Online facility for obtaining import license for restricted items from 18th March, 2019

DGFT to provide Online facility for obtaining import license for ‘Restricted’ items from 18th March, 2019 – Step-wise procedure

File No. 01/53/8/AM19/O-5/IC

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog  Bhawan, New Delhi

Trade Notice No: 49/2015-2020  

Dated: 15.03.2019


All Regional Authorities of DGFT
All Importers/Members of Trade
All Technical Authorities of different Departments

Subject:  Online facility for obtaining import license for ‘Restricted’ items from 18th March, 2019 (Para 2.50 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020)-regd.

In line with the revised application form ANF-2M  issued vide Public Notice No. 79 dated 15th March, 2019, a new module for filling such online applications to DGFT (HQ) has been made operational  from  18.03.2019.

2. All applicants (individuals, corporate or State/Central entities) are required to use this online facility for filing applications and no application will be accepted in offline mode.

IEC is essential for this online module ; the entities not having an IEC, may use the relevant IEC no. as per the Annexure-I. Further, FAQs on provisions regarding imports may be assessed at:

3. The step by step process for filing online application for Import license is as under:

(i) Visit DGFT website

(ii) Select ‘Services” tab.

(iii) Click on “ECOM” and select “Online ECOM Application “.

(iv) Page with “e-filling of Application” will open
( )

(v) Select “Restricted Item for import license”.

(vi) Login to application after OTP based authentication using email/mobile

(vii) Fill IEC details*, RCMC details (if applicable) and other data fields along with details of import items; attach documents (in pdf format- max 5MB) and make payment online.

(viii) Select the concerned jurisdictional RA from the dropdown list and submit your application.

(ix) Instant acknowledgement of application will be received on the applicant’s mobile and email.

4. While submitting the application form it may kindly be noted that:

(a) Multiple/Different import items are permitted in a single application subject to the following:

(i) Only one port of Registration (POR) for Customs purposes is allowed for all the import items mentioned in the This Customs Port of Registration cannot be changed, once the Import License has been issued by the RA of DGFT.

(ii) No import from non- EDI ports is permissible;

(iii) In case, different ports of registration arc required, applicant may file separate applications.

(b) Separate applications may be made for import of “Restricted” items, STE items (canalized through state agencies) and items for supply. These items cannot be clubbed together, in one application.

(c) CIF value of import items can be filled in their actual currency However, the cumulative value will only be reflected in one of the GCA currencies.

(d) All mandatory documents required for examination of the application mu st be uploaded in pdf duly signed and stamped by the applicant/applicant firm.

5. Further, online  applications must  incorporate  mandatory  requirements  under  relevant Law/ Rule/Regulations. An illustrative list is as under:

Category of Application

Mandatory Information
(scanned copy to be uploaded)

Live animals and bovine semen for breeding purpose s etc.

  • NoC from concerned State Animal husbandry Deptt.
Horses for sportsmen
  • Recommendation from Equestrian federation
Import of Pets
  • Pet Book along with return tickets
    (if applicable) and any other relevant document. (Refer to pet guidelines atL

Import of live animals for R&D purposes

Certification of having R&D facilities

Import of Tyre scrap/Lead scrap/ battery scrap

  • DIC/Udyog Aadhar
  • NoC from MoEF&CC
  • CA certificate indicating production/ consumption data for last 3 years

Import of slag

  • State Pollution Control Board certificate

Import of ozone depleting substance

  • CA certificate indicating production/ consumption data for last 3 years
Import of Wild Animals under Animal Exchange Programme
  • Recommendation of Central Zoo Authority
Import of Arms and Ammunition
  • Arms Dealer license
  • Furnish sale details of arms and ammunitions in preceding 3 licensing year (in Rs.)

For supply to Govt. Deptts. including Police/Defence furnish

  • End User Certificate and
  • Proforma invoice of the Supplier
Aircraft/Helicopter/ Hot Air Balloon/ UAVs
  • DGCA permission, number and date ;
  • NoC from WPC of Deptt of Telecom, if applicable
    Aircraft details 
Transmitter or Communication  device
  • Regional WPC permis sion /NoC
Refurbished electronic items
  • BIS Registration certificate or exemption letter from MeITY
Import of gold -dore
  • NABL certification for first time importers
  • BIS certification for subsequent imports (Refer to Trade Notice No. 48 dated 13.3.2019)
  • Pollution Certificate from State Pollution Control Board
  • DIC/Udyog Aadhar
Import of Silver- dore
  • Pollution Certificate from State Pollution Control Board
  • DIC/Udyog Aadhar

This issues with the approval  of the Competent Authority

(S. P. Roy)
Joint  Director General of Foreign Trade
Telephone no.# 23062240

Annexure -A of permanent IEC numbers which may be used by non – commercial PSU s and categories or importers/exporters mentioned against each category while applying for import/export licenses

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