WHY YOU MIGHT NEED A DELAWARE CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
Our clients most often reach out to us when they've been asked to provide a Certificate of Good Standing by an attorney, accountant, or bank.
They're most often required during requests for loans or financing, mergers, or by state governments, banks, potential investors, and other business contracts.
WHAT A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING TELLS YOU
A Certificate of Good Standing, sometimes referred to as a "Certificate of Existence" or a "Certificate of Status" is a document issued by the Delaware Secretary of State that confirms that your entity is authorized to do business.
It certifies that your Delaware entity has paid annual franchise taxes and filed an annual report (corporations). Read more about what a Certificate of Good Standing is here.
DO I HAVE TO ORDER MY CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING FROM MY REGISTERED AGENT?
No, this is a common misconception. The Incorporators Ltd. can order a Certificate of Good Standing for you regardless of who your registered agent is.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
When you order a Certificate of Good Standing from The Incorporators Ltd. during normal business hours, we are generally able to deliver it to you via email the same day.
If you place an order after business hours, it will be delivered to you the next business day.
You can read more about how long it takes to order a Certificate of Good Standing here.
HOW TO ORDER A DELAWARE 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 the Certificate of Good Standing for your entity will be delivered to your email.
Certificates contain a unique authentication number, and may be validated at the Division of Corporations website.
If you have any questions about ordering a Certificate of Good Standing, feel free to call us at 800-223-3928.
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