Export Documentation

United Kingdom Certificate of Origin

A UK Certificate of Origin is issued for goods that are being sold and permanently exported to non-Arab countries as well as Egypt and Iran.

In some cases your client may request a UK Certificate of Origin for Arab League countries. You must confirm with your client whether a UK Certificate of Origin will be sufficient for their needs as Arab-British Certificate of Origin is a preferred document for Arab League destinations. It is advisable that you obtain any such confirmation in writing to avoid any issues with your client if the goods fail to clear Customs at the final destination.

Please note that a UK Certificate of Origin cannot be legalised by Arab Embassies.

Download the Guidance for issuing UK Certificates of Origin HERE

What documents do I need to support my application?

  • Commercial invoice and packing list
  • Transport document if issued retrospectively
  • If the goods are of foreign origin, we will also require commercial documentary proof such as a copy of the Certificate of Origin provided by the manufacturer, a manufacturer’s commercial invoice and a supplier declaration on company headed paper

Log on your Ecert account, select the United Kingdom Certificate of Origin, complete the form and upload your supporting documents.

Select your option: Express or Standard (please note that you will need to purchase blank Certificates of Origin from Shropshire Chamber of Commerce issuing office in Telford, should you opt for the Express option)