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DGFT - Launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application made to DGFT

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Launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

application  made to DGFT




Dear Members,


We would like to inform you that the O/o DGFT  has issued Trade Notice No. 02/2018-19 dated  11/04/2018 regarding launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application made to DGFT.


As you are aware,  Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is applied/ modified through online portal for IEC application.  However, it has come to notice of DGFT that in some cases even after issuance of IEC by DGFT, the IEC data though transmitted by DGFT to ICEGATE (Customs) is not accepted by ICEGATE (Customs) due to some transmission errors. As a result, the IEC holder is unable to export/import using this IEC.   

Therefore, for early detection/timely resolution of such cases, a facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE. The status query is based on PAN used in IEC application made to DGFT.

The facility to check status of Import Export Code (lEC) application can be accessed from DGFT website using Online Application -> IEC -> Know your IEC Status or directly from link.


PAN Number and first three letters of Firm Name can be entered to check the status. Based on the status displayed, action to be taken as mentioned below :


Sr. No


Action to be taken


Application has been received in the DGFT

Wait for 4 days for processing by RA


IEC application rejected

Please  re-submit the application after  complying with the deficiencies raised by the RA. There will be no need to pay the fee again.


IEC          transmitted        to
ICEGATE,       yet       to      be
accepted by ICEGATE

Wait    for 3     days    for IEC     to   be
successfully accepted by ICEGATE


IEC   successfully   registered     at
DGFT and accepted by ICEGATE

IEC ready for use


If status at Sl no 4 is not indicated, the applicant is requested to check the status of IEC at ICEGATE 3 days after the transmission to ICEGATE at the following link report the problem to contact@DGFT,  if required.


IEC holders may please note that IEC is ready for Import/ Export of goods only after IEC details get successfully registered at DGFT and accepted by ICEGATE(Customs).


Members are requested to take note of this facility.   The original Trade Notice is available for download using below link-


Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

(S.G. Bharadi)
Executive Director





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