Import Export Code (IEC) Registration

Individuals and businesses engaged in import or export activity must obtain IEC for your business

Starting from ₹ 999 *Govt. Fees Applicable


All exports from or imports into India require an Importer Exporter Code (IEC), which is a unique business identification number. No one can export or import without an IEC unless specifically exempted.

An IEC code is a ten-digit alphanumeric code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade to an individual or a corporate entity.

When is IEC Code

It is necessary to provide IEC for customs officials to clear shipments during imports.

IEC Code is required to make direct deposit into his foreign account exporter.

The IEC is necessary for export shipments, when an exporter is expected to receive payment in a foreign currency, an IEC code is needed to make a direct deposit into his account.

When imports are made, the bank needs IEC to transfer the funds.

IEC Registration Fees

Professional Fees


Govt. Fees (Additional)


Documents Required for IEC Registration

PAN card of individual or company

Incorporation certificate in case of body corporate

Personal or company’s current bank account statement

Copy of the government ID (Driving license/Aadhar/Voter ID)

Copy of cancelled cheque of the current bank accounts

Partnership deed in case of partnership

Address proof (Electricity bill/rent agreement/sale deed of the office)

Frequently Asked Questions

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IEC can be cancelled or modified?

Yes, IEC can be cancelled or amended if there are valid reasons for doing so, such as a change in business, closure of business and so on.

Does IEC is required for personal use?
No, IEC is only required for business transactions
What is the validity of IEC?
IEC holders are required to update IEC annually, otherwise non-compliance will lead to deactivation of IEC
Do service exporters require IEC?
IEC is not required for service exporters unless they benefit from Foreign Trade Policy

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