How to download shipping bills from ICEGATE?

Shipping bills can be downloaded online on the ICEGATE portal. Here is a step-by-step guide to download a shipping bill.
how to download shipping bill from ICEGATE
Shipping bill is one of the most important documents for customs clearance in the export logistics process while exporting from India. It is a mandatory bill that must be furnished by the exporter to load goods and export them via sea or air. Once the exporter decides to export a shipment out of the country, a shipping bill has to be submitted to the customs authority for the assessment of the value of goods to be shipped, along with other shipment documents such as invoice, packing list, etc. After the verification process is completed, the customs authority will endorse a copy of the shipping bill with Let Export Order and Let Ship Order.

Step-by-step process on how to download shipping bill from ICEGATE

Step 1

Visit the ICEGATE portal.

Step 2

Select ‘DGFT Download Shipping Bill Status’.

Step 3

Add shipping bill number or date to search bills.

Option 1

Search by shipping bill number: Enter location, shipping bill number, shipping bill date, and captcha as displayed on the box. Click on submit to generate the shipping bill2.

Option 2

Search by shipping bill date range: Enter IEC number, and add start date and end date for the shipping bill. Enter the captcha as displayed on the box and click on submit3.
If you have either lost the physical copy of the shipping bill, or you simply want to track the status of the shipping bill, you can easily download the same from ICEGATE by adhering to the steps mentioned above. The government and export organizations are simplifying exports through various methods including paperless transactions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my shipping bill details?
DGFT shipping bill details can be checked on the ICEGATE portal by providing IEC number or shipping bill number.
What details can be obtained when you track a shipping bill?
When tracking a shipping bill, you get access to information like drawback, value of the shipment, GSTN number, details related to shipment, current status of the shipment at customs level, EGM (Export General Manifest) status, etc.
How do I check if my shipping bill is pending?
Visit the website of ICEGATE and select “tracking at ICES”. Click on the shipping bill, enter the location, shipping bill number, date of issue of the shipping bill, and click on submit to know the status of your shipping bill.
Published on January 29, 2023.


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