The Importer Exporter Code, better known as the IEC, is one of the most vital documents or registration that an import or export business owner can obtain. This code allows exporters and importers to conduct their business in India and enables them to avail various benefits offered by the DGFT. Hence, any business that exports or imports products must have filed an import-export code application. The import-export code verification process can take a while, and business owners might wish to check the status of their application during this time. In this article, we will take a look at how to check your import export code application status, and why doing so is essential.
- What is the status of the import-export code?
- What are the various IEC statuses and actions to be taken for them?
- How can you check the drawback status against the Import Export Code application?
- How can you check the ROSL status against an IEC number?
- Track the import-export code verification status at the DGFT office
- How can we track the import-export code verification status at Customs?
- How to check if customs has received a license from the DGFT using your IEC
- What is the procedure to track all the challans against an IEC?
What is the status of the import-export code?
The DGFT recently issued a statement wherein it said that it was implementing a new system to help applicants check the status of their import-export code application. Some import export code application modifications performed via the DGFT website were not being transmitted to the ICEGATE portal. As a result, many IEC holders were facing difficulties in clearing customs. The DGFT, therefore, began a facility to help IEC holders check the status of their Import Export Code application and also the transmission status to the ICEGATE. Hence, these are the two significant statuses of the IEC that applicants can check via the DGFT web portal. Users can track the status of their import-export code registration, via this link. The two options available are;
- PAN-Based IEC checks to ensure it has been registered at the DGFT headquarters.
- Check to ensure the IEC has reached the ICEGATE location: To enable this check, uses will have to provide their IEC and fill in the CAPTCHA shown on the screen.
What are the various IEC statuses and actions to be taken for them?
Applicants can check their import-export code application status through the DGFT website. From the homepage, users should click on the IEC tab, and then the Know your IEC Status option to check the status of their import-export code. Users have to provide their PAN number and the first three letters of their company name to check the status of their import-export code. The various statuses they might encounter, and the actions to be taken in each case is as mentioned below.
|Sl No||Status of Import Export Code||Action to be taken|
|1||Received in DGFT||Wait for 4 days for the completion of processing|
|2||IEC application rejected||Re-submit the application after making the suitable changes. Users do not have to pay the processing fees again in such cases.|
|3||Transmitted to ICEGATE; Awaiting acceptance||Wait for 3 days for ICEGATE to accept your IEC|
|4||Registered by DGFT and Accepted by ICEGATE||IEC ready for use|
In case they encounter any other status, they will have to contact the officials at DGFT to avail further assistance. The IEC may be used to import or export goods only after it has attained status four as per the table above, that is, after it is registered by the DGFT and accepted by the ICEGATE.
How can you check the drawback status against the Import Export Code application?
- Go to the ICEGATE portal, navigate to the Services tab and choose the appropriate user type from the options provided.
- From the left side of the page, select the appropriate Drawback Enquiry from the list of available services.
- Next, users should enter their PAN number, location, date range and IEC code in the application form.
- Submit the details and click on View Drawback Status to check the status of your IEC. Choose between Drawback Pending and Drawback Sanctioned to proceed further.
- In case you have a drawback against any shipping bill, you can view it under the Pending status, and if your drawback amount has been accepted, you will find it under the Sanction status.
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How can you check the ROSL status against an IEC number?
- To check your import export code application status against ROSL, go to Services and then select the appropriate user type.
- From the left side of the page, choose for the ROSL Sanctioned Status option. Applicants must then provide their IEC Code, Location, PAN Number and date range.
- Click on the ROSL Sanctioned Status button to see a list of all your shipping bills and their corresponding ROSL status and amounts.
How can we track the import-export code verification status at the DGFT office?
- Go to the ICEGATE portal and from the homepage, navigate to the Services tab and click on the appropriate user type.
- Choose the Check IE Code/BIN Status from the list of available services.
- To check whether your code has reached the DGFT HQ, click on the IE Code@DGFT option from the first section of the form.
- Clicking on this option will redirect you to the DGFT’s website from where you can raise a query for your IEC code verification status.
- In case you cannot find your IEC details, contact either the ICEGATE or DGFT Helpdesk, Team.
How can we track the import-export code verification status at Customs?
- Go to the ICEGATE portal and from the homepage, navigate to the Services tab and choose the appropriate user type.
- Choose the Check IE Code/BIN Status from the list of available services to proceed.
- To check whether your code has reached the DGFT HQ, click on the IE Code@ICEGATE option from the second section of the form
- This will open an IEC Enquiry Form displaying the details and status of the IE codes and their branches.
- The various statuses and their significance are as follows;
- 0 – Normal
- 1 – Blacklisted
- 2 – Suspended
- 3 – Cancelled
- 4 – Cleared from Blacklist
- 7 – Revoke Suspension
- 8 – Revoke Cancellation
- 9 – Amended IEC
How to check if customs has received a license from the DGFT using your IEC
- Go to the ICEGATE portal, navigate to the Services tab and choose the appropriate user type.
- From the list of available services provided, click on the DGFT Services option.
- Click on the IEC Based option to check the status of a license against an IEC.
- Next, applicants must enter their IEC number, date range and choose an appropriate location from the drop-down menu provided.
- Click on the Search button to proceed and view all the licenses, along with their date of integration and status.
What is the procedure to track all the challans against an IEC?
- Visit the ICEGATE portal, and click on the E-Payment option from the homepage.
- Next, users should enter details, including their IEC, document type and location.
- This will open up the ICEGATE Custom E-Payment Gateway page from where you can view a list of all unpaid challans against your IEC number.
- If you click on the Incomplete Transactions button, you will be able to view all the pending transactions and their location.
- Additionally, users may use the Transaction Summary option to view all their current transactions.