Exporting


Non-document Shipments

If you are sending non-document goods out of the European Union (EU) you will need to provide one original and three copies of a Pro Forma invoice, along with the Courier Waybill (CWB).

The invoice should have the full address of the shipper and the consignee, including a contact name and telephone number, a clear description with a realistic value, and the shippers VAT Registration Number.

When you are sending multiple packages to the same recipient, only the lead package requires a Courier Waybill (CWB) and three copies of the Pro forma invoice. Each additional package must have an address label and an OCS Worldwide label.

For shipments between member nations of the European Union, no export documentation is required to clear customs as the goods shipped are in free circulation.


Countries in the European Union are:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Document Shipments

A document is generally defined as a written, typed, or printed communication of no commercial value. When you ship international documents in an OCS Worldwide envelope, or in any other packaging, you only need to complete a Courier Waybill (CWB). Generally, a Pro Forma invoice is not required.

Please consider each envelope or other package as one shipment.


Additional Documentation

Other documents may be necessary based on the nature and the value of the shipment and on the particular rules of the destination country. For example, a certificate of origin is required to clear customs in some countries. Pro Forma invoices, Certificate of Origin and help with Courier Waybills can be found on the forms page of our website.

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