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Import Export Code Registration

All you need to know

All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods compulsorily require Import Export Code / IEC Registration.

What is Import Export Code?

Import Export Code  (in short IEC Code) is a ten digit number with permanent validity granted by Directorate General of Foreign Trade under Ministry  of Commerce and Industry, to any bonafide person/ company for carrying out import/export. Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code.

When will there be requirement of IE code?

At following instances the IE Code would be required:

  • When an importer has to clear his shipments from the customs then it’s needed by the customs authorities.
  • When an importer sends money abroad through banks then it’s needed by the bank.
  • When an exporter has to send his shipments then it’s needed by the customs port.
  • When an exporter receives money in foreign currency directly into his bank account then submission of IEC is required by the bank.

IEC registration

One doesn’t need to be a registered entity to apply for import export code; you can apply even as an individual. IEC Certificate is also known as Export License, Import License, IE Code, IEC code, EXIM License. All have the same meaning.


Important Note: As per the recent notification from the GDFT, One needs to renew / update the IEC License every year during April to June.


Suggested read: An Exporter can get GST Exemption by Filing LUT


Ebizfiling is a group of intellectuals. The entire team of Ebizfiling consists of Highly qualified CA, CS, Lawyers and business administrators. Ebizfiling would be a one stop destination for your Import Export code registration registration in Mumbai. We also provide services like Start up advisory, Secretarial compliance services, PAN / TAN application, DIN registration, GST registrationTrademark registration, GST / Income tax return filing and many more. You may get in touch with our compliance manager on 09643203209 or email at for free consultation and to know more about the services provided by us.

Import Export License Fees

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(All Inclusive)

  • Import Export Code



(All Inclusive)

  • Import Export Code
  • Digital Signature Class 3 Individual having 2 Years Validity



(All Inclusive)

  • Import Export Code
  • Digital Signature Class 3 Individual having 2 Years Validity
  • GST Registration

Benefits of IEC Registration in India

Points to make your decision easy

IEC is valid for lifetime

An online Import Export Certificate once issued is valid for lifetime and has no expiry date. However, it requires to be renewed / updated online every year. IE code is valid nationwide and across all factories or branches of the organization.

Required by Importers

All importers who wish to import goods in India need to have a valid IE Code. IE Code must be mentioned in all relevant customs documents. Bankers would require you to have valid IEC registration for making payments abroad.

Required by Exporters

All exporters who export goods out of India need to have a valid IE Code. It must be quoted in relevant customs documents. Bankers would require you to have an IEC registration while receiving money from abroad from your customers.

Global market reach

An Import Export registration unlocks the opportunities to reach in the Global / International Business Market.

IEC For Individuals

An individual may also apply for Import Export Code registration  There is no restriction on you to have a business registered.

Quick Processing

You need not submit any proof for import or exports for applying for IEC Code. IEC Application is online process.

Documents Required for IEC Registration

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How to get IEC Registration


5 easy steps


Complete a Simple Form


Submit Documents


Verification of Documents


Application for IEC Registration


IE Code Allotted

Fill a Simple Checklist

A Compliance Manager from team Ebizfiling will get in touch with you to obtain your documents along with a simple checklist for Import Export Code registration. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with all the required documents for processing.


After verifying the documents, we would proceed with IEC registration formalities. We will apply for the same online in Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A). All throughout the process, your dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated on the progress of the same

IEC Allotment

Once the application for IEC registration and the attached supporting documents for the Import Export Code are verified by the concerned Government Officer, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allow an Import Export Code registered for your business.


FAQs On IEC Registration

Get answers to all your queries

  • Who requires an IEC?

    Any bonafide person/ company starting a venture for International trade.

  • Where to obtain an IEC?

    Application for obtaining IEC Number in made online at DGFT website in the prescribed form ANF 2A.

  • Is PAN Number or PAN card essential or what are the alternatives?

    Yes, PAN is mandatory. Self-Certified Photocopy of PAN card of the Applicant has to be submitted along with the application.

  • How much time does it take to get an IEC?

    All applications will be processed and disposed within 5-6 working days of their receipt.

  • What is RBIs Automatic approval or Specific permission when there is Non-Resident Interest Foreign Investment in the firm for obtaining IEC?

    • Notification No. 20/2000/RBI dated. 3rd May 2000. Applicants are also required to furnish
    i. Copy of Money invested report filed before the Regional Office of RBI.
    ii. Copy of Report filed in Form FC-GPR, Part A for the issuance of shares to Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India.
    iii. If specific permission has been granted by RBI regarding Non-Resident Interest, then copy of that permission to be furnished with Application form ANF-2A.

  • Can a Public Limited Co. or Private Limited Co. or Partnership obtain different IECs for different concerns owned by it?

    No. However the name of each concern owned by such a company may be included in the IEC of the firm in whose name PAN exists, as a branch.

  • What are the documents required for issue of Duplicate IEC?

    Duly filled application form along with application fee of Rs.200/ and
    an affidavit on stamp paper of Rs.100/- duly notarized.

  • Can IEC be hand delivered or over the counter?

    No, IEC issued are not dispatched or delivered. IEC will be issued in digital format. The applicant has to take an IEC print out of the digitally signed IEC.

  • Which Cities do you provide your services? provides IEC Registration all across India. You can obtain IEC registration in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kanpur, Nagpur, Jaipur or any other cities easily with us.

  • Still, have confusion?

    Don’t worry!! Our expert will help you to choose a best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Write to us at or call us @+91 9643 203 209.


  • Client review, Ebizfiling

    Shruthi Kalla

    19 Apr 2022

    I did my import export certificate from Ebiz filling india private limited thank you so much anitha for reaching out to us before we need to pay the penalty.. And thank you ebiz for making my work done on time😊 would recommend to others.

  • Client review, Ebizfiling

    sajin sunny

    19 Apr 2022

    I have opted for Import Export Code and the services and prices offered by them are very mind blowing, and they very reluctant in getting the work on time, they have affordable prices and good staff made my job easier in getting my IE Code, Thanks EBiz for your service.

  • Client review, Ebizfiling

    Ashrith Akkana

    19 Apr 2022

    I took import export certificate from the ebizfiling. They have done the work on time.. Thank you for making my import export certificate in time 😊

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