IEC Registration

IEC code registration is a mandatory requirement for carrying out a business of import or export of goods or services. IEC code is a 10-digit number allotted by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). IEC certification helps the registration owner in building a brand, unlocking the global market, and new business opportunities.

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IEC [Import/Export Code]

Overview on IEC REGISTRATION

With the active upsurge in globalization now, the possibility of having a cross-border business is also increased. Furthermore, an IEC Registration also helps a person in unlocking the growth opportunities of the international industry. Every individual must grow his business globally by trading with the Import and Export business to get IEC registration.
Therefore, having an Import and Export Code (IEC) is one of the first and important requirements for growing and running a business globally. Furthermore, an IEC has several services annexed to it. One such advantage of an IEC Code is that it unlocks the international market and increases its growth.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPORT-EXPORT CODE CODE?

The advantages of IEC Registration is discussed below:

    • Extension of Business: With the help of IEC registration, an individual can quickly and smoothly expand its reach in the global market. Moreover, an IEC provides an opportunity for the business to export goods outside India and build a name for itself in the global market.
    • Availing Several Advantages: Based on IEC registration, companies can enjoy and avail advantages given by the EPC (Export Promotion Council), DGFT, and Customs.
    • No Need to File Return: There is no requirement to file a return in IEC. Therefore, after the IEC Code’s allocation, there is no obligation to abide by any procedure for proving its legitimacy. In case of any event relating to export transactions, DGFT does not require the filing of any return.
    • Hassel-Free Processing: The method of obtaining IEC registration of the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade) is genuinely easy and effortless. Moreover, the same can be acquired within 10-15 working days from presenting the application. Further, no data relating to export or import is needed after obtaining IEC Code.
    • Free for Lifetime: Once an individual has taken their IEC, they can enjoy its validity till eternity since it is free for a lifetime, and there is no necessary to apply for any renewal.
    • Government Authorise: Import Export Code (IEC) acts as a state identification which the Director-General of Foreign Trade issues. Hence, at the time of purchase clearance, one can show this license number to the customs authorities.

WHEN IS IEC REGISTRATION REQUIRED?

The circumstances which mandatorily require IEC Registration is noted below:

  • When a merchant wants to clear his shipments from the customs authorizations, the customs police must follow this Code.
  • Whenever an importer gives money abroad by way of banks, then the banks require this Code.
  • If an exporter requires to send his lots abroad, this Code is required by the customs port.
  • Whenever an exporter gets money in foreign currency directly into his bank account, this Code is needed for the bank.
  • For getting Food Licensing and APEDA Licensing, having IE Code is a must.
  • Whenever an exporter needs to avail of some export payment, this Code is required by the export promotion council.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR GETTING IEC REGISTRATION?

The following listed are the required documents for getting IEC Registration for Sole Proprietorship Firm:

    • A copy of the proprietor’s Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, UID
    • A hard copy of Rent Agreement or Lease Deed, if in case the business is rented.
    • A copy of the sale deed, if in case the business is self-owned
    • Digital photograph (3*3) of the proprietor
    • A copy of the proprietor’s PAN Card

The following listed are the required documents for getting IEC Registration for Partnership Firm:

    • Managing partner’s Digital photograph(3*3)
    • Partnership Deed’s Copy
    • Managing Partner’s PAN Card copy
    • A copy of the Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, UID of the MD (Managing Partner) signing the document.
    • The sale Agreement’s copy only if a business is self-owned
    • Rent Agreement or Lease Deed’s copy if a company is rented.
    • A Cancelled cheque is showing the account number and the blueprinted name of the applicant entity or Bank certificate according to ANF (Application Form for Issue) 2A.

 

Here is the list of documents for obtaining IEC Registration by a Limited Liability Partnership and Company:

    • Company’s Director or LLP’s Digital photograph(3*3)
    • Applicant’s PAN Card copy
    • A copy of the Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, UID of the MD (Managing Partner), or the director signing the document.
    • The sale Agreement’s copy only if a business is self-owned
    • Rent Agreement or Lease Deed’s copy if a company is rented.
    • A Cancelled cheque is showing the account number and the blueprinted name of the applicant entity or Bank certificate according to ANF (Application Form for Issue) 2A. 

Here is the list of documents for obtaining IEC Registration by a Trust and Registration:

    • Chief Executive or Managing Trustee the signatory applicant’s Digital photograph(3*3)
    • Society Registration Certificate
    • Trust Deed’s copy
    • A photocopy of Passport, Driving License, Voter ID, PAN card, UID of the Managing Trustee, or Chief Executive or the signatory applicant signing the document.
    • The sale Agreement’s copy only if a business is self-owned
    • Rent Agreement or Lease Deed’s copy if a company is rented.
    • A Cancelled cheque is showing the account number and the blueprinted name of the applicant entity or Bank certificate according to ANF (Application Form for Issue) 2A.

Here is the list of documents for obtaining by a HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) for getting IEC Registration:

    • Karta’s Digital photograph (3*3)
    • Karta’s PAN Card copy
    • A copy of the Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, UID of the Karta
    • The sale Agreement’s document only if a business is self-owned
    • Rent Agreement or Lease Deed’s copy if a company is rented.
    • A Cancelled cheque is showing the account number and the blueprinted name of the applicant entity or Bank certificate according to ANF (Application Form for Issue) 2A.

PROCEDURE FOR IEC REGISTRATION

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FAQs for IEC Registration

IEC is the composition for Import Export Code, and it is compulsory for an individual who needs to start an Import or Export business over the country. Moreover, an IEC code is published by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). IEC Code is a 10-digit code that has lifetime validity.

The following listed are the documents needed for obtaining IEC Registration:

    1. Copy of PAN Card.
    2. Passport/Voter ID/Aadhar Card of the individual.
    3. Canceled cheque of the Current Bank Account.
    4. Copy of the Rent Agreement.
    5. Copy of the Utility Bill in the form of the electricity bill for premises.

The steps to change the IEC Code are mentioned below:

    1. Enter the PAN card details and search button, and then the system will prompt for the following.
    2. Company's Name, File Number, Date of Incorporation, and File Date
    3. The Name and Date of Birth will be verified and cross-checked from the CBDT PAN web server, and the File number and date will be authenticated from the DGFT-IEC application.
    4. The system will then dispatch the tokens, and OTP (One Time Password) is generated. The Applicant is then required to enter the OTP and press the button to proceed.

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) number of a company will be used to obtain IEC. The IEC is issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Further, PAN is different and distinct as it is alphanumeric. In contrast, IEC has 10-digits in numeric form.

Yes, a single individual or person can apply for IEC (Import Export Code) only when he has registered as a sole proprietorship business and has a registered Tax number.

The process of checking the status of the IEC Code is explained below:

    1. Visit the official website dgft.gov.in.
    2. Now, click on Services and then opt for the icon IEC.
    3. Then click to view IEC status.
    4. Now, the Applicant is required to enter the details asked and then press the button to proceed.
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