How to Get Tobacco License Registration in India?

Tobacco License Registration in India

Need Tobacco License but don’t know how to go about it? Here you will find complete and updated information on Tobacco License Registration in India.

What is Tobacco License?

The Tobacco Board, under the ministry of commerce and industry has decided to  implement  a  country-wide  portal  to  ease  and  facilitate  procedures  for  traders associated  with  the  Board.

Who all need the Tobacco License?

  1. Exporters of Tobacco Products
  2. Exporters of Tobacco
  3. Dealers in Tobacco
  4. Processors of Virginia Tobacco
  5. Manufacturers Virginia Tobacco
  6. Packers of Tobacco
  7. Commercial Grade of Virginia Tobacco

How to get Tobacco and tobacco products registration for export  and RCMC Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate from Tobacco Board?

There are two types of registration for EXPORT of TOBACCO Which are mentioned below  After registration is done its mandatory to register for RCMC Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate for exports

1 Exporter of Tobacco Products (for example  Tobacco Essence and extracts , Cigarettes  etc)

2  Exporter of Tobacco (Un manufactured Tobacco)

Exporter of Tobacco Products

Fresh Applications for year 2023  from 04-10-2023 to 01-11-2023 and applications  fee  will be  – Rs. 1,000/-

Renewal Applications for year 2023  from 04-10-2023 to 30-11-2023 and applications Fee will – Rs. 1,000/-

Late  Applications

  1. For Fresh Applications received from 02.11.2023 to 31.12.2023 & for Renewal Applications received from 01.12.2023 to 31.12.2023– Rs.5,000/-
  2. For fresh and Renewal applications received On or after 01.01.2024 – Rs.10,000/-

Exporter of Tobacco (Un-Manufactured Tobacco)

Applications  received within  stipulated  time

  1. If the average annual value of the export of Unmanufactured   Tobacco during the  preceding three financial  years exceeds Rs.50 Lakhs – Rs.6,000/-
  2. Export turnover above Rs.10 Lakhs and up to Rs.50 Lakhs – Rs.4,000/-
  3. Export turnover up to Rs.10 Lakhs – Rs.1,000/-

 Late  Applications

  1. For Fresh Applications  received from  02.11.2023 to 31.12.2023  & for  Renewal Applications received from  01.12.2023 to 31.12.2023 – Rs.5,000/-
  2. For Fresh and Renewal applications received On or after  01.01.2024 – Rs.10,000/-

 Documents List

The applicants should submit  documents  as mentioned  below along with submission of application  and payment of requisite fees.

  1. Latest Bank Certificate  against current  account of the applicants’  banker in the prescribed proforma
  2. Declaration on company letter head in prescribed proforma
  3. Letter of Undertaking  on Company letter   head in the  prescribed  proforma
  4. Copy of  Partnership   Deed/Memorandum    of  Articles   of  Association   along  with   full addresses of partners/directors,   If the firm  is Partnership/Private    Ltd / Public Ltd.
  5. Copy of GST certificate.
  6. Copy of PAN Card
  7. Copy of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) certificate.
  8. The applicants seeking registration/renewal of registration  as Exporter of Tobacco(for Un Manufactured Tobacco ) should furnish  the particulars  of godowns / warehouses / handling points (including branches) at the relevant  column of the application  in the following  manner:  Location – address in full with  Phone No.,Space of each godown in square feet. Whether own or lease In case of lease, full address of the  owner  along with  a self attested  copy of lease agreement  on Rs.100/- non-judicial  stamp paper should be submitted.

Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC)  Registration

After getting the registration for Exporter of Unmanufactured Tobacco & Exporter of Tobacco Product  from Tobacco Board then you can apply for  Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC ) which is obtained from  DGFT department for doing exports of tobacco and tobacco products outside India.

Once registration is granted both categories of Exporters i.e. Exporter of Unmanufactured Tobacco & Exporter of Tobacco Products can apply for RCMC to the board. Exporter can login using the Login ID and password sent to them and click on “Registered” under the particular category of Exporter and navigate

 Registration is granted as Merchant Exporter or Manufacturer Exporter. In case the exporter desires to get registration as Manufacturer Exporter, he shall furnish evidence of manufacturing activity owned by their firm (for example License issued by Industries Department/IDR Act, 1951)) or MSME registration along with application.

Registration is granted for a period of 5 years, which is valid from 1st April of the licensing year in which license was issued.

In case of change in ownership, constitution, name or address of an exporter, it shall be obligatory on the part of RCMC holder to intimate such change to the Registering Authority within a period of one month from the date of such change.




Documents required for Tobacco License Registration

  1. Bank Certificate
  2. Letter of Undertaking
  3. Copy of Partnership Deed/Memorandum of Articles of Associations also with complete address of partners/directors  if firm is Partnership /Private Limited /Public Limited
  4. Copy of PAN Card
  5. Udhyami  Registration (MSME)
  6. License under Factory Act 1948 or Registration under Shop and establishment  act
  7. Copy of Central Excise registration Certificate for manufacture of Exciseable goods
  8. Copy of Latest  Municipal/Corporation tax paid receipt pertaining to Factory or unit premises
  9. Copy of GST Certificate.
  10. Copy of permission letter issued by RBI/Concerned Authorities of Govt. of India (Incase of MNC or Foreign Majority companies.

How to get a Tobacco Export License?

The Tobacco Export License application is an extensive process subject to strict adherence to complete and accurate paperwork and procedure. An error in paperwork is likely to delay the process by several weeks or even months leading to loss of time and money.

Hiring an experienced Tobacco Export License consultant can help you save time and efforts and get a Tobacco Export License without a hassle in stipulated time period. If you have a query regarding the Tobacco Export License Registration, then do get in touch with us. We will be glad to assist you.

We offer end to end Tobacco Export License Consultancy across India in all states. In North India we offer services in Delhi &NCR, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jammu, Allahabad, Patna, Lucknow, Dehradun. In Central India we offer services in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Nagpur, Nashik, Indore, Kolkota, Aurangabad, Vadodara, Kota, Alwar, Ajmer, Bikaner. In South we offer services in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Madurai, Coimbatore, Bhaubaneshwar, Puducherry, Mysuru, Vishakhapatnam, Mangalore, Thiruchirapalli, Vijaywada, Warangal, Salem, Thrissur, Hubli, Belgaum, Vellore, Secunderabad, Rajahmundry, Tirunelveli. In North East India we offer services in Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal, Gangtok, Agartala, Kohima, Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Silchar and Tezpur.

If you have questions regarding Tobacco Export License Registration and need expert guidance, then give us a call: 8178861057, 9910260004

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