How to get APEDA certificate step by step guide

APEDA Registration – Process, Documents Required

Registration Process

For registration under APEDA, the applicant should submit the application form within 1 month from the date of undertaking the business. If the exporter of scheduled products fails to register within that time limit due to sufficient cause, such date can be extended only by the Authority. Once the application duly filed and paid by the applicant, the authority will issue Registration -Cum- Membership- Certificate (RCMC). This registration is one-time registration and all the registered members are governed by the rules & regulations under APEDA Act

Documents Required for Registration in APEDA

  • Following documents are required:

  • For Merchant exporter :-
    • Self-certified copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.
    • PAN & Address Proof of the Exporter
    • GST Certificate
    • Cancelled Cheque
  • For Manufacturer exporter:-
    • Self-certified copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.
    • PAN & Address Proof of the Exporter
    • GST Certificate
    • Cancelled Cheque
    • Exporter should furnish a self- attested copy of the registration of the company with the relevant certification agencies for the products given below :-

Online Registration Procedure

The Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is issued to exporters subject to

following the laid down procedures in this regard. So far RCMC was being issued manually.

However, with the objective of simplification of procedures and ease of doing business, w.e.f.

01.08.2015, the issuance of RCMC has been made on line using digital signatures. In the new

process, the exporters are required to submit the documents online.

  • Step 1 Sign-up through the APEDA Website. (Click on “Register as Member” link on the Home Page). ”.
  • Step 2 The exporter requires to first enter the basic detail, IE CODE, Email ID & Mobile number and submit.
  • Step 3 An OTP (One Time Password) for confirming the details will be sent on E- mail and Mobile number. Exporter should enter the OTP of mobile and E-mail on the verification screen to verify the both and click on Submit to proceed for application.
  • Step 4 After verification confirmation, exporter will require to fill online application and upload the required documents. The documents should be in the JPEG, PDF orPNG formats only. The exporter should enter all required information carefully

    and ensure correct information is submitted in the on- line application form.

  • Step 5 On-line application can be completed in one or more sessions by revisiting the website using the assigned OTP (One Time Password) of E-mail and Mobile. Afterfilling the fields, the exporter can save the information in between by using the

    Save button. The exporter can edit the filled data until online payment is not


  • Step 6 The exporter may submit registration fees of Rs. 5000/- excluding taxes = Rs.5900/- (with GST) may be made through any of the following modes:-Online

     Credit Card(Master Card and Visa)

     Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)


     Demand draft in favour of “APEDA” payable at respective cities of APEDA


    (Note :- APEDA GST No. – 07AAAJA1150H1ZU)

  • Step 7 After completion of Payment process an application number will be generated. Please note the application number for future reference.
  • Step 8 On issuance of RCMC, Login detail is sent to the registered email of the exporter. The Exporter may login in to their account through “Exporter Login” link givenat APEDA website.
  • Step 9 The exporter can view the status of the RCMC application by clicking the “Track Application” link to view the status of application by submitting the IE Code andApplication number until it is issued.
  • Step 10 In case of any shortcoming is observed in the application the exporter will require to resubmit the document online. Therefore, exporter is required tomonitor the status of the RCMC application as informed above at Step 10.
  • Step 11 After the approval of RCMC from APEDA officials, exporter may take printout of their Certificate through their APEDA Login under theheading of “View RCMC Certificate” under RCMC Menu.