Toronto Region Board of Trade's signature on Certificates of Origin and other export shipping documents is recognized worldwide wherever certification by a chamber of commerce is required.
Service is provided for the following documents: Certificates of Origin, Commercial invoices and other shipping documents; Agent/Representation Agreements; Business Visas.
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What You Need to Bring
Commissioner of Oaths Service
Certificate of Origin
Business Visa Letters for Saudi Arabia
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Document certification clients are required to fill out a "Letter of Waiver" PDF (82kb)
that will be kept in a secure file at Toronto Region Board of Trade.
- The Letter of Waiver must be notarized. A Toronto Region Board of Trade Commissioner of Oaths cannot sign the waiver.
- The company's signing officer cannot notarize/commission his/her own signature.
- The company is required to supply a copy of either the company's "Articles of Incorporation" OR a "Business Licence".
- If the company has moved, we require a copy of a government document that confirms the new address (e.g. Revenue Canada tax form cover page) or a lawyer should provide a letter/amendment of why the address on Articles/Licence is different to the firm's current address.
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What You Need to Bring
- You must provide the Board of Trade with one additional copy of all documents presented for certification. Each copy must be originally signed by a company officer or duly authorized agent and a Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public or Justice of the Peace.
- The documents need to have two original signatures, in blue ink: the exporter's and the Notary Public's/Commissioner of Oaths'.
- All signatures must be original. Photocopied signatures will not be accepted.
- These two signatures need to be from two different people. The exporter cannot notarize/commission his/her own document.
- Toronto Region Board of Trade requires an original copy of all documents to keep on file.
- Any Certificate of Origin that refers to a "Free Trade Agreement" (e.g. NAFTA) cannot be certified.
- If the document is written in a foreign language, it must be accompanied by an English translation signed by a signing officer of the company.
- If the exporter is not a Canadian company, a Canadian representative's (e.g. freight forwarder's) company name and address must be specified on the Certificate of Origin.
- The Consignee's (or Notify Party's) full company name and address must be included on the Certificate of Origin.
- Toronto Region Board of Trade's template for a Certificate of Origin is available in "pdf" format or in "excel" format available from Document Certification Officers.