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Import Export Code is a necessity for every business engaged in Import and Export of goods and Services

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Cost with break down

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Government FeesRs 500.00

DSC ( Digital Signature)Rs 900.00

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Easily Obtain Import Export Code in India

The very first requirement before setting up an import-export business in India is obtaining an “Import Export Code”. This registration code is necessary for undertaking import-export activity. It is a unique 10-digit code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

It is mandatory for companies and individuals to obtain this code for the purpose of carrying out their import-export business. It is not possible to carry out import and export without the Import Export Code. It is an easy process to obtain the EIC License. It requires fulfillment of certain requirements and compliance of the regulations. The DGFT has several regional offices throughout India and it is possible to obtain IEC from the nearest zonal or regional office. Get IE code certificate from Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Tamilnadu, Gurugram, GOA, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal, assam, Pune, Kerala, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, karnataka, maharashtra, uttar pradesh, telangana, coimbatore, patiala, chennai etc with Companyvakil.

The foremost step to obtain the Import Export Code is to make an application to the DGFT along with the necessary documents.

IEC is required in only limited circumstances, when import or export falls under the category of 'specified services' or 'specified technologies', i.e. services or technologies in which international trade is restricted by the Government of India as they pertain to national security, such as dealing in nuclear weapons, automatic guns, etc

What is Import Export Code ( IEC)

Import Export Code is a unique 10-digit code required to carry out the business of import export within the territory of India. An individual or a company cannot import or exports goods and services without obtaining this code. Therefore, it is mandatory for a person to obtain the Import Export Code by making an application to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

The code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. A person can undertake import and export transactions after obtaining the code. The Code also helps in availing various subsidies and benefits.

This code is required to be furnished it before the banks while sending money abroad and while carrying overseas transactions.

The Import Export Code is not required under the following circumstances:

  • When Import or export of goods is for personal use; which is not connected with trade, manufacturing or agriculture
  • When Import or Export trade business is carried out by government ministries and departments, and certain notified charitable organizations

Features of Import Export code

  • The Code acts as a primary proof that a firm is an importer or exporter. This helps the firm to gain credibility in the market.
  • It is mandatory to obtain the Import Export Code by the business entity to carry on export and import business.
  • A proprietor can also obtain an IEC, without registering his business. So, it becomes easy for a sole proprietor who has not registered his business to gain the Code.
  • Quoting the Code is compulsory while importing and exporting of goods and services. This helps in recognition of your firm internationally.
  • IEC is compulsory for making foreign bank transfers pertaining to trade and business.
  • The Code has lifetime validity i.e. it needs no renewal and exists for a lifetime.
  • DGFT, Customs, and Export Promotion Council guarantee benefits procured from the import or export. Exporters cannot claim this revenue without this code

Reasons to register IE Code in India

  • The foremost reason to register an Import Export Code in India is that it is mandatory to obtain the Code by the business entity to carry on export and import business
  • The Code acts as a primary proof that a firm is an importer or exporter. This helps the firm to gain credibility in the market.
  • Obtaining the code does not incur heavy costs. It is quite economic to obtain the code. There is a facility to apply online for IEC instead of submitting various documents and undergoing several procedures at various offices.
  • Exporters require IEC while sending shipments abroad so it becomes a necessity to obtain the IEC.
  • IEC is compulsory for making foreign bank transfers pertaining to trade and business
  • DGFT, Customs, and Export Promotion Council guarantee benefits procured from the import or export. Exporters cannot claim this revenue without this code.

Process to import Export Code IEC

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has provided online facility for filing IEC application as well as permitted issuing of codes in a digital format. The regional authority of DGFT processes all such applications online. Offline hand filled applications may be submitted in person to the nearest zonal or regional offices or sent by courier or mail.

  • An application must be made in the Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A format to the Regional Authority of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the region where the registered office of the company is situated.
  • All the important details concerning the business, directors or partners along with bank account details and a certificate provided by the bank have to be included in the form.
  • A bank account and PAN (permanent account number) are mandatory prerequisites for applying for an IEC.
  • Certain documents are required to be furnished along with the application.
  • All completed applications are accepted and processed within 2-3 working days.
  • Digitally signed Electronic IEC is sent to the applicants through an e-mail and IEC allotment letters are sent by post to the offline applicant’s address as recorded in the application.

Advantages & Benefits for IE Code

  • Primary Proof
    The Code acts as a primary proof that a firm is an importer or exporter. This helps the firm to gain credibility in the market.
  • Easy to Obtain
    A proprietor can also obtain an IEC, without registering his business. So, it becomes easy for a sole proprietor who has not registered his business to gain the Code.
  • Recognition of Business
    Quoting the Code is compulsory while importing and exporting of goods and services.
    This helps in recognition and growth of your firm internationally.
  • Compliance
    It is mandatory to obtain the Code by the business entity to carry on export and import business and for making foreign bank transfers pertaining to trade and business
  • Validity
    The Code has lifetime validity i.e. it needs no renewal and exists for a lifetime.
  • Government Benefits
    DGFT, Customs, and Export Promotion Council guarantee benefits procured from the import or export. Exporters cannot claim this revenue without this code. Also, the holder of the Code is not required to file any returns. Other import and export subsidies are also provided to the traders.

Import Export Code Cost/Fee

The costs involved in obtaining the import export code are meager and economic.

CompanyVakil.com can help you to get an import export code registered under in 2-4 working days charging a nominal fee of Rs.1899.

documents required for Import Export Code

All the Documents are required only in scanned form, you can attach the document in the form after payment or email it to us on documents@companyvakil.com . Feel free to get in touch for any query.

The following documents are required for obtaining the Import Export Code:-

  • A certificate issued by the applicant’s banker.
  • Self-attested copies of PAN card of the applicant
  • Passport sized photographs of the applicant.
  • Details of applicant’s bank account.
  • Application form which must be duly signed by the application on every page. .
  • Date of formation of business.
  • A list of partners/directors as well as details such as address and phone number.
  • Memorandum of Association /Articles of Association or partnership deed.
  • Copies of Company's letter head.
  • Cancelled cheque
  • Authority from other Directors in case of a Company.
  • Certificate of Incorporation in case of a Company
  • Copy of property papers of the registered office
  • Electricity or Telephone Bill of Place of Business

IEC code sheet

Information sheet

You will be asked to fill an information sheet after making the payment.

For Fresh Filling

  • Digital Photograph of the Applicant
  • Copy of Pan and Aadhaar Card / of Applicant / Directors / Partners
  • Cancelled Cheque of Applicant /Entity
  • Copy of MOM/AOA or Partnership Deed or LLP Agreement.

what will you get?

mport Export Code or IC code Certificate

Import Export Code or IEC Certificate

total time taken

3-5 days

Import Export Code

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frequently asked questions

Import Export Code

What is an Import Export Code?

A 10 Digit Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade to facilitate Import and Export in businesses is known as an Import Export Code.


Do I need multiple IEC License for Different Branches?

No, a single IEC License is sufficient for all your Branch Offices.


Can a Single person Obtain Multiple IEC License?

No, a Single person cannot obtain more than one Import Export Code.


Who all are required to Obtain Import Export Code?

A Person Engaged in the business of import and export of goods and services is required to obtain IEC License.


Why is IE Code Needed?

All Exporters are required to mention IE Code to the customs while exporting their goods out of India and All Importers are required to mention IE Code while clearing the customs.