Late Application Procedures

It is considered a late application when you are applying for a CO after the 3rd week but within 3 months from the date of shipment. Please observe the time limit of 3 months from the date of shipment.

When such a CO is approved and issued, it shall be marked “Issued Retrospectively”.

Documents Required

1. An additional standard Letter of Declaration and Indemnity (Annex VI) is required for CO issued retrospectively to:
  • Confirm that no CO has already been issued earlier for the shipment, and
  • Give the reason for the late application (to enclose letter of request from the foreign buyer, where appropriate).

2. Copy of signed Bill of Lading/Airway Biil; and
3. Any other documents necessary

Please scan (for eCO application) or submit (for manual application) the originals of supporting documents where applicable. If they are not available, photocopies are acceptable provided they are clear, marked and signed “Certified True Copy” by an authorized signatory and stamped with the company’s official rubber stamp.

Endorsement Fees for Manual Certification of Origin

Exceptional Cases only

Manual Certificate of Origin

Normal Processing****

Fee Structure (Inclusive of GST)SICC MembersNon-Members
1 original (up to 2 pages only) and 4 copies of Certificate of OriginS$11.00 per setS$16.00 per set
Additional copies (i.e. from the 5th copy onwards)S$3.00 per copyS$4.00 per copy
Any additional continuation pages (i.e. from the 3rd page onwards)S$1.00 per pageS$2.00 per page
Manual Certificate of Origin Urgent processing Fees  
Within 4 hours processing
S$18.00 per setS$25.00 per set
Within 1 hour processingS$30.00 per setS$50.00 per set
****Collection schedule for approved CO applications will be on a 24-hour turnaround. You may refer to our website at for the status of your application.
Please note the same fee structure applies for the endorsement or certification of other commercial documents.
SICC will keep a copy of every Certificate of Origin issued and document endorsed or certified.

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