Get a Certificate of Good Standing
Also known as a certificate of status and a certificate of existence. This important document shows that your business is authorized to do business and has met state requirements.
For LLCs, Corporation & Nonprofits.
What is a Certificate of Good Standing?
A certificate of good standing goes by different names, depending on the state of incorporation. For example, in California, the term in Certificate of Status, and in Tennessee the term is Certificate of Existence.
Regardless of the term the particular state uses, the concept is essentially the same: this document shows that an incorporated entity (LLC, corporation, non-profit) exists, and it shows the status or standing with the Secretary of State. Different states may show some slightly different information on this document, but they all show the entity name, entity number, and whether or not the entity is in good standing or status with the Secretary of State.
This is a document that any incorporated entity should have, since it shows proof that the entity is in good standing with the state. This document is often required for opening a bank account, applying for a business license, etc.
How do I get a Certificate of Good Standing
Like most business documents, you can obtain them through a service, or through the issuing government office directly. To obtain the document through the government office directly, you would want to contact the Secretary of State office in the state that the entity is incorporated in. They can guide you and provide the document for a fee
However, it is often times faster, easier, and more convenient to use a professional service to obtain the document for you, and most charge only a small fee.
If you’d like to use our service to obtain your Certificate of Good Standing, you can complete a request in under 5 minutes by clicking here. We charge only a small fee, and we can even have the document over to you the same business day.
If you prefer instead to contact your Secretary of State directly, click here for a link to all Secretary of State websites.
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