ISF Filing Documents

Collect and Upload these Documents to File ISF

Collecting and uploading the proper documentation is essential to speeding up the process of Filing ISF. Refer to the list below and keep all documents in a digital folder labelled “ISF documents”. Make sure to keep a checklist as you communicate with your foreign manufacturer, sales person or shipping agent.

Upload all documents to our ISF submission system by clicking the “file now” or “submit ISF” buttons on this site. Our agents will automatically receive all files and contact you immediately. 

Documents for ISF Filing

Documents Needed for Fast ISF Filing

The following documents need to be sent to our agents to transmit your ISF and customs clearance


ISF Information Sheet 

This contains all important ISF data fields and elements necessary for your broker to transmit your Importer Security Filing 10+2 with U.S. Customs.  Your supplier or manufacturer or sales agent should provide you with this sheet after the ocean freight has been booked onboard a vessel and been issued a Bill of lading.

Bill of Lading

Your “booking” onboard the ocean vessel. This shows a brief manifest of the goods as well as shipping line, vessel, container #, origin, destination, eta, etd information.

Commercial Invoice 

The bill of sale for the purchase of your goods showing the wholesale price you paid for the shipped goods, as well as the party you bought the goods from.

Power of Attorney 

A legal document giving WCS Intl permission to temporarily take custody of your shipment in order to file ISF and clear your goods through a USA port.

Packing List 

List of goods inside each box or container with product descriptions.  

ID Drivers License 

Required for individual importers of record who are using their social security # as their importer ID. 

Tax ID & IRS Proof  

For corporate importers of record using a company EIN#/TaxID which requires IRS letter of proof. 

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