Import Export Code Online or IEC Code required in the business of export or import of goods and services. Allindiafiling offers you to obtain IEC Code from Rs. 1999/- within 7 working days while you sitting at your place.




Basic Package

Rs. 1999


Standard Package

Rs. 2499

import export codE online or iec code

Import Export Code Oniline or IEC Code registration is mandatory for a person for exporting goods from India or importing goods to India. IEC Code is a 10 digit code which is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India  within 3 to 7 business days.

IEC code has lifetime validity and no need to file any return. Therefore, it is suggested to most organizations to obtain IE Code, even if they don;t need it at the moment.  

Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code. IE Code is Also known as IEC Certificate, Import Export Number, Export License, Import Export License, Importer Exporter Code, Import License, Export Number Etc. 

Importers need to specify the IE Code must while clearing customs. Likewise, banks require the importers Import Export Code while sending funds outside India. For exporters, the Code must be mentioned while sending shipments. And banks require the exporters IEC Code while receiving funds from outside India.

Import Export Code online Registration can be done through in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai & all other Indian cities.

Latest Update on IEC Code – Public Notice No. 27/2015-20 Dated 08th August 2018

Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/e-IEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated & an applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, a requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC appl. is done away. For Applying IEC Code .

Key Point of IEC Code Procedure Updation:-

  1.  First PAN Number, Name and Date of Birth will be verified form CBDT Data then it will direct to DGFT- IEC application enabling you to file for fresh IEC application.
  2. In case of fresh IEC application you have to attach the following two documents
    (1) Address Proof like sale deed, Rent Agreement, lease deep, electricity bill, telephone landline bill, mobile postpaid bill etc
    (2) Banker Certificate/Cancelled cheque. (Please Note: Attachment of PAN and photograph is not required in case of fresh /modification of IEC
  3. Now IEC Code application can be submitted without Digital Signature. System by default will display “Without Digital Signature” option press Submit button, Click proceed button and the system will display the message “Your Application is successfully Submitted”
  4. Now IEC code will be generate by system automaticlly immediately if all details are complete in all respect. Click on Generate IEC Certificate Button to automatically print your IEC Certificate.

Import Export Code Online Frequently Asked Question

IEC number is a unique identity given to every importer and exporter. The number is issued by DGFT. IEC is a 10 digit unique number, you need to make any import or export.

With recent changes, now you can get your IE Code within 3 working days. Your Permanent Account Number (PAN) will be your IE Code. However you need to apply to DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade) to get registered and validate your IE Code.

Importer and Exporter both require IEC Certificate.

  1. Importer

i) When an importer has to clear his shipments from the customs then it’s needed by the customs authorities.
ii) When an importer sends money abroad through banks then it’s needed by the bank.

2. Exporter
i) When an exporter has to send his shipments then its needed by the customs port.
ii) When an exporter receives money in foreign currency directly into his bank account then its required by the bank.

People importing any goods for personal use, do not need IE Code. For business it is mandatory.

Normally you should get your IE Code within 3 working days of application made.

Once you have provided your documents and information to us, we will apply for IEC on same day. From the day of application, you should get your IEC within 3 working days.

Government charge Rs. 500 for IEC Application.

We will charge Rs. 1499/-  for our professional work. Total cost for you will be Rs. 1999/- (all inclusive with government fee).

If you have a Digital Signature (DSC) well and good, if not then we can make one for your and that will cost extra Rs. 5,00/-

We provide services in all cities of India. You can contact us for IEC across India. We have so far successfully registered clients from major cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jaipur, New Delhi.

Lifetime Validity- No Renewal
The best thing about Import Export code (IEC) is that it has lifetime validity for the entity. Therefore is an IE code is issued to any business there is no need for renewal. They can use IEC code for doing import and export transaction without any difficult.

No Return Filing
IEC code needs no filing of any return for any business; after you are allotted an IEC code to your business then it has lifetime validity. In any types of import export transaction happen there will be no return filing needed to DGFT.

Yes you can obtain
Even individuals who are proprietors can obtain the code in their name.It is not necessary to setup a business for the same.

