Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin is a certificate that documents the origin of the goods

Certificate of Origin, kort fortalt

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A Certificate of Origin is a document that shows where an item originates from. This can be used when the importer/import country’s authorities require proof of origin and no other specific forms exist for this purpose. Given that it is a “non-preferential certificate of origin”, it does not confer any customs benefits in the import country.

If the import country requires a Certificate of Origin, this must be presented to the import country’s customs authorities for inspection. When using such a certificate, without any requirement for consular registration, it is generally sufficient that the document is attested or authenticated. Some countries also require the document to be legalised by an embassy or consulate. You are recommended to contact the importer for further information about the legalisation requirements.

The documents that need certification must be sent in via essCert, our electronic system for document certification.

Everything you need to know

What we certify

  • Non-preferential certificates of origin
  • Invoices and proforma invoices
  • Contracts, agent agreements and declarations
  • Health certificates for fish
  • Visa applications

The process

EssCert is our electronic system for document certification. Registering a certificate of origin through essCert is a quick and simple process. The system stores your details, so you won’t need to provide them the next time you apply.

EssCert provides an overview of the documents issued to you or your company, thereby simplifying compliance and increasing control. You can apply for an account today and clearly see how the processes are streamlined.

Use the following procedure to certify documents:

  1. Create a user account at essCert.
  2. Apply to create a user profile by downloading and completing a “Formal Undertaking”.
  3. Send the completed form to register@esscert.com.
  4. You will receive an email containing login information within one working day.
  5. Complete a “Certificate of Origin” online and send that in along with supporting documents confirming origination. This could be an export invoice, for example.
  6. When the application has been approved, and the documents certified, you will be notified by email.
  7. The certified document may be printed out from your essCert user profile. Print the document on white paper.
  8. If you need a document to be signed and stamped manually, we can print it out for you. You must then complete all the information and choose “Print at the Chamber”. The manually signed and stamped document will then be sent to you by post.

The documents will be processed within three hours of their receipt, every weekday between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm.

If you would like us to certify invoices or other documents, you can easily upload these via essCert as well.

Formal Undertaking

A formal undertaking must be given by an applicant when first applying for Certificates of Origin or certification of international trade documents. The document must be signed by a signatory of the company. The formal undertaking must be renewed annually.

Link to form

Link to rules (Lovdata)

Price list for certification

Certificate of Origin, digital (members): NOK 750
Certificate of Origin, digital (non-members): NOK 1 040

Certificate of Origin, “Chamber print” (members): NOK 880
Certificate of Origin, “Chamber print” (non-members): NOK 1 140

Other export documents sent in via essCert (members): NOK 750
Other export documents sent in via essCert (non-members): NOK 1 040

Certification, export documents, stamped manually (members): NOK 880
Certification, export documents, stamped manually (non-members): NOK 1 140

Certification of copies NOK 400
All prices stated ex VAT

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