Certificates of Origin

What is a Certificate of Origin?

Certificates of Origin (also known as a Declaration of Origin) are international trade documents that show the origin of exported goods. They are completed by exporters and are certified by a Chamber of Commerce. 

There are two types of Certificates of Origin, United Kingdom Certificates of Origin which are accepted by most countries around the world and Arab-British Certificate of Origin which are used when dealing with Arab League nations.

Please note there will a slight price increase on some of our documentation services, please contact the team for more information.

Want to speak to someone? Call us on 0121 725 8996. Alternatively you can ask our team a question/enquiry below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


When and why do I need a Certificate of Origin?

Not every country has a Certificate of Origin requirement but for those that do, one will be required to get your goods cleared through overseas customs and to your customer. Even when you are dealing with a country that does not require them, they may be necessary for you to get paid if you are dealing with a Letter of Credit.

How can I apply for a Certificate of Origin?

By phone - Need assistance? Get in touch to speak with an international documentation specialist, who can help with processing your application. Speak to one of the team on 0121 725 8996

Visit our docs. counter - Pop into the GBCC HQ to request your documents or simply to find out more information:

7th Floor West Wing, 54 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8PE
Tel : 0121 454 6171

Online application - You can apply using our online service, eCert. Standard Service: Apply before 12pm to get the process of legalisation or apostille started that day.