IEC Registration (Import Export Code)

For Import Export of any goods or services in India shall have an IEC Registration Certificate

RS. 1999*/-

IEC Certificate in just 3 Working Days

Import Export Code Registration






What is Import Export Code?

  • The person or business house wants to expand his business outside India by importing or exporting of any goods or services permitted by the government of India.
  • He requires the prior approval of DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), RBI (Reserve Bank of India), Ministry of Commerce & Industries & Government of India by applying for (Import Export Code) IEC registration.
  • The IEC registration is mandatory for export or import of any goods or services in India without that business not able to do any international transaction.
  • The IEC registration (Import Export Code) number consists of the 10 digit number with lifetime validity and the business house or person is not required to renew this IEC license.
  • This IEC (Import Export Code) also called by the various names such as Importer export license, Import export registration, IEC license, Importer Exporter code, Import Export number etc.
  • The Person can register IEC code on his company name or firm name or self-name and this valid for all the branches or factories or division or units of the register business or person.
  • The Department takes 3-12 working days to issue IEC Registration code after making application along with requisite documents.

IEC Registration Package

Expert Consultation

IEC Application Drafting

IEC Application Filing

Department Follow Up

IEC Registration Certificate

Procedure of IEC Registration

Documents Required For IEC Registration

Documents For Individual/Proprietorship Firm

 

Photo

The photo of the business owner in digital format & it’s dimension size not exceed 3*3

Identity Proof

The Identity proof includes Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card.

Address Proof

The address proof includes Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement.

Mobile Number

The person requires to have a mobile no. which used for OTP verification while filing IEC Registration application.

Business

Details

The applicant provides us with the Business Details including bye-laws or rules or regulation, activity, products, services etc.

Ownership

Proof

The business registration proof includes MSME certificate or Udyog Aadhar or SSI registration or Proprietorship firm registration.

Email

The email address of business mandatory because all the communication by the IEC department made through the email address.

Registered office

· Owned:- Sale deed or Consent letter.

· Rented:- Rent or lease agreement.

PAN Card

The PAN card is compulsorily for making IEC registration application.

Bank Certificate

The Bank Certificate in the prescribed form of the Individual or Proprietorship firm or Cancelled cheque.

Documents For Company

Director

Photo

The photo of the authorised Director or Members in digital format & it’s dimension size not exceed 3*3

Identity Proof

The Identity proof includes Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card of Director who signing the IEC application.

Address Proof

The address proof includes Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement of authorised Director/Managing Director.

Mobile Number

The authorised Director requires to have a mobile no. which used for OTP verification while filing IEC  Registration application.

Business

Details

The applicant provides us with the Business Details including MOA (Memorandum of association), AOA (Articles of Association), Products, Services etc.

Ownership

Proof

The CIN (Certificate of Incorporation) of the Private company or Public Company or Section 8 Company or any other types of companies.

Email

The email address of company mandatory because all the communication by the IEC department made through the email address.

Registered office

· Owned:- Sale deed or Consent letter.

· Rented:- Rent or lease agreement.

PAN Card

The PAN card of the company is compulsorily for making IEC registration application.

Bank Certificate

The Bank Certificate of the Company in a prescribed form or Cancelled cheque.

DOCUMENTS FOR PARTNERSHIP FIRM / LLP

Director

Photo

The photo of the authorised Partner or Designated partner in digital format & it’s dimension size not exceed 3*3

Identity Proof

The Identity proof includes Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card of authorised Partner or Designated partner who signing the IEC Registration application.

Address Proof

The address proof includes Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement of authorised Partner or Designated partner.

Mobile Number

The authorised Partner or Designated partner requires to have a mobile no. which used for OTP verification while filing IEC application.

Business

Details

The applicant provides us with the Business Details including Partnership deed or LLP agreement, Products, Services etc.

Ownership

Proof

The Partnership or LLP registration number of the Partnership firm or LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

Email

The email address of firm mandatory because all the communication by the IEC department made through the email address.

Registered office

· Owned:- Sale deed or Consent letter.

· Rented:- Rent or lease agreement.

PAN Card

The PAN card of the firm is compulsorily for making IEC registration application.

Bank Certificate

The Bank Certificate of Partnership firm or LLP in a prescribed form or Cancelled cheque.

DOCUMENTS FOR TRUST / SOCIETY

 

Members

Photo

The photo of the authorised Trustee or Member in digital format & it’s dimension size not exceed 3*3

Identity Proof

The Identity proof includes Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card of authorised Trustee or Member who signing the IEC Registration application.

