Importer Exporter Code India

Documents Required for Udyog Aadhar Registration

To Obtain Udyog Aadhar Registration in case of proprietorship the applicants personal Aadhar is the main requirement. Apart from this only the email and mobile number are required.

  • In case of proprietorship the applicants Aadhar is mandatory.
  • In case of a Partnership the partners Aadhar can be used.
  • In case of a Company, the Directors Aadhar can be used.
  • In case of LLP, the Designated Partners Aadhar can be used.

If an applicant or an authorised signatory of a business does not have Aadhar then he or she must first apply for Aadhar at an Aadhar enrolment centre. Once, the Aadhar is obtained the Udyog Aadhar process can be started.



iNR 3,299

Import Export Code Registration

LEDGERS Accounting Software


iNR 5,299

Import export code registration

Class 3 DSC for Individual - 2 years validity

LEDGERS Accounting Software


iNR 7,299

Import export code registration

Class 3 DSC for Individual - 2 years validity

LUT Registration

LEDGERS Accounting Software

Validity of IE Code

IE Code registration is permanent registration which is valid for a lifetime. Hence, there will be no hassles for updating, filing and renewal of IE Code registration. It is valid until the business exists or the registration is revoked or surrendered. Further, unlike tax registrations like GST registration or PF registration, the importer or exporter does not require to file any filings or follow any other compliance requirement like annual filing.

As IE code registration is one-time and requires no additional compliance, it is recommended for all companies and LLPs to obtain IE code after incorporation.

IE Code Exemption

An Import Export Code is required for import of any type of goods by a business. However, the following category of persons are exempted from obtaining an IE Code:

  • Importer and export by central Government or agencies or undertakings for defence purpose or other specified lists under Foreign Trade (exemption from the application of Rules in certain cases) Order, 1993.
  • Import or Export of Goods for personal use.

Applying for IE Code

Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure contains provisions relating to the application for IE Code. Vide public notice no. 27/2015-2020 dated 8th August 2018, the said para under-went an amended and the provisions of the amended para as applicable with regard to the application for IEC is provided hereunder –

  • Exporters/importers shall file an online application in form ANF 2A.
  • The applicant is required to submit only two documents; one is the address proof, and the other is the pre-printed cheque or bank certificate.

Address Proof

  • Sale deed, in case the business premises is self-owned; or
  • Rental/lease agreement in case the premise is rented/leased; or
  • Latest electricity/landline/ mobile bill in the name of the applicant entity; or
  • GST registration certificate; or
  • In case of a proprietorship, the following proof is valid –
  1. Aadhar card
  2. Voters ID

It must be noted that the above documents in support of address proof need to be in the name of the firm, however, in case of a proprietorship, the address proof in favour of an individual (i.e. proprietor) is acceptable (Trade notice No. 39/2018-19 dated 12th December 2018).

Updated on 18/07/2021