IEC Code Online Registration



Import Export (IE) Code is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IE Codes when issued can be used by the entity throughout its existence and doesn’t require any renewal or filing. Therefore, it is recommended for most organizations to obtain IE Code, irrespective of if they need it at the moment.

IE Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code for the entity in 15 – 20 working days or less.


What Is Included In Our Package?

Drafting Documents

Application Filing

Application Processing

Completion of Registration

Documents Required for Import Export Code IEC

​Import Export Code Registration FAQs

Who must obtain Import Export Code Registration?
Any person who intends to import or export goods and services from or to India must obtain Import Export Code.(IEC Code)

Can Export / Import be made without IEC Code?
No. Import Export Code forms a primary document for recognition by Govt. of India as an Exporter / Importer.

Is PAN Number/ PAN Card essential?
Yes. PAN is mandatory.

What are the benefits of IEC Code?
On the basis of IEC, companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/imports from DGFT, Customs, various Export Promotion Councils(FIEO, EEPC) etc pertaining to India’s Foreign Trade Policy.

What is the time taken to acquire IEC Code?
After submission of all the requisite documents, it will be allotted by DGFT in 2-5 Working days.

Can 2 IEC Code be issued against one PAN?

Is Class2 or Class 3 Digital Signature mandatory for IEC Code application?
Yes. Since IEC Application is completely online and manual application is not allowed.

Can an Import Export Code details be modified?
Yes, an IEC Code can be modified anytime. However within 1 months’ time, the details can be modified without any additional government fees. Modifications can be in form of change in Office Address, Addition/Deletion of Partners/Directors etc. But after the given time is exhausted, a Government fee of RS 200/- is applicable to be able to modify any details in the IEC.

Is there any return filing Involved?
IE Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IEC Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain validity of the IE Code. IEC has lifetime validity. Even if import or export transactions occur from said IEC Code, there are no filings required to DGFT.


Application Preparation
eFilingIndia Tax Expert will prepare your IE Code Application in the prescribed format along with the necessary supporting documents and obtain your signature in the application.
Application Processing
Once the application is prepared, eFilingIndia will submit the IE Code Application to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade for further processing and allotment of IE Code.
IE Code Allotment
Once the application and the attached supporting documents are verified, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allot a IE Code for your business.

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