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How to apply IEC code? | Importer-Exporter Code at DGFT Online

Dec 20, 2021
How to apply IEC code? | Importer-Exporter Code at DGFT Online - amitmulani and team

How to Apply IEC Code Online

An Import Export Code (IEC) is a 10-digit number given to that person who does import or export goods and services from abroad which is provided by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

 

If you want to know the full details, How to apply IEC Code and what documents are required for IEC Registration Code, and know its valid format read our straightforward article on IEC documents.

 

How to Apply for IEC Code Online - Step by Step Guide

The steps for IEC Registration Process are as follows:

 Visit the DGFT website and login into the portal with valid credentials.

1). Visit the DGFT website and login into the portal with valid credentials.

 

 

 

2). After login click on “Apply for IEC” on the Dashboard or navigate using Menu “My Dashboard” > Import Export Code(IEC),> Apply for IEC

 

 

 

3). Click on the “Start Fresh Application” button or click on the “Proceed with Existing Application” button in case the user has already saved a draft application.

 

 

  

 

4). Enter the details in the general information section

All the mandatory fields have been marked with a Red Asterisk (*)

The Draft will only be saved if the Mandatory details in the “Basic Details” section and “Firm Address Details” Section

 

4.1) Select nature of Concern/Firm

 

4.2) Enter Firm Name

 

4.3) PAN, Name (As per PAN Database), and Date of Birth/Date of Incorporation. Note: These details will be verified in real-time from the CBDT database. Please note Name (as per PAN Database) should include “First Name, middle name, and last name” provided while registering for PAN with CBDT/NSDL.

 

4.4) Select Preferred Activities from the given values.

 

4.5)  “Whether the firm is located in Special Economic Zone (SEZ)? ” & “Whether the firm is located in Export Oriented Unit (EOU) Scheme, Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Scheme, Software Technology Park (STP) Scheme or Bio-Technology Park (BTP) scheme)?” – On the basis of these questions RA or SEZ mapping of offices will be done.

 

 

4.6)  Enter corporate entity number (CIN). After entering CIN, the system will verify CIN from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) server and will fetch Firm Details and Director Details if available.

 

4.7) Enter GSTIN Number of Concern/Firm if applicable.

 

4.8)  Enter Firm Mobile No. (For correspondence with DGFT). Users can update the mobile number after validation with OTP received on the given number.

 

4.9) Enter Firm Email id (For correspondence with DGFT). Users can update the mobile number after validation with OTP received on the given number.

 

4.10) Enter firm address, City, and PIN. Based on the PIN entered by user state, district and Jurisdictional DGFT RA will be selected by the system.

 

4.11) Attach address proof of the Firm. This is mandatory for Address verification. Address Proof can be any one of the following documents.

 

4.1.1) Sale Deed, Rent agreement, lease deed, electricity bill, telephone landline bill, mobile, postpaid bill, MoU, Partnership deed

 

4.1.2) Other acceptable documents (for proprietorship only): Aadhar card, passport, voter id

 

4.1.3) 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 favor of the firm along with the address proof is to be submitted as a single PDF document.

 

 

4.1.4) Enter branch details if any.

 

4.1.5) Enter GSTIN number, Address, City, Pin code of the branch(es) linked with the above importer exporter code

 

 

5.) Enter the details in the “Details of Proprietor/Partner/Director/Karta/Managing Trustee” Section.

 

 

5.1) DIN (Dir. Identification Number) is auto-fetched from the Ministry of External Affairs based on the CIN number provides above in the general information section. Note: The user will not be able to delete the director details fetched from MCA.

 

5.2) PAN, Name (As per PAN Database), and Date of Birth/ Date of Incorporation – These details will be verified in real-time from the CBDT database. Please note Name (as per PAN Database) should include “First Name, middle name, and last name” provided while registering for PAN with CBDT/NSDL.

 

5.3) Enter Name, Father Name, Address, City, Pin Code, State, District, and Mobile number of Proprietor/Partner/Director/Karta/Managing Trustee.

 

5.4) In case the Director is not an Indian National, tick the check box “Is the Director a Foreign national?”

 

6.) Enter the details in the “Bank Account Details” Section

 

 

Under Bank Account Section, enter Account Number, Account Holder Name, IFSC code, Bank Name, Branch Name, and attach proof (Cancelled Bank Cheque / Bank certificate).

Note:-

a) The Account Holder name should be the same as the Firm Name.

b) The Bank details will be validated through the Public Financial Management System (PFMS). 

 

 

7.) Enter the details in the “Other Details (Exports Sectors preferred)” Section. Select the reason answering the question “Why you are applying for IEC or where this IEC will be utilized”

 

 

8.) Read and Accept the Declaration

 

 

Under the declaration, accept the terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox and entering the place.

 

9.) Check the Application Summary and click on the Sign button to sign the application using a digital token or Aadhaar.

 

 

 

 

 

10). Confirm and proceed to make the payment against the application. For Payment, you shall be redirected to Payment Gateway (Bharatkosh). The Application of IEC Fee is Rs 500

 

 

After Successful Payment the Page shall be redirected to the DGFT Website and the receipt shall be displayed, the user can also download the receipt. In case of failure of payment, please wait for an hour to reflect the payment from the Payment Gateway.

 

 

The user shall receive the IEC Certificate in the email (used while applying for IEC) and if required the User can download the IEC Certificate after login the DGFT Website and using the “Print Certificate” feature in the “Manage IEC” 

 

The IEC shall be transmitted to CBIC and the transmission status can be seen by navigating to “My IEC” and checking the IEC Status bar with “CBIC Transmission Status” 

 

 

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