As part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative of Department of Commerce (DOC), following transactions were identified by DOC as important applications made by SEZ units and Developers to Development Commissioner’s office and DOC for various Approvals/intimations/reporting. DOC had requested NDML to develop and deploy online submission process for the same.

Now, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce vide SEZ Division Letter in D.12/25/2012-SEZ, dated October 28, 2014, has digitalized the following forms:

For Developers:

1. Extension of the validity period of Forma Letter of Approval (Form C1)

2. Extension of the validity period of in-principle Letter of Approval (Form C2)

3. Approval of authorized operations (Form C7)

4. Quarterly/Half Yearly returns (Form E)

5. Approval of Job-work (sub-contracting)

For Units:

1. Application for setting up units in SEZ

2. Request for renewal of LOA

3. Request for extension of LOA

4. Submission of APRs

5. Intimation of Jewellery exhibitions abroad

6. Permission of Jewellery exhibitions abroad

7. Permission for setting up of a DR/BCP centre by IT units

8. Permission for movement of date back up tape by IT units

9. Grant of exit permission (in-principle approval) from SEZ scheme

10. Approval of job work (sub-contracting)

11. Intimation of date of commencement of production

12. Grievance form (this is available for all entities)

The new process will be effective from November 1, 2014 along with the existing process.

Download SEZ Division Letter in D.12/25/2012-SEZ, dated October 28, 2014

 (Bimal Jain, FCA, FCS, LLB, B.Com (Hons), Mobile: +91 9810604563, Email:

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