Document Certification

Oakville Chamber Members receive complimentary document certification.

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce can certify a variety of documents. The most common being Certificates of Origin. A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document attesting that goods exported in a shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs may be requested by customs administrations, importers, freight forwarders or banks for clearance of letters of credit. The issuance of a CO is an important function for Chambers of Commerce. Many countries view Chambers of Commerce as credible organizations and require that they authenticate documents with their stamp or seal.

All documents presented to the Oakville Chamber for certification must first be notarized.

Notarization is a process by which a lawyer or a notary public certifies, from a person’s sworn statement, that the facts described in her/ his signed documents are true.  Along with notarization, we also require proof of a company’s registration in Canada with the federal or provincial/territorial government and its annual business license renewal, or the like, before we will certify any documents.
Oakville Chamber members, please call ahead to set up your document certification appointment: 905-845-6613
Please allow sufficient time for the review and certification of your documents during COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.