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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER- IMPORT EXPORT CODE REGISTRATION

The registration of the FSSAI license is granted for up to five years as per the tenure selected when applying for FSSAI Registration or License. The renewal is an online process and can be done for another term of up to five years.

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INTRODUCTION

IEC Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies. An application for grant of IEC number shall be made by the Registered/Head Office of the applicant and apply to the nearest Regional Authority of Directorate General Foreign Trade, the Registered office in case of company and Head office in case of others, falls in the ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form - ANF2A’ and shall be accompanied by documents prescribed therein. In case of STPI/ EHTP/ BTP units, the Regional Offices of the DGFT having jurisdiction over the district in which the Registered/ Head Office of the STPI unit is located shall issue or amend the IECs. STPI -Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is a society established in 1991 by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the export of software from India.

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Our Packages for Import Export Code

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BASIC

All Inclusive Fees

1,999

PRO

All Inclusive Fees

2,999

PREMIUM

All Inclusive Fees

5,999

Procedure of Import Export Code Registration

Step - 1 : IEC CODE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

The application can be download Form in PDF or Word. This is called "Aayaat Niryaat Form - ANF2A". Along with IEC Code Number Application Form it is necessary to submit Appendix-18B Attested by Applicant's Banker in his letter head with two passport size photo).

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Step - 2 : Profile of Importer/ Exporter

Each Importer/Exporter shall be required to file importer/ exporter profile once with the Regional Authority in Part 1 of ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form - ANF2A’.

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Step - 3 : List Of Regional Authorities Of DGFT And The Corresponding Office of Reserve Bank Of India, Exchange Control Department

You can find the list of Foreign Exchange Control Department of the RBI as given in Appendix-18D

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Step - 4 : Validity of IEC Code No

An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be valid for all its branches/divisions/units/factories as indicated in the format of IEC given in appendix-18B

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Step - 5 : Mode of payment

In Demand Draft of any Bank or Payment through EFT ( Electronic Fund Transfer by Nominated Bank by DGFT Like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, UTI Bank, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank etc) or Application fee can deposited by TR6 Challan with Duplicate Copy in any branch of Central Bank of India and TR6 Challan need to be submit along with IEC Code Application.

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Step - 4 : Filing of Application

Application can be filed online in DGFT website However in case of manual applications, the applicant would furnish a soft copy of the application in MS word format.

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Step - 5 : Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

The applicant shall furnish a self addressed envelope of 40 x 15 cm with postal stamp affixed on the envelope as follows for all documents required to be sent by Speed Post:
a. within local area : Rs. 20.00
b. Up to 200 Kms : Rs. 25.00
c. Between 200 to 1000 Kms : Rs. 30.00
d. Beyond 1000 Kms. : Rs. 50.00

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Step - 4 : IEC No: Exempted Categories

1. Ministries/Departments of the Central or State Government.
2. Persons importing or exporting goods for personal use not connected with trade or manufacture or agriculture.
3. Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Nepal provided the CIF value of a single consignment does not exceed Indian Rs.25,000.
4. Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Myanmar through Indo-Myanmar border areas provided the CIF value of a single consignment does not exceed Indian Rs.25,000.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
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On the basis of IEC, companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/ imports from DGFT, Customs, and Export Promotion Council etc.

Those having Registered/Head office in whole of Kerala and Lakshadweep except the districts Trivandrum,Kollam & Pathanamthitta, can submit the application at Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, 5/A,Kendriya Bhavan, Kakkanad, Cochin682037 ( Telephone No.2427397).

It can be downloaded from download section of DGFT website under the link APPENDICS & AAYAAT NIRYAAT FORM ( ANF2A).

Application fee is Rs. 250/- which can be paid through Demand Draft/ Pay Order from any designated bank in favour of Jt. DGFT, Cochin. Treasury Receipt from the designated Central Bank of India branches is also accepted

Application fee is Rs. 250/- which can be paid through Demand Draft/ Pay Order from any designated bank in favour of Jt. DGFT, Cochin. Treasury Receipt from the designated Central Bank of India branches is also accepted

Yes, PAN is mandatory. Self Certified Photocopy of PAN card has to be submitted along with the application.

Normally two working days for processing. For cancellation of IEC 15 working days

No, IEC issued are dispatched by Speed Post to the address mentioned on the self addressed envelope enclosed with the application. Only Deficiency Letters along with Application form/Document will be delivered at the IEC counter to the authorized person/Applicant having the acknowledgement receipt. If Deficiency Letter is not collected within 5 days then it will be sent by post to the applicant.

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