Different types of shipments need different forms when you’re shipping internationally.
If You’re Shipping Documents
Good news! Because you’re shipping a written, typed or printed form of communication with no commercial value, no forms are needed. All you’ll need to do is create a UPS shipping label for the envelope you are shipping them in.
Country-Specific Regulations Check with our import/export tool to find out what country-specific regulations may come into play with your international shipment.
Shipping One Parcel You’ll need three copies of the commercial invoice and a UPS shipping label.
Shipping Multiple Parcels Sending multiple parcels to the same recipient will require your lead package to have a UPS shipping label and three copies of the commercial invoice. Each parcel after that will need a tracking label.
A commercial invoice form is the primary document used for import control, valuation and duty determination of the shipment. It’s required for all shipments containing non-documents. Our shipping tool will help you fill out your commercial invoice as you’re creating your shipping label. It is important to provide accurate and specific information in order to avoid customs delays.
The form should include:
The Economic Operators Registration and Identity (EORI) Number, if applicable.
Complete name and address information for both shipper and recipient.
A packing list is an optional document that allows shippers to give specific details on a shipment’s contents. A packing list might seem similar to a commercial invoice, but it’s not the same. A packing list should not - and will not - replace a commercial invoice. Why? Because it isn’t used by customs to determine duties and fees associated with the shipment.
Without information about the cost or value of a shipment’s contents, a packing list can still be very useful. For example, packing lists come in handy when a shipment’s contents are being forwarded to a third party, such as a customer or vendor.
A certificate of origin is a document that verifies the manufacturing country of the items being shipped, and the item’s origin and destination determine if the certificate is required. Requirement reasons could be because of established Treaty arrangements, varying duty rates and preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment´s origin.