Printable Version How to Complete a FedEx International Air Waybill

The FedEx International Air Waybill can be used for the most commonly requested services, such as FedEx International Priority®, FedEx International First® and FedEx 10kg and 25kg Boxes.

To ship International Priority® Freight, Dangerous Goods, Broker Select and Letter of Credit, please use the FedEx Expanded Service International Air Waybill.

Use the brief checklist to make sure you complete every part correctly.
When completing a FedEx International Air Waybill please type or print clearly, pressing hard with a ball-point pen.

1. From
Enter the date and the sender's FedEx Account Number, name, phone number, complete address, and VAT/TURN number for IntraEuropean shipments. If you would like an account, call your local FedEx office.

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2. To
Enter recipient's name, phone number, complete address (including ZIP/Postal code), and tax ID number. Post office addresses are acceptable to select countries if a telephone, fax, or telex number is included.

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3. Shipment Information
This information does not replace a Commercial Invoice on shipments for which that document is required.

Total Packages, Weight, Dimensions Enter total number of packages in shipment, total weight of shipment (lbs. or kg), and shipment dimensions (length, width, and height in inches or centimeters).

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Commodity Description Enter a complete description of each commodity and indicate if it is for resale or not.

Harmonised Code Enter the Harmonised System Tariff Number for each commodity in the shipment.

Country of Manufacture Enter the country where each commodity was produced.

Total Value for Customs (Required by Customs officials for possible assessment of duties and taxes.) This amount represents the selling price or fair market value (even if not sold) of the contents of your shipment and must be equal to or greater than the "Total Declared Value for Carriage." This amount must agree with the value shown on the commercial invoice. Note: For information/assistance regarding shipments of high intrinsic value items, call your local FedEx office.

Total Declared Value for Carriage (Required by FedEx to help determine transport liabilities.) Unless the sender enters a higher Declared Value for Carriage on the Air Waybill, the liability of FedEx is limited to the higher of a) the amount provided by the applicable international treaty, or b) twenty-two (22) Euro per kilogram. The Declared Value for Carriage cannot exceed the Declared Value for Customs.

For EU Only: Tick here if goods are not in free circulation and provide C.I.

4. Express Package Service
Select the desired service for shipping:

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FedEx Intl. Priority Customs-cleared delivery to more than 200 countries typically in 1, 2, or 3 business days.

FedEx Intl. First Customs-cleared delivery as early as 8 a.m. on the next business day. Please check Global Transit Time or call us for available ZIP/Postal codes.

FedEx Intl. Economy Customs-cleared delivery typically in 4 to 5 business days (2 to 3 business days for Canada shipments).

FedEx Europe First Premium door-to-door, Customs-cleared (where applicable), IntraEuropean, nextday, IP service option with early morning delivery by 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10 a.m. depending on the destination ZIP/Postal code. Please check Global Transit Time or call us for available ZIP/Postal codes.

5. Packaging
Select the packaging used for shipping: FedEx Envelope, FedEx Pak, FedEx Box, FedEx Tube, or Other. FedEx 10kg Box and FedEx 25kg Box are unique packaging options allowing you to ship the allotted weight using special pricing and are only available for FedEx Intl. Priority and FedEx Europe First service option.

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6. Special Handling
(Optional) If you would like FedEx to hold your shipment at a FedEx location or would like Saturday delivery, check/tick the appropriate box. Hold at FedEx Location is available with FedEx Intl. Priority and FedEx Intl. Economy only. Saturday delivery is available to select locations for FedEx Intl. Priority only.

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7a. Payment
Bill transportation charges to: Select the desired method of payment for transportation charges by checking/ticking the appropriate box. Not every option is available to all destinations.

  • To bill sender, sender's FedEx Account Number must be provided in section 1.
  • To bill recipient, enter the recipient's FedEx Account Number (if known).
  • To bill third party, enter third party's FedEx Account Number.
  • To pay by credit card, enter the card number and expiration date.
  • At some locations or in some pickup areas cash is not accepted.

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7b. Payment
Bill duties and taxes to:

Select your desired method of payment for duty and tax charges by checking/ticking the appropriate box (same procedure as transportation). All shipments, including personal, gift, and "exempt" items, can be subject to Customs charges. FedEx does not estimate Customs charges. If the recipient or third party fails to pay duties and taxes, the sender is responsible for payment.

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8. Your Internal Billing Reference

(Optional) Enter sender's internal billing reference information. The first 24 characters will appear on your invoice.

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9. Required Signature
This Air Waybill must be signed by the sender or company representative.

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Other Documentation That May Be Required

Commercial Invoice
Required by Customs officials in countries around the world for shipments of most non-document commodities; however, requirements vary by country and according to such factors as size, weight, quantity, value, and origin. For information/assistance, please visit our Web site at or call your local FedEx office.

Keep the Sender's Copy (top ply) of this Air Waybill for your records. All remaining plies should accompany your envelope or shipment.

Questions? Visit our Web site at or call your local FedEx office. Not all options available to all locations.

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