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Procedure to Apply Online Import Export Code (IEC)

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Posted On 04 January 2011 at 15:30 Report Abuse

Policy Circular No.10 (RE-2010)/2009-14 Dated the 31st December,2010

Subject:- Provision of additional facility for filing Importer Exporter Code (IEC) applications “on-line”.

DGFT is introducing additional facility on DGFT’s website ( for enabling members of trade to file their IEC applications ‘on-line” with effect from 1.1.2011.

2. Presently, the applications for obtaining an IEC are filed manually with the concerned Regional Authority of DGFT. The applications are filed in hard copy in the prescribed proforma with stipulated documents.

3. The additional facility of filing “on-line” application for obtaining IEC will reduce the transaction cost and time for the applicant, would ensure easy, flexible filing of application and reduce human interface and paper work in the process.

4. The existing system of filing the IEC application manually would simultaneously continue till further orders i.e. the applicant will have an option to prefer his application either manually or “on-line” as per his/her convenience.

5. The following guidelines and procedures are stipulated for the “on-line” system of filing, processing and issuance of IEC:-

(i) The applicant may file the IEC application for “on-line” through the link available on the DGFT’s website.

(ii) The fee in case “on-line” application for IEC has to be paid through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) mode only. The EFT link with necessary guidance for making payment through EFT is already available on DGFT’s website.

(iii) The prescribed documents, i.e. the Bank certificate, PAN copy and photograph, are to be scanned and attached with the ‘on-line’ application. Any other relevant documents for example Authority letter in respect of authorized representative, should be attached in the ‘pdf’ format.

(iv) Physical copy of application is not required to be submitted to the concerned Regional Authority(RA) in case of “on-line” applications.

(v) The status of IEC “on-line” application i.e. IEC number granted for accepted applications and deficiency in case of other approved applications will be available on DGFT’s website.

(vi) In case, an “on-line” application is found to be deficient and such deficiencies indicated ‘on-line’, additional information/documents against such deficiencies would need to be submitted physically (in hard copies) to the concerned RA.

(vii) The applicants are advised to be very careful while selecting jurisdictional RA for sending their applications, as selection of a wrong RA would require retransmission of application to the corrct destination and it is likely to cause delay in processing.

(vii) Comprehensive guidelines regarding filing of “on-line” IEC applications are available on DGFT’s server under the IEC “on-line” Help Icon.

6. Members of Trade are encouraged to take advantage of the “on-line” facility for IEC application and RAs are requested to disseminate the information about the facility among the Trade.

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Posted On 04 January 2011 at 17:20

thankyou pavan kumar G,



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Arjun kumar
Finance officer

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Posted On 28 November 2011 at 17:06


Is there any method to decide the amount of bank guarantee for the IEC code?

Please let me know.

dinesh jain
chartered accountant

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Posted On 16 February 2012 at 19:03


IEC Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies.
Full From of IEC Code is “Importer Exporter Code ”. To import or export in India, IEC Code is mandatory. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without IEC Code Number. 
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Posted On 30 June 2012 at 14:39

whether there is any requirement to submitt document physically in case of Online application for IEC?



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Posted On 02 July 2012 at 17:01

in this case read link:

Rahul Devda
Tax Consultant

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Posted On 02 August 2012 at 18:32

Thanks a lot...


Koneri Balaji

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Posted On 27 November 2012 at 12:03

Can I know the duration to obtain IEC, if application submitted online and also offline


Sooraj Suresh Babu
Articleship Trainee

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Posted On 03 December 2012 at 16:02



If the documents are correct, will get the registration in 3 or 4 days.


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Posted On 03 December 2012 at 16:12

AS PER NORMS Normally two working days.

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