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Certificate of Good Standing

Required by governmental and private agencies to validate a company's status.

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Filing Your Certificate of Good Standing

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document issued by your state’s secretary of state office to verify that your business is compliant within the state of incorporation and therefore is in “good standing.” Just like having a driver’s license or other forms of personal ID, a Certificate of Good Standing proves that your LLC or corporation is officially registered and authorized to operate in your home state.

Also known as a Certificate of Existence, Certificate of Authorization, or a Certificate of Status, the Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document provided by the secretary of state and provides conclusive evidence of the status of your business entity. In many cases it can be valid up to three months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is typically needed in the normal course of business by another organization (business partner, bank, lender, investor or regulatory authority) to prove that your business entity is legally registered with the state and is in good standing. The Certificate of Good Standing proves that you have paid any necessary fees and filed required paperwork to keep your business chartered, registered and in compliance with your state authorities.

How long is it valid

The validity of a certificate in terms of age is determined by the organization that has requested it. Under most circumstances a requesting organization will require that the document is not older than 30 days.

What will happen if my entity is not in good standing?

If the entity that the certificate is being requested for is not in good standing, we will contact you and provide details as to the status of the corporation or LLC and issue a full refund or provide assistance in bringing the entity back to good standing. This process is usually referred to as reinstatement.

How long does it take to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing?

The filing time depends on the governing state agency and varies by state.


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