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 1-2 working days while you sitting at your place.


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.

Recent amendments by DGFT in IEC code registration process –  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 Import Export Code Online Procedure Updation:-

  1.  First PAN Number, Name and Date of Birth will be verified form CBDT Data then it will direct to DGFT- IEC code application enabling you to file for fresh IEC application.

  2. In case of fresh IEC code 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 Code 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).

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.

1. Expansion of Business

IEC assists you in taking your services or product to the global market and grow your businesses.

2. Availing Several Benefits

The Companies could avail several benefits of their imports/ exports from the DGFT, Export Promotion Council, Customs, etc., on the basis of their IEC registration.

3. Easy Processing

It is fairly easy to obtain IEC code from the DGFT within a period of 10 to 15 days after submitting the application. There isn’t any need to provide a proof of any export or import for getting IEC code.

4. No need for renewal

IEC code is effective for the lifetime of an entity and requires no renewal. After it is obtained, it could be used by an entity against all export and import transactions.

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 Person

Documents Required

1.      Proprietorship Firm, Partnership Firm, Hindu Undivided Family, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)Company, Registered  Trust or Society, 

Cancel Cheque  or Bank certificate

Address Proof

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 Proof like sale deed, Rent Agreement, lease deep, electricity bill, telephone landline bill, mobile postpaid bill etc
  5. ID proof of Owner (Adhar Card),

Mobile Number and Email ID (You will receive OTP on your mobile and email, multiple times and we will call you for OTP. )

Broadly, the authorities have decided to automate the IEC registration process in a bid to enhance the ease of doing business. The IEC will be now system generated. DGFT has enforced the system of automatic PAN Verification for IEC application. Besides, the applicant will now be able to take the print-out of his unique Import Export Code.

The department has taken concrete steps to optimize the PAN Verification process for IEC registration. Henceforth the PAN Verification service will be integrated with the website of DGFT and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). As a result, there will be no need of the PAN card copy for IEC application. There will be only 2 documents required for import export code online registration, w.e.f. 9th August 2018:

  • Address proof and
  • Canceled cheque or a bank certificate

As per the recent notification by DGFT, there will be no requirement of a DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) while filling import export code form for fresh Import Export Code or IEC Code modification.

However For ECom updation or MEIS Registration DSC is still required if you are facing any problem regarding DSC or JAVA you can contact us.

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.

Now, an online application for IEC Code can  be made without using a digital signing certificate.

(i) A valid PAN

(ii) Valid Mobile Number and Email

(iii) Scanned copy of the documents to be

On the DGFT website under Quick links select Apply for New IEC/Modify existing IEC. Enter  PAN  and press Search Button. Then system will prompt for the following:

(a) Name of Company

(b) Date of Birth/Incorporation (DOB/DOI)

After entering above given details at (a) and (b) the system will verify your Name ,DOB/DOI from the CBDT PAN Web Server and then it will direct to DGFT- IEC application enabling you to file for fresh IEC application.

(Please Note; Enter the Name and /DOB (DOI) correctly otherwise your authentication on the PAN server site will fail)

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 Address proof and second 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 click on submit button

Step-7 After clicking the submit button,  on screen a popup will come which indicate your Application have been filed successfully and take the IEC code print for further reference.

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/- )

Upon submission of the import-export code form along with the required documents, the import-export code will be auto-generated. The intimation regarding the IEC Allotment will be sent via SMS & e-mail to the applicant with a link to download & print the IEC code.

DGFT has notified that the in case any entity wishes to claim benefits of government as an exporter or manufacturer, he would have to prove his credence or identity for the same, to the concerned authority

The Regulatory Authorities (RAs) will now conduct post-verification of the new import export code. In case any wrong information is found in the IEC, the applicant will be liable for legal prosecution. Moreover, his import-export code will be suspended or canceled without prejudice to any other action that may be taken.

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.

Enter your PAN and press search button. Then DGFT-IEC system will display:

(a) Name of Company

(b) Date of Birth/Incorporation (DOB/DOI)

Enter the above details given at (a) and (b) which  will be verified by  CBDT PAN Web Server and then it will direct you to DGFT- Online IEC application enabling you to Migrate your existing IEC to e-IEC.

Enter your PAN and press Search Button. Then system will prompt for the following:

(a) Name of Company

(b) Date of Birth/Incorporation (DOB/DOI)

(c) File Number

(d) File Date

The Name and DOB/DOI will be verified from CBDT PAN Web Server  and File No and File Date will be verified from the DGFT-IEC application then only the system will dispatch tokens (one time password) on your registered mobile and e-mail id. Enter any one of the tokens either of e-mail/mobile and then press Submit Button.


DGFT- Online IEC application system here will automatically display the two options of View/Print rejection letter along with “Apply again where earlier application was rejected”

Primarily Reson for IEC application rejection could be:

1. Uploaded documents are not  clear or relevant.
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.

The system will automatically generate the IEC certificate once you submit your application based on your Jurisdictional Authority and it will automatically despatch the IEC letter on your  registered e-mail id.

However, at the time of next modification the e-IEC system will continue to display Print/View your IEC details along with Modify e-IEC.

IF IEC certificate is not view properly then 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.

In case you have generated the IEC letter from the e-IEC system and now you want to modify your IEC. Enter PAN and press Search Button. Then system will prompt for the following:

(a) Name of Company

(b) Date of Birth/Incorporation (DOB/DOI)

(c) File Number

(d) File Date

The Name and DOB/DOI will be verified from CBDT PAN Web Server  and File No and File Date will be validated from the DGFT-IEC application then only the system will dispatch tokens (one time password) on your registered mobile and e-mail id. Enter any one of the tokens either of e-mail/mobile and then press Submit Button to proceed.

(Please Note You have to enter the current File No along with File Date )

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).

(4) Part-c Modification form

[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

A. NRI has to follow the normal application procedure for appying iec code. In addition permission from RBI/ FIPB is needed in some cases.

Yes. Click On know your IEC status on website. Here we can know whether our iec code application accpted, approved or rejected.

Yes Iec Code Or Import Export Code Used By Custom Department for calculating custom duty.

The data is automatically transmitted electronically on the day of issue of Import export code.

Now Fresh IEC code will not issued or dispatched by Speed Post to the IEC applicant address physically. When We Apply Import Export Code Online after approval of iec certificate, We Can download Iec Code Certificate in “print IEC Code” from Www.Dgft.Gov.In

Only One IEC Code Apply Would Be Issued Against A Single PAN Number. Any Proprietor Can Have Only One IEC Code Number And In Case There Are More Than One IEC Code Or Import Export Code Allotted To A Proprietor, The Same May Be Surrendered To The Regional Office For Cancellation

PAN Card Details Are Not Shown On INCOME TAX Website now DGFT system automatically verify PAN number, name and date of dirth for IEC application form CBDT data.

Yes, PAN Is Mandatory For Get Iec Code Apply Online. However the copy Of PAN Card is not required to upload on DGFT website for applying iec code. 

You must ensure the Application should be complete with all the details. Application fee of Rs 500/- in case of fresh IEC code and IEC modification Rs 200/- is mandatory.



Basic Package

Rs. 1499


Standard Package

Rs. 1999

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 & CIN Number


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 and pay the appropriate fee or cost of the IEC License.
Step  4 :  Once application has been approved then you will get the Import Export Code online in the soft copy from the government department
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