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Register your import export business under Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. IEC expert of Online Legal India™ will file with the DGFT office on your behalf.

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What is Import Export Code (IEC)?

An Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which 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 be 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.

When is IEC code required?

  • Custom authorities need it to clear shipments during imports.
  • The bank needs it to transfer the money when imports are made.
  • Similarly during export the shipments the IEC is required.
  • When exporter is supposed to receive money in foreign currency, IEC code is required to transfer the money to his account directly.


IEC Registration Fees
Aayaat Niryaat Form SubmitZero
Filing at DGFTZero
Professional FeesRs. 1499
Govt. Fees (Exclude)Rs. 500
Rs. 1499 Only

Document Required

Two Colour Photographs of Promoters/Individuals/ Company/ Director

Identity Proof (Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)

PAN Card of each Shareholders and directors

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.

Life Time Validity

IEC Registration is a permanent documentation which is valid for lifetime. You don’t have to go through any procedure of updating, filing and renewal of IEC as would be not needed.

No Return Filing Required for IEC

IEC Registration is a permanent documentation which is valid for lifetime. You don’t have to go through any procedure of updating, filing and renewal of IEC as would be not needed.

No Annual Maintenance

once you obtain the IEC Code, there will be any necessity of annual maintenance fee. It does not require any maintenance fee in any financial year for filing or renewal of the code.

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.




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