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IEC Registration

Ideal for businesses planning to trade in and out of India

Starting At Rs. 2,999 Onwards

(Takes less than 30 days)

Import Export Code Registration

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Procedure For Online Import Export Code

Complete Our IEC Form

You are required to fill our simple online IEC code application form and email documents.

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IEC Application Creation

We draft your application for IEC code and file it with the DGFT office on your behalf.

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IEC fee payment

We pay the IEC government free and followup with the department for your license.

2 Working Days >

IEC License sent by email

Once your IEC CODE registration is completed we will send the IEC license to you by email.

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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 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 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 the company’s name. Once issued, it is valid for all its division/units/factories/branches.

Documents required for IEC Code

Sole Proprietorship

  • Digital photograph (3*3)
  • Copy of pan card of the proprietor

  • Copy of passport/voter id/driving license/UID

  • If the business is self-owned, then sale-deed

  • If the business is rented, then the rental/lease agreement

Partnership Firm

  • Digital photograph (3*3) of the managing partner
  • Copy of partnership deed

  • Copy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing partner signing the application

  • Sale-deed, in the case of self-owned business

  • If the business is rented, then the rental/lease agreement

  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing the blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.

LLP

  • Digital photograph (3*3) of the designated partner/director of the company signing the application
  • Applicant’s copy of pan card

  • Copy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing partner/director signing the application

  • Sale-deed, in the case of self-owned business

  • If the business is rented, then the rental/lease agreement

  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing the blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.

Trust

  • Digital photograph (3*3) of the secretary/chief executive/signatory applicant
  • Registration certificate of society/copy of the trust deed

  • Copy of passport/voter id UID/driving license/PAN of the managing trustee/chief executive signing the application

  • Sale-deed, in the case of self-owned business

  • If the business is rented, then the rental/lease agreement

  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A/ Cancelled cheque bearing the blueprinted name of the applicant entity and A/c no.

What is Included In Our Package?

Drafting Documents

Application Filing

Application Processing

Completion of registration

When is IEC code required?

  • It is needed by the customs 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. The government has also arranged an 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. A digital signature is required on the ANF2A form.

Step 3 : IEC fee payment

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.

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 enables 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.

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No Return Filing

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.

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.

Benefits of IEC Code

Business growth

• A business has an option for online international marketplaces like Amazon.com, Alibaba, etc.
• IEC is mandatory to avail of 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 any 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.

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