IEC Code (Importer Exporter Code)
IEC Code is unique 10 digit code
issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, and Government
of India to the Companies. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without
IEC Code Number.
for IEC Code :
An application for grant of IEC number shall be made by
the Registered/Head Office of the applicant and apply to the nearest Regional Authority
of Directorate General Foreign Trade. Only one IEC is issued
against a single PAN number.
IEC Code Online Application Form :
The application form can
be downloaded in PDF or Word. This is called "Aayaat Niryaat Form - ANF2A". Along
with IEC Code Number Application Form it is necessary to submit Appendix-18B Attested
by Applicant's Banker in his letter head with two passport size photo).
An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be
valid for all its branches/divisions/units/factories as indicated in the format
For IEC Code Number
Application Fee: Rs 250.00
Mode of Payment: Demand Draft of any Bank or Payment through Electronic Fund
Transfer by DGFT Nominated Bank like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India,
UTI Bank, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank etc. Application fee also be deposited
by TR6 Challan with Duplicate Copy in any branch of Central Bank of India .TR6 Challan
need to be submitted along with IEC Code Application.
Filing of Application
Application can be filed online on DGFT website. Every
application for Import/Export license/ certificate/ Authorization/ permission
or any other purpose should be complete in all respects as required under the relevant
provisions of the Policy/Procedures and shall be duly signed by the applicant as
defined in paragraph 9.9 of the Policy. An incomplete application is liable to be
rejected giving specific reason for rejection. In case of manual applications, the
applicant is required to furnish a soft copy of the application in MS word format.
Profile of Importer/ Exporter
Each Importer/Exporter shall be required to file importer/
exporter profile once with the Regional Authority in Part 1 of ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form
- ANF2A’. Regional Authority shall enter the information furnished in Part 1 of
‘Aayaat Niryaat Form ANF-2A’ in their database so as to dispense with the need for
asking the repetitive information. In case of any change in the information furnished
in Part 1 of ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form ANF-2A’, importer/exporter is required to intimate
the same to the Regional Authority.
categories for IEC Number :
The following categories of importers or exporters are
exempted from obtaining Importer - Exporter Code (IEC) number:
Importers covered by clause 3 (1) [except sub-clauses (e)
and (l)] and exporters covered by clause 3(2) [except sub-clauses (i) and (k)] of
the Foreign Trade (Exemption from application of Rules in certain cases) Order,
Ministries/Departments of the Central or State Government.
Persons importing or exporting goods for personal use not
connected with trade or manufacture or agriculture.
Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Nepal provided
the CIF value of a single consignment does not exceed Indian Rs.25,000.
Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Myanmar through
Indo-Myanmar border areas provided the CIF value of a single consignment does not
exceed Indian Rs.25,000.
The exemption from obtaining Importer-Exporter Code (IEC)
number shall not be applicable for the export of Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials,
Equipments and Technologies (SCOMET) as listed in Appendix- 3, Schedule 2 of the
ITC(HS) except in the case of exports by category(ii) above.
Mandatory Requirements to apply for IEC Code Number :
Current Bank Account .
Bankers Certificate .
IEC Code Number Application Fee Rs 250.00 ( It is highly
recommended to pay via EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer ) and submit IEC Online
Application form, to receive IEC Number instantly) .
The physical application containing required documents
should reach DGFT RLA concerned within 15 days of its online submission.
E-mail is not mandatory. If it is provided it will facilitate
Documents required to
apply for IEC Code Number :
Covering Letter on your company's letter head for issue
of new IEC Code Number.
Two copies of the application in prescribed format ( Aayaat
Niryaat Form ANF 2A ) must be submitted to your regional Jt.DGFT Office.
Each individual page of the application has to be signed
by the applicant.
Part 1 & Part 4 has to be filled in by all applicants.
In case of applications submitted electronically.
No hard copies of Part 1 may be submitted. However in cases
where applications are submitted otherwise, hard copy of Part 1has to be submitted.
Only relevant portions of Part 2 need to be filled in.
Rs 250.00 Bank Receipt (in duplicate)/Demand Draft/EFT
details evidencing payment of application fee in terms of Appendix 21B.
Certificate from the Banker of the applicant firm in the
format given in Appendix 18A.
Self certified copy of PAN issuing letter or PAN (Permanent
Account Number) Card issued by Income Tax Authority.
Two copies of passport size photographs of the applicant
duly attested by the Banker of the applicant.
Self addressed envelope with Rs.25/- postal stamp for delivery
of IEC certificate by registered post or challan/DD of Rs.100/- for speed post.