Import Export Code (IEC Code)

4 Points You Must Know About IEC Code

1. Lifetime Validity:

The IEC code has lifelong validity.

2. PAN-based:

IEC code is a 10-digit code based on a PAN number.

3. No Return Filing:

Like PAN, you need not file any return only because you have been allotted an IEC code.

4. Government Fee:

The application fee for the IEC code is just Rs.500.

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FAQ`s Regarding IEC Code

The import-export code or IEC code is required to start an import or export business. It is a PAN-based 10-digit code. This code has lifetime validity, and no return or compliance is needed to maintain this code.

For IEC Code Registration, the following documents are required:

• PAN Card.
• Voter id or Aadhar card or passport copy.
• Cancel cheque copy of bank account.
• Address proof such as Copy of Rent Agreement or Electricity Bill Copy of the premise.
• Digital Photograph

The fee for import export code registration is Rs.500 only.

The process to get IEC code is as follows:

Step 1: Visit the website www.dgft.gov.in.

Step 2: Then go to “Services” tab> Dropdown menu> “IEC” tab> select “Online IEC Application”.

Step 3: Enter the PAN number of the applicant and then click the “Search” button.

Step 4: A new page will open. Fill in all the required self-explanatory details and proceed by doing OTP validation.

Step 5: Upload the scanned copy of the required documents.

Step 6: Make an online payment of Rs.500

Step 7: After this, check the application under Preview made and take a printout.

Step 8: Now click the final submission button.