Consular Invoice

Published by MBA Skool Team, Last Updated: January 22, 2018

What is Consular Invoice?

A Consular Invoice is a document which is submitted to the embassy of a country or consul to be specific to which goods are to be exported before the goods are sent abroad. It can be obtained through the consular representative of the country to which the goods are being shipped. It is a document certifying the genuineness of a shipment of goods and shows information such as the consignee, consignor and value of the shipment, among others.


The process of authenticating a consular invoice is called Consularization. It is an important document which is required for the facilitation of customs and tax collection purposes.

The main purpose of a consular invoice is to provide a complete and detailed description of the goods to the foreign customs authority, so as to ensure that the correct import duty is levied on the goods.


Alternative terms for Consular Invoice are as follows:

• Konsularfaktura – German

• Fatura consular – Portuguese

• Facture consulaire – French

• Factura consular – Spanish

• Fattura consolare – Italian


The invoice is used by customs officials to examine and verify the value, quantity and nature of the merchandise imported to determine the import duty. The export price is also accordingly determined to ensure that dumping does not take place.


The above is an example of consular invoice 


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