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Import Export Code

All you need to know

All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods are compulsorily required to register for Importer Exporter Code (IEC).

 

Import Export Code  (in  short  IEC)  is  a  ten  digit  number  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. The IEC is a 10-digit code with permanent validity issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

 

One doesn’t need to be a registered entity to apply for one; you can apply even as an individual.

 

EbizFiling.com is an eminent business platform and a progressive concept, which helps end-to-end incorporation, compliance, advisory and management consultancy services to clients in India and abroad. IEC Registration in India is easy, seamless, cheapest and quickest with EbizFiling.com! Apart from IEC Registration, EbizFiling.com also helps you with free Advisory, GST Registration, GST Return filing, TDS Returns filing, Trademark Registration and a host of other services easily. You may get in touch with us for free advisory on all the services.

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Key Features – IEC Registration in India

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Valid for Life

An IEC Code once issued is valid for life time and has no expiry. It does not need any renewal as well. It is valid nation wide and across all factories or branches of the organisation.

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 Import Export Code. It must be quoted in all relevant customs documents. Bankers would require you to have an IEC registration while receiving money from abroad from your customers.

No Return Filing

An IEC code once applied need no renewals. Further, there are no periodic returns to be filed in respect of an IE Code.

IEC For Individuals

IEC Application can be done for an Individual also. 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 an online process and there is no manual intervention.

Documents Required for IEC Registration

Quick Checklist

  • Photograph of applicant
  • Self-attested PAN Card of all directors/partners/proprietor
  • Residential Address Proof of all directors/partners/proprietor
  • Entity Pan Card (if any)
  • Cancelled Cheque

Procedure of applying IEC Registration

 

5 Easy Steps

1

Complete a Simple Form

2

Submit Documents

3

Verification of Documents

4

Application for IEC Registration

5

IE Code Allotted

Fill a Simple Checklist

A Compliance Manager will get in touch with you to obtain your documents along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with your documents for processing.

Application

Our expert team will verify documents and proceed with registration formalities. All throughout the process, your dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated on the progress of IEC Registration. We will apply IEC Registration online in Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A).

IEC Allotment

Once the application and the attached supporting documents are verified by the concerned Govt Officer, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allot a IE Code 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 http://dgft.gov.in 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 takes 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 Regional Office of RBI.
    ii. Copy of Report filed in Form FC-GPR, Part A for 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?

    IEC will be issued in digital format only. The applicant can take a print out of the digitally signed IEC, as and when required.

  • 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 a print out of the digitally signed IEC.

  • In Which Cities do you provide your services?

    Ebizfiling.com 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 best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Write us on info@ebizfiling.com or call us @+91 9643 203 209.

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