Documents required for IEC Code

Documents required for IEC Code in India | Updated List(2018)

Documents required and requirements to get IEC Code in India

A ten digit number allotted by Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce for conducting an import export business is known as Import Export Code. It is obligatory for all businesses or individuals who are engaged in importing and exporting goods or services to have an IEC. To avail the benefits from Export Promotion Council or Customs or DGFT, one needs to have an IEC number. For obtaining an IEC, proper procedure and documentation is required, so that government can ensure your identity as an individual or as a business.

IEC Code Requirements

In spite of having various legal documents, following details are also mandatory for submitting an application for IEC Code:

1.Applicant should have a PAN Card.

2. He should have a Current or Savings bank account in a bank which deals in Foreign Exchange.

3. He should have a Cancelled Cheque with Entity’s or Individuals name pre-printed on it OR He should have Bankers Certificate in the prescribed format.

4. He should have a Net Banking account or Debit/Credit card for Online payment of Government Fees of Rs. 500/-

5. If an applicant is Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or there is Non-Resident interest in the firm/company they are required to submit the scanned copy of RBI approval letter.

6. According to latest Notification, it is mandatory to have a Digital Signature for filling an application for IEC Code. So a question pops up, what is Digital Signature? How to get it? Digital Signature is an equivalent to physical signature which helps to authenticate your identity or sign any document digitally. This also helps to ensure that data is not altered by an unauthorized person. DGFT has approved (n) Code, e-Mudhra and Safescrypt for issuing digital signature. Class II or Class III signatures can be used for submitting an online application for IEC number. For DGFT, type of digital signature required is ‘Signing only’. By submitting application form and submitting documents to the concerned agency, you can obtain a digital signature.

7. Scanned copies of documents are allowed only in GIF or PDF format.

Document File Format
Photograph, PAN Card, Passport GIF
Sale deed, Bank Certificate, MoU, Partnership deed PDF
Aadhar Card, Driving License, Cancelled Cheque, Voter Id GIF/PDF

Mandatory Requirements

Documents required for Export Import License

Be it a firm or individual or company, everyone needs to furnish various documents to obtain IEC. These documents for IEC Code will help government to ensure the identity of the applicant. Below mentioned are the documents that would assist in applying for IEC number.

1. Documents required for IEC Code for Proprietorship:

  • Digital Photograph of the Proprietor.
  • Scanned copy of PAN (Front and back page) card of the Proprietor.
  • Any of these – Scanned copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s Card/ Driving License/Aadhar card.
  • Bank Certificate in prescribed format as per ANF 2A (I) or Cancelled Cheque bearing pre-printed name of applicant and A/C No.

2. Documents required for IEC Code for Partnership:

  • Digital Photograph of the Managing partner.
  • Scanned copy of PAN Card of the applicant partnership entity.
  • Any of these of the Managing Partner of the application – Scanned copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s Card/ Driving License/Aadhar card.
  • Copy of Partnership Deed.
  • Bank Certificate /Cancelled cheque with name of the applicant entity and Account Number.

3. Documents required for IEC Code for LLP /Government Undertaking/Public Limited Company/Private Limited Company/Section 25 Company:

  • Digital Photograph of the Designated Partner/Director of the Company signing the application.
  • Scanned copy of PAN card of the applicant entity
  • Any of these of the Managing Partner/Director signing the application – Scanned copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s Card/ Driving License/Aadhar card.
  • Certificate of incorporation as issued by the RoC.
  • Bank Certificate as per prescribed format/Cancelled cheque having name of the company and Account number.

4. Documents required for IEC Code for Registered Society:

  • Digital Photograph of the signatory applicant/Secretary or CEO.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Any of these of the Secretary or CEO – Scanned copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s Card/ Driving License/Aadhar card.
  • Registration Certificate of the Society/Copy of the Trust Deed.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/cancelled cheque with applicant name and Account number.

5. Documents required for IEC Code for HUF:

  • Karta’s Digital Photograph.
  • Scanned Copy of Karta’s PAN Card.
  • Any of these of Karta’s Documents – Scanned copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s Card/ Driving License/Aadhar card.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I)/cancelled cheque with applicant name and Account number.

IEC is normally required by companies for importing of goods from into India and exporting of goods outside India. For obtaining an IEC, you need to first fill an application through ANF2A and then upload the necessary documents and pay the requisite fees.

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