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The Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a unique 10-digit code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India. It is required for
businesses or individuals involved in the import or export of goods and services. Here’s the process for obtaining an IEC code in India:

1. Check Eligibility: Before applying for an IEC code, make sure you are eligible. Individuals, companies, partnership firms, LLPs, and other legal
entities can apply for an IEC code.

2. Gather Required Documents: You will need the following documents  and information to apply for an IEC code:

PAN card (Permanent Account Number)
Current bank account details
Passport-sized photographs
Cancelled cheque or bank certificate.

Self-attested copy of the Aadhaar card or Voter ID or Passport of the proprietor/partner/director of the company Copy of the partnership deed or certificate of incorporation or articles of association, depending on the type of business entity.

3. Application Fee: Pay the required fee for IEC code registration. The fee may vary depending on your business type.

4 . Application Submission: Once you’ve filled out the application form, submitted the required documents, and paid the fee, submit the application.


Additional Details

1.Processing Time: The processing time for IEC code issuance varies but is usually within 1-2 business days.
2. IEC Code Allotment: Once your application is approved, the DGFT will issue an IEC code. You can check the status of your application online.
3. IEC Code Download: After your IEC code is allotted, you can download the IEC certificate from the DGFT website.
4. IEC Code Renewal: An IEC code is valid for a lifetime unless surrendered or cancelled. However, you may need to update your IEC code
information or renew it periodically.
5. Usage: You can now use your IEC code for importing and exporting goods and services. Remember to quote your IEC code on all relevant
It’s important to note that the specific requirements and processes may change over time, so it’s advisable to visit the official DGFT website or
contact the local DGFT office for the most up-to-date information and guidance on obtaining an IEC code.