What is legalization of documents by embassy?

  

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Embassy legalization of export documents

What is legalization of export documents? Who does certify export documents legally?

If you are an exporter, you would have experienced about legalization of export documents, as one of the terms mentioned in Purchase Order or Letter of Credit. What does this legalization of export documents mean? Where to apply for such legalization of documents under export? Why does importing country insists for legalization of export documents?

What is legalization of documents by embassy

Some of the countries are very particular about the goods importing to their country, due to political or other government policies, especially importing of food products. So the said governments insist importers to produce legalized documents while customs clearance of the said country. As you know, embassy of each foreign country is situated in a country to support the people of each country and resolves any socio economic or political problems of each country to have a good relationship each other.

If an importing country insists to have legalized shipping documents like invoice, packing list, certificate of origin etc. You (exporter) need to file the required documents with the embassy of buyer’s country and get attested by them. These documents have to be sent to your buyer through your bank. Importer can customs clear the goods only if he files these documents along with other required documents.

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Birdifly: Most of country that need legalized C/O by embassy are Middle Eastern countries.

Ponmudi: This is Ponmudi from Tamilnadu. Am follow your website howtoexportimport.com regularly. its very useful for me to promote my export business., sir i need one help that is i need the letter format for to get importers address from Indian embassies in abroad.

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