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AD Code Registration on Ice-Gate for Export

In a world where the total number of online buyers globally has spiked through more than 2.14 billion, venturing into the global market and expanding business is every entrepreneur’s dream come true. But stepping into cross-border trade is no small feat. There are legal documentation processes and international compliance requirements one needs to be aware of. 

To start with, an Import Export Code (IEC) is a prime requirement to get your goods shipped, whether you’re an exporter or importer. Think of it like the passport, but for your goods. Other than the IEC code, there are four other documentation requirements that are primary for customs clearance – Shipping Bill, Bill of Lading, Export General Manifest and AD Code.  

Let’s delve into what is AD code and why one needs AD code for export.

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Application & Generation of AD Code on Ice-Gate for Export through Customs

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Timeline

2-5 working days

Services Covered
Who Should Buy
How It's Done
Documents Required
Services Covered

  • Generation of AD Code
Who Should Buy
  • Business or Individual planning to export goods through customs port.
How It's Done

    • Purchase of Plan
    • Expert Assigned
    • Share the details as requested
    • Filing of Application
    • Generation of AD Code
Documents Required
  1. AD Code (Request Letter to Bank in DGFT Format)
  2. Copy of IEC (Import Export Code) Code
  3. Copy of Pan Card 
  4. GST Registration Certificate 
  5. Export House Certificate (this is optional)
  6. Bank Statement of one year
  7. Aadhar, Voter ID/passport or IT returns of Export Partner. 

AD Code Registration Process on Ice-Gate Portal for Export of Goods in Customs Port

What is AD Code?

Authorised Dealer Code, or commonly known as AD code, is a 14-digit (sometimes 8 digits) numerical code a seller receives from the bank with which they have account for their international business. AD code is obtained after IEC code registration and is mandatory for export customs clearance. 

Why is AD Code Registration required?

AD Code Registration is a must for many reasons in carrying out export business. The significant reasons are as follows:- 

1. Exporters who want to export goods from India must register the AD Code.

2. A Shipping Bill is one of three documents that must be submitted for export customs clearance. Without an AD Code registration, you cannot produce a Shipping Bill on Icegate, Indian Customs' electronic data exchange platform. 

3. AD Code Registration allows you to transfer credit to the trader's current account directly.

4. Any Government advantages you want to avail of, for example, duty rebates and exemptions, GST (Goods and Services Tax) refunds, and so on, are credited straight to your current account if you have an AD Code registered with customs.

5. Registering or submitting the AD code in each & every port from where you want to export shipment is a mandatory requirement. 

6. When exporting goods, exporters must provide the IE Code as well as the AD Code.

7. Furthermore, while receiving money from Abroad, Banks can demand the AD code of the business/individual.

What is the significance of AD Code?

An AD code is necessary in the exports process primarily due to three reasons: 

  • For customs clearance, a shipping bill is required. Without the AD code, the shipping bill for your cargo cannot be generated. 
  • W.e.f August 03, 2018, commercial shipments up to value limit of INR 5,00,000 are  allowed through courier mode, using CSB-V, or Courier Shipping Bill-V. CSB-V cannot be generated without AD code registration. 
  • The AD Code also allows government benefits such as GST, refunds, duty rebates, as well as exemptions that are credited directly to the current bank account associated with your business. 

How to Apply for AD Code?

Exporters are required to register AD code with the airport or port from which they plan to ship their goods across borders. In case an exporter ships packages from more than one port, they must register an AD Code for each of the ports, irrespective of whether the ports are in the same states or different states. 

AD Code Registration Process for Customs

One can approach their business bank partner and write a request letter to apply for AD code. The Bank issues a letter to the Commissioner of Customs of the port involved, with the AD code in the Bank’s letterhead in DGFT prescribed format. After obtaining the AD code, register it with every port from where you want to export. 

Following are the steps to register AD Code on ICEGATE

  1. Log on to the ICEGATE Website. 
  2. Click on the left panel >> Bank Account Management. 
  3. Click on AD Code Registration on the Export Promotion Bank Account Management page. 
  4. Select AD Code Registration and then Submit for AD Code Bank Account Registration. 
  5. Fill required details – Bank Name, Port Location, AD Code, and upload documents as requested.
  6. Save all details once they’re feeded. A 6-digit OTP is sent to your registered mobile number and email id. 
  7. Bank Account Modification is then submitted to ICEGATE after the mobile number & email ID is verified. 
  8. Once ICEGATE approves the request, bank account details start showing on the AD code dashboard.

