Before jumping into the topic of ICEGATE Registration, let us take a look at the basics. ICEGATE stands for Indian Customs Electronic Gateway; it is the national portal of Indian Customs of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs that provides e-filing services to Cargo carriers, Trade, and other Trading Partners electronically.

Currently, more than 1.6 lacs are registered with ICEGATE, serving over 12.5 importers or exporters. 

ICEGATE is linked with multiple partner agencies, which include the Ministry of Steel, RBI, Banks, DGFT, DGCIS, the Directorate of Valuation, and other partner government agencies that are involved in EXIM trade to allow faster customs clearance. All electronic documents or messages being handled by the ICEGATE are processed at the customs end by the Indian Customs EDI system ICES, which is working at more than 250 customs locations.

In this article, you will explore the documents required for icegate registration and the icegate registration process.

Different types of message formats at ICEGATE

  1. ICES Version 1.0
  2. ICES Version 1.5

Note: ICES is an acronym for the Indian Customs EDI System

Documents required:

  • GST Registration Certificate
  • Company’s PAN
  • AD Code Authorization letter
  • Cancelled cheque
  • Board Resolution
  • IEC (Import Export Code) Certificate
  • DSC (Digital Signature) Certificate
  • Name on Aadhar Card And PAN card must be the same

Check the entire ICEGATE AD Code documents

ICEGATE Registration Process:

Step 1: Sign in to the ICEGATE official portal.

Step 2: Then, choose the bank account management feature.

Step 3: Go to the Authorized Dealer Code Registration column.

Step 4: Click on the submit.

Step 5: Choose the add new account feature.

Step 6: Fill in your account information.

Step 7: Choose to add an account and go to your bank. Visit the valid AD Code.

Step 8: Fill in the e-SANCHIT IRN Number.

Step 9: Complete the process with mobile OTP verification. Your registration for the ICEGATE AD code is done.

Benefits of ICEGATE

  • ICEGATE ID is used to file all the documents online.
  • You can check the status of the jobs online using the document tracking system.
  • Get the negative and positive acknowledgment along with the BE & SE numbers of the jobs on his registered email ID.


In conclusion, ICEGATE Registration can be a complex procedure to navigate, but take the help of a consultant such as JR Compliance. They will educate you and guide you in every step, simplifying the procedure for you. For more information or any queries, contact us now.