Import export code registration in Chennai

IE Code, Import Export Code registration in Chennai for starting your import export business in Chennai.

Service information

  1. IE code application.
  2. Govt Fees.

Details and documents required ?

  1. Aadhaar card and PAN card of proprietor, all partners, all directors etc.
  2. Mobile no and E-Mail no of proprietor, all partners, all directors.
  3. Company registration certificate.
  4. Cancelled cheque leaf.
  5. Digital signature in case of partnership firm and private limited company.

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    What is IE code ?

    IE code is pan based identification no issued by DGFT (Director general of foreign trade) for enterprises or individuals who engage in business transaction between other countries. W.e.f 1st July.2017, after GST ACT comes into effect IE code number will be as same as PAN number.



    Steps to Register

    Initial Discussion

    Discussion with the client will be held for identifying the requirements of IE code application. In this phase, we also get details of any existing IE code if already been applied.

    Application of Digital signature

    The digital signature is applied where it is required for Import export code registration applications.


    Documents submitted by clients are verified and validated carefully. Additional attention is given in documentation as IE code is generated In STP-Straight through process.

    Submission of application

    Application for IE code is submitted online, and PAN-based IE code number is generated using Aadhaar authentication or through DSC,

    Details of IE code maintainence

    Information regarding the process to update IE code data, and renewal of IE is provided to the client

    From Auditor DESK

    IE code needed to be renewed every year to keep it active, If IE code is not activated within the due date IE code will be deactivated and can be reactivated by filing a modification application.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We make it easy for you to find the answer to frequently asked questions here...
    No, you do not need to file any returns after IE code registration, the only requirement is it should be renewed every year with changes if any, an IE code is an identification number issued by DGFT for businesses carrying import-export business and entering into foreign financial transactions. An import-export code is a 10-digit code, and now it is issued as the same as a pan number, so your IE code and your pan number will be the same.
    DGFT has implemented online IE code application processing which requires submission of application through an online medium and the digital signature is mandatory for persons other than proprietor and partnership, for persons who don’t use digital signature they shall use Aadhaar e KYC for authentication for submission of IE code application online, and you are not required to send physical documents to DGFT for processing your IEC application. Once an application is submitted, it will be auto-approved if it passed all validations.
    IE code can be applied even by individuals, so it is your choice to apply in your business name or individual name. A fresh application for IE code requires minimum documents and can be obtained with basic documents like a cheque leaf, pan card, and passport-size photo, even a rental agreement is not required for IE code processing.
    No IE code is not a tax identification number, it is the 10-digit number to track your import and exports, and basically, it does not require you to pay tax when you do business, there are no yearly charges, if you are doing import-export business you will be using this number for further processing of documents required for imports and exports.