your IEC License.



    - What Is IEC Code?

    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.

    - How to Apply For IEC Code Online?

    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:
    Fill the form & make the payment – Registration Form
    Get in touch with our IEC experts
    Complete all the documents related compliance requirements
    Get your IEC Code

    - How many days it will take to get IEC Code Online?

    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.

    - Can I Import without IEC Code Registration?

    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.

    - Is there any need to revalidate at any point in time?

    No, the validity of IEC Registration is of a lifetime. Therefore there is no requirement to revalidate it.

    - Can a person/entity have more than one IEC Code?

    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.

    - Is there any tax levied based on IE Code?

    If Code is not a tax registration. However, certain customs duty may be levied depending on the product.

    - Can individuals/proprietors obtain IE Code?

    Anyone who is acting as sole proprietor of a business can obtain IE code Registration

    - What is the penalty levied for not registering for IE code?

    As trade is not possible without a valid IEC, the penalty levied may be the pay duty depending upon the quantum of the goods.

    - Does Custom department use IEC?

    Yes, IEC number is reflected in all customs documents related to exports and imports.

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