Where can I obtain Arab Certificates of Origin?
At our office in Heathrow, or our head office at Edinburgh Avenue, Slough.
Can I send my documents by post?
Yes. Your documents must be accompanied by a cheque made payable to the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We will also require written instructions stating what you want done with your document.
How long will it take?
Arab documentation will take 48 hours for certification only, and a further 4 to 5 days for legalisation. Some embassies can take up to 7 working days to legalise your documents.
What is the cost?
Fees vary depending on the country requirements. The International Trade Team will provide you with full costings.
Do you require copies of the documents?
Yes, we need the original (if applicable) plus 2 copies. Some countries require extra photocopies.
Do the Certificates of Origin have to be signed by the company?
Yes. Please sign the blue control copy and green application copy and enter your company stamp if applicable.
Can I have an EC Certificate with an Arab destination?
Yes, as long as you sign an indemnity declaration on your company headed paper ‘Letter of Indemnity’:
Download Here. *Please note that the use of an EC doc for Arab destinations can mean refusal by customs in any one of the Arab destinations.
Do I have to show the manufacturers name/s and address/es on the front of the Arab Certificate of Origin?
Yes. The name and address should be prefixed with ‘manufactured by’.
Do I have to include weights an my Certificates of Origin?
Yes it can be net or gross or both.
Can I get extra copies of the certificates certified and/or legalised?
Yes, but you need to buy them from your nearest office and have them issued at the same time as the originals.
Do all embassies have different fees for legalisation?
Yes and different rules as well. If you want more information on a relevant country please contact us.
These guidance notes are a generalisation of the rules. If further assistance is required please contact the International Trade Team at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group – Heathrow, Banbury or Slough.
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