Earlier, we have to file physical application and documents for getting IEC. Lot of times consumed by physical mode and also it was cumbersome procedure. But, today is the era of Digitisation. Now, all the information’s and facilities are available online in easy way. It saves both the time and money and increases the chances of transparency. So, Our Government has also taken good initiative to introduce the facility of online IEC application/modification.
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry has introduced new procedure for getting online IEC vide a Trade Notice No 23/2018 New Delhi, Dated the 8th August, 2018.
Q.1 Can we apply for IEC application through online mode?
Ans: Yes, Now we can easily file application for IEC online.
Q.2 What is the site for filing online IEC application?
Ans: We can easily apply for the same by visiting http://dgft.gov.in/ site.(http://dava.gov.in:8080/dgftiec/panSearch.jsp)
Q.3 Which department provide/authorised to grant IEC?
Ans: Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT), Department of Commerce has been authorised by our Government (GOI).
Q.4 Is there any modification facility also available?
Ans: Yes, now we can easily modify our IEC through online mode.
Q.5 Which type of documents considered as address proof?
Ans: We can upload any of the below mentioned documents as Address Proof:
Additional benefit available to Proprietorship:Other acceptable documents (This is available only for Proprietorship) can be use as address proof:
List of mandatory documents required to be uploaded on the site for new IEC:
1. Bank Certificate or Pre-printed Cancelled Cheque
2. Address proof of the firm
Now, Digital Signature Certificate, Copy of PAN Card, Photograph does not require for filing online IEC Application.
Can we check status of filed application online?
Yes, we can easily check our status/information regarding the same by feeding/mentioning our
2. Name as mentioned on PAN Card &
3. Date of Birth (In case of Proprietor)/Date of Incorporation in case of Firm/LLP/Company/Partnership)