IEC Stands for IMPORTER EXPORTER CODE which contains 10 digit number issued by Director General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Government of India.
In case of fresh IEC application you have to attach the following two documents:
  • Address Proof.
  • Banker Certificate/Cancelled cheque.
  • In case of modification of IEC the attachment of document will continue as per requirement.
  • In case the address proof is not in the name of the applicant firm, a No Objection Certificate(NOC) by the firm premises owner in favour of the firm along with the address proof is to be submitted as a single PDF document

(Please Note: Attachment of PAN and photograph is not required in case of fresh /modification of IEC application)

Import/export of goods for personal use, which is not connected with trade, manufacture or agriculture.
Import/export by government ministries and departments, and certain notified charitable organizations.
On the website select Apply for New IEC. Enter PAN and other required information with supporting documents.
(Please Note: Enter the Name and /DOB (DOI) correctly otherwise your authentication on the PAN server site will fail)
Yes, you can apply for duplicate IEC in case it is lost / misplaced / destroyed etc.
  • A valid PAN.
  • Valid Mobile Number and Email ID.
  • Scanned copy of the documents to be uploaded.
An IEC is necessary for import/export of goods. In case the import/export is of services or technology, IEC is required in only limited circumstances, when import/export is in ‘specified services’ or ‘specified technologies’, i.e. services or technologies in which international trade is restricted by the Government of India as they pertain to national security, such as dealing in nuclear weapons, automatic guns, etc.
An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be valid for all its branches / divisions / units / factories. IEC is valid for ever and no need to renew the same.
It takes Two working days but you can expect it in 5 days also you can check the status online.
Yes, you can apply for modification in IEC, In case of change in Address, Name, Constitution &, Inclusion of new address etc.
  • Choose a service you require
  • Fill up the Application form
  • Upload required documents
  • Make online Payment
  • Executive will process application
  • Receive Certificate on mail
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