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How to check IEC application status online?

To start your exports business, IEC code is important. Exporters can check status of their IEC application through the ICEGATE portal. Read more to know how.
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In today’s world, customers have become more open to exploring and purchasing products made in different parts of the world, opening up opportunities for better international trade. Many Indian exporters are opting for e-commerce exports to take their products to international customers without too much investment. However, to start a global business, IEC is one of the important documents. Issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), IEC (Importer Exporter Code) can be applied directly on the DGFT website. After you have successfully furnished the documents required for the application of IEC, you can check the status online.

What is IEC status?

DGFT has introduced a mechanism for exporters to track the status of their IEC certificate application. This was done to simplify processes and promote paperless transactions. Users can track their IEC status through the DGFT website in the two ways:
• To check if the IEC is registered at the DGFT headquarters - a PAN card-based IEC check is done.
• To ensure that the IEC has reached the ICEGATE location - the user must submit their IEC and fill in the captcha as shown on their screen.

Different types of IEC status and actions required

To check your IEC status, users have to log onto the DGFT website and click on ‘IEC’. To check IEC status, click on ‘Know your IEC Status’ option. Once PAN and first three letters of the company name are added, following types of statuses will be displayed:

Status of Importer Exporter Code

• Received in DGFT

• IEC application rejected

• Transmitted to ICEGATE

• Registered by DGFT and accepted by ICEGATE

Required action

• In this case, you must wait for four days till the processing is completed.
• Make the necessary changes in the application and resubmit it. No payment is required.
• User needs to wait for three days for ICEGATE to accept the application.
• This implies that the IEC is ready to use.

How to check the drawback status against IEC application?

Exporters, who are eligible for refund or drawback against their shipping bills, can check the status of their drawback on ICEGATE website. Following are the steps to check the drawback status against your IEC application:

• Log in to the ICEGATE portal and click on ‘Services’ tab. Choose a user type.
• From the list of services mentioned, select the drawback enquiry suitable.
• Fill in the application form by entering your registered PAN number, date, location and IEC.
• Click on ‘View Drawback Status’ after the form is submitted.
• If you have a drawback against the shipping bill, then choose the ‘Drawback Pending’ status and if your drawback amount has been accepted and you want to check that, then check the “Drawback Sanctioned” status.

How to track the IEC verification status on DGFT?

1. Open the ICEGATE homepage and click on ‘Services’ tab. Select the suitable user type from the dropdown list.
2. Choose IEC or BIN status.
3. If you have to check whether your code has reached the DGFT headquarters, then click on IECode@DGFT. You will be redirected to the DGFT website – you can select your query to check IEC verification status.
4. You can contact either the ICEGATE or DGFT helpdesk team from here for help.

How to track challans against an IEC?

Exporters can check the history of their challans on ICEGATE. The steps to follow are:
1. Open the homepage of the ICEGATE portal and click on e-payment option.
2. Enter IEC and other details.
3. Once the custom e-payment gateway page opens, you can view current transaction history, along with incomplete transactions.

Can you check if you have received the Customs license by DGFT against IEC?

To check the status of your customs license issued by DGFT against your IEC, you can follow these steps:

1. Click on the ‘Services’ tab on the ICEGATE portal and select the suitable user type.
2. Click on the DGFT services option from the given list of services.
3. Select ‘IEC based’ option and enter your IEC number and other details.
4. Submit the form and you will be redirected to the webpage where all the licenses will be displayed.

How to check ROSL status against IEC?

Exporters dealing in the export of made-up articles that are defined in the RoSTCL scheme (Rebate of State Levies Scheme) are eligible for rebate, depending on the type of goods. Following are the steps to check ROSL status against your IEC:

1. Click on the ‘Services’ tab and select the appropriate user type.
2. Select ‘ROSL sanctioned status’ option and you will be able to see an application form.
3. Add IEC, PAN details and location.
4. Click on the ‘ROSL Sanctioned Status button’ to see the list of all the shipping bills and their respective ROSL status and rebate amounts.

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Published on September 29, 2022.

Sources:
1. https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/dgftprod/74893b60-2434-4b7c-b90d-ee9fe0eb7320/Notification%2058%20Date%2012-02-2021%20English.pdf
2. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1805697
3. https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-circulars/cs-circulars-2017/circ08-2017cs.pdf
4. https://vakilsearch.com/advice/how-to-check-my-iec-application-status/
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