Frequently asked questions

Q.

Does any returns are to be filed after obtaining Import Export Code?

A.

E Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain validity of the IE Code. Even if import or export transactions occur, there are no filings required to DGFT.

Q.

Is Import Export code needs to be renewed after a particular time period?

A.

Import Export Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal. So once a IE Code is obtained, it can be used by that entity for all its import or export transactions without any further hassles.

Q.

My IEC is rejected. Can I get fee refund?

A.

No. Since, it is an application processing fee, it cannot be refunded.

Q.

I have applied for PAN. It will take some time. Can I get IEC based on UTI acknowledgement? "

A.

No. PAN card issued by the Income Tax Authorities is mandatory.

Q.

What is IEC code? Who all require it?

A.

Import Export Code popularly known as “IEC” or “IEC code” is a 10 digit number issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). IEC is also known as import export license.
Every exporter or importer of goods shall have IEC code with them to be eligible for Import Export in India. To be an exporter or importer of anything, every person must secure this license to export or import anything outside India.

Q.

Is there any penalty in case the request for modification of IEC is made late?

A.

Yes. Rs.1000/- (One Thousand Rupees) is the penalty, in case the changes in name/address/constitution are not incorporated in the IEC within 90 days of such change.

4,719.00

Import Export Code License (IEC)

Are you planning to take your product or services to the international market, Opt this plan to apply your Import Export Code (IEC) license to enable import or export of goods and services.

What is Importer Exporter Code (IEC) The first requirement before you start an import/ export business in India is to obtain an IEC. An IEC is unique 10 digit code number that is necessary for import/export of goods or services.
  • Assistance relating to any query about Import Export Code
  • Filing of application form for Import ecport code registration
  • Preparing of necessary documents
  • Follow up till you obtain your Import Export Code
  • Any person or establishment planning to import or export goods
  • Service provider serving clients abroad or if you are importing a service depending upon if you are covered under reverse charge mechanism or not
  • Current Bank Account Details
  • Self-attested copy of the PAN (permanent account number ) card
  • Banker’s Certificate
  • Two copies of the passport size photograph of the applicant, that is duly attested by the banker of the applicant
  • Covering letter on the letterhead of the applicant’s company to request for the issue of new IEC Code Number
  • Any other documents as required
Plan Charges3999
Goods & Services Tax (GST)720
Total Cost4719


* Estimate Time for Service Completion
14-16 Days

Q.

Does any returns are to be filed after obtaining Import Export Code?

A.

E Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain validity of the IE Code. Even if import or export transactions occur, there are no filings required to DGFT.

Q.

Is Import Export code needs to be renewed after a particular time period?

A.

Import Export Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal. So once a IE Code is obtained, it can be used by that entity for all its import or export transactions without any further hassles.

Q.

My IEC is rejected. Can I get fee refund?

A.

No. Since, it is an application processing fee, it cannot be refunded.

Q.

I have applied for PAN. It will take some time. Can I get IEC based on UTI acknowledgement? "

A.

No. PAN card issued by the Income Tax Authorities is mandatory.

Q.

What is IEC code? Who all require it?

A.

Import Export Code popularly known as “IEC” or “IEC code” is a 10 digit number issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). IEC is also known as import export license.
Every exporter or importer of goods shall have IEC code with them to be eligible for Import Export in India. To be an exporter or importer of anything, every person must secure this license to export or import anything outside India.

Q.

Is there any penalty in case the request for modification of IEC is made late?

A.

Yes. Rs.1000/- (One Thousand Rupees) is the penalty, in case the changes in name/address/constitution are not incorporated in the IEC within 90 days of such change.

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