Import Export Code Registration

Starts at Rs. 1999 (All-Inclusive Price)

An Import Export Code (IEC) is a ten-digit unique identification number. It is mandatory for any organization that intends to do or does a business of import-export. The IEC code is provided by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Commerce, and Government of India. It is applicable only when goods are imported or exported for business purposes. The provisions under the Foreign Trade (Regulation) Rules 1993, governs all functioning of import and export in India. Trade (Regulation) Rules 1993 contains all the eligibility conditions and legal provisions for the IEC Application. Also, DGFT has issued a circular for the new procedure of issuance of the importer-exporter code number.

DGFT’s main objective is to promote and regulate exports from India. Its regional offices are spread across India for the convenience of obtaining an IEC code from the nearest zonal or regional office. For your business expansion plans involving going beyond county borders and import/export, our experts will guide you with all the required formalities.

For IEC code registration we can help you with the best services at the best price.

If Your Business Plans Go Beyond the National Borders, Your IEC Code Matters

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Benefits of Import Export Code

The entire IEC registration can be done easily online without having to visit any offices for any of the procedures or documentation.
An IEC registration is a onetime process with no need to renew it as the validity of an import-export code exists until the entity exists.
An IEC code helps in business expansion and reaching out to a bigger market.
An IEC code registration means that you do not need to file any returns. No procedures are involved to endure it. Its validity continues once the code is allotted. Further, with regards to import or export transport, no filing of returns with DGFT is required.
IEC has huge benefits for exportation. The input credit of taxes that you have paid can be claimed by you while exporting goods.
The main proof of a firm as an importer/exporter in India is the presence of the IEC code number. Various benefits can be obtained on the imports/exports from DGFT, export promotion council, customs, etc. by submitting the IEC code as a proof of importer/exporter to the government authorities.

IEC Registration Process

Choose a Plan

Based on your requirements, you can choose any of our packages.

Documentation

We at MyEfilings will provide you the list of necessary documents for IEC registration. Once you submit the documents to us, our experts will verify the documents and revert to you.

Online application

After complying with all the requirements, we will draft and file your application online on the DGFT portal.

Online payment

For the IEC Registration, we will pay the required government fees and inform you about the status of the same.

IEC Certificate

Once your application gets approved, the authorities will send you the IEC Certificate on your registered email-id. You can then start your import/export business.

Documentation Needed For IEC Registration

Proprietorship Firm


  • Self-certified copy of the proprietor’s PAN card & Aadhaar card
  • Cancelled cheque bearing pre-printed name of the firm
  • Address proof of the business (any 1):
    a. Sales deed in case the premise is owned
    b. Rental/lease agreement and NOC in case the office is rented/leased
  • Or

  • Latest landline /electricity/mobile bill in the partners’ or firm’s name

LLP Firm


  • Self-certified copy of the partner’s PAN Card & Aadhaar card (Indian partner)
  • Self-certified copy of the partner’s passport & ID proof (Foreign partners)
  • Cancelled cheque of the pre-printed name of the entity of the current account/saving account of the LLP firm
  • Address proof of the applicant:
    a. Sales deed in case the business premises is self-owned

    Or

    Lease/rental agreement if the office is leased/rented

    Or

    Latest landline/electricity/ /mobile bill in the applicant entity’s name
    b. Copy of the PAN card of the LLP firm certified by the partners
    c. Any statutory document substantiating any other change sought in IEC

Partnership Firm


  • Self-certified copy of the partner’s PAN card & Aadhaar card
  • Self-certified copy of the partner’s PAN card & Aadhaar cardCancelled cheque bearing pre-printed name of the firm
  • Address proof of the Applicant (any 1):
    a. Sales deed in case the business premises is self -owned

    Or

    Rental/lease agreement and NOC if the office is rented/leased

    Or

    Latest landline /electricity/ /mobile bill in the partners’ or firm’s name
    b. Copy of the PAN card of the partnership firm duly attested by the partners
    c. Any statutory document validating any other change required in IEC

Private Limited Company

  • Copy of the PAN card of the Pvt. Ltd Co. (certified by the directors)
  • Cancelled cheque bearing the entity’s pre-printed name of the current account of the Pvt. Ltd.
  • Self-certified copy of the PAN cards of all the directors
  • Certificate of incorporation certified by the directors
  • Address proof of the applicant:
    a. Sales deed in case the business premises is self -owned

    Or

    Lease/rental agreement if the office is leased/rented

    Or

    Latest landline/electricity/ /mobile bill in the applicant entity’s name

Choose Your Plan

Basic

1999 All-Inclusive Price
  • IEC Registration
  • Excluding Govt. Fees

Standard

2999 All-Inclusive Price
  • IEC Registration
  • MSME Registration
  • Excluding Govt. fees

Premium

5999 All-Inclusive Price
  • IEC Registration
  • One DSC
  • MSME Registration
  • GST Registration
  • Excluding Govt. fees

FAQ'S

Yes, individuals who are proprietors of any business can also obtain an IEC code in their name. You don’t have to incorporate a business entity to obtain an IEC code.
No, you do not need a digital signature for an IEC.
No, DGFT issues only one IEC. In case more than one IEC is allotted, the same has to be surrendered to the regional office for cancellation.
An NRI must follow the usual application procedure. However, RBI’s/FIPB’s permission is required in some cases.
Yes, the customs department needs an IEC code to import or export goods at the border.
In your IEC number gets misplaced or lost you can place a request for a duplicate copy along with necessary affidavits to the issuing authority who may grant you the same.
If the allotted IEC code is no longer required, you can surrender it by informing the issuing authority. On being intimidated, the issuing authority will instantly cancel it and transmit it electronically to the customs authorities and the DGFT.