Benefits of AD Code Registration

There are multiple benefits of AD Code Registration which are listed below.

1. AD Code Registration will assist you in developing your business and reaching out to a broader market on a worldwide scale, allowing your company to flourish at a rapid pace.

2. Registering an AD Code is the one-time process. It means you won't have to submit any returns. Once the code is assigned to you, you will not be required to complete any more steps or return filing.

3. An AD Code is valid for as long as the entity survives. In other words, the AD Code has life-long validity. As a result, if you register for AD Code, you will never have to worry about renewing it.

4. Based on their AD Code registration, the companies may receive various incentives for their imports/exports from the DGFT, Export Promotion Council, Customs, and several other Government schemes.

How can we help in AD Code Registration?

We have a top-notch professional team providing a hassle-free and error-free Online AD Code Registration Service in India. Our experts have been completing 1000+ AD Code Registration and staying up to date with DGFT's new registration procedures every day since 2014. So, we render you the best AD Code Registration that is DGFT compliant.

Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, and Company Secretaries make up our diverse teams of specialists. Over the years, we have been dealing with a wide variety of financial services, including export-import, business compliances, taxation, and accounting issues in India. Also, Our service is affordable.

It's your turn to kick start your import-export business with entire legal formalities. Our team is always here to guide you with your export import business at every step while you grow.

