Import Export Code

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Import Export Code

IEC registration is required by a person for exporting or importing goods. This is a 10 digit code issued by the IE code Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. IEC stands for Importer Exporter Code. It is used in Importing and Exporting goods in India. All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods require registering Import Export Code. IE code has lifetime validity. Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code.

What Is Included In Our Package?

Procedure For Import-Export Code

 Basic Details Form

Basic Details Form

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Application preparation

Application preparation

1 Working Day
Drafting of Documents

Drafting of Documents

1 Working Day
IE Code Filing

IE Code Filing

1 Working Day


Your Work Is Completed

Documents Required For Import-Export Code

  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card
  • Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)
  • Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)
  • Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
  • Board Resolution/self declaration (In case of Company)
  • Telephone Bill in the name of the Individual (In case of individual)
  • Cancelled cheque of individual

Advantages Of Import-Export Code

  • Lifetime Validity              
  • No Compliances              
  • Easier Processing            
  • Expand Business              
  • Facilitates Import And Export     
  • Legal Protection              
  • National Validity

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is IEC?

IEC stands for Importer Exporter Code. It is used in Importing and Exporting goods to and from India. No export shall be made by any person without and IEC number unless specifically exempted.

2. Is Import Export code mandatory for importing goods?

 Yes. It is mandatory to have and IEC number (10 digit code) for importing goods.

3. How much time does it takes to get an IEC number?

 It usually takes 5-10 working Days to get an IEC number.

4. Is there any tax levied on Import Export Code?

 No, tax is not levied on Import Export Code. However, custom duty maybe levied. Custom duty depends to the category of the products imported or exported.

5. Can a Public Limited Company/Private Limited Company/Partnership obtain different IEC's for different concerns owned by it?

No, however the name of each concern owned by such a company may be included in the IEC of the firm in whose name PAN card exists.

6. Can, I apply for a duplicate IEC number online?

No, you cannot apply for duplicate IEC number online.

7. Is PAN essential for getting IEC number?

Yes, as per Government law, PAN is mandatory for getting IEC number. A photocopy of the PAN card has to be submitted along with application.

8. Can, I get IEC number without PAN card?

Yes, you can get IEC number without PAN card, if you have a PAN allotment letter form IT Department.

9. Can, I get 2 IEC number from same PAN card?

No, you can get only one IEC number from a single PAN card.

10. How can I get a duplicate IEC Certificate?

 If you have taken IEC Certificate in new process e-IEC online, then you can download your certificate any time by login into the IEC portal with your username details.

11. Are any monthly or annual returns required to be filed under Import Export Code?
  1. Are any monthly or annual returns required to be filed under Import Export Code?
12. What should I do if I do not wish to operate the allotted number?

You, may surrender the original IEC by fulfilling all pending Liabilities and filing a declaration to IEC issuing that there is no obligation/Liability pending against him for any office of DGFT.

13. What are the benefits of IEC?

Companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/imports from DGFT, Customs and Export promotion council etc.

14.Is Import Export code mandatory for Importing goods?

It is mandatory to have an IEC number for importing goods.

15 Why is IE code required?

All importers must mention their IE Code while clearing customs when their goods arrive in India. All exporters must mention their IE Code while exporting their goods and services from India. Additionally, now RBI requests person importing or exporting services to also mention IE Code in foreign remittances in bank account. Therefore, IE Code is required for anyone involved in import or export in India.