Address Proof

The address proof includes Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement of authorised Trustee or Member.

Mobile Number

The authorised Trustee or Member requires to have a mobile no. which used for OTP verification while filing IEC application.

Business

Details

The applicant provides us with the Business Details including Trust deed or Society Bye-laws, Products, Services etc.

Ownership

Proof

The Trust or Society registration certificate of the registered Trust or Society.

Email

The email address of Trust or Society mandatory because all the communication by the IEC department made through the email address.

Registered office

· Owned:- Sale deed or Consent letter.

· Rented:- Rent or lease agreement.

PAN Card

The PAN card of the Trust or Society is compulsorily for making IEC registration application.

Bank Certificate

The Trust or Society provides the Bank Certificate as per prescribed form or Cancelled cheque.

DOCUMENTS FOR HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)

Karta

Photo

The photo of the Karta in digital format & it’s dimension size not exceed 3*3

Identity Proof

The Identity proof includes Driving License or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhar Card of Karta who signing the IEC Registration application.

Address Proof

The address proof includes Mobile Bill or Electricity bill or Bank Statement of Karta.

Mobile Number

The Karta requires to have a mobile no. which used for OTP verification while filing IEC application.

Business

Details

The HUF provides us with the Business Details including Bye-laws, Products, Services etc.

Ownership

Proof

The HUF registration certificate of the registered HUF.

Email

The email address of HUF mandatory because all the communication by the IEC  Registration department made through the email address.

Registered office

· Owned:- Sale deed or Consent letter.

· Rented:- Rent or lease agreement.

PAN Card

The PAN card of the HUF  is compulsorily for making IEC registration application.

Bank Certificate

The Karta provides the Bank Certificate as per prescribed form or Cancelled cheque of HUF Bank account.

Process For Import Export Code Registration

1. COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS

  1. We send you a checklist of Documents needed for filing IEC Registration application filing;
  2. All documents are signed & attested by the applicant;
  3. An applicant can mail us all documents or upload on Estellaconsultancy portal;
  4. Photograph of applicant sends us in JPEG format and Documents in PDF format.

2. AUTHORISATION LETTER

  1. The authorisation letter is permission by the applicant to our expert for filing IEC Registration application;
  2. The permission letter format provided by us;
  3. Board resolution required in case of company & partners or members consents in case of Firm or Society or Trust.

3. APPLICATION DRAFTING

  1. We prepare the IEC Registration application and it contains the details of the applicant, Business, Bank, Bank certificate, Ownership, Company or Trust or HUF or Society or Individual etc.
  2. IEC Application prepare in the format of Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A;
  3. Here we attached the attested documents of the applicant after verifying all details.

4. FILING OF APPLICATION

  1. The applicant has two option to file the IEC Registration application through online mode or offline mode by visiting the designated Regional authority;
  2. In case of offline mode no communication given by the department, we need to check oneself the process of application.
  3. In case of Online submission of the application then department does all the communication on your registered email address.
  4. Filing of online IEC Registration application requires to attach DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) of the applicant or authorised person in case of the company etc.

5. IEC FEE PAYMENT

  1. We need to pay prescribed government fee after applying to relevant RA (Regional Authority) otherwise application stand to be incomplete and no further processing by the IEC Registration department.

6. RA PROCESSING

  1. The RA (Regional Authority) examine the IEC Registration application and documents attached along with;
  2. In case of any discrepancy or doubt or correction, RA Communicate with us through the registered mail and we need to provide supportive documents or relevant information to RA within 15 days of such communication.
  3. In case no response from the applicant within the prescribed time then RA has the right to reject an application by giving a proper reason in writing.

7. INSURANCE OF IEC REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

  1. The RA issued the IEC registration code after satisfaction from the relevant application.
  2. The IEC Registration certificate includes the applicant name, Business, Pan no., Date of approval, Lifetime Validity, Common seal of RA, applicant Photo, Registered address, Place of issuance etc.
  3. IEC certificate consists of 10 digit IEC Code with the combination applicant Pan number.

Exemption From IEC Registration

All the business or person involves in the business of import or export of any goods or services are required to have IEC Registration certificate but the government of India provides an exemption to the following certain categories of the person from IEC certificate are:-

Import

Defence Purpose

  • Any Defence equipment Import by any agency or organisation which is controlled and owned by the Central Government of India.

