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    Import Export Code

    Import Export Code is 10-digit number issued or allotted by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India for import and export transactions. An individual or a company cannot import or exports goods and services without obtaining IEC code. You can apply for IEC as an individual as well, you don’t need to be registered entity. This code is required to be furnished to banks for carrying overseas transactions including sending money abroad.

    Validity of IEC Code

    The code is valid for life time unless or until cancelled or blacklisted by government. An IEC number shall be valid for all its divisions, units, factories and branches


    There is no requirement of filing any return on the basis of import export code. Submit Tax facilitates obtaining IEC registration in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and other cities in India

    Features of IEC Code

    • IEC license holder does not require filing of any returns
    • IEC number has lifetime validity and renewal is not required
    • Proprietors can obtain the code in their name
    • It is not required to set up a business in order to obtain IEC code

    Advantage & Benefits of Private Limited Company


    Go global as Exporter with IEC

    Go global as Importer with IEC

    Once registered, done for lifetime

    No return filing

    Avail benefits of duty drawback, subsidies & incentives as per Import export policy


    Primary Proof

    The Code acts as a primary proof that a firm is an importer or exporter. This helps the firm to gain credibility in the market.

    Easy to Obtain

    A proprietor can also obtain an IEC, without registering his business. So, it becomes easy for a sole proprietor who has not registered his business to gain the Code.


    Recognition of Business Quoting the Code is compulsory while importing and exporting of goods and services. This helps in recognition and growth of your firm internationally.


    It is mandatory to obtain the Code by the business entity to carry on export and import business and for making foreign bank transfers pertaining to trade and business

    Government Benefits DGFT

    Government Benefits DGFT, Customs, and Export Promotion Council guarantee benefits procured from the import or export. Exporters cannot claim this revenue without this code. Also, the holder of the Code is not required to file any returns. Other import and export subsidies are also provided to the traders.

    Compare Options

    BasisPrivate Limited CompanyLimited Liability PartnershipOne Person CompanyPartnership FirmSole Proprietorship
    Suitable ForStart-ups Professional firmsIndividual promotersFamily businessesSmall Businesses
    Investors Attractive Less AttractiveNot preferableUnlikelyNo way
    Limited Liability YesYesYesNoNo
    Taxation BenefitsCertain benefits EfficientbenefitsLowestLowest
    Constant Existence
    Compliance ApplicabilityHighLowHighMinimalMinimal

    Process to get IEC

    Select a Service
    Make Payment
    Service completed
    STEP 1: Select a Service
    STEP 2: Upload Documents
    STEP 3: Make Payment
    STEP 4: Service completed

    Package & Pricing

    Documents for online registration of IEC


    PAN Card


    PAN card of Directors


    Address Proof of Directors


    Photo of Directors


    Rent Agreement&Electricity Bill


    Cancelled Cheque


    Board Resolution/Authorisation


    Certificate of Incorporation/Agreement/Deed


    1. What is the exception to IEC requirement?
    2. Who are required to get IEC registration?
    3. Whether more than one IEC can be issued against one PAN?
    4. Does any compliance need to be done after obtaining IEC?
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