These certificates identify original works of art of Canadian origin, allowing them to be temporarily exported abroad without GST implications. Approved by Revenue Canada and Customs and Excise, it is valid only when signed by another CARFAC member and signed and sealed by the CARFAC National office.
Please note that these certificates are for the process of returning artwork to Canada. Additional forms are often required to allow artwork to enter a foreign country. You should start this process at least a month in advance to ensure you have everything you need.
If you will be paid for any service you provide while outside Canada, you need to apply several months in advance to get the proper visa. An Advisory Note and an information sheet about taking artwork over the border is available for CARFAC members – contact us for details.
Step 1: Print or download the certificates. You will need one certificate for each artwork.
Step 2: Fill out the first two sections with information about yourself and your artwork.
Step 3: Have a CARFAC member sign the first part of the third section under “Certification by CARFAC”. If you do not know another member of CARFAC, please contact us to make alternate arrangements, please note that this may add to the turnaround time. Digital signatures may be used if you have the appropriate software.
Step 4: When your certificate has been filled in by the applicant and signed by a CARFAC member. Then email us a copy of the PDF and we will send you a link to make your payment online: CARFAC Members:$15.00 for the first certificate and $2.00 each for any additional certificates sent at the same time. Non-members: $30.00 for the first certificate and $5.00 each for additional certificates sent at the same time.
If you require a hardcopy of your certificates, please contact us here.
Please allow two weeks for the certificates to be processed plus shipping time for requested hardcopies. If you do not allow two weeks, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your certificates before the artwork leaves.
Rush Requests will be considered on an individual basis and an additional $25.00 rush fee will be applied to orders needed in less than 2 weeks. Additional costs for express postage may also apply and be charged in addition to regular fees.
If you have questions, or wish to pay by e-transfer, contact the CARFAC National office.