Import & Export Code

Import Export (IE) Code is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

IEC Documents In Respect of Individual/Proprietor / Partner / Director

Copy of PAN Card

Passport size photograph

Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card

Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)

Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)

Copy of Partnership deed ( In case of Partnership)

Board Resolution/self declaration (In case of Company)

Telephone Bill in the name of the individual (In case of individual)

Cancelled cheque of individual

IEC Documents In Respect Of Entity

Copy of PAN Card firm/company

Copy of Property papers (If owned property)

Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)

Landlord NOC (Format will be provided by us)

Cancelled cheque of firm

Electricity / water bill (Business Place)

Telephone Bill in the name of the business

Copy of Service Tax returns (In case of Proprietorship)

Certificate of incorporation (In case of company)

Bank statement of firm / company

AOA and MOA (In case of company)

1 letter head of company (In case of Company)

Features - Import Export Code (IE Code)

  • 1) Exporters Require IE Code

    No person or entity allowed to make any Export from India without having IEC Code Number. They must have IE Code before enter into any export transaction(s).

    2) Importers Require IE Code

    Importers who import goods into India require IE Code. No person or entity shall make any Import without IEC Code Number. They have to quote IE Code while clearing Customs.

    3) Validity Lifetime – Annual upadation requires for updating profile of IEC holder. An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be valid for all its branches/ divisions/units/factories.

    4) Proprietors can get IEC Code

    Even individuals who are proprietors of a business can apply & obtain IEC Code in their name. It is not necessary to incorporate a business entity for obtaining IE Code.

    5) No Return Filing Post Registration

    IEC Code does not require filing of any return to its regulatory authority DGFT. Even if import or export occurs, there are no any further procedures / return filings etc., required to maintain validity of the IE Code.

    6) Fast Application Processing

    IEC Code can easily be obtained from DGFT within 1 – 2 working days after submission of the application along with all the necessary documents. Showing proof of any import/export to obtain IEC Code is not required.