What Is 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.

All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods require registering Import Export Code.

IE code has lifetime validity.The IE Code must be quoted by importers while clearing customs. Also, banks require the importers IE Code while sending money abroad.

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Features Of Import Export Code

Process Of Import Export Code

  • Complete the IEC Form

  • Creation of the IEC Application

  • Payment of IEC Fee

  • IEC License is sent by Courier

  • Obtain the IEC License

Documents Required For Obtaining Iec

  • Copy of PAN Card

  • Passport Size Photograph

  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter Identity Card

  • Bank certificate & cancelled cheque of the business entity

  • Digital Signature

Inclusions In The IEC Package

  • Drafting Documents
  • Application Filing
  • Application Processing
  • Completion of Registration
  • Dedicated Support

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      1What is IE Code?

      IE Code stands for Import Export Code. It is required for people who are dealing in exports and imports.

      2Who must obtain the IE Code?

      Any person who proposes to import or export goods and services from or to India must obtain IE Code.

      3 How long does it take to obtain the IE Code?

      IE Code Registration can be obtained from the DGFT in 10-15 working days after submission of all required documents and application.

      4How long is the IE Code valid for?

      IE Code is valid for the lifetime of the entity and renewal is also not necessary.

      5How to modify the IEC License?

      The modifications in the IEC License can be done online. It requires submitting the application with the DGFT once again along with all the required documents. Also, the fee has to be submitted again.

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