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Advisory circular for registration of beneficiaries on ICEGATE

Circular No. ES/235 /2018-19                                                                                October 3, 2018 

To: Members of the Council

Sub:  Advisory circular for registration of beneficiaries on ICEGATE

Dear Member,

We would like to inform you that CBIC has issued Circular No. 35/2018- Customs dated 1st October, 2018 regarding registration of beneficiaries on ICEGATE.

As you are aware, under eSANCHIT, the system allows a trader to submit all supporting documents for clearance of consignments electronically with digital signatures. This obviates the need for the trader to approach different regulatory agencies with hardcopies of the documents, thereby making the entire process of consignment clearance faceless and paperless. It has been made mandatory that all the importers are required to upload the documents relating to regulatory compliances electronically from 01st April, 2018 onwards. Shortly eSANCHIT facility will be extended to exports also, for which a pilot is underway.

Further, CBIC is embarking on a project under SWIFT to bring all the Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) under eSANCHIT.

Features of the new project under SWIFT:-

  • PGAs will issue Licences, Permits, Certificates and Other Authorizations (LPCOs) and will upload the documents, instead of importer/exporter.
  • Once the LPCO is uploaded by a PGA, a unique IRN (Image reference number) will be generated by the system and the same will be communicated to the
  • For availing this facility, the email id of the beneficiaries registered with ICEGATE will be used.
  • In future, a view facility will also be available, wherein a beneficiary will be able to view the documents uploaded by the PGAs during a given period.
  • The pilot facility is expected to be launched shortly for testing the eSANCHIT facility for PGAs with three PGAs.
  • Thereafter on successful testing, the facility will be extended to all the PGAs.
  • Once the facility of uploading the document on eSANCHIT by PGAs is implemented, the beneficiaries (importer/exporter) will not be allowed to upload such documents themselves.
  • A detailed procedure on registration is available at ICEGATE website under the path⇒Downloads  ⇒ Registration   ⇒ Demo.


Members may kindly make a note of the above.


Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,



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