How to download a Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)?

An exporter can become a member of any of the Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), post which, an RCMC is granted by the EPC. Learn what are the documents required and a step-by-step guide to download an RCMC certificate in this blog.
Export Promotion Councils set up by the Government of India provide Registration cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) to exporters so they can benefit from various schemes and assistance. An exporter who wants to obtain an RCMC has to declare the business in the application form submitted to the respective EPC. For instance, a handicraft exporter must follow the process and submit the application to the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).

Step-by-step guide to download RCMC online

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to download RCMC online:

Step 1:

Once the RCMC has been issued to you, visit the official DGFT website.

Step 2:

Click on the “RCMC Certificate Download” link.

Step 3:

Enter your login details and enter the verification code sent to your mobile number or email ID.

Step 4:

You can download the PDF version of the RCMC once your identity has been verified.

Step 5:

You can download the e-RCMC software and then open the PDF, or you may choose to open the PDF with Acrobat Reader DC.

Documents required to download Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)

Below are some of the common documents required to download RCMC3:

• Permanent Account Number (PAN)
• Memorandum of Association (MOA) for a corporate, institutional, private limited, or limited company.
• A self-certified copy of the Partnership Deed for a partnership company or individual.
• Trust Deed for trusts, institutions, or corporations.
• A certificate from the Registrar of Companies confirming any change in the company’s registered office.
• GST registration certificate

Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), Commodity Boards, or Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) issue RCMC to exporters and offer them the option to download the certificate online. Exporters looking for support in the RCMC application or download process or in any other aspects of e-commerce exports can utilize the various services and facilities offered by programs like Amazon Global Selling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get an RCMC after applying?
It takes around 30 days to get an RCMC after applying and submitting relevant documentation4.
Who pays duty in DPU incoterms?
All EPCs are authorized to issue RCMC. Some of them include APEDA, SEPC, GJEPC, Tea Board, Spices Board, Coconut Board, EEPC, etc5.
How can I renew my RCMC after its expiry?
If your RCMC is about to expire, you can renew it on the official DGFT website.
Published on January 8, 2024.


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