Overview of IMFL License
Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) is a phrase used by the Indian Government, corporates and media to refer to all types of hard liquor or alcohol manufactured domestically apart from Indian alcoholic drinks. For creating such alcohol, the raw materials used mainly include sugarcane juice, sugarcane molasses, sugar beet molasses, wine and corn. The most significant grain used in these alcohols is maize, also known as corn.
These liquors are manufactured, produced or compounded in India and resemble imported foreign liquors. However, such liquor does not include foreign liquors and any other intoxicants as declared by the concerned State Government to be India-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).
IMFL License is granted by the concerned State’s Excise Department to the distilleries or bottling plant for the supply of such liquor to the outlets, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other similar places. The concerned excise department or authority of such state also grants import or export permits to the applicants for the import or export of these Indian Made Foreign Liquor. Along with these import and export permits, a transport permit is also granted so that the IMFL licensee can take out the specific quantity of such liquor to a specified destination.
Eligibility for IMFL License
IMFL License is granted to the following:
Documents Required for IMFL License
As per the government regulations, the following list of documents are required to obtain the IMFL License:
Procedure to obtain IMFL License
Each state has a prescribed procedure under its set laws, rules, and regulations to obtain any form of liquor license. However, the procedure is more or less in each state, so here is an overview of a complete procedure to obtain the IMFL License:
The validity of such License is for one year from the date of its grant, and for renewal, the holder of the License has to apply at the appropriate authority in the prescribed application form by the concerned state Excise Department within the given time limit.
Such IMFL License is also cancelled or revoked in the following cases:
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Frequently Asked Questions
In India, those who are above 21 years of age are eligible to obtain an IMFL License.
A vendor license is granted to a vendor allowing him to sell foreign liquor.
The hotel license is granted to allow hotel management to sell foreign liquor.
The Delhi intoxicants License and Sales Rules, 1976 deals with the liquor license in Delhi.
The Uttar Pradesh Excide License Rules, 1991, have provided the procedure to obtain a liquor license in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation, Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation and Delhi Consumer Corporation Wholesale Store are the recognised public sectors that are eligible to obtain IMFL License in Delhi.
The L1 License is granted in Delhi to the distilleries or bottling plants for the supply of such liquor to the outlets, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other similar places.