The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce will certify documents for both members and non-members as an essential trade service. Document certification is primarily for the confirmation of the origin of goods and is a requirement of many countries before goods are allowed into their country.
Documents certified by the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce:
Letters of Introduction
- Members - No Charge
- Non-Members - $15.00 (incl. GST)
Office hours for document certification are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to Noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. To avoid delays, please contact the Chamber office at (403) 347-4491 for more details or to make an appointment.
For more information on exporting, please consider visiting Export Development Canada's website, they provide Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.
As a matter of policy and for reasons of liability, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce requires that all documents must be notarized before Chamber staff can stamp/sign it. If notarization is required, the client must ensure that this is done before the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce can proceed with the certification.
Notarization is a process by which a lawyer etc. (i.e., someone who can take sworn statements) certified from a person's sworn statement that the facts described in his/her signed documents are true.
Notarization should be marked with an original legal seal, which is usually raised, dated and signed. Some notarization, however, is done with a stamp which is acceptable as well.
Letters of Waiver
Exporters that frequently have documents certified often find the notarization process costly and time consuming. An alternative to notarization of documents is through a Letter of Waiver obtained from the shipper (i.e., manufacturer or exporter) or his/her agent.
The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce allows companies that are frequent users of our service to place a Letter of Waiver on file stating that they take responsibility for the documents that they presented. These waivers must be renewed every two years.
Please complete and have notarized the appropriate form below:
In addition, the Chamber also requires a duly notarized copy of the organization's business registration (describing your operations) with the Federal or Provincial Government, or copy of of annual business license renewal.
Please use this form: