IEC (Import/Export Code)

IEC (Import/Export Code) is a unique 10-digit code required by businesses to engage in import and export activities in India.

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    In order to export from or import into India, a business must have an Importer Exporter Code (IEC), a vital business identity number. It is a special code that needs to be obtained in order to conduct any import or export activity, unless specifically exempted.

    Even while exports of services normally do not need an IEC, there are some exceptions when the service provider is looking to gain advantages under the Foreign Trade Policy. With the implementation of GST, the IEC issued is now identical to the firm's PAN, while the DGFT will continue to issue individual IECs in response to applications. The process for acquiring an IEC is thoroughly described in this page.

    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issues the ten-digit Import and Export Code, also referred to as the IEC number. Businesses who import into or export from India are required to have it. For the purpose of performing international trade activities, the IEC number acts as an identification code for import and export transactions.

    Businesses that conduct import and export operations must have an IEC registration certificate. In order to import goods into India, importers must confirm that the importing entity has both a GST registration and an IE code. The smooth completion of customs procedures depends on these conditions.

    FilingMan simplifies the process of obtaining your Import/Export Code (IEC), a crucial requirement for businesses engaging in international trade. Our expert team guides you through the application process, ensuring accurate documentation, timely submission, and compliance with regulatory procedures. With FilingMan's assistance, you can secure your IEC efficiently, enabling seamless import and export operations, and expanding your global business reach with confidence.

    Documents Required

    A copy of the person, business, or organization's PAN card

    A copy of the person's voter identification card, Aadhar card, or passport

    A replica of the cancelled check for the person, business, or firm's current bank account.

    A copy of the lease, rent, or electricity bill for the place of business

    A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the IEC certificate's registered mail delivery

    When IEC Is Necessary ?

    When an importer has to clear shipments from customs, the Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is required.

    When an importer uses the banking system to move money overseas, banks need the IEC.

    When an exporter has to dispatch shipments, customs ports demand the IEC.

    When an exporter receives money in a foreign currency immediately into their bank account, banks demand the IEC.

    How to apply for the IE Code

    Step 1:

    Open the 'IEC Profile Management' part of the 'Services' page on the official DGFT website.

    Step 2:

    Choose the 'Apply for IEC' option from the IEC profile management page.

    Step 3:

    Select "Register" and fill out the required information. Next, press the "Send OTP" button.

    Step 4:

    To continue with the application procedure, enter the received OTP and press the "Register" button.

    Step 5:

    After the OTP has been verified, you will be notified and given a temporary password. Utilise your username and the temporary password to access the DGFT website.

    Step 6:

    Go to the "Apply for IEC" area of the dashboard after logging in. If you have previously saved a draught application, select either the "Start Fresh Application" option or the "Proceed with Existing Application" button.

    Step 7:

    Fill out the application form (ANF 2A format) with the necessary data.

    Step 8:

    Review the application form after you've completed it and make any required changes before submitting it. Verify that all of the information is up to date and accurate.

    Step 9:

    Carefully read and accept the terms and conditions in the declaration section by checking the appropriate box.

    Step 10:

    After reading the application summary, click the Sign button to digitally sign the document using either an Aadhaar authentication code or a digital signature certificate.

    Note: The given information will be instantly checked against the CBDT database.

    Step 11:

    Verify the application and carry out the payment by according to the prescribed payment procedure.

    Step 12:

    You can view the receipt if the page is forwarded to the DGFT website following a successful payment. The receipt can also be downloaded for your records.

    IE Code Costs

    IE Code

    ₹ 1,499 / Only

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      Benefits of IE Code

      Growth of The Company

      IEC enables you to sell your services or products on the global market and reach a larger consumer base, which supports the growth of your business.

      Getting Various Advantages

      Due to their IEC registration, businesses are eligible for a number of benefits from agencies including the DGFT, Export Promotion Council, and Customs for their imports and exports.

      Exempt from filing returns

      For IEC, there is no need to file a return. The IEC does not require renewal or return filing in order to remain valid after being obtained. Furthermore, no returns must be sent to the DGFT for transactions involving exports.

      Simple to process

      It is a rather simple procedure to obtain an IEC code from the DGFT, and it typically takes 10 to 15 days from the time the application is submitted until the code is received. To receive an IEC code, there is no need to provide documentation of import or export.

      Why Choose FilingMan

      For IEC (Import Export Code) ?

      Choosing FilingMan for your Import/Export Code (IEC) needs ensures a seamless and expertly guided process. Our dedicated team possesses a deep understanding of the intricate requirements involved in obtaining an IEC, and we navigate the application process on your behalf, meticulously preparing and submitting the necessary documents.

      With FilingMan's assistance, you can save time, reduce administrative complexities, and ensure compliance with legal regulations, allowing you to focus on growing your international trade ventures. By entrusting FilingMan, you gain a reliable partner committed to simplifying the IEC application process, enabling you to harness new global opportunities with ease and efficiency.

      IEC FAQ'S

      What is FilingMan's expertise in handling IEC (Import/Export Code) applications?
      FilingMan boasts a proficient team with extensive knowledge of international trade regulations and IEC application procedures. Our experts ensure that your IEC application is accurately prepared, meticulously documented, and promptly submitted, guaranteeing a seamless and compliant process.
      How does FilingMan simplify the IEC application process?
      FilingMan streamlines the IEC application journey by handling all administrative intricacies on your behalf. Our experienced professionals guide you through every step, from gathering necessary documents to liaising with authorities, reducing your administrative burden and ensuring a hassle-free experience.
      What benefits does FilingMan offer beyond obtaining the IEC?
      Beyond securing your IEC, FilingMan's support extends to ensuring compliance with international trade laws, minimizing the risk of delays or rejections. Our personalized assistance empowers you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the complexities of global trade, enabling you to seize new opportunities confidently.
      How does FilingMan ensure accuracy and minimize application errors?
      FilingMan's attention to detail and understanding of IEC requirements guarantee accurate preparation and submission of your application. Our experts thoroughly review your documentation to prevent errors, ensuring that your IEC application is correctly processed the first time.
      Can FilingMan assist with unique IEC application scenarios or special cases?
      Absolutely, FilingMan's team is equipped to handle various IEC application scenarios, including specific industries or unique business situations. We offer personalized guidance and tailor our approach to address your specific needs, ensuring your IEC application aligns perfectly with your trade objectives.