When shipping from the Unites States, it is important to identify the type of shipment in order to present the correct documentation.
SHIPPING AS A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL/PERSONAL SHIPMENT
IF commercial/business, use the IRS EIN/Federal ID number /If it’s an Outside business, customs broker must resort to the Customs’ assigned number.
IF individual/personal shipment then the person/owner uses their personal Social Security SS # / If it the person / owner does not have a SS# then the passport must be manifested.
For personal effects, it may not be too complicated. Assuming this is an NVOCC/Freight Consolidator. If the value of the cargo is $2,500 or more, then AES has to be filed.
IF THE CUSTOMER IS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN AND NEEDS TO OBTAIN AN IRS NUMBER FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
To get an EIN, you can instruct our customers to do the this link-Online).
This guide is for those who are shipping personal effects and/or privately owned vehicles. If these are being shipped commercially, they must select the option that applies to them. This is only a guide.
1. Click APPLY ONLINE NOW
2. Click BEGIN APPLICATION
3. Click SOLE PROPRIETOR and Click CONTINUE
4. Click SOLE PROPRIETOR and Click CONTINUE
5. Click CONTINUE
6. Click BANKING PURPOSES OR LOCAL LAW
7. Complete form
Another option is to call 1-800-829-4933 and the application can be done over the telephone. The wait is usually over 15 minutes just to start the process.
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