Import Export Code License

Having foreign trade transactions? Obtain your Import Export Code license without a hassle with ClearTax
₹ 4,499

About This PlanAbout This Plan

Before you start import/export , obtaining an IEC(Import Export Code) is a prequisite. This is a unique 10-digit number that will help you in establishing your identity in front of the Authorities. An IEC is necessary for import/export of goods. It is also, required if you are providing services outside India. Cleartax will help you obtain your IEC without a hassle.

Services Covered

  • Advisory on registration requirement
  • Preparation of application form
  • Obtaining Import Export Code
  • Documented Follow-up
  • Business hours -Expert Support

Who Should Buy

  • Every exporter or importer of goods
  • Service provider serving clients abroad. Also, applicable if you are importing a service depending upon if you are covered under reverse charge mechanism or not.

How It's DoneHow It's Done

  • Purchase of Plan
  • Upload documents on vault
  • Filing of application
  • Receipt of Import Export Licence
15 days estimate

Information GuideInformation Guide

Documents To Be Submitted

  1. Photo of the IEC applicant
  2. PAN of the IEC applicant
  3. PAN of the business entity
  4. Bank certificate and cancelled cheque of the business entity
  5. Digital Signature
  6. Address proof of directors
    Any one of electricity bill or bank statement or landline bill or mobile bill (not older than 1 month)
  7. Certificate of incorporation and address proof in case of company


  • What is IEC?

    Import Export Code Number is unique 10 digit code number issued by Government of India. If a person is interested in making imports & exports, then it is mandatory for him to apply for Import Export Code Number (IEC).

  • What is the need/use of IEC?

    IEC forms the primary document for recognition by Government of India as an Exporter/Importer. On the basis of IEC, companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/imports from DGFT, Customs, Export Promotion Council etc.

  • Can Export /Import be made without Importer Exporter Code ?

    No. IEC forms a primary document for recognition by Govt. of India as Exporter / Importer. However, if value of goods is very low, the concerned customs officer may permit first export (only one time) by imposing penal charges.

  • Do i need Digital Signature?

    Digital signature is used to validate online document submission. From 1st April, 2016, it is mandatory to validate the form and other documents using a digital signature. Click here to obtain your class II digital signature with 2 years validity.

  • How much time is required to take IEC ?

    Normal time to register an Importer / Exporter Code in India is 10 working days time.

  • Which are the specific cities where the service will be delivered?

    The service is state specific in case you need a shop license and will be rendered only in specific cities being Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Surat, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Pune and Delhi.



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