Import Export Code




Import Export Code or IE Code is required for undertaking import and export transactions and availing various benefits under schemes like SEIS or MEIS. Liberators offers IE Code registration from Rs.2999/-

Import Export (IE) Code is a registration mandatory for persons and entity importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IE Codes when issued can be used by the entity throughout its existence and doesn’t require any renewal or filing. Therefore, it is recommended for most organisations to obtain IE Code, irrespective of if they need it at the moment.

IE Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code for the entity in 15 – 20 working days or less.

Necessity to Register a IE code

Individual can have IE Code

Even individuals who are proprietors of a business can obtain IE Code in their name. It is not necessary to incorporate a business entity for obtaining IE Code.

No return Filing

IE Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there is no further requirement for its renewal. Even if import or export transactions occur, there are no filings required to DGFT.

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Exporters Requires IE code

All Importers and exports who import and export goods into and outside India require an IE Code. The IE Code must be quoted while clearing customs. Also, banks require the importers IE Code while sending money abroad.

Documents required for Import Export Code

Business Identity Proof.

Identity proof like passport, drivers license, adhar card, voters id or ration card for the promoters with photo or person authorised to file IE code application. In case of legal entity or registered body, then partnership deed or incorporation certificate or registration certificate is required.

Cancelled Cheque Copy.

Bank certificate as per DGFT format or cancelled cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and account number. Bank certificate or cancelled cheque is used to verify that the applicant has an active current account with a bank in India.

Basic Rs.2999/-
inclusive all fees

Import export code registration without digital signature certificate.


Standard Rs.4999/-
inclusive all fees

Import export code registration with class 2 digital signature certificate.


Premium Rs.6999/-
inclusive all fees

Import export code registration with class 3 digital signature certificate.

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