Online AD Code Registration for Paradip port - Registration, Fees and Documents

Updated on September 04, 2023 12:03:39 PM

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 Paradip port.

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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

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 Paradip Port
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Benefits of AD code registration in Paradip port

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

AD code Registration Fees for Paradip port

The application fee for AD code registration at Paradip port 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.

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AD code Registration process for Paradip port

AD Code Registration Process on Paradip Port

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

Step 1: Click here to verify your ICEGATE ID. You will be directed to the panel below.

Step 2: Enter the PAN Number and Captcha code

Step 3: Click Submit.

Once you submit the details. You will get your ICEGATE ID.

ICEGATE ID can be used to avail multiple Services like Generating Shipping Bill, Document Tracking and Document filing.

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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 (FAQs)

Is it mandatory to register 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 shipping bill on icegate portal. A shipping bill is compulsory for importing and exporting of 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 Paradip Port 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.

How do you get an AD code in Paradip port?

You can get an AD code from the bank with which you have a current account. You need to send a request to the branch manager in a prescribed format to issue the AD code on the Bank letterhead. Once the AD code is issued, it is registered with the Paradip port on the Icegate portal.

Who is an Authorized Dealer(AD)?

Authorized Dealers are the branch of banks dealing in foreign currencies. RBI issued a code to the Authorized branches of banks which is called an AD code.

What is Port Registration?

Port registration is the registration of an AD code with the customs port where you intend to export goods. You need to register the AD code for each port separately, whether the ports are in the same state or a different state.


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