Import Export Code

Import Export Code Registration

Apply for Import Export Code Registration online. IEC Code is mandatory to carry on export/import business in India. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without IEC Code Number.

Get your Import Export license online. Registration starts from Rs. 1999/-


    What is Import Export Code?

    IEC stands for the Import Export Code. It is a unique 10-digit code issued by DGFT* to any person or company for carrying on Import and Export business in India. Import Export License is mandatory to carry on export or import business in India. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without IEC Code.

    Thus, any individual or entity including Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, and Pvt Ltd Company needs to obtain an IEC code before making any Import export transactions.


    DGFT: Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India

    Features - Import Export Code (IE Code)

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Validity Lifetime - NO Renewal

    IE Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal. An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be valid for all its branches/divisions/units/factories

    Fast Application Processing

    IEC Code can easily be obtained from DGFT within 5-7 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.

    Documents Required for Import Export Code

    • Personal PAN Card of applicant
    • Passport size photographs.
    • Copy of PAN Card firm/company
    • Certificate of Incorporation (In case of company)
    • AOA and MOA (In case of company)
    • Bank statement of company/ firm
    • Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
    • Cancelled cheque of firm/Individual (as applicable)
    • Copy of Property papers (If owned property), Rent agreement (If rented)
    • NOC from landlord (format will be provided by us)
    • Electricity/ water bill (Business Place)
    • One letter head of company (In case of company)
    • Board Resolution/self-declaration (In case of Company)
    • Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)
    • Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)


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