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What Is Import Export License?

License for Import or Export is a permission from the central government to undertake any activity of import or export in goods which is restricted.

This license contains a ten digit number which is known as import export code.

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How to Apply for Import Export Code

To get your Import Export license, you have to follow these simple steps:

  1. The online IEC application in the form of Aayaat Niryaat form no. 2A is registered with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  2. All the needed documents including bank details and DSC have to be submitted.
  3. Next, the Import Export code will be given and the application will be processed ahead.
  4. Once the papers and application are checked by the officials, the import export license will be given as a soft copy to the entity.

Registration for IEC

Here is some crisp and authentic information on what you need to do for registration of IEC.

1. Registration for Importers

Currently, a startup spends a lot of time and energy to manage the various taxes and various points but after GST, only one unified tax rate will be applicable. This brings a major advantage to startup businesses by simplifying the process of tax payments.

2. Registration for Exporters

All exporters require IEC who want to export goods outside India. The IE code is also required by the bank while receiving money from the foreign country.

3. One time registration

IEC is a once in a lifetime requirement i:e; it does not need any renewal.

Registration Process

Select package: You have to start the process by selecting an appropriate package, and then you have to fill the required forms.

Obtain information and documents: You have to submit the required documents and information for further processes.

Drafting and preparation of application: They will now draft the documents and will prepare the application for the submission.

Filing of IEC code registration application with DGFT: Then they will file the application with DGFT via DSC and will pay the required fee for registration.

Government processing time: Finally, you will receive the IEC code in a soft copy from the government.

IEC Formation Packages

Presently we offer only one package:

  • Drafting documents
  • Filling Application online
  • IEC Certificate

Documents Required for Import Export Code

Here is the list of documents that one requires for registering IEC Code:

  • PAN Card
  • Copy of the entity’s government ID
  • Sale Deed/ Rent Agreement/ Latest Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill in name of the applicant
  • Canceled Cheque
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Personal or company’s current bank account statement
  • One Passport size photograph
  • Mobile No & Email ID
  • One Passport size photograph
  • Mobile No & Email ID

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some commonly asked questions about this topic.

What are the exemptions to the IEC requirement?

The exemptions are:

  • Import/ Export of goods services for personal consumption, or;
  • Import/ Export of goods through government ministries and departments

Can Import/ Export be made without IEC?

No, IEC is a primary document required for verification as an Importer or Exporter.

From where one can receive IEC form?

It can be downloaded from the download division of the DGFT website.


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