Digital Signature - Step - 1
The IE Code Application is filed online with Class -2 Digital Signature. It is required to have a valid DSC of the applicant or the Authorised Signatory.
Documentation - Step - 2
The documents to be uploaded while applying for the IE Code must be prepared, signed and stamped. After that, it needs to be scanned in JPEG or PDF.
Application Filing - Step - 3
Application for allotme of IE Code is filed online with DSC, by furnishing information and uploading the mandatory self attested documents.
Issue Of IE Code - Step - 4
The regional director of the DGFT scrutinises the application, which may call for further information or documents. Finally, the IE Code is allotted.
When IEC is Required
IEC Code is required before you commence the business of any Import or Export. No Import or Export can be initiated unless IEC is allotted.
PAN Based Registration
The IEC is a pan based unique number, and against one pan number, the DGFT allocates only one IE Code, which remains valid for all over India.
The regional director of DGFT having jurisdiction over the place of business is the authority who allots IE Code to all type of applicants.
No Renewal Required
The IE Code is a permanent identification number allotted to a person desirous to do the business of Import or Export in India. It never expires.