Category of PersonDocuments Required
1.      Proprietorship Firm

PAN of Firm or Proprietor,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

2.      Partnership Firm

PAN of Firm or Partner,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

3.      Hindu Undivided Family

PAN of HUF or Karta,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

4. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)


Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

5.  Company

PAN of company,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

6. Registered  Trust or Society

PAN of Entity or Applicant,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

7. Any other Entity

PAN of Entity,

Passport size photograph of Applicant,

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

In Shorts, major documents required for IEC application are

  1. PAN Card,
  2. Photo,
  3. Pre-Printed Cancelled cheque or  Bank certificate (If Cheque not available),
  4. Address Detail of Business (GST Certificate or Copy of Electricty Bill or Copy of Sale Invoice,
  5. ID proof of Owner (Adhar Card),
  6. Mobile Number and Email ID (You will receive OTP on your mobile and email, multiple times and we will call you for OTP. )
Category of PersonDigital Signature Required
1.      Proprietorship FirmIndividual Proprietor
2.      Partnership FirmAuthorized Partner
3.      Hindu Undivided FamilyKarta
4. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)Authorized Designated partner
5.  CompanyAuthorized Director
6. Registered  Trust or SocietyAuthorized Member or Trust
7. Any other EntityAuthorized person DSC shall be required

The import export license (IEC) is issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The firm / company require obtaining the import export license (IEC) from their local Foreign Trade office which is called the regional/local authorities. The following are the list of regional authorities (local authorities) of foreign trade offices in India. For Detail Please find the attachment



After the GST regime, For new applicants, the application shall be sent to DGFT department and the department shall issue the code number as your PAN number only

No. You can’t file your application manually.
The manual mode of applications for fresh IEC Code issuance or IEC modification has remained present as of April 1, 2016. DGFT now accepts online applications for IEC issuing or modification in the prescribed format only with required supporting documents. A IEC applicant needs to ensure that the full details in the application form must match the details in the uploaded documents.

In addition, an online application for IEC can only be made using a digital signing certificate (DSC; class II & III).

Following are the registration procedure for an Import export code :-

Step-1 you have to go to Directorate General of Foreign Trade and go to Online IEC application
Step-2 Enter your PAN number and also enter Mobile Number and Email ID on which OTP comes
Step-3 After enter OTP now update IEC MATER DATA, PROPRIETOR DETAIL, BRANCH DETAIL (IF ANY) as per your relevance.
Step-4 Now upload Documents first Photograph, second Pan Card and third Bank Certificate or Printed cancelled cheque
Step-5 Now Make the online Payment for IEC code Application

Step-6 After filing all details and uploading relevant document and making payment, now attach Digital SIgnature (DSC) Class-2 or class-3

Step-7 after attachment of DSC, on screen a popup will come which indicate your Application have been filed successfully.

But it is recommended to you, take help of professional tax consultant in IEC Code

It may be possible that your IEC application may be rejected and you require IEC Code on urgent basis as

-you have to clear your goods from custom stations immediately otherwise heavy panelty will levied,

-you have to make payment to your foreign vendor immediately.

or any other reason (as per circumstances)

We are also professional tax consultants in name of “All India Filing” dealing in IEC registration in India, you may also contact us +91–9953000305 or write us at [email protected] or you can visit our webiste ( Import Export Code Online (IEC) Fast, Secure & Low Cost @1999/- )

In case you already have a IEC, you need to update it on an annual basis. According to the Foreign trade policy 2015-20 [paragraph 2.15 of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20)]. an IEC Holder shall be responsible for updating his/her IEC as and when a change takes place in details like name, address, constitution, ownership in Proprietorship firms, change in nature of the firm e.g. from proprietorship to partnership etc. or at least once a year in any case.

Your IEC should contain the latest information about you and your company. Please note, if a IEC does not contain the latest or updated information (as required by FTP 2015-20) about the IEC holder and its firm, the competent authority can cancel the said IEC. If a IEC is canceled for a particular permanent account number (PAN), that PAN can never apply to a IEC again.