List of Ports / ICD for AD Code Registration

1. ACC Coimbatore Sriperumbudur ICD (INCJB4)

2. AGARTALA LCS (INAGTB)

3. AZHIKKAL PORT (INAZK1)

4. Agra ICD (INBLJ6)

5. Ahmedabad ACC (INAMD4)

6. Alang (INALA1)

7. Alang (INALA1)

8. Amingaon ICD (INAMG6)

9. Amritsar ACC (INATQ4)

10. Amritsar Rail Cargo (INASR2)

11. Ankaleshwar ICD (INAKV6)

12. Arakkanom ICD (INAJJ6)

13. BADDI ICD (INBDI6)

14. BAIRGANIA (INBGUB)

15. BALASORE CONCOR ICD (INBLE6)

16. BANBASA LCS (INBSAB)

17. BANKOT PORT (INBKT1)

18. BARHI ICD (INRUG6

19. BHAMBOLI ICD (INGRW6)

20. BHIMNAGAR (INBNRB)

21. BHITAMORE (INBTMB)

22. BIRPARA (INDLOB)

23. Ballagharh ICD (INFBD6)

24. Bangalore ACC (INBLR4)

25. Banglore ICD (INWFD6)

26. Bawal ICD (INBAW6)

27. Bedi Port (INBED1)

28. Behrni LCS (INBNYB)

29. Beypore Port (INBEY1)

30. Bhavnagar Port (INBHU1)

31. Bhilwara ICD (INBHL6)

32. Bhiwadi ICD (INBWD6)

33. Bhubaneswar Air Cargo (INBBI4)

34. Bhusswal ICD (INBSL6)

35. Borkhedi ICD (INBOK6)

36. Butibori ICD (INNGB6)

37. CFS Albartoss ICD Dadri (INAPL6)

38. CFS Mulund (INMUL6)

39. CFS STARTRACK DADARI (INSTT6)

40. CGM DADARI (INCPL6)

41. CH Chennai (INMAA1)

42. CH Cochin (INCOK1)

43. CH Goa (INMRM1)

44. CH Kakinada (INKAK1)

45. CH Kandla (INIXY1)

46. CH Mangalore (INNML1)

47. CH Mundra (INMUN1)

48. CH Tuticorin (INTUT1)

49. CHAMURCHI (INCHMB)

50. CHANGRABANDHA (INCBDB)

51. CHAWAPAYAL ICD (INCPR6)

52. CONCOR DADARI (INDER6)

53. CONCOR ICD JHARSUGUDA (INJSG6)

54. CSF Nashik (INNSK6)

55. CUDDALORE PORT (INCDL1)

56. Calicut ACC (INCCJ4)

57. Chakeri Kanpur ICD (INCPC6)

58. Cheherta ICD (INASR6)

59. Chennai ACC (INMAA4)

60. Chettipalayam Tirpur ICD (INCHE6)

61. Chinchwad Pune ICD (INCCH6)

62. Cochin ACC (INCOK4)

63. Concor Kanakpura Jaipur ICD (INKKU6)

64. Custom House Pondicherry (INPNY1)

65. DABGRAM ICD (INNJP6)

66. DABHOL PORT (INDHP1)

67. DAPPAR ICD (INDPR6)

68. DESUR ICD (INDRU6)

69. DHAHANU PORT (INDHU1)

70. DHAMRA Port (INDMA1)

71. DHANNAD ICD (INDHA6)

72. DHARCHULA LCS (INDLAB)

73. DIGHI PORT (INDIG1)

74. Dahej Port (INDAH1)

75. Dashrath Badodra ICD (INBRC6)

76. Delhi ACC (INDEL4)

77. Dharmatar Port Mumbai (INDMT1)

78. Dighi ICD (INDIG6)

79. Durgapur ICD (INDUR6)

80. Ennor Port (INENR1)

81. FULBARI (INFBRB)

82. Faridabad Sec-25 ICD (INBVC6)

83. GALGALIA (INGALB)

84. GHOJADANGA LCS (INGJXB)

85. GOPALPUR PORT (INGPR1)

86. GRFL Sahnewal Ludhiana ICD (INSGF6)

87. GUWAHATI AIR CARGO (INGAU4)

88. Gangavaram Port (INGGV1)

89. Gari Harasaru ICD (INGHR6)

90. Goa ACC (INGOI4)

91. HTPL ICD Kilaraipur (INQRH6)

92. Hazira Port, Surat (INHZA1)

93. Hira Boruse Surat ICD (INHIR6)

94. Hosur ICD (INHSU6)

95. Hyderabad ACC (INHYD4)

96. Hyderabad ICD (INSNF6)

97. ICD CONCOR Dhandari Kalan Ludhiana (INLDH6)

98. Intore ACC (INIDR4) Irugur ICD (INIGU6)

99. Irungattukottai Sriperumbudur ICD (INILP6)

100. JAJPUR ICD (INJJK6) JAKHAU PORT (INJAK1)

101. JAMNAGAR AIR CARGO (INJGA4)

102. JAMSHEDPUR ICD (INIXW6)

103. JAYANAGAR (INJAYB)

104. JHULAGHAT LCS (INJHOB)

105. JNCH (INNSA1)

106. JRY Kanpur ICD (INKNU6)

107. Jaigarh Port Maharashtra (INJGD1) Jaipur ACC (INJAI4) Jaipur ICD (INJAI6) Jalandhar ICD (INJUC6) Janori ACC (INJNR4) Janori ICD (INJNR6)

108. Jattipur ICD (INDWN6) KALINGANAGAR ICD (INSKD6) KAMARDWISA LCS (INPBLB) KANECH ICDSAHNEWAL (INSNI6) KARAIKAL SEA Port (INKRK1) KARIMGANJ LCS (INKGJ1)

109. KELSHI PORT (INKSH1) KERN ICD MADURAI (INMDU6) KILARAIPUR ADANI ICD (INQRP6) KODINAR PORT (INKDN1) KRIBHCO Surat ICD (INKBC6) KUNAULI (INKNLB)

110. Karwar Port (INKRW1) Kashipur ICD (INHPI6) Kattupalli Port (INKAT1) Khatuwas ICD (INCML6) Kheda ICD (INKHD6) Khurja ICD (INAIK6)

111. Kolkata ACC (INCCU4) Kolkata CH (INCCU1) Kollam Port (INKUK1) Kota ICD (INKTT6) Krishnapatnam Port (INKRI1) LAUKAHA (INLKQB)

112. LCS Attari Road (INATRB) LCS DARRANGA (INDRGB) LCS HILLI (INHLIB) LCS Jaigaon (INJIGB) LCS Jogbani (INJBNB)

113. Vizag Port (INVTZ1)

114. Waluj Aurangabad ICD (INWAL6)

115. Wardha ICD (INCHJ6)

116. concor Jodhpur ICD (INBGK6)

117. karur ICD (INKAR6)

118. kottayam ICD (INKYM6)

