Certificate of Origin Legalization | Creation

The Arab American Chamber of Commerce assists U.S. forwarders and exporters to create and legalize Certificate of Origin for use in the Arab Countries. AACC provides expedited C/ I legalization service including authentication from the US Department of State, chamber stamp and consular certification from the embassy of the destination country in Washington DC.

Before you can request our service, ensure that the Certificate of Origin meets the following requirements:
  • Complete the certificate fully and accurately, download free Certificate of Origin Template
  • The CI must be signed by a corporate agent in a blue ink
  • Have it notarized and certified by your local Secretary of State

The following table contains the fees and the processing time required to legalize a certificate of origin for the Arab countries:

Country Set of C/I & C/O Only C/O Only C/I Processing Time
Algeria $356 $198 $198 12
Bahrain $220 + Fees To Legalize C/I - - 10
Egypt $320 $160 $160 10
Iraq $486 $268 $268 9
Jordan $85 $60 $60 3
Kuwait $225 $140 $115 7
Lebanon $70 $35 $35 1
Libya $ 246.00 + Fees To Legalize C/I - - 14
Morocco $178 $89 $89 7
Oman $ 320.00 + Fees To Legalize C/I - - One
Palestine $661 $358 $358 10
Qatar $202 + Fees To Legalize C/I - - 17
Saudi Arabia $100 6
Sudan $1344 $707 $707 12
Syria Call (202) 468-4200
Tunisia $165 $100 $100 5
UAE $ 185 + Fees To Legalize C/I - - 9
Yemen $285 $160 $160 15

Please click on your destination country for more price details
The legalization of a Commercial Invoice and a Certificate of Origin are obligatory to export any shipment to Bahrain, Libya, Qatar or UAE.

What is a Certificate of Origin- CO?

A certificate of origin, C/ O or CoO is a required certification to complete any export shipment. The certificate must includes: name and address of both the shipper and the consignee, detailed description of the exported goods such as number of package, weight, height. Please complete all the required information carefully and accurately.

How to prepare your request?

  • Ensure that your documents meet the previously mentioned requirements, If you are not sure, please call us on: (410) 757-5544 for verification first.
  • After that, prepare an envelope that contain all the following:
    • The documents that need legalization.
    • The payment: Money order and Company Check. Make it payable to “the Arab American Chamber of Commerce”
    • Your contact information including: your name, phone, email, and destination country.
    • A prepaid return airway bill to send the documents back to you after finishing.
    • Send the envelope to the following address:

      Arab American Chamber of Commerce
      1615 Bay Head Rd. Annapolis MD 21409
      T: (410) 757-5544
      E:

Payment

We encourage all customers to send their payment in the form of a company check or U.S. Money Order payable to: Arab American Chamber of Commerce.

We also accept Visa, Master card, and American Express credit card payments through US Arab Chamber of Commerce. (There will be an extra 5% handling fee for using a credit card)

Upon request for billing, pharmaceuticals companies that are registered with the FDA, patent and trade mark offices, and forwarding companies that have a current "G" account will receive their invoice with the certified documents.We also accept to bill our current customers whose charge of certification is under $300, as long as their account is current.

Mailing

If you are using FedEx or-UPS-, please send a self addressed airway bill for return of your document. (make sure that it has your account number or your credit card number and expiration date, and that you have signed it).If you are using regular or priority USPS mail, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Arab Chamber of Commerce
Headquarter Office
1050 17th. Street. N.W. Suite 600
Washington DC - 20036
Tel: (202) 347-5800
Toll Free Tel: 1 888-939-ARAB

Arab Chamber of Commerce
1615 Bay Head Rd.
Annapolis MD, 21409
Tel: (410) 757-5544
email:

Please send your certification requests to Maryland office to expedite the legalization process