IEC is required in following situations:

  • If an importer import goods from abroad then customs authorities require IEC.
  • If an importer sends money abroad through banks then bank require IEC
  • If an exporter export his goods then customs authorities require IEC.
  • If an exporter receives money in foreign currency directly into his bank account then Bank require IEC.

What is Importer Exporter Code?

Importer Exporter Code ( IEC) is an unique code. Importer and Exporter code ( IEC) is a 10 Digit Code. It is compulsory to take Importer and Exporter ( IEC) Code for importing any good in India oe exporting any goods or services from India.

When IEC is Required?

Import Export Code required in the business of Export or Import of goods and services in India.

Issuance Authority

IE Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

Benefits of IEC Registration:-

1. Business on Global Level

Through IEC, you can enter in the global market for your goods & services.

2. Several Benefits

With IEC Registration, Several type of benefits can be availed by imports/ exports from the DGFT, Export Promotion Council, Customs, etc.

3. No Filling of returns

If once IEC allotted, there is no any requirement for filing any returns with DGFT.

4. Easy Processing

It is very easy process to get IEC registration from DGFT within a period of 10 to 15 days after submitting the application. There is no need to show any proof of the export or import for getting IEC code.

5. No need of renewal

IEC code is allotted for the lifetime of an entity. After obtaining the IEC, There is no requirement to renewal.

6 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.

Documents Required for Import Export Code

Documents Required for Import Export Code- Proprietorship
  • PAN Card & Aadhar of Proprietor
  • Address Proof of Business (Rent Agreement/Registry copy)
  • Electricity Bill/Property Tax Receipt/Telephone Bill
  • Printed Cancel Cheque or Bank Certificate
  • One Passport Photo
  • E-mail id & Phone No. of Proprietor
Documents Required for Import Export Code - Partnership Firm or LLP
  • PAN Card of Firm
  • Partnership Deed/LLP Agreement
  • Address Proof of Business (Rent Agreement/Registry copy)
  • Electricity Bill/Property Tax Receipt/Telephone Bill
  • Printed Cancel Cheque/Bank Certificate
  • Photograph of Applicant
  • Pan Card & Aadhar of all Partners
  • Email id and Mobile number of all Partners
Documents Required for Import Export Code- Private Limited Company/ Limited Company/ One Person Company
  • PAN Card of Company
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Address Proof of Business (Rent Agreement/Registry copy)
  • Electricity Bill/Property Tax Receipt/Telephone Bill
  • Printed Cancel Cheque/Bank Certificate
  • Photograph of Applicant Director
  • Pan Card & Aadhar of all Directors
  • Email id and Mobile number of all Directors
Documents for Fresh IEC - NGO/TRUST
  • PAN Card of Firm
  • Registration Certificate
  • Address Proof of Business (Rent Agreement/Registry copy)
  • Printed Cancel Cheque/Bank Certificate
  • Photograph of Applicant Member
  • Pan Card & Aadhar of all Members
  • Email id and Mobile number of all Members