Primarily Reson for IEC application rejection could be:

1. Uploaded documents are not  clear
2. Name and address Detail filed in IEC application does not match with the particulars in uploaded documents
4. BANK Certificate is not proper like IFSC is not mentioned 
5. Wrong DGFT RA is selected

While applying online for importer exporter code (IEC) some user may encounter a Java Error or Digital Signature is not working on DGFT website, To overcome these Situations, we are providing the some guidance which will helpful for you


Basic system requirements to apply for IEC Code online

Sometimes IEC Application field and DSC is not work because your System have

 old version of operation System (like Window 98, XP etc.)

Old Java Version

Outdated Web Browser

DSC token’s Driver not installed

Please check your system should have following basic requirement to apply for Import Export Code

Operating System

Windows 7 or newer

Java Runtime Environment(JRE)

1.8.x or newer

Download the required java from the below link:-

After installing it please restart machine and try to run the application

Web browser

Internet Explorer 10 or newer (Or) Latest version of Microsoft Edge/Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox


JavaScript should be enable JavaScript in your browser

Digital Signature

Ø  USB support for token and corresponding drivers to be installed on system

Ø  Installation/Updation of PKI Setup(For all browsers) to use digital signature

You can download the latest PKI Setup from the below link

Ø  To allow certification selection pop up, please read full article we have discuused follow instructions in Google Chrome Browser wise Configaration

Make following changes in Internet Explorer settings

(i)From Menu bar options in Internet Explorer (IE 11.0 or above), select Tools >> Compatibility View Settings and in this dialog under Add this Website text box enter then press Add Button and Close Button.
(ii)From Menu bar options in Internet Explorer (IE 11.0 or above), select Tools >> Internet Options then select Security tab from the top. In this option click on “Trusted Sites” and then press Sites Button when a dialog will appear on which under Add this website to the zone enter then press Add Button and Close Button.


IEC Code Modification Fees:-  For Modification In Import Export Code Or Iec Code Apply Online You Will Have To Paid Rs.200 Government Fees  And Consultancy Fees  Is Extra.

Documents Required for IEC Code Modification:- 

(1)Application Form ANF-2A To Be Filled In And All Pages Of The Application To Be With Every Page Signed

(2) Proof Of Change Of Name/Address/Branches/Constitution Of Ltd. Companies Etc.(Form 32/Form 18/Company Master Details Issued By ROC Along With Copy Of Challan) For Proprietorship/Partnership Firms Any Address Proof Issued By Government Department. Copy Of Ownership Title Deed Or Copy Of Lease Deed Registered

(3) Fresh Bank Certificate Certifying The Detail Of The Bank A/C, Registered Address, And Photographs Of The Applicant In Case Of Change Of Applicant (Whose Photo Is To Be Affixed In The IEC Code / Import Export Code).

[Please Note :The user cannot change his PAN/Mobile No/e-mail id after logging into the IEC system]

  1. pan 2. photo 3. bank certificate/cancel cheque
  2. signed copy of application and part -c iec modification form

Details Required for IEC Code or Import Export Code Online Application



Personal PAN Card


Mobile number and email ID


Passport size photo of Proprietor


Printed Cancelled Cheque or Bank certificate

 Office Address Proof with Branch Address Detail

Proprieor’s PAN Card, Aadhar Card with Phone Number




Firm’s PAN Card


Mobile number and email ID


Passport size photo of Partner (signing authority)


Printed Cancelled Cheque or Bank certificate

 Office Address Proof with Branch Address Detail

All Partner’s PAN Card, Aadhar Card with Phone Number



Private Limited

Company’s PAN Card


Mobile number and email ID


Passport size photo of Director (signing authority)


Printed Cancelled Cheque or Bank certificate

 Office Address Proof with Branch Address Detail

All Director’s PAN Card, Aadhaar Card with Phone Number along with DIN Number


How We help with Import Export Code Online Registration

Step  1 : First of all we have to prepare a application form in the prescribe format i.e aayaat niryaat form 2A format and filed with the proper DGFT Regional office.
Step  2 : In the second step we have to prepare the necessary documents related to the applicant identity & address proof and legal entity proof with the bank details & certificate in respect of ANF2A.
Step  3 : In the third step once application has been completed, we file with the DGFT through DSC of the applicant and pay the appropriate fee or cost of the IEC Registration.
Step  4 :  Once application has been approved then you will get the IEC Certificate Code in the soft copy from the government department
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