Import Export License: Apply for IEC Code 100% Easy Online Process & Transparent pricing

Import Export License is mandatory before you start import/export. This is a unique 10-digit number that will help you in establishing your identity in front of the Authorities. An IEC is necessary for import/export of goods. It is also, required if you are providing services outside India. will help you obtain your IEC without a hassle in 1 day..

Import Export License

  • Professional Fee ₹1499 + GST@18% (₹270) + Govt Fee (₹500)

Documents Required for Import Export License

Documents in Case of Proprietorship Firm

  • Pan card of Proprietor
  • Aadhar card of Proprietor
  • Photograph of Proprietor
  • Cancel Cheque of Proprietor or Firm
  • Proof of Business Address: Recent Month Electricity bill/ Rent Agreement/Property Tax Receipt/ Sales Deed/ Lease Deed 

In case of Partnership / LLP / Company

  • Partnership Deed/ MOA/ LLP Agreement
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Pan card of Company/ LLP/ Partnership firm
  • Cancel Cheque of Company/ LLP / Firm
  • Pan Card of Directors/ Partners/ Authorised Person
  • Aadhar Card of Directors/ Partners/ Authorised Person
  • Photograph of Directors/ Partners/ Authorised Person
  • Proof of Business Address Recent Month Electricity bill/ Rent Agreement/Property Tax Receipt/ Sales Deed/ Lease Deed 

1-2 Day Estimate to Issue Certificate

Import Export License

  • Above Fee Include our Professional Fee ₹1499 + GST@18% (₹270) + Govt Fee (₹500) registration, gst registration, trademark registration

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Import Export License

Import Export Code (IEC) is a ten digit number, comprising alphabets and numbers. IEC is a mandatory prerequisite to starting a business of Import or Export in India. The IEC code is a pan based registration, hence against one pan number the director general of foreign trade can issue only one IE Code. The IEC is a unique number through which a person is identified at all offices of Customs and DGFT across India. In general all the Imports and Exports can be done without any other authorisation, license or permission, However in the national interest or to regulate the trade or any specific commodity, the central government may restrict or prohibit the import or export of certain goods. In case you wish to import any item which is restricted, an application for license or permission to import can be made to the DGFT explaining the specific reasons for the export or import.

IEC Code

Benefits of Import Export License

  • The IEC registration helps traders open the doors to venture into the global market, including registration in online e-commerce operators
  • Businesses can avail government schemes like the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), the Service Export from India Scheme (SEIS), and others from customs and export promotion
  • No compliance requirements pos registration and hence maintaining the business is relatively simple
  • The process of obtaining IEC is not tedious and can be obtained with minimal, basic documents.

Import Export Code Registration Process

Step -1 Documentation

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.

Step - 2 Application Filing

Application for IE Code is filed online with DSC or through Adhar verification by furnishing information and uploading the mandatory self attested documents.

Step - 3 Issue of IE Code

The regional director of the DGFT scrutinises the application, which may call for further information or documents. Finally, the IE Code is allotted.

Import Export License Renewal & Compliance

  • As per the Recent DGFT Notification Number 58 dated 12th February 2021, any Import – Exporter Code (IEC) Holder is required to update their IEC electronically every year, during the period of April – June.
  • While Updation is mandatory, due consideration has been taken not increase any compliance burden.
  • Not Renewal/ updation will result in to deactivation of Import Export Code
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frequently asked questions

What is IE Code? What is Merchandise export from India (MIES) scheme?

IEC stands for Import Export code which is a 10 digit number issued by Director General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Government of India. It is a registration required for traders importing or exporting goods and services to or from India. Under the MEIS Scheme, numerous rewards and incentives are provided to exporters. Such incentives are given to exporters at a prescribed rate which varies from product to product.

Who requires an Importer Exporter Code ?

Any person/company dealing in international trade of export and import of goods and Services need to register for IE code.

Can Export /Import be made without having an Importer Exporter Code ?

No. IEC is a mandatory document for recognition by Govt. of India as Exporter / Importer of goods and services. However, if the value of goods is too low, the customs authorities may permit first export by imposing nominal charges which is highly unlikely to happen.

Can individuals obtain IE Code?

Anyone who is acting as sole proprietor of a business can obtain IE code Registration.

What are the documents required for IEC registration?

To obtain IE code registration, a copy of PAN Card, proof of address of business and constitution of the business [Partnership deed, Incorporation Certificate, etc.,] and a cancelled cheque of the current account is required.

How long does it take to obtain IE Code registration in India?

With Setupfiling IEC Registration can be obtained from the DGFT in 1-7working days after submission of all required documents and application form.

What is the penalty levied for not registering for IE code?

As trade is not possible without a valid IEC, the penalty levied may be the pay duty depending upon the quantum of the goods.

Can Export /Import of good and services be made without Importer Exporter Code ?

No. IEC is a mandatory document for recognition by Govt. of India as exporter/importer. However, if the value of goods is very low, the concerned customs officer may permit the first export (only one time) by imposing penal charges.

Does Custom department use IEC?

Yes, IEC number is reflected in all customs documents related to exports and imports.

How many IECs can a person get?

IEC is Pan Based Registration so A single business owner can get only one License.

Can any changes be made in IEC?

Yes. In order to make changes, you need to raise a request with the DGFT and produce the relevant documents to make the modifications. Some government fee may be charged for the same.

How to cancel IEC?

IE code can be cancelled by initiating a formal request to the DGFT online. On receipt of such intimation, the authorities will cancel it electronically.