All About IEC Registration in India

What is Import Export Code (IEC)?

Import Export Code (IEC) is the 10 digit code issued by DGFT office in India. IEC code registration is mandatory for every exporter importer to do the business of import export legitimately.

How to register Import Export Code (IEC)?

Import Export Code (IEC) is mandatory for all exporters and importer in India as per the Foreign Trade Policy. All the registration steps has been broadly categorized under three sub heads:

#Apply for DSC: The IEC registration process is completely online and hence needs to be signed by a digital Signature (DSC). DSC is a tool which is used to sign on computers.

#Fill online Application & Upload Doc: After applying for DSC, one must fill the application and upload the documents properly to avoid any mistake. A small mistake will also leads to rejection of application.

#Upload and Follow up: Once application is filed properly and submitted then you must follow up in case IEC is not issued within time limit

Why to register a Import Export Code (IEC)?

If you want to start a import export business, then you must have a IEC code otherwise you cannot import or export on your own. Further if you want to sell on, then also you should apply for IEC code.

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Documents Required for IEC Registration

(We need all documents in scan form. No hard copies are needed)

Only Three Documents are Required

  • - PAN Card of the company & Directors
  • - Copy of Canceled Cheque of your Bank Account
  • - A Clear Passport Size photo

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Importer Exporter (IEC) Code Registration Process

It takes approx 5 working days to register for Import Export Code in India

Day 1

DSC and Application

Once we receive docs we apply for IEC instantly to get faster results.

2-3 Days

Wait for Govt

After filing, we need to wait for few days to check IEC status.

Day 4-5

Follow Up

If we didn’t get IEC in Time, we do constant follow up with DGFT office

Total Cost for Import Export Code (IEC) Registration

Total Cost Breakup

Items Qty Price
Government Fee - 500
Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) 1 999
Professional Fee (Inclusive of Taxes) - 2,000
Total IEC Cost in India 3,499

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Requirements for IEC Code Registration

There is only one requirement for IEC code in India i.e. your business name should be printed on the copy of canceled cheque. If it is not printed then your application will be liable to be rejected.Here are some other few important points:

  • - IEC code can be applied on savings bank account, however it is recommended to have current account.
  • - If you are exporting goods through courier, then also you should register for IEC Code.

Advantages of IEC Code Registration

  • It opens up international market.
  • IEC once registered, is valid for lifetime.
  • No compliances for IEC Code.
  • IEC code can be off two types: Merchant exporter and Manufacturer Exporter.
  • IEC Code is based on PAN and hence needs modification in case of any change in PAN.
  • Lifetime Validity
  • Ample business internationally
  • No Compliances

FAQs on IEC Code Registration

Q. Whether Import Export Code (IEC) is mandatory for import of goods?

Import Export Code (IEC) is compulsory for all imports and exports of goods and services in India. However, certain categories of importers are exempted from obtaining IEC. 

Obtaining Import Export Code (IEC) is the first step to be in import Export Business in India.

Q. Is there any renewal charges?

IEC is valid for the lifetime; there are no renewal charges for that.

Q. What are the benefits of IEC?

On the basis of IEC, companies can obtain various benefits on their exports / imports from DGFT, Customs, Export Promotion Council, etc.

Q. Can I modify the IEC information?

Yes, you can easily modify the IEC information through, You just need to provide Hubco with the supporting of the modification and that's it, you are done.

Q. How much time does it take to get an IEC?

With, it will take 3 to 4 working days to get an Import Export Code (IEC).

Q. Do any compliance need to be done after taking IEC?

No Compliance needs to be done in the case, of Import Export Code (IEC). Once IEC issued by DGFT it is valid for a lifetime period. IEC is a compliance free document.


Q. Is Import Export Code (IEC) mandatory for both Import & Export of goods?

IEC is compulsory for both imports and exports to and from India. However, certain categories of importers are exempted from obtaining IEC.

Q. How can I get the Duplicate copy of IEC?

You need to login on DGFT website, and from there you can easily download the copy of the IEC allotted to you.

Q. Can 2 IEC be issued against one Pan?

No, only one IEC can be issued in a lifetime against one pan card.

Q. IEC is delivered in Physical format or Digital format?

Nowadays, IEC will only be issued in digital format by the DGFT. No Physical copies are sent to applicant address.

Q. How to Apply for IEC?

With Hubco you don't need to worry, just give us the scanned documents and two working days and you have your IEC Number in your hand.

Q. Is Pan Card is Essential Document?

Yes, having PAN is mandatory.

If You are an Individual - Pan Card of Individual.
If you are Firm or Company - Pan card of Firm/Company & Pan Card of Director/Partner 

Q. What is IEC Number?

IEC Stands for Import Export Code. No export or import shall be made by any person without an Import Export Code (IEC) number unless specifically exempted.

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