How to Update IEC in DGFT: Activate IEC

How to Update IEC in DGFT?

To update an Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) on the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) portal, you can: 

  1. Go to the DGFT portal
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Click on the "Registrations" tab
  4. Select "Import/Export" from the main menu
  5. Click on "Registration Details" from the sub-menu
  6. On the "Registration Details" page, find the "Update IEC Registration Form" link
  7. Link your IEC through Aadhar OTP or DSC
  8. Click on the "Modify or update IEC" button on the Dashboard
  9. Enter your mobile number or email address if not updated
  10. Fill out the Update / Modify IEC form
  11. Authenticate the renewal through Aadhaar-based OTP or Digital Signature
IECs need to be renewed yearly. The DGFT website contains a list of IECs that need to be upgraded. IEC holders had until January 31, 2022 to upgrade their IECs.

How do I update my DGFT IEC details online?

To update your DGFT IEC details online, you can: 

  1. Go to the DGFT website
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Navigate to the IEC module
  4. Click on "Update IEC"
  5. Enter your login credentials and CAPTCHA
  6. Select "Update/modify IEC"
  7. Complete all fields on the "Update IEC Registration Form"
  8. Click on "Submit"

You can link your IEC through Aadhar OTP or DSC. If you need to change your mobile number or email address, you can do so after logging in and selecting "Manage profile". 

The due date to renew the Import Export Code is April to June. The last date of filing the IEC Renewal is June 30th. 

If you don't update your IEC within the specified time frame, your license will be deactivated. You cannot operate any trade without a renewed IEC code.

How do I link an existing IEC to DGFT?

To link an existing Importer Exporter Code (IEC) to DGFT, you can:
  1. Register on the DGFT website. You need a valid email and mobile number.
  2. Log in to the DGFT website.
  3. Click the "Link IEC" button on the homepage.
  4. Enter your 10-digit IEC number.
  5. Authenticate the code through Aadhaar-based OTP verification or using your registered DSC.
  6. Enter your PAN details, name as per PAN, and date of birth.

Once the IEC has been linked, you can: 

  • View IEC details
  • Modify IEC profile
  • Print IEC certificate
You must update your IEC profile every year. If you don't, your IEC will be deactivated. You can reactivate a deactivated IEC upon its successful updation.

How do I update my IEC after deactivation?

You can update your Importer Exporter Code (IEC) on the DGFT website. To do so, you can: 

  1. Visit the DGFT website
  2. Click "Update IEC"
  3. Log in to your IEC dashboard
  4. Enter your unique ID, password, and captcha
You can also automatically reactivate an IEC without manual intervention from the DGFT RA.

To update your IEC, you'll need: 

  • A letter explaining the reasons for the deactivation and the steps taken to rectify them
  • Updated address proof, if your address has changed
  • Updated bank certificate or canceled cheque
  • Any other documents requested by DGFT
After a successful update, the IEC will be activated again and sent to Customs with the updated status.

Q: What is IEC?

IEC stands for Import Export Code. It is a 10-digit code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India. It is mandatory for businesses or individuals involved in import and export activities.

Q: How can I activate my IEC?

A: To activate your IEC, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  2. Click on the "IEC" tab and select the "IEC Activation" option.
  3. Fill in the required details, such as your personal information, business details, and bank account information.
  4. Upload the necessary documents, including proof of address, identity proof, and bank certificate.
  5. Pay the applicable fee for IEC activation.
  6. Submit the application and wait for the approval from DGFT.

Q: How long does it take to activate IEC?

A: The time taken to activate IEC may vary. Generally, it takes around 2-3 working days for the DGFT to process and approve the IEC application. However, the actual processing time may depend on the workload and verification process of the DGFT.

Q: Can I update my IEC information?

A: Yes, you can update your IEC information if there are any changes in your personal or business details. To update your IEC, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  2. Click on the "IEC" tab and select the "Update IEC" option.
  3. Log in to your account using your IEC and password.
  4. Update the necessary information, such as address, contact details, or bank account information.
  5. Upload the supporting documents for the updated information.
  6. Submit the application and wait for the approval from DGFT.

Q: What documents are required for IEC update?

A: The documents required for IEC update may vary depending on the type of information being updated. Generally, you may need to provide documents such as proof of address, identity proof, updated bank certificate, and any other relevant documents as per the updated information.

Q: How long does it take to update IEC?

A: The time taken to update IEC may vary. Generally, it takes around 2-3 working days for the DGFT to process and approve the updated IEC application. However, the actual processing time may depend on the workload and verification process of the DGFT.

Q: Where can I contact for IEC activation or update queries?

A: For any queries related to IEC activation or update, you can contact signyourdoc at:

Phone number: 9571333822

Email: support@signyourdoc.com

 

Q: Are there any exceptions or non-returnable items for IEC activation or update?

A: No, there are no exceptions or non-returnable items for IEC activation or update. Once the application is submitted and the fee is paid, it cannot be returned or canceled.

Q: Is there a cooling-off period for IEC activation or update?

A: No, there is no cooling-off period for IEC activation or update. Once the application is submitted and the fee is paid, it cannot be canceled or returned.

Q: How will I receive the updated IEC certificate?

A: Once your IEC update is approved by the DGFT, you will receive the updated IEC certificate via email. Make sure to check your registered email address for the updated certificate.

Q: Can I use my IEC for both import and export activities?

A: Yes, your IEC can be used for both import and export activities. It is a unique code that allows you to engage in international trade.

Q: What should I do if I have further questions or concerns about IEC activation or update?

A: If you have any further questions or concerns about IEC activation or update, please feel free to contact us at:

Phone number: 9571333822

Email: support@signyourdoc.com

We are here to assist you and provide the necessary guidance for your IEC-related queries.

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