What is IEC ( Importer Exporter Code Number)?

IEC is a short form of Importer Exporter Code. Importer Exporter Code is compulsory in India if a person want to import or export any goods or service. It is ten digit code issued by DGFT- Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
What is IEC?
An IEC is a 10-character alpha-numeric number allotted to a person
that is mandatory for undertaking any export/import activities. With a
view to maintain the unique identity of an entity (firm/company/LLP
etc.), consequent upon introduction / implementation of GST, IEC will
be equal to PAN and will be separately issued by DGFT based on an
application.

How to Apply:

Application for obtaining IEC may be filed online in ANF 2A with
applicable fees and submitted with digital signature.

When an e-IEC is approved by the competent authority, applicant is
informed through e-mail that a computer generated e-IEC is available
on the DGFT website. By clicking on “Application Status” after having
filled and submitted the requisite details in “Online IEC Application”
webpage, applicant can view and print his e-IEC.

Documents Required for Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number:
In case of fresh e-IEC:

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Signatory Applicant
  • Copy of PAN card
  • Bank Certificate or cancelled bearing the applicant entities name

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In case of Modification of IEC:
Upload the requisite documents in digital format as detailed below:

For Proprietorship Firm

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Proprietor.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Proprietor.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card/ Driving Licence/UID (Aadhar card) (any one of these).
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/ Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and A/C No.

For Partnership firm

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Managing Partner.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card /UID (Aadhar Card) /Driving Licence/PAN (any one of these) of the Managing Partner signing the application.
  • Copy of Partnership Deed.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A (I)/Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the applicant entity and A/C No.

For LLP firm/Government Undertaking/Public Limited Company/Private Limited/Company Section 25 Company

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Designated Partner/Director of the Company signing the application.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card /UID (Aadhar Card) /Driving Licence/ PAN (any one of these) of the Managing Partner/Director signing the application.
  • Certificate of incorporation as issued by the RoC
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2 A(I)/Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the company and A/C No .

For Registered Society

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the signatory applicant/Secretary or Chief Executive.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card /UID (Aadhar Card) /Driving Licence/ PAN (any one of these) of the Secretary or Chief Executive/ Managing Trustee signing the application.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.
  • Registration Certificate of the Society / Copy of the Trust Deed
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the Registered Society or Trust and A/C No. Trust

For HUF

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Karta.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Karta.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card/ UID (Aadhar card)/ Driving Licence (any one of these) of the Karta.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased or latest electricity /telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/ Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and A/C No.

Any other document considered relevant for the application .

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