Online AD Code Registration for Chennai Port - Registration, Fees and Documents

Updated on April 08, 2024 06:55:08 AM

AD code is a unique 7-digit code assigned by the Reserve bank of India to every authorized branch of banks dealing in foreign currencies. AD code stands for Authorized Dealer’s code. It is a letter from the bank mentioning the Authorized Dealer’s code provided to each bank by the Reserve Bank of India.

The primary purpose behind AD code registration is to ensure that foreign currency transactions have been made from a legitimate source. Once the bank AD code is issued, you must register it with every port from where you plan to export goods. It is also called an AD code letter by the CHA (Customs House Agent).

Read on to know the benefits, document requirements and how to apply for icegate AD Code registration at Chennai.

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AD code Port registration on ICEGATE

AD code registration can be done online on the ICEGATE portal for each port separately. It is mandatory to register AD code on the port where you intend to import goods. The 13 major ports in India are listed below.

Port Location ICEGATE AD code Registration Port Code
Mumbai Nhava Sheva Port registration INNSA1
Tamil Nadu Ennore Port Registration INENR1
Gujarat Kandla Port Registration INIXY6
Chennai Chennai Port Registration INMAA6
West Bengal Kolkata Port Registration INCCU1
Karnataka New Mangalore Port Registration INNML1
Kerala Cochin Port Registration INCOK4
Orissa Paradip Port Registration INPRT1
Maharashtra Mumbai Port Registration INBOM6
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam Port Registration INVTZ6
Tamil Nadu Tuticorin Port Registration INTNC6
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Registration INIXZ1
Goa Mormugao Port registration INMRM1
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Documents required for AD code registration on Chennai Port

Once you receive the AD code on the bank’s authorization letter, You need to register the AD code online on the ICEGATE portal for customs clearance. The following documents are required to proceed with the application:

  1. AD code authorization letter on Banker’s letterhead
  2. GST Registration Certificate
  3. Canceled Cheque
  4. Importer Exporter Code(IEC) Certificate
  5. Company’s PAN(Personal Account Number)
  6. Board resolution (for company only)
  7. PAN/ Aadhaar/ Voter ID/ Passport copy of Director or Partner or Proprietor
  8. Export house certificate(optional)

Our team of professionals will assist you in preparing the documents for the application.

Documents Required for AD Code Registration on Chennai
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Benefits of AD code registration in Chennai

The benefits of an AD code registration in Chennai are as follows:

  • Generating Shipping Bill on ICEGATE: A shipping bill is one of the three mandatory documents for exporting goods abroad. Indian Customs EDI system won’t allow you to generate shipping bills on the ICEGATE portal without an AD code registration.
  • Lifetime Validity: AD code registration on a port is valid for a lifetime. Therefore, you only need to pay a one-time fee, and the registration will be valid for a lifetime of that port.
  • Online Process: Earlier, the AD code registration was done at the ports, which took a lot of time, money and effort. Now, The entire process of bank AD code registration is online on the ICEGATE portal.
  • counters the Smuggling of goods: AD code tracks any illegal source of foreign transactions and helps in reducing the Smuggling of prohibited goods, which contributes to long term growth of the nation’s economy.
  • Legalizes Import-Export Business: Exporters can avail several benefits from the DGFT, Exports Promotion Council and other government schemes. In addition, AD code allows multiple other benefits like duty rebates, tax returns and subsidies.
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AD code Registration Fees for Chennai

The application fee for AD code registration at Chennai is ₹2,999/-. It is a one-time fee that has to be borne by the exporter.

Note- There is no government fee for AD code registration.

Note: The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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AD code Registration process for Chennai

AD Code Registration Process on Chennai

The process of AD code registration on Icegate is executed in 4 steps:

  • Documentation
  • Application to the Icegate portal using organization-based class 3 DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
  • Following up with the concerned port for AD code registration.
  • Approval of AD code from customs.

You can check if your AD code is registered on the Icegate portal or not by generating the shipping bill. Your AD code is registered with that port if the shipping bill is generated successfully.

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ICEGATE Registration Verification

Here are some steps for the verification of ICEGATE Verification.

    To verify ICEGATE Registration you need to submit all the required fields at ICEGATE ID can be used to avail multiple services like generating shipping bills, document Tracking and document filing.

Click here to verify your document.

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Professional Utilities: Assisting you in AD code Registration

Registering an AD code can be a difficult and time taking process. Therefore, it is advised to seek an expert’s help to avoid complications and rejection of the application.

We are a team of professionals who provide AD code registration for your import-export business at the minimum price guaranteed. You can apply for the AD code registration for Exports with us in just three simple steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory to register the AD code on Icegate?

For customs clearance, AD code registration at designated ports is mandatory for exporters and importers. You are not allowed to export goods without AD code registration.

Why is AD code required?

AD code is required to generate a shipping bill on the Icegate portal. A shipping bill is compulsory for importing and exporting goods. AD code also allows you to receive payments in foreign currencies.

How to check ad code registration status?

AD code application status can be checked on Chennai portal online. Once the AD Code has been registered by the Custom a confirmation email is being sent to the registered email address.

Who issues the AD code?

Reserve Bank of India issues the AD code to the Authorized branches of banks dealing in foreign currency transactions.

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