• An Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a business identification number which is required for export from India or Import in to India.
  • A person or any entity cannot export or import without obtaining IEC.

Benefits of IEC :


  • PAN card of Proprietor/Company/LLP (attested with company stamp)
  • Self-attested PAN Card of all directors/partners
  • Self-attested  Aadhaar Card of all Directors/Partners
  • Passport size photo of all director/proprietor/partner
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Registration Certificate of the entity
  • Business Address Proof (Electricity bill / Telephone Bill / Rental agreement)
  • Current Account Cancelled Cheque of Entity.
  • Contact number and Email Id of all directors/partners and firm/company
  • Nature of Business


Application for obtaining IEC is done online on DGFT website. Submit the required documents to our team and we will make the application online.

Any business who want to import or export may apply for IEC. Following persons are eligible to apply for IEC:

  • Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • LLP
  • Private Limited/ Public Limited company
  • Trust
  • HUF
  • Society

IEC can be obtained within 1-2 days.

It is valid for lifetime. However, updation of IEC is required to be done every year even if there are no changes in the documents submitted. Such updation can be filed during the period from April and June every year.

The application fee of IE code is Rs.500/-

No. Only 1 IEC is issued to a person/entity.

No. There are no compliances for IE code once it is registered.

Yes an individual who wants to import or export the products can apply for IEC.

In case your mobile number is not linked with Aadhar then digital signature is required compulsorily.

IEC certificate is mandatory in case of filing of various registration and licences such as fssai licence, APEDA registration, GST Registration, etc.

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