Import/Export Code

For importing or exporting goods, IEC registration is needed by a person. The DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) issued this code and this code consists of ten digits. Import Export Code registration is also required by all the businesses involved in export and import of the goods. The import export code is valid for the lifetime.

Without this code, importers are not authorized to import anything and exporters are not in a position to take advantage of exports from export promotion council, customs and DGFT. During clearance from the customs, the importer requires to quote the import export code. To send the money abroad, banks needed the import export code of the importers.

During sending the shipments, the exporters needs to quote the export import code. To receive money from outside the country, banks need the import export code of the exporters.


What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees


The following documents for IEC (Import Export Code) are required for

Director/Partner/Proprietor/Individual

Cancelled cheque of person

Person’s telephone bill in his or her name

Self-declaration (in case of company)/Resolution of board

Partnership Deed Copy (If there is partnership)

Directors authority on letterhead (if there is a company)

Letter of authorization (if there is partnership)

Copy of Voter Identity Card/Aadhar Card

Photograph passport size

PAN card copy

Documents for IEC (import export code) for entity are following:

Company letter head (In case of company)

MOA and AOA (In case of company)

Statement of Bank of company/firm

Incorporation certificate (In case of company)

Service Tax Returns Copy (In case of proprietorship)

Bill of telephone in the business name

Water/electricity Bill (Place of Business)

Firm cancelled cheque

Rent agreement copy (If property is rented)

Property papers copy (If property is owned)

PAN card copy of company/firm

Important characteristics of Import Export code

  • The import export code is valid for lifetime and renewal of import export code is not necessary.
  • There is no need to file any return for the holder of the import export code.
  • It is not essential to setup a business for the import export code.
  • Proprietors or individuals can get the code in their own name.
  • Import export code registration is required to be essential for all the importers.
  • To get the advantages of exports, exporters require the import export code.