What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

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What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing, also commonly referred to as a "Certificate of Existence" or a "Certificate of Status" is a document issued by the Secretary of State that confirms that your entity is authorized to do business and has completed the following:

  • Paid annual franchise taxes
  • Filed an annual report  (Corporation)

When You Might Need a Certificate of Good Standing

Clients often don't know what a Certificate of Good Standing is or how to get one until they're told they need one.

A Certificate of Good Standing is often needed for:

  • Loans or financing
  • Mergers
  • Potential investors
  • Other state governments
  • Banks
  • Entering into business contracts

How to Order a Certificate of Good Standing

The Incorporators Ltd. can obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Delaware Secretary of State. Fill out a quick form on our website and we can deliver the Certificate of Good Standing to you via email the same day during normal business hours. We offer expedited delivery within one hour for an additional fee. Off-hour and Holiday orders are processed the next business day.

Certificates contain a unique authentication number, and may be validated at the Division of Corporations website.

You may order a Certificate of Good Standing here. If you have any questions about a Certificate of Good Standing, give us a call at 800-223-3928.

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