Import Export Code Registration

Increase your global trade reach with a hassle-free IEC registration process. 


An IEC (Import Export Code) is a ten-digit unique number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). It acts as a vital business identification tool, mandatory for any entity engaged in import or export activities in India. 

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Benefits of IEC Registration: 

  • Legally authorized for import & export: An IEC is a prerequisite for obtaining customs clearance for international trade. 
  • Simplified trade transactions: IEC facilitates seamless processing of trade documents and reduces delays. 
  • Enhanced credibility: An IEC signifies your legitimacy in the international trade landscape. 
  • Availment of trade benefits: Certain government schemes and incentives are accessible only with a valid IEC. 

Process of IEC Registration:

  • Eligibility Check: Ensure your business entity (proprietorship, partnership, LLP, etc.) is eligible for registration. 
  • Document Collection: Prepare the required documents like PAN card, address proof, bank account details, etc. 
  • Online Application: Submit the application form and upload scanned documents on the DGFT website. 
  • Verification and Approval: The DGFT verifies your details and approves your IEC issuance. 

Drawbacks of not having an IEC: 

  • Non-compliance with regulations: Operating without an IEC is a punishable offense. 
  • Customs clearance delays: Goods stuck at customs due to the absence of a valid IEC. 
  • Loss of business opportunities: Inability to participate in international trade activities.

Documents Required for IEC Registration: 

  • PAN Card copy of the business entity. 
  • Identity proof of the proprietor/partners/directors (Aadhaar/Passport/Voter ID). 
  • Proof of business establishment (registration certificate/incorporation certificate). 
  • Address proof of the business place (rent agreement/utility bills). 
  • Bank account details (cancelled cheque). 

Eligibility for IEC Registration: 

  • Any individual, proprietorship firm, partnership firm, company, LLP, HUF, or society engaged in import/export activities. 
  • No minimum turnover requirement. 

Checklist for IEC Registration: 

  • Ensure you have all the necessary documents. 
  • Fill the online application form accurately. 
  • Double-check the uploaded scanned documents. 
  • Pay the applicable fees. 

How 24efiling can help you: 

  • Streamlined process: Our experts guide you through the entire IEC registration process. 
  • Error-free application: We ensure your application is submitted accurately to avoid delays. 
  • Time saving: Save your valuable time by letting us handle the registration formalities. 
  • Complete support: We answer your queries and address any concerns throughout the process. 

Ready to start your import/export journey? Get assistance from 24efiling's IEC registration service today! 


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A: An IEC holds a lifetime validity unless canceled by the holder.

A: Yes, a single IEC serves the purpose of both import and export activities.

A: Typically, IEC issuance takes 5-7 working days upon successful application.

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