India & London Supply Mission

Any import by the following person under the Indian supply mission or London & India supply mission are:-

  • Central Government;
  • State Government;
  • Statutory Organisation (Law passed in Parliament);
  • Public Body;
  • Government company;
  • Government organisation;
  • Government Joint Stock Company &
  • Any Agency of the above person under the Supply Ministry.

Order By Directorate General Supplies and Disposals

The import order is taken placed by the Directorate General Supplies and Disposals of Delhi and the following person involved in the import are:-

  • Central Government;
  • State Government;
  • Statutory Organisation (Law passed in Parliament);
  • Public Body;
  • Government company;
  • Government organisation &
  • Government Joint Stock Company.

Import for Re-Export

  • Any Import of Goods or services by any person from any country outside India and then he re-export the same Imported Goods or services to any country except Nepal & Bhutan from the port.
  • Any Import of Goods or services by the person and liable for re-export but the Goods or services are distributed among the following persons who are exempted by the government of India for payment of duty are:-
  1. Diplomatic person;
  2. Consular officers;
  3. UN Officials &
  4. UN specialised agency.

Sale on Duty-free Shop

  • Import of any goods or services which are sale on the government-approved duty-free shops to any Incoming or outgoing passenger for the payment made in free foreign exchange.

Export Transit via India

  • Any goods or services from other country transit via Indian port to any country outside India except Nepal & Bhutan and those goods or services is under the custody of Custom officer of India from the time arrival to export.

Duty Exempt Import

  • Any Import of Exempt or Duty refund Goods or services from Afghanistan through Air or from any country outside India except Nepal & Bhutan.
  • The Goods or services is imported by the following person are:-
  1. By Government;
  2. Any person on behalf of Government;
  3. Any country who share a border with India.

Items Permissible In Baggage Rules

  • The import of any baggage or items allowed or permitted in the Baggage Rules except in the following case are:-
  1. More than 500 tablets of Quinine or
  2. 1/3 of pound Quinine powder or
  3. 100 bottles of Quinine.
  • Any High-value articles imported by a tourist and that articles are re-exported at the time of leaving India by the tourist.
  • Any Import gold ornaments excluding ornaments engrave with precious stones etc are allowed to import in India by the Indian origin person having a valid passport subject to the following conditions are:-
  1. A person stay outside India for more than 6 months;
  2. The Gold allowed for import is 5 Kg per person;
  3. Payment of Import Duty on gold in Indian currency &
  4. Government allow to sale imported gold in the market without any conditions.

Personal Use Articles

Any person or organisation or hospital import any goods not exceeding the Rs. 2500 value for his personal use is allowed without IEC registration except in the following cases are:-

  • More than 1 pound Vegetable seeds;
  • Bees or Insects;
  • Tea or coffee;
  • Novels, Literature, Books, Study material, Journal;
  • Import of Goods prohibited by government policy;
  • Alcoholic drinks;
  • Firearms & ammunitions
  • Electronic items for customers.

Import from Exempted Country

Import of any goods or services from the country which exempted by the custom act, 1962 for the payment of Customs Duty.


Import of Exported parts for Repair

Any Import of Exported parts or goods manufactured by the Indian organisation and he shall re-export imported goods from India after repair or maintenance or service and subject to the following conditions are:-

  • The Goods or part Import by the person who exported earlier &
  • In the case of goods taxable in this act, The custom authority executes a bond with the importer that he will re-export the imported goods within 6 months after repair.

Exempted Organisations

  • Any import of goods or services by the United Nation organisation officials or authorised agencies exempted from the payment of customs duty as per United Nations ( Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947.
  • Any Duty-free import of foods or edible products which are supplied as free gifts by the authorised agencies approved by the united nations.
  • Any Duty-free import of goods or services by the Ford Foundation who has executed an agreement with the government of India.

Temporary Imported

Any temporary import of Goods for any representation, use, fairs, events, performance, programme, shows etc subject to the following conditions are:-

  • Imported goods will be exported within 6 months or time allowed by government &
  • No Imported goods are banned by the Government of India.

License of His Majesty’s

  • A bond in prescribed executed with Custom officers and Importer license holder (Issued by His Majesty’s Govt. of Nepal) in prescribed form and Bond is a type of surety or guarantee to pay duty or penalty to Indian custom officers in case goods are not allowed to enter in the Nepal territory.

Re-Export to Indian Embassies in Foreign

Any Import of Exported parts or goods manufactured by the Indian organisation or Central Government or State government and The Imported goods will re-export from India after repair or maintenance or service to Indian Embassies situated in the foreign countries.


