All About E-SANCHIT in GST

What is E-SANCHIT in GST

e-SANCHIT is a paperless processing application, which facilitates trade for submitting all required supporting documents for customs clearance electronically with digitally signatures.

All the documents should be upload over portal at

Traders  will be able to submit applications, along with necessary supporting documents, for customs clearance from his office/ premises.

‘e-Sanchit’ is mandatory from 15.03.2018 and contact us for any clarifications :9677124997/ The CBEC has launched paperless processing, uploading of supporting documents, to facilitate the trading across Borders.

Steps To Upload documents over “e-SANCHIT”

Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents in digital format

Before uploading the document, the importer, exporter, Customs broker (referred to
hereinafter as ‘submitter’) may ensure that the document is rendered into a PDF/A
format (ISO 19005-2).

Step 2: ICEGATE Login


Only those who are registered on ICEGATE along with a digital signature certificate can
upload supporting documents in electronic format.


Step 3: Click on eSANCHIT

Thereafter, the submitter should click on the link e-SANCHIT (
on ICEGATE. This link will take the submitter to a web page where the documents can
be uploaded. Kindly note that without logging in, a user will not be allowed to access eSanchit.



Step 4: Click on the Upload Document Button.


At a time, the user can upload a batch of 5 documents.

If the document fails to meet the restriction on document size and type, the system will display appropriate comments instantly against each file indicating the exact error over portal.

Step 5: Click Validate Document button to validate the digital signature against each document.

The user must verify the file in respect of digital signature affixed on it by pressing the ‘validate’ button on the screen. Without completing the validation, the document will not be ready for the next action i.e., “Submit Document”.

Step 6: Using the drop-down, select the document type you wish to upload.

Make sure that the document is in PDF and should be digitally signed by the same user who has logged in


Once the documents are uploaded, the system will prompt the user to select the document type from a dropdown list. This list is also published on ICEGATE as part of the ‘Single Window Code-map Directory’.


Step 7: Click “submit document” button to submit up to 5 documents

The submitter should click the submit document button. If the document fails to meet the restriction on document size and type, the system will display appropriate comments instantly against each file indicating the exact error. The
submitter should rectify the error and upload the file again.
If the file upload is successful, the system will generate a unique number called IRN, which will be displayed on the web-page and also transmitted to the user as a structured message from ICEGATE. The submitter may incorporate the data including the filename
and the unique number in his system of records (eg RES package). ICEGATE users can also view the documents uploaded by them.

Step 8: Press OK to acknowledge the disclaimer


Response by e-SANCHIT

Result 1: System will generate the IRN and DRN, which can be viewed online.


Result 2: System will also generate a structured flat file containing IRN and DRN,
which can be integrated into RES package

Step 9: Using uploaded documents in Bills of Entry / Shipping Bills
The submitter should upload all the required supporting documents as per procedure described above in relation to a transaction e.g. a Bill of Entry or a Shipping Bill. The list of mandatory documents for export/ import of goods from/ into India have already been notified by DGFT notification No. 08/2015-2020 dated 4th June 2015 i.e.

  •  Bill of Lading / Airway Bill
  •  Commercial Invoice
  •  Packing List / OR as per CBEC Circular No. 01/15-Customs dated 12/01/2015. Commercial Invoice cum Packing List would also be accepted.
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