An import-export code is an exceptional 10-digit code issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and is mandatory for any person carrying on import/export of goods & services. Importers require IEC to get the shipments from customs and send money abroad. Exporters require IEC to send shipments and get foreign currency. Any individual engaged in export/ import business can apply for IEC. You need not be a registered entity for applying IEC. Our team of experts will guide you with the process and here is the quick checklist of documents to obtain IEC.

Documents Required

  • Residential proof and photograph of Proprietor/ Directors/ Partners
  • Self-attested PAN copy of Proprietor/ Directors/ Partners
  • Entity PAN card(for Partnership firms, Companies and LLP)
  • Incorporation certificate/Partnership deed
  • Address proof (Utility bill/Rental agreement)
  • Copy of cancelled cheque leaf/banker certificate of the current account in the name of the company.

All the IEC holders are now required to update their IEC electronically every year during April-June even in case of no changes without which IEC shall be de-activated.