Simplified Auto Registration on ICEGATE

Simplified Auto Registration on ICEGATE

ICEGATE is the official web portal developed by the Government. It offers various facilities to the importers and exporters. However, the normal ICEGATE registration requires a digital signature, PAN verification, and additional approval.

In order to simplify the ICEGATE registration and attract more importer/ exporter to obtain registration on ICEGATE, a new simplified auto registration facility is made available. As per the simplified procedure, the registration on ICEGATE can be obtained without Digital Signature Certificate and without uploading any additional documents.

The present article covers the procedure for auto registration on ICEGATE and the downside of auto registration on ICEGATE.

Procedure for auto registration on ICEGATE

The easy auto registration procedure on ICEGATE is narrated hereunder-

STEP 1 – Visit site https://www.icegate.gov.in/index.html.

STEP 2 – Click on ‘Click Here’ under Simplified Registration.

STEP 3 – Provide the following information-

  • Enter IEC (Import Export Code number).
  • Enter GSTIN (Goods and Service Tax Identification Number).
  • Enter Password (please note a temporary password will be sent from ICEGATE).
  • Enter the Captcha and click Submit.

STEP 4 – List of information and points to be taken care while providing the information are tabulated hereunder-

Information to be providedPoints to be taken care while providing the information
Enter Your unique ICEGATE ID

·        ICEGATE ID should not exceed 25 characters.

·        ICEGATE ID should not contain blank space.

·        ICEGATE ID can contain alpha-numeric characters.

·        ICEGATE ID should not contain special characters.

Enter Email ID·        The email ID should not exceed 50 characters.
Enter new password·        The password should contain a combination of number, special character, and different cases.
Confirm the password

STEP 5 – Enter Mobile OTP (OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number) and Enter Email OTP (OTP will be sent on the registered email ID).

STEP 6 – Click Finish.

Once the above six steps are clear, the importer/ exporter can log in with the ICEGATE ID and password.

Further, it should be noted here that the importer/ exporter has the option to change the pre-registered email ID and mobile number. The same can be done before clicking Finish at Step 6. After mobile and email OTP verification, the importer/ exporter willing to change the mobile number or email ID should click on the ‘Click here’ option provided below the Finish button.

The downside of auto registration on ICEGATE

Even though the auto registration facility is quite paperless and straightforward, the same comes with a drawback. The importer/ exporter registered via the auto registration facility is not permitted to file the customs documents.

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