Import General Manifest (IGM) [Complete Guide]

By | February 24, 2021
Import General Manifest (IGM Details)

If you want to know what is import general manifest (IGM) and what is the importance of IGM details.

You are on the right page!

Here you will get in-depth knowledge of IGM Details.


Hello, friends welcome another fresh article of “Indiancustoms.Info”, Here in this article, I explained everything about Import General Manifest (IGM).

Here we clear all the below mentioned points:-

  • Who will file IGM details?
  • Why it’s important to file IGM?
  • Is mandatory to file Import General Manifest?
  • When to file Import General Manifest?
  • Where to file IGM?

I hope this article will help you to understand everything about IGM details.

If you have any query or suggestion please ask in comment box.

What Is Import General Manifest (IGM)?

What Is Import General Manifest (IGM)?

In import, IGM plays an important roll in the Bill of entry filing. without IGM you can not release you import shipment from customs.

IGM details are filed by carrier of goods or his agent at Ice:Gate portal.

IGM contains the details of shipment comes under MAWB numbers.

Details like:-

  • Shipper Name
  • Consignee Name
  • Invoice Value
  • Number of packages
  • Gross weight and chargeable weight.
  • Port of loading and destination port.
  • Type of packages
  • Dimensions of Packages
  • Description of goods
  • Master airway bill or bill of lading number
  • House airway bill or bill of lading number
  • Date of flight or vessel etc.

These are the details which contain in IGM.

It’s mandatory to file IGM, without filing IGM details your CHA not able to release shipment from customs.

By filing IGM, Carrier is informing customs authority shipment is arrived at the customs area.

In normal cases goods, carrier file IGM details 4 hours before the arrival of cargo. Procedures To File IGM Details.

How to Track IGM?

IGM tracking is not a difficult job, It’s easy like tracking your Amazon or Flipkart parcel.

You just need to know the correct way to tracking IGM.

Here I explained the proper way to track IGM,

If you know Hindi then you can watch the above video to understand it better.

First you need to visit Ice:Gate Home page.

Home Page of Ice:Gate

On the home page of Ice:Gate you can see the option “Public inquiry”, you need to click on the same option.

When you click on “Public inquiry” it will automatically redirect you to a fresh page.

public inquiry section

Here in the public inquiry section you can services list. under the service list, you can see “Document Status”.

You need to click on “Document Status” it will redirect you to another fresh page.

Tracking page

Now you are on the tracking page, Here you will get the all tracking option, on this list, you can see “Air IGM” and “Sea IGM”.

You need to choose which IGM you what to track. For example, we continue with Air IGM.

Air Import General Manifest tracking option

When you click on the Air IGM option, you can see “Select Location” and “Enter AWB Number”.

Here you need to select your port and enter the Master Airwaybill number.

Once when you enter the details you need to fill in the Captcha and enter the “Submit” button.

When you click on the “submit” button it will show you the IGM details for entered Airwaybill.

Difference Between IGM And Gateway IGM

Difference Between IGM And Gateway IGM.

Gateway IGM and IGM both are filed by goods carriers at the time of goods arrived at customs location.

IGM and gateway IGM both are same.

Gateway IGM filed in case of cargo move to any inland port.

For example:- If your cargo arrived at the Chennai Sea (INMMA1) port but the final destination of port ICD Patparganj (INPPG6) Delhi.

In this case Chennai sea (INMMA1) is gateway port.

And when the cargo move to ICD Patparganj (INPPG6) carrier file the IGM, this IGM is known as gateway IGM.

When the said cargo arrived at ICD Patparganj (INPPG6) goods carrier or their agent will file the Local IGM.

Amendment Of Import General Manifest (IGM)

Amendment Of Import General Manifest (IGM).

Amendment of IGM details is not an easy process, Once when carrier files then the carrier needs to get permission from the customs authority for the amendment.

For amendment of IGM details carrier or their agent needs to submit an amendment request later with the Deputy Commissioner of customs.

And also need to pay Rs.1000/- bank challan.

When the Deputy commissioner of custom allows permission for amendment, the carrier or their agent needs to delete old data from the system.

And need to file fresh IGM with correct details.

If you are new to the import/export industry, then this article is beneficial for you to understand Import general manifests (IGM).

I hope now you understand What is import general manifests and why it’s important to file IGM details. Comment below if anyone has any suggestions or queries regarding the B.E filing.

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