DGFT Releases Online ANF 3A, No Physical Docs Necessary for MEIS Claim

[Ref: DGFT Trade Notice 05/2015 dated 16 June 2015]

SUB: Release of Beta Version of online ANF 3A with facility to upload supporting documents {Application form for Merchandise Exports From India Scheme (MEIS)}

1.  The Government is committed to improving ‘ease of doing business’ and move towards paperless submission and processing of various applications under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). Trade is informed that a Beta version of online ANF 3A has now been released and it is now possible to not only apply online for claiming rewards under MEIS but also to upload the required supporting documents using digital signatures of the applicant. As a result, henceforth, in case the applicant submits the supporting documents online, along with the application, submission of physical copies of documents (other than ‘Proof of Landing’ and shipping Bills in case of exports made from Non EDI ports) would no longer be required.

2   Submission of ‘Proof of Landing’ would be in accordance with the provisions of para 3.03 of HBP 2015-20.

3   All IEC holders/applicants are encouraged to submit/upload the documents (including ‘Proof of Landing’) online using digital signatures. In case of documents submitted online, the concerned RA shall not insist on physical copies of such uploaded documents