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Import Export Code (IEC)

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. IE Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code. IE Code registration is permanent registration which is valid for a lifetime. Hence, there will be no requirement for updating, filing and renewal of IE Code registration.

Checklist or documents required for IEC  Registration

(A) For Individual or proprietorship Firm

  • Passport size Photograph;

  • Self-attested Copy of PAN card;

  • Self-attested Copy of Passport /Voter’s ID/Driving Licence/Aadhar card, anyone;

  • Rent Agreement or Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned;

  • Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill/Mobile Bill, ANY ONE;

  • Bank Certificate/Cancelled Cheque.

(B) For Partnership Firm/LLP

  • Photograph of the Managing Partner/Designated Partner;

  • Self-attested Copy of PAN card of the partnership firm/LLP;

  • Self-attested Copy of Passport/Voter’s ID/Aadhar Card /Driving Licence, any one of the Managing Partner/ Designated Partner;

  • Self-attested copy of PAN Card of the Managing Partner/Designated partner;

  • Partnership Deed/LLP Agreement;

  • Rent Agreement or Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned;

  • Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill/Mobile Bill, ANY ONE,

  • Bank Certificate/Cancelled Cheque.

(C) For Company

  • Photograph of Director signing the application;

  • Sealed and Signed Copy of PAN card of the company;

  • Self-attested Copy of Passport/Voter’s ID/Aadhar Card/Driving Licence any one of Director signing the application;

  • Self-attested copy of PAN card of the Director signing the application;

  • Certificate of Incorporation;

  • Rent Agreement or Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned;

  • Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill/Mobile Bill, ANY ONE;

  • Bank Certificate/Cancelled Cheque.

(D) For Society OR Trust 

  • Photograph of the authorized signatory/Secretary or Chief Executive;

  • Sealed and signed Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity;

  • Self-attested Copy of Passport /Voter’s ID/Aadhar Card/Driving Licence, any one of Secretary or Chief Executive/ Managing Trustee signing the application;

  • Self-attested copy of PAN of the Secretary or Chief Executive/ Managing Trustee signing the application;

  • Rent Agreement or Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned;

  • Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill/Mobile Bill, ANY ONE;

  • Bank Certificate/Cancelled Cheque;

  • Registration certificate;

  • MOA/Trust Deed.

(E) For HUF

  • Photograph of the Karta;

  • Signed and sealed copy of PAN card of HUF;

  • Self-attested Copy of PAN card of the Karta;

  • Self-attested Copy of Passport/Voter’s ID/Aadhar card/Driving Licence; any one of the Karta;

  • Rent Agreement or Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned;

  • Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill/Mobile Bill, ANY ONE;

  • Bank Certificate/Cancelled Cheque.