The applicant is required to submit an application form to register themselves under APEDA within a month from the date of undertaking the business. In the case where the exporter fails to register themselves in the given timeline with sufficient cause, the timeline could be extended by the concerned authority only.
Once the applicant completed the required forms and pays the requisite fee, the concerned authority will issue a Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC). This is a one-time registration, and the rules and regulations under the APEDA Act govern the registered members.
Step 1: Log on to the APEDA webpage to register yourself.
Step 2: Click on the Register as Member tab.
Step 3: Enter necessary details such as Import-Export Code, Email Address and Mobile Number. Then, click on the Submit icon.
Step 4: A One-Time Password/ OTP would be sent on your registered Email Address and the Mobile Number in order to confirm the given details. The same would be required to be entered in the field provided for the same on the verification screen. Click on the Submit icon to continue.
Step 5: Once the verification is done, the online application has to be completed with appropriate information and the essential documents have to be uploaded.
Note: The documents that have to be uploaded must be in the JPEG, PDF or PNG formats only.
Step 6: The online application may be completed in more than one session by visiting the same page with the appropriate OTP. Once the essential information is entered in its respective fields, the form has to be saved. The entered data may be edited until the payment is made online.
Step 7: The registration fee is INR 5000 excluding taxes, and can be made through any of the following modes of payment:
- Credit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
- Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
- Demand draft in favour of APEDA is payable at respective cities.
Step 8: After the payment has been made successfully, an Application Number will be generated. This would be required for future references.
Step 9: On issuance of the RCMC, the login credentials will be sent to your registered Email Address. You may log in into your APEDA account by clicking on the Exporter Login tab that can be found on the APEDA homepage.
Step 10: The status of the RCMC application may be viewed by clicking the Track Application tab, and by submitting the Import-Export Code along with the Application Number.
Step 11: If there are any shortcomings in the submitted application, the exporter will be required to re-submit the application and documents online.
Step 12: The final step is the approval of the RCMC by the APEDA Officials. Once the approval is granted, the Certificate may be obtained using the APEDA portal under the tab of View RCMC Certificate under the RCMC Menu.
The following documents are to be submitted along with the application form. It should be noted that the hard copy of any document is NOT required for applying RCMC from the APEDA.
- Self-certified copy of the Import-Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
- Bank Certificate that is duly signed by the concerned authorities.
- If you desire to register yourself as a Manufacturer Exporter, you must furnish a self-attested copy of the company registration along with certifications from relevant certification agencies for the following products.