Whether you are categorized as working in the SEPA Zone or not, there is only one date to keep in mind for generating your international invoice. Each invoice must be generated and downloaded before the 15th of the month following the month of completed missions. The only exception retains to the US for which the invoice must be downloaded before 8.
In practice, this means that if you complete a mission on February 20th in Europe, you will receive a generated invoice (summarizing all your completed the missions of that month) between February 28 and March 5. You will have to upload your invoice no later than March 14th, and the payment will be sent the first week of April (30 days after the end of the month worked: February).
Please note that you will not receive a notification from OCUS to download your invoice. You must log into your private OCUS profile to see if the 'Call for Invoice' is open.
Please find below the procedure to fill out your invoice:
All invoices sent to OCUS must follow the format established by French law. The following information must appear on your invoice:
- Invoice date
- Invoice number
- Dates and references of the orders
- Unit price of each mission
- Total invoice amount
- OCUS tax data:
- Address: 6 Rue Nadia Guendouz, 93400 Saint Ouen, France
- SIRET: 818 371 742 00011
- VAT number: FR 36 818371742
- Image Creator details: name, address, your professional tax identification number (SIRET in France, HMRC or CRN in the United Kingdom, W9 in the United States, etc.), VAT number (if applicable)
As a photographer working in a country that cannot receive SEPA transfers, you must ensure with your bank that it can receive international transfers. In certain cases, some banks may add fees, which we are not responsible for, upon receipt of payment transfers. For these countries, the transfer is made in the official currency of your country.
To ensure you receive your payment, the information on your personal space must be up to date and valid. Entering as much information as possible will secure the transfer. The mandatory information for your bank may vary between countries and even between banks in the same country.
When you generate your invoice during the call for invoice, you need to request a bank statement and notify your bank that you are expecting a bank transfer in your local currency from the United States (Bill.com).