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IEC Registration

Import export code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and it works like a license to those businesses which are involved in Import and Export code. IEC has the validity of lifetime. Importers are prohibited to import without IEC code and Exporter cannot export their goods and services without IEC Code.

Importers generally require IE Code to clear the customer formalities and when importers need to send money abroad then the bank require Import Export code. Exporter needs IE code for sending shipment of goods/services to other countries. They need IE code to receive money from other country. You can get IEC Code registration though CA on Web in Delhi NCR, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Luknow, Jaipur and all the major cities of India.


Drafting Documents
Application Filing
Application Processing
Completion of registration

Process for Import Export Code Registration

Fill our IEC Application Form

You need to complete our IEC application form and submit documents your documents online

IEC Application creation

We prepare you IEC registration application and submit it with DGFT department on your behalf

IEC Fees Payment

We will pay the government fees for IEC application and follow up DGFT department to get your license.

IEC License will be sent to you through courier

After your IEC registration is approved by DGFT department we will send you license through courier.


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Features of Import Export Code

  • All importer and exporter required to get code to perform operation. So importer and exporter must have IEC Code which give them license to export and import goods/services.
  • Individual who are proprietor can apply for IE Code on behalf of their name; it is not mandatory to have a business.
  • IEC Code is valid for lifetime and it doesn’t need any renewal.
  • IEC Code owner don’t need file any return


Copy of PAN Card
Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)
Board Resolution/self declaration (In case of Company)
Passport size photograph
Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)
Telephone Bill in the name of the Individual (In case of individual)
Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card
Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
Cancelled cheque of individual

What is Import and Export Code?

IEC stands for Import Export code and it is also known as IE license, IEC license, import export number, import export license, import export code, importer exporter code etc. IEC is a 10 digit code which is issued DGFT and it is needed to clear import export obligations. One can apply for IE Code as an individual or company.

The IEC License which is issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) department is valid for all the units, branches, division, factories of the company. IEC Code validity is for lifetime and it doesn’t need renewable.

Steps to Apply Import Export Code

Step1: Application Preparation

An application is mandatory to be made in the Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A format in front of DGFT( Directorate General of Foreign Trade), however the government has facilities user to apply ICE Code online.

Step 2: Application Processing

All the details of business and its investor, owner, director and proprietors and bank accounts information are mandatory documents of ANF 2A. All the mandatory documents for Import and Export code must be attached with ANF 2A and digital signature is compulsory in ANF2A application form.

Step 3: Submitting fees for IEC

After completing application, it must be submitted with DGFT and an application fee is required to be paid to the government. During this period IEC Department can send back you application to rectify the application; you will get 15 days to respond DGFT for the same.

Issuance of Import Export Code (IEC)

Directorate General of Foreign Trade will deeply inspect the authenticity of documents and when application is completely approved by the department. And then an Import and Export Code for your business will be issued to you by the department. You can get it in the format of softcopy and hardcopy. Once you get softcopy in your email then you can start your import export business.


Copy of PAN Card firm/company
Landlord NOC (Format will be provided by us)
Telephone Bill in the name of the business
Bank statement of firm/company
Copy of Property papers (If owned property)
Cancelled cheque of firm
Copy of Service Tax returns (In case of Proprietorship)
AOA and MOA (In case of company)
Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)
Electricity/ water bill (Business Place)
Certificate of incorporation (In case of company)
1 letter head of company (In case of company)

Benefits of Applying Import and Export Code

  • Business growth: In Import export business your product is getting the international market which unusually expand your business. IEC allows you to export your product outside the country.
  • Export exemptions: Those export and import organization that have IE Code can get various exemptions and subsidies from DGFT, Custom department and export promotional council.
  • Lifetime validity: IE Code has lifetime validity and it doesn’t require renewal for the organization which has acquired it. Hence once an IE Code is acquired, it can be utilized by that organization all its import or export exchanges without any obstructions in future.
  • No need to file any return: once the IE code issue to an entity then there is any need to file any return to the DGFT department. It doesn’t require maintaining the validity of IE Code because it has lifetime validity. In import and export transaction it doesn’t require to file any return, to the DGFT.
  • Individual can apply for IE Code: Individuals can also apply for IE Code if they are proprietor of any business and they can get IE code on behalf of their name. It is not compulsory to register a company to get Import export code.


Any person or organization that has business of export and import and need to send goods and services outside India must have IE Code.
Once the compulsory documents submitted with IE Code registration application to DGFT department then IE code will be issued in 5-10 days. Nowadays you can apply IEC Code online and then it will be issued less than 1 week.
No, there is no any tax imposed on import export code, however custom duty can be impose and it will de depend upon the category of that particular product.
If you have IE code with online format then you can download your Import export license by anytime to login username and password. But if you have a physical IUS code then you need to apply online IEC application with required documents to DGFT office.
IEC is a license which allows to do business in import and export so it doesn’t require to return any file.
If any individual or company wants to modify the details in IE license, then it can be done online with IEC application.To edit IEC you need to resubmit the application with required documents on DGFT department.
CA on Web offers IEC registration services in all over India which includes Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Surat, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune, Jaipur, Kanpur, Nagpur and other Indian cities.
CA on Web is a leading online service which helps company to get IE Code in India. We have 10 long years of experience in IEC registration. We have 30+ offices in India and more than 2000 customers.


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