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April 7, 2020

Online Process for registration of Import Export (IEC) Code From April 2020

by facelesscompliance in Compliance Law, Corporate Law

Online Process for registration of Import Export (IEC) Code in India

Import export code or IEC is a ten digit identification number that is issued by DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Department of Commerce, Government of India and possesses a lifetime validity. It is also known as Importer and exporter code.  IEC code helps a person make import and export of goods legally. It is required for the persons engaged in business of import and export of goods. Importer cannot import goods without having a valid IEC code and also the exporter cannot avail the export scheme benefit available from DGFT without having proper IEC code.

List of documents required for IEC code application:

The following are the documents required for IEC Code registration:

  1. PAN details
  2. Scanned copy of sale deed, rental/lease deed, electricity/phone bill/ Aadhaar Card copy for address verification
  3. Email id and mobile number for communication purpose.
  4. Scanned copy of Cancelled Cheque with Entity’s or Individual’s name pre-printed on it OR he should have Bankers Certificate in the prescribed format.
  5. Net Banking account or Debit/Credit card for Online payment of Government Fees of Rs. 500/-

The following is the procedure and steps for IEC code registration:

Step 1: Go to the DGFT Website http://dgft.gov.in/

Click on “Service” and select IEC tab and select Online IEC application

Step 2: Provide PAN number:

 After step 1 below screen will be show up which will ask the PAN of the applicant

Enter the PAN number and click on “Search”

Step 3: Details of PAN

In the next step the applicant has to fill the PAN details like Name as per PAN card and Date of birth as per PAN card

Note: The applicant must provide correct details as per PAN card else the application will not move forward until correct details are provided

After the details are been provided enter the captcha and click on “Submit” button

Step 4: Enter contact details:

The next screen will show confirmation of PAN number as below:

Click on “Next” button below screen will appear

Step 5: Provide and Verify Contact details

In the next step fill the contact details, enter captcha and Click on “Generate OTP”

In next you be asked the OTP sent on mobile and mail ID. Enter the OTP and click on “Submit” button

Step 7: Filling of IEC form and Submission

After the OTP has been submitted below form will appear which will the following details:

  1. Entity Details
  2. Branch Details
  3. Proprietor/Director/Partner details
  4. Upload documents
  5. Fee payment
  6. Verification
  7. Preview and Print application
  8. Submission of application
  1. Enter the Entity Details

The 1st step includes entering of entity details of the applicant it requires the following details:

  1. Applicant’s Entity Name
  2. Entity address, city, state, district and Pin code
  3. Nature of concern (whether proprietor, company or firm)
  4. Select one of the preferred activity which includes the following:
    1. Merchant exporter
    1. Manufacturer exporter
    1. Merchant cum manufacturer exporter
    1. Service provider
  • Manufacturer cum service provider
    • Merchant cum Manufacturer cum service provider
    • Others and specify the same in the given box
  • Enter bank details which includes the following:
    • Bank account number
    • Account holder number
    • Bank Name
    • Branch Name
    • IFSC code in uppercase
  • Enter CIN no in case of company
  • Enter name of applicant who is applying for the IEC code in case of company or firm the name of designated partner or director must be entered
  • Enter designation of the person making application like Proprietor, Partner, Director etc
  • Enter Mobile and Mail ID of the person making application
  • Enter PAN details of the person making the application
  • Enter date and place of submission and click on “UPDATE AND SAVE” button
  • Enter Branch details of the Entity:

After the Entity details are filled. Click on “Branch details Tab” for entering branch details of the entity which includes following:

  1. Address of Branch
    1. State, City District and Pincode
  • Enter details of Proprietor/Director/Partner:

After the branch details are filled. Click on “Director/Partner details Tab” for entering Proprietor/Director/Partner details of the entity which includes following:

  1. Name of the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  2. PAN of the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  3. Name as per PAN
  4. Date of Birth of the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  5. Address of the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  6. Mobile no the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  7. Aadhaar no of the Proprietor/Director/Partner
  • Upload documents

After the Proprietor/Director/Partner details are filled. Click on “Upload documents Tab” for uploading document proof of the entity which includes following:

  1. Address proof like sale deed or Rent agreement or lease deed or electricity bill or telephone bill or Mobile postpaid bill or Partnership deed, in case of proprietorship Aadhaar card/ passport or voter id is valid for address proof.
  2. Where the address proof is in the name of other person then NOC of such person required. Such No Objection certificate shall be submitted along with the address proof.
  3. Bank certificate in prescribed format or Cancelled Cheque of the entity

Please download the format of Bank certificate from below button


  • Size of the document should not be more than 5MB
  • Documents should be either in PDF or JPEG format
  • Payment of Fee:

In the next step click on “Fee Payment” tab here the applicant has to pay the prescribed fees which is Rs. 500 which needs to be paid online through net banking.

  • Verification of fees payment

After successfully completing the payment come back to the same Page. Choose “Verify Pay” and verify the payment which you have just made

  • Preview and Print application

After you have done all the above steps the applicant has to preview and print the application. You can print this application for your official purposes. Here all the details you have filled in will be displayed for checking. If you want to change any details you can go back and make the necessary changes.

  • Submission of IEC application :

This is the final step, in this the above-mentioned E-com number will be displayed along with the concerned DGFT Office which will be auto-selected and displayed accordingly. Click on proceed further. After this, a new page will open which will have a “Submit and Generate IEC Certificate”.

This is the final step in the process of IEC Application Procedure. After which your IEC certificate will be generated

If you are looking for Professional Help for IEC Certificate then drop email to info@facelesscompliance.com

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