How to track shipping bill status on ICEGATE? A stepwise guide

A shipping bill is an important document for customs clearance in export logistics. Here is a step-by-step guide for how to track shipping bill status on ICEGATE.
How to track shipping bill status on ICEGATE? A stepwise guide
In international trade, the shipping bill is a crucial document required by customs authorities for clearance of goods. Earlier, shipping bills had to be submitted and processed manually. This process was time-consuming and prone to errors. Now, digital platforms like ICEGATE (Indian Customs Electronic Gateway) have streamlined the process, allowing exporters to submit, track, and manage shipping bills and shipping bill status electronically. In this blog post, we will discuss how to track shipping bill status on ICEGATE, and provide a step-by-step overview of the process.

What is a shipping bill?

A shipping bill is a vital document submitted by exporters to customs authorities for the export of goods. Customs authorities review shipping bills for customs clearance and to grant permission to export. The shipping bill contains essential details about the export transaction, such as the exporter's name, consignee details, description of goods, quantity, and the destination country.1

Step-by-step guide on how to check shipping bill status on ICEGATE

To streamline export operations and facilitate smooth customs clearance, exporters can monitor the status of their shipping bill online. Here is an overview of how to efficiently track shipping bill status on ICEGATE:

1. Visit the ICEGATE portal:

Start by navigating to the official ICEGATE website. This serves as a one-stop solution for various customs clearance processes and tracking.

2. Log in or register:

If you're a new user, you'll need to register on the portal. Existing users can log in using their credentials.

3. Select the 'track shipping bill' option:

Within the ICEGATE portal, locate and select the option to track the shipping bill. This function is designed to provide users with the current status of their shipping bills.

4. Enter shipping bill details:

Input the necessary details related to your shipping bill, such as the shipping bill number and the date of shipping.

5. View shipping bill status:

After submitting the required information, the current status of your shipping bill will be displayed. The status could range from 'Under Process' to 'Cleared'.


The ability to track shipping bill status on ICEGATE offers exporters transparency and control over export processes. By staying informed about their shipping bill's status, they can anticipate potential delays and address any issues promptly, ensuring a seamless export experience. For e-commerce exporters who handle high volumes of shipments, this online tracking capability is particularly useful for efficient logistics management. For assistance with compliance, logistics, or other aspects of e-commerce exports, exporters can leverage the tools and solutions offered by e-commerce export programs like Amazon Global Selling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to check shipping bill status?
To check shipping bill status, you will need to have access to the ICEGATE portal. Essential details such as the shipping bill number and date of shipping bill are required to retrieve the status of your shipping bill.
Who can file a shipping bill?
A shipping bill can be filed by the exporter themselves or through their authorized customs broker (also known as a customs house agent). The process involves submitting detailed information about the goods being exported, including their description, value, and destination. This documentation is crucial for obtaining customs clearance and is a mandatory step in the export process.
Published on July 11, 2024.



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