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Documents Required For IEC


Identity Proof such as Drivers License/Voters ID/Aadhaar CardBusiness Proof Presence like Incorporation Certificate
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Benefits of IEC Registration

Lifetime Validity

The IE Code is usually issued for the lifetime of an entity with no requirement for renewal. This allows uninterrupted import and export of products and services.

Easy Bank Transactions

Having an IE Code allows both importers and exporters easy access to bank transactions such as sending or receiving money from and to other countries.

Unlock International Presence

Having an IEC Code allows you access to register for the international marketplaces available online such as alibaba,, etc.

Cheap Registration

Registering for the IEC Code is fairly cheap given its benefits available lifetime.

Proper Monitoring

Registration of IEC Code allows the government a chance for monitoring the transportation of any prohibited/ illegal/restricted goods.

Hassle-Free Registration

The entire registration process for IEC Code is now available online making the process hassle-free with simple requirements.

About IEC Registration

IEC or Import Export Code is an important registration required by the persons or firms involved in import and export of good & services from India. The IE Code is generally introduced by the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade), Indian Government, and Ministry of Commerce and Industries. After being issued, the IE Codes can evidently be used by a firm throughout its presence which no requirement for filing or renewal. This is why, it is advised for all organizations to get the IE Code even if they do not need it right away.

  • Basic Package
  • 1999 __
  • Import Export Code Certificate
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  • Standard Package
  • 2999 __
  • Import Export Code Certificate + MSME + Letter of Undertaking
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  • Premium Package
  • 3999 __
  • Import Export Code Certificate + MSME + Letter of Undertaking + GST Registration
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is IE Code?

IE Code stands for Import Export Code. It is required for any person importing or exporting goods and services to or from India.

Why is IE Code required?

All importers must mention their IE Code while clearing customs when their goods arrive in India. All exporters must mention their IE Code while exporting their goods from India. Additionally, now RBI requests person importing or exporting services to also mention IE Code in foreign remittances in bank account. Therefore, IE Code is required for anyone involved in import or export in India.

Is there a tax levied based on IE Code?

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No. IE Code is not a tax registration. So no tax is levied based on IE Code during import or export of goods or services. However, customs duty maybe levied.

Who must obtain IE Code registration?

Any person who proposes to import or export goods and services from or to India must obtain IE Code.

Can individuals obtain IE Code?

Yes, individuals acting as Proprietors of a business can obtain IE Code Registration.

What are the documents required for IE Code registration?

To obtain IE Code registration, a copy of PAN Card, proof of address of business and constitution of the business [Partnership deed, Incorporation Certificate, etc.,] and a letter from the banker is required.

How long does it take to obtain IE Code registration?

IE Code Registration can be obtained from the DGFT in 10-15 working days after submission of all required documents and application.

What is the penalty for not having IE Code?

IE Code is not a mandatory registration, only importers and exporters of goods or services must have IE Code. Therefore, there is no penalty for not having IE Code; however, import / export will not be possible without an IE Code.

Do I have to file any returns for IE Code?

No. Returns need NOT be filed for IE Code.

How long is the IE Code valid for?

IE Code is valid for life-time of the entity and renewal is also not necessary.