Importer-Exporter-Code is a mandatory registration for traders who are into import/export of goods. It is a 10-digit numeric code which is required by the Customs Authorities at the time of clearance.
Without this license, traders are not allowed to import/export anything outside India.
The IEC Code is also required when an importer sends money abroad through Bank; an exporter receives money in the bank account or is sending shipments at the Customs Port.
Though the entity can register for IEC Code himself but, it is always better to take professional help so that the application and documents are filed correctly.
To initiate the registration process –
Only selective bank payments are accepted through online mode which includes HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, UTI Bank, Punjab National Bank and Central Bank.
For applicants who do not have a debit or credit card can submit the fee through TR-6 Challan. In case of manual applications, the applicant needs to save a copy of it in MS-Word format.
You can also check the status of your application online by clicking on the options provided.