I am sending our passports to Ottawa from the US and the general wisdom shared here seems to indicate that a Commercial Invoice is required. We went through the steps of creating a shipping label and commercial invoice, with FedEx.
- The last two lines of the generated commercial invoice are:
Originator or Name of Company Representative if the invoice is being completed on behalf of a company or individual:
CPCO - PR VISA <<---------this is automatically generated while going through the process of creating a shipping label
Signature / Title / Date: <<— who signs this ? me? or the CPCO?
To me, it looks like the eventual sender (CPCO) should sign it but the FedEx employee we spoke to said it should be me because I generated this form. If you used a Commercial Invoice with FedEx to successfully get a COPR, kindly let me know what is the correct option here?
- There is a “Duties and Taxes Payable by” line where the options are a) Exporter b) Consignee and c) Other. “Exporter”(CPCO) is checked in the generated form. Is that ok? I guess this is not a big deal because the value of the items is 0.
We have a Feb 5 deadline for the passport to reach Ottawa, so an immediate response will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.