119. Vapi ICD (INVPI6)

120. Varanasi Air Cargo (INVNS4)

121. Veerappandi ICD (INTHO6)

122. Verna ICD (INMDG6)

123. Vijaydurg Port (INVYD1)

124. Vishakhapatnam Air Cargo (INVTZ4)

125. Tuglakabad ICD (INTKD6)

126. Tumb ICD (INSAJ6)

127. Tuticorin ICD (INTUT6)

128. VIRAMGAM ICD (INVGR6)

129. VIZHINJAM PORT (INVZJ1)

130. Vadinar Port (INVAD1)

131. Thudiyalur ICD (INTDE6) Tikonia LCS (INTKNB) Tiruchirapalli Air Cargo (INTRZ4) Tirupur Paakiyapalayam ICD (INTUP6) Tondiapet ICD (INTVT6) Trivandrun ACC (INTRV4)

132. Talegaon Pune ICD (INTLG6) Tarapur ICD (INBNG6) Thar Dry Port Jodhpur ICD (INTHA6) Thar Dry Port sanand ICD (INSAU6) Thimmapur ICD (INTMX6) Thrissur ICD (INTCR6)

133. Sahar ACC (INBOM4) Singanallur ICD (INSLL6) Sonauli LCS (INSNLB) Sonepat ICD (INBDM6) Srinagar Air Cargo (INSXR4) TUNA PORT (INTUN1)

134. SIKKA PORT (INSIK1) SINGHABAD RAILWAY STATION MALDA (INSNG2) SONABARSA (INSNBB) SRIMANTAPUR LCS (INSMPB) Sabarmati Ahmedabad ICD (INSBI6) Sachin ICD (INSAC6)

135. Rewari ICD (INREA6) SACHANA ICD (INJKA6) SALAYA PORT GUJRAT (INSAL1) SATTVA BENGALURU ICD (INKQZ6) SEA PORT- PORT BLAIR (INIXZ1) SHED KIDDERPORE TT (INTTS1)

136. RANPAR PORT Ratnagiri Maharashtra (INRNR1) REDI PORT (INRED1) REVDANDA PORT (INRVD1) Raiganj LCS (INRGJ2) Raipur ICD (INRAI6) Ratlam ICD (INRTM6)

137. Piyala ICD (INBFR6) Porbandar Port (INPBD1) Powarkheda ICD (INPRK6) RADHIKAPUR RAILWAY STATION (INRDP2) RAJSICO Basni Jodhpur ICD (INJUX6) RANAGHAT RAILWAY STATION NADIA (INRNG2)

138. Paradeep Port (INPRT1) Patli ICD (INPTL6) Patparganj ICD (INPPG6) Pimpri ICD (INPMP6) Pipavav Port (INPAV1) Pitampur ICD (ININD6)

139. Pali Rewari ICD (INPKR6) Palwal ICD (INPWL6) Panaji Port (INPAN1) Panipat ICD (INPNP6) Panki ICD (INPNK6) Pantnagar ICD (INHDD6)

140. PCCCC Bandra-Kurla Complex (INDPC4) PIPRAUN (INKJIB) PSWC Dhandari Kalan Ludhiana (INDDL6) PULICHAPALLAM ICD (INPNY6) PUNE AIR CARGO (INPNQ4) Pakwara Moradabad ICD (INMBD6)

141. Nagpur ICD (INNGP6) Navlakhi Port (INNAV1) Okha Port (INOKH1) Old Mangalore Port (INIXE1) Old Mundra Port (INOMU1) PANITANKI NAXALBARI (INPNTB)

142. Marripalaem(Leap International Ltd.) ICD (INGNR6) Modinagar ICD (INMUZ6) NAGPUR AIR CARGO (INNAG4) NAYA RAIPUR CONCOR ICD (INRML6) NCH Mumbai (INBOM1) Nagapattinam (INNPT1)

143. Madhosingh ICD (INMBS6) Madurai Air Cargo (INIXM4) Magdalla Port (INMDA1) Malanpur ICD (INMPR6) Maliwada ICD (INMWA6) Mandideep ICD (INMDD6)

144. LUCKNOW AIR CARGO (INLKO4) Loni ICD (INLON6) Lucknow Air Cargo (INLOK4) MIHAN ICD (INKPK6) MOREH LCS (INMREB) MUHURIGHAT LCS (INMHGB)

145. LCS MAHADIPUR (INMHDB) LCS Nepalgunj Road (INNGRB) LCS Pertapole (INPTPB) LCS Raxaul (INRXLB) LCS Thoothibari (INNTVB) LOKSAN LCS (INCRXB)