Prepare your documentation

Completing the documentation for your international shipments shouldn’t be a task you dread. And with FedEx it isn’t. We strive to help make it quick, easy and pain-free. All your shipping documentation can be completed online using FedEx shipping tools. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll need and where you can find help.

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Access detailed commodity and country/territory-specific information, see which additional customs clearance forms you may require, get an estimate of the duties and taxes on your shipments and more.
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FedEx® International Air Waybill
Every international shipment requires a FedEx International Air Waybill. It captures all the key details about what you’re sending, where it’s going and how you want it delivered.
How to fill in a FedEx International Air Waybill (pdf)

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FedEx® Electronic Trade Documents
Once you know which customs forms you need for your shipment, submit your documentation electronically so you no longer need to print multiple copies — it's all processed electronically. Get pre-clearance assistance and proactive problem resolution, too.

Commercial Invoice
Customs authorities require an invoice for all international shipments. This means a Commercial Invoice if the goods are intended for resale, or a pro forma invoice if not.
How to fill in a Commercial Invoice (pdf)