Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

Overview

The Import Export code registration is mandatory for any individual or business engaged in importing and exporting of goods. In the absence of an IEC one cannot import or export.

The IEC is a 10-digit code issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade. Once issued it has permanent validity throughout India.

There is no need for any filing related to the transaction of goods imported or exported while using this IEC Code.

The application for the IEC will have to be done by filing the Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A) to the regional authority of the Director general of Foreign trade in whose regional jurisdiction the registered office of the business is situated.

Procedure for Import Export code registration

Step 1- Once the application has been submitted, you will be getting the certificate in 3 business working days in the IEC portal
Step 2- Further the certificate will be received with all the verification in the Government Side mail will be sent to you.
Step 3- PAN Number will be your IEC number after the registration process is done successfully.

Documents Required for IE Code Application

The following are the documents required for making an IE Code application in India.

For Proprietorship:

Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Proprietor.
Copy of PAN card of the Proprietor.
Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card/ Driving Licence/UID (Aadhar card) (any one of these).
Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.
Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/ Cancelled Cheque bearing pre printed name of applicant and A/C No.

For Partnership firm:

Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Managing Partner.
Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card /UID (Aadhar Card) /Driving Licence/ PAN (any one of these) of the Managing Partner/Director signing the application.
Copy of Partnership Deed.
Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.
Bank Certificate as per ANF 2 A(I)/Cancelled Cheque bearing pre printed name of the company and A/C No.

FOR LLP or Private Limited Company or Section 8 Company

Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Managing Partner.
Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
Certificate of incorporation as issued by the RoC
Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity or telephone bill.
Bank Certificate as per ANF 2 A(I)/Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the company and A/C No.

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