Import Export Code Registration
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Introduction to Import Export Code
Benefits for Import Export Code Registration
Benefits of IEC registration in India
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How to apply for Import Export Code?
The process to register for IEC is extremely simple and 100% online. All you need to do is visit the official website of DGFT and register your business entity. After a successful registration on the website, you can fill out the application for IEC registration, attach necessary documents with it, pay the prescribed application fee, and finally submit the application form. Following the registration of IEC of your business, you will receive a registration certificate along with the allotment of IEC, which you can further use for foreign trade activities.
Before beginning the process of IEC code registration, you must arrange all the documents that are required to be submitted with the application for registration. A list of all such documents that must be submitted with the application have been mentioned in the section below. A failure to produce any of the prescribed documents, or filing of incorrect documents might result in the rejection of your entire application, and you might have to file a fresh application again. Therefore, it is advised that you carefully arrange all the documents beforehand to avoid any hassle or hindrance in the filing of application.
On the new page that appears for registration, click on the “Apply for IEC option”, following which you can click on the “Register” option. The registration form will appear on the screen where you will be required to fill basic details like name, nature of business, contact number, contact email, and detailed address.
After filling out the details in the registration form, you shall be required to generate an OTP for the validation of the contact details mentioned in the form. The OTP will be received on the email ID and mobile number mentioned in the registration form, after their successful validation, a temporary password will be generated, which you can later use to login and fill out the detailed application form for online import export registration.
Using the temporary password, the next step is to login on the DGFT website and fill out the complete application, attach / upload the prescribed documents with it, and pay the prescribed application fees. After the application is complete, you can click on the “submit” option, and wait until your application is being processed. Note that the application to be filled out shall be available in the ANF 2A format.
After the application for IEC registration has been successfully processed, the DGFT will allot an Import Export Code and issue a registration Certificate to the applicant, as a conclusive proof of his registration of IEC. Only receiving the IEC code and the registration certificate, the applicant can begin import or export activities and conduct legitimate foreign trade.
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Documents required for Import Export Code Registration
Documentation is a significant part of the entire process of Registration of IEC, as it may either result in the approval or rejection of the application. The documents prescribed to be submitted with the IEC application depends on the type of entity that is applying for it. In the table given below, we have mentioned a complete list of documents required for registration of IEC, based on the type of entity that is filing the application.
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Filled Questionnaire for IEC
Pan Card of the Company /LLP or Firm
Cancelled Cheque of Applicant
Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & AOA
PAN Card of All Directors/ Partners
Pan Card of Authorised Signatory
Id and Address Proof of All Persons
Digital Signature of Class-2 of AR
Frequently Asked Questions
IEC is a unique ten digit number allotted to a person who intends to engage in the business of export or import of goods.
Registration of IEC is mandatory for all entities who are involved in foreign trade or import and export of goods and services. However, there are a few exemptions which we have discussed below.
A class II DSC is used to sign an application for registration of IEC.
The government fee for applying to DGFT for allotment of IEC is Rs. 500, which has to be paid online while applying for the IE Code application.
- Imports and exports for personal consumption
- Import and export from Myanmar and Nepal, where a the cost of a single consignment does not exceed Rs.25,000
- Import and export by Government departments and ministries
- According to Schedule 2, Appendix 3 of ITC, import and export of SCOMET, which are special chemicals, organisms, materials, equipment, and technologies
- When the imported shipments of the businesses need a customs clearance
- When the exported shipments of the businesses need a customs clearance
- When the importer is sending money abroad, IEC is required by the banks
- When the exporter is receiving money from abroad, IEC is required by the banks
It usually takes 10-15 working days for the issue of IEC, from the date of submission of the application.
- Incorrect documentation
- Inadequate documentation
- Incorrect information furnished in the application
- Outdated or forged bank certificate / cheque
- Invalid legal drafts like LLP deed, partnership deed, sales deed, etc
The IEC registration certificate can be downloaded directly from the DGFT website. Since the certificate is not issued in the physical form, no physical delivery of the certificate is possible.