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An Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for export from India or Import to India. No export or import shall be made by any person without obtaining an IEC. For services exports however, IEC shall not be necessary except when the service provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy. An individual or a business entity needs a 10 digit code to import or export products or services. This code is known as Import Export Code or IEC and it is issued by DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of India.

Import Export Code, which is commonly abbreviated as IEC is the first registration required for the business entities who are dealing in Importing or exporting of goods and services from India. IEC is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). It is a passport for import and export business.

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    Upload the required documents & information to our web portal.

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    Choose Package and Pay online with different payments modes available.

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    Our professional will prepare the application in prescribed format for IE Code.

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    Attach applicant’s digital signature & file online application before DGFT.

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    DGFT officials will verify & process the application within a week.

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    After successful verification provides Import Export Code certificate over the email.

When IEC is Required :-Import Export Code required in the business of export or import of goods and services in India.

Issuance Authority:- IE Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

Annual Renewal Required:– IE Code is no more one-time process. Import Export Code requires annual renewal.

No Returns filling:- IE Code neither requires any kind of returns filling nor any further procedural compliances.

Custom & Banks Requirement:- IE Code requires to quote with customs authorities/banks for importing & exporting goods and making or receiving payment to/from international vendors.

AD Code:– Authorized dealer code required for customs clearance while exporting goods outside India. It can be obtained from the bank.

1. Passport Size Photograph.

2. PAN Card.

3. Bank Account Details.

4. Pre Printed Cancel Cheque.

5. Certificate from Bank.

6. Address Proof.

The Import Export Code (IEC) license is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Exports or Imports from India. No business can make any import or export without an IEC Code Number granted by the DGFT.

In case of if you’re doing import or export of services or technology transfer, the IEC Code shall be required only when the service provider or technology provider is seeking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy or is dealing with specified services or technologies under Section 7 of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2010.




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Document Required

Two Colour Photographs of Promoters/Individuals/ Company/ Director

PAN Card of each Shareholders and directors

Identity Proof (Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)

Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity, Mobile, Telephone Bill)


Proof of Registered Office

Utility Bill as proof must be Latest

Advantages of IEC for Import Export Businesses

International Market Reach

Import Export Code helps you in order to take your business to the international market. Not only that, it will increase your revenue as well as growth.

Niryat Bandhu Scheme

The Niryat Bandhu scheme of DGFT Main Objective is to Help Entrepreneurs, Exporters, Importers, and students of this Subject to help learn and provide certification in Export & Import Management.

Reduces the Risk of Illegal Transportation

IEC helps you to get rid of any illegal transportation or fraudulent imports and exports. IEC registration is a centralized registration which helps the officials to supervise and manage the transaction in a better manner which is undertaken as a part of cross border business.

Easy Avail Benefit of Govt. Schemes

IEC Code offers great benefit for Import Export business. An IEC registered business entity would be qualified to avail benefits or subsidies declared by the Customs, Export Promotion Council and other several authorities. After filing Letter of Undertaking under GST, the exporters are not required to pay taxes to make exports. If the exports are made by payment of taxes, the exporter can claim refunds of the paid tax amount.

Other Benefits

Companies that register for the Import Export Code could make the most of several other benefits offered by customs, the Export Promotion Council, and the Director General of Foreign Trade.

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Fill the Form & Make the Payment

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Get a call from IEC expert

Upload All the Necessary Documents

Upload All the Necessary Documents

Dedicated IEC Expert will Apply for IEC License on Govt Portal

Dedicated IEC Expert will Apply for IEC License on Govt Portal

Congratulations! Your Import Export Code will be Sent to You

Congratulations! Your Import Export Code will be Sent to You

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

IEC (Import Export Code) is mandatory for anyone who is looking to start his/her import/export business in India. It is issued by the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade). IEC is a 10-digit code which has lifetime validity.

The application process for getting an IEC Code is very easy and convenient. Just follow the steps and complete the process of getting IEC Code:

  1. Fill the form & make the payment – Registration Form
  2. Get in touch with our IEC experts
  3. Complete all the documents related compliance requirements
  4. Get your IEC Code in just a single day


  1. Photograph of the applicant
  2. Copy PAN Card
  3. Bank certificate/cancelled cheque
  4. A copy of Aadhar/Voter ID
  5. Address proof of the office premise

All IEC holders are now legally required to update and validate their IEC Details, even if there are no changes, from April to June once every year through Online system, failing which their IEC shall be de-activated and no import or export activity will be possible.

No. Only 1 IEC is issued to a person/entity. So if more than 1 IEC code is issued, then the same should be surrendered to the Regional Office for cancellation.

IE Code is not a tax registration. However, certain customs duty may be levied depending on the product.

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