Import Services

Online Import Letter of Credit

Apply online for a cash-backed LC.

Fast Issuance

Letter of Credit will be issued within 2 business days*.

No Trade Facility Required**

Save on annual facility fees. No financial documents required.

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Online Import Letter of Credit highlights

Types of Import Letter of Credit availableSight Letter of Credit
The issuing bank will honour the payment once the documentation received is in order
Usance Letter of Credit
The issuing bank will accept the draft once all documentation received is in order and agree to pay on the maturity date
CollateralCash of the equivalent amount will be used to secure this Letter of Credit.
Issuance0.125 % per month. Min two months or SGD 80, whichever is higher.
Usance LC acceptance / Deferred payment commissionN.A0.125 % of bill amt per month, from expiry date of LC to due date. Min S$80
Please refer to our Pricing Guide for full details on Trade Service fees and charges.

Terms and Conditions:

* The Letter of Credit (“LC”) will be issued within 2 business days upon receipt of all original documents, and satisfaction of all conditions, satisfactory to DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”). For applications that require exceptional approvals, longer turnaround time is expected. Notwithstanding the foregoing, DBS retains the sole discretion to approve any application and its decision will be final and conclusive.
** The LC will be fully paid in advance by you. Only DBS account holders are eligible to submit via online application. You will not be eligible for this promotion if your company has an existing LC facility from DBS.

DBS may vary these terms and conditions or discontinue this promotion at any time without any notice or liability to any party.

Am I Eligible

You are as long as you fulfil the following:

  • This letter of credit will be fully secured by cash deposit.
  • If your company has an existing trade credit facility, please apply via DBS IDEAL or download Trade eForm and submit to our Trade Counter.

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Because we’re Asia’s leading SME bank. With us at your side, we’ll help ignite your spark for whatever you choose, by giving you better insights, innovation and performance. After all, this has made us the best SME bank in Asia. So you can live more, bank less.

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