Food Grains Import by FCI

Any import of food grains by the FCI (Food Corporation of India) which is approved by the central government at the time custom clearance.


Import from Border Sharing Countries

  • Any person Import goods from the following countries who share their border with India are:-
  1. Nepal;
  2. Bhutan;
  3. Myanmar &
  4. China
  • The Import value of goods per consignment or order shall not exceed the below-mentioned limits are:-

Country

CIF Threshold Limit

Nepal

Rs. 25,000/-

Bhutan

Rs. 25,000/-

Myanmar

Rs. 25,000/-

China through Gunji & Namgaya Shipkila route

Rs. 1,00,000/-

China through Nathula

Rs. 2,00,000/-

Export

Authorised Export

  • Any export of goods by the following persons are:-
  1. Central Government or
  2. Any person under the authorisation of the Central Government or
  3. Undertaking owned or controlled by Central Government.
  • Any export of goods (Excluding Food Items) used for developing the Shops or facilities for any outgoing Ship or vehicles.

Permissible Baggage

Any export of goods for developing personal baggage of any person (Including Member or passenger of ship or vehicles) in the bona fide manner who are going outside the Indian territory subject to some condition that the personal baggage does not include any live or dead or any part of wildlife animal.


Export Transit via India

  • Any goods Imported from other country transit via Indian port to any country outside India except Nepal & Bhutan and A bond is executed for re-export of Imported goods.
  • Any goods from other country transit via Indian port to any country outside India except Nepal & Bhutan and those goods or services is under the custody of Custom officer of India from the time arrival to export.

Other Exports

  • Any type of goods exported through land or air or water under the terms provided by postal authorities through postal notice.
  • Any goods imported by the person who doesn’t have IEC license then such goods are exported back to the supplier.

Export Under Free Trade Agreement

  • Any export of goods (Except Textile products) by the Free Trade zones or Export processing units or 100% EOU (Export Oriented Units) which are approved to manufacture in India under the following agreement are:-
  1. Bilateral Agreement;
  2. Annual Trade Protocol (Covered Rupee payment Countries) &
  3. Payment made to export countries in Indian Rupees.

Export of Lubricating Oil

  • Any lubricating additives, Lube, crude oils and petroleum products samples used for manufacture Lube Additives or chemical by the following Units in India to export Lubrizol’s Laboratories in the USA and UK for testing are:-
  1. Lubrizol’s India Limited;
  2. HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) &
  3. BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited).

Export of Blood Group

Any export of Blood groups or samples for the scientific research or Life-saving purpose or human grounds in the various laboratories situated outside India and certificate issued by Director of  National Blood Group Reference Laboratory.


Export to Border Sharing Countries

  • Any person export goods to the following countries who share their border with India are:-
  1. Nepal;
  2. Bhutan;
  3. Myanmar &
  4. China
  • The Export value of goods per consignment or order shall not exceed the below-mentioned limits are:-

Country

CIF Threshold Limit

Nepal

Rs. 25,000/-

Bhutan

Rs. 25,000/-

Myanmar

Rs. 25,000/-

China through Gunji & Namgaya Shipkila route

Rs. 1,00,000/-

China through Nathula

Rs. 2,00,000/-

Benefits of IEC Registration

Export Subsidies

The government of India give a boost to the business or person who involves in the export of Goods or Services by providing various subsidiaries for setup export units & ease in getting loans from the bank. The subsidies help the business to reduce his cost of manufacturing and become a partner in Developing the nation.


No Return Filing

The person or business holds the IEC license is not required to filing any monthly or quarterly or yearly return for continuing of License validity. The IEC code reduces the compliance bundle on the business.


Duty-Free Export

All the export of goods or services from India is totally duty-free except provided by the custom act and government not charge any types of fees or commission. Export help the government to reduce his fiscal deficit and boost the Indian economy. The import of goods is chargeable to import duty prescribed by the government.


Lifetime Validity

Once the RA (Regional Authority) issued the IEC Registration certificate to the person (who applied) through the email communication and the person is not required to renew the IEC license in the future due to the lifetime validity.


Government Support

The government of India helps in case of any loss occur to the exporter by providing financial assistance or help in remit upto 80% of CIF value of goods. The government also helps in filing case against the party who default in the whole transaction and coordinate with the importing country official to take strict legal action.


Legal Transaction

Any person or Business not able to do any international transaction of Import or Export of goods or services in/from India and such transaction is treated as illegal and he is liable to pay fine or penalty prescribed by the government.


