Application and Amendment Forms

CIBC's Trade Finance product applications are user-friendly, fast and simple to complete.

These applications are available in PDF format. The most current version of Adobe Reader is recommended for viewing and completing these forms and can be downloaded from the Adobe download site. (Please note: A separate window will open. Once the download is completed, close the window.)


Instructions for an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit (Import Letter of Credit):

  1. Select the "Apply for an Irrevocable Import Documentary Letter of Credit" link below
  2. Print the instructions for your reference
  3. Select the "Proceed to Terms and Conditions" link
  4. Thoroughly read the terms and conditions – you may wish to print the page for your reference
  5. Select "I Accept" to proceed to the application form
  6. Complete the application form by checking the appropriate boxes and inputting all required information
  7. Print and sign the application form
  8. Submit the completed and signed application form to your Relationship Manager for approval and processing


Please note:

It takes a minimum of 2-3 business days to set up a new client in our database prior to issuing an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit for the first time. If you would like us to issue an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit for the first time, we recommend that you contact your Relationship Manager immediately to avoid any delays.

Apply for an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit
Instructions for completing the application for an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit


Application for an Amendment of an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit

  1. Select the "Amendment of an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit" link below
  2. Complete the application form by checking the appropriate box(es) and inputting all required information
  3. Print and sign the application form
  4. Submit the completed and signed application form to your Relationship Manager for approval and processing

Request an Amendment of an Irrevocable Import Documentary Credit (PDF, 95 KB)


Application for an Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee

  1. Select the "Apply for an Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee" link below
  2. Thoroughly read the Terms and Conditions – you may wish to print the page for your reference
  3. Select "I Accept" to proceed to the application form
  4. Complete the application form by checking the appropriate box(es) and inputting all required information
  5. Print and sign the application form
  6. Submit the completed and signed application form to your Relationship Manager for approval and processing


Please note:

It takes a minimum of 2-3 business days to set up a new client in our database prior to issuing an Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee for the first time. If you would like us to issue a Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee for the first time, we recommend that you contact your Relationship Manager immediately to avoid any delays.

Apply for an Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee


Application for an Amendment or Non-Renewal of a Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee

  1. Select the "Amendment or Non-Renewal of a Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee" link below
  2. Complete the application form by checking the appropriate box(es) and inputting all required information
  3. Print and sign the application form
  4. Submit the completed and signed application form to your Relationship Manager for approval and processing

Request an Amendment or Non-Renewal of a Standby Letter of Credit or Guarantee (PDF, 31 KB)


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