Business Expansion

The person or business house wants to expand his business outside India by importing or exporting of any goods or services permitted by the government of India. This lead to the expansion of business, Profit, Revenue and able to explore the international market.


Online Process

The process of IEC registration is 100% online by filling the prescribed application to RA (Regional Authority) and do communication with RA through email. The person doesn’t need to visit any department for approval or documents submission. It’s the part of Digital India Initiative.

Advantages of IEC Registration

FAQ

RELATED TO IEC REGISTRATION

The IEC code registration is required when the person involved in the business of Import or export of goods or services. The IEC code is consist of 10 digit number which is the combination of applicant PAN number. The IEC certificate has lifetime validity and the applicant is not required to file any renew the application.

The applicant or person or business takes the help of Estellaconsultancy experts to file the IEC application on your behalf.

The cost of IEC code registration to the applicant is only Rs. 2499/- inclusive of all government charges and if any amendment requires then we charge only Rs. 1999/-.

The applicant need to follow the following steps are:-

Step 1:- Provide documents to Estellaconsultancy as the checklist provided by us.

Step 2:- Preparation of IEC code application in form 2A format

Step 3:- Apply for IEC code registration through Online or Offline Mode to RA (Regional Authority);

Step 4:- The RA (Regional Authority) intimate you after the registration of the IEC code and this process takes around 5-15 working days.

Note:-

It’s advisable to you kindly consult the lawyer or expert or professional before applying for IEC code registration because the IEC application shall include various Important clause or provision which is not understandable by a normal person.

The following documents required for IEC code registration are:-

  • Photograph of the applicant;
  • Authorisation Letter;
  • Bye-Laws or MOA or AOA or Agreement;
  • Identity proof of applicant;
  • Address proof of applicant;
  • Bank certificate or Cancelled cheque;
  • Active Mobile number and Email address;
  • Registered office proof (Sale deed or rent agreement);
  • Ownership proof (CIN Certificate or MSME Registration or SSI registration etc);
  • PAN card of the applicant.

No, The person or business is not allowed to take or use more than 1 IEC certificate. The IEC code linked with PAN number so, he not able to get a new IEC certificate.

Yes, The applicant requires to log in his account on DGFT government portal and download the duplicate certificate without any government fees. In case of offline registration applicant visit RA (Regional Authority) with an affidavit and RA issue the duplicate certificate by charging minimal government charges.

Yes, The person applies directly to the IEC issuing authority for cancellation or surrender of License. The authority immediately cancels the IEC code and intimate the custom department or relevant officer.

Any person including Individual, Proprietorship firm, Company, Trust, Society, HUF etc. can apply for IEC code through online or offline process.

The RA (Regional Authority) take around 3-12 working days to issue IEC certificate after filing the IEC application along with the government fees.

Estellaconsultancy sends you the IEC certificate through the mail and a hard copy through courier.

No, The IEC code is same as PAN number of the applicant but he shall require to register with RA (Regional Authority) for any export or Import of Goods or Services.

No, The government don’t charge any type of tax or fees from the registered IEC code holder but the government fee is payable at the of IEC registration application filing.

The RA (Regional Authority) communicate with you via email and applicant require to submit required documents or information within 15 days. The RA takes approximately 3-12 working days to issue the IEC certificate.

The applicant requires to submit an online application for any changes with supportive documents along with IEC code modification or change fee prescribed by the Custom act.

No, The person or entity not required to file any monthly or quarterly or yearly return after IEC code registration.

The government of India and Custom Act provides the list of following person who doesn’t require IEC registration for Import or export are:-

Any export or import by the person for personal use or purpose;

Any government authorities or central government or ministries;

Any export or Import from Nepal, Bhutan & Myanmar not exceeding the CIF value of Rs. 25000/-

Any export or Import from china not exceeding the CIF value of Rs, 100000/-

We provide Online IEC code registration services in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhiwadi, Ajmer, Jhansi, Bhopal, Indore, Kerala, Pune and all the major cities in India.

The Estellaconsultany provide the IEC code registration services in the whole of India for more than 8 years. The Experts who file your application is either Company Secretary or Chartered Accountant or Lawyer. We took a maximum of 2 working days to file your application and provide real-time updates with transparency.

Yes, NRI (Non-Resident India) is also applied for the IEC code and he needs to follow all the guidelines issued by the registering department.

No, Applicant doesn’t need to revalidate his IEC code details with the department unless any changes in PAN number

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