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How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing


By Amy Fountain Tuesday, February 24, 2015

how to order a delaware certificate of good standingThere will be times when you’ll need to check on the status of your Delaware entity and obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence). 

 

Perhaps you are applying for a bank loan or filing for Foreign Qualification in another state. Maybe you are entering into a contract with a third party, or maybe your corporation is merging with another corporation.

 

Regardless of the reason, you will need to perform a quick search to ensure your LLC or corporation is still considered active and in good standing with the state of Delaware. 

 

Companies that do not meet certain qualifications are unable to proceed with transactions such as these, and they are deemed to not be in good standing with the state of Delaware.

 

Your search may begin directly with the state of Delaware website. The website provides limited information about entities formed in this state. You will be able to determine the exact name of the entity, the Delaware state file number, the formation date, the type of entity, the residency and the details of the Registered Agent. 

 

These are basic details about the entity, and do not reveal any internal information regarding the company. Upon viewing the search results, the state of Delaware website explicitly states, "This is not a statement of good standing." 

 

Do not worry, this does not mean your company doesn't qualify. It simply means the details noted on the website are not the equivalent of an actual Delaware Certificate of Good Standing.

 

What is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?

 

The state of Delaware has an official document called a Certificate of Good Standing, which is also known as a Certificate of Existence. This document is printed on special paper, indicates several specific points about the entity and is signed by the Secretary of State of Delaware. 

 

Generally, this is the legal document that will be needed in order to prove the entity (whether it is an LLC or a corporation) is in a good standing status with the state of Delaware.

 

Therefore, you will not be able to use the quick search results on the state of Delaware's website to validate the status of your entity. If you need to provide proof of your status, you must obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing.

 

If you need to determine the status of your Delaware entity, you can simply contact Harvard Business Sevices, Inc. and we will be happy to assist you. We have direct access to the state of Delaware's database and we can tell you immediately whether or not your company is in good standing with the state of Delaware.

 

How to Order a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware

 

Should you need to order a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware, we can obtain a copy for you. You can visit our Good Standing section and place an online order for the document. We will obtain it from the state and send it to you on the same business day.

 

If it is determined your entity is not in a good standing status, we can also provide you with the necessary information to help you restore the company, and take care of all the paperwork for you.

 

If you have any questions about how to order a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware, simply contact our office at 1-800-345-2677, Extension 6904, and a representative will gladly help.

 

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There is 1 comment left for How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

Cole Blumer says: Friday, December 2, 2016

I am inquiring about obtain a Certificate in Good Standing from the State of Delaware. We are presently incorporated in that State and a client is asking for a copy. With your expedited services, what we we get exactly?

HBS Staff replied: Friday, December 2, 2016

We can have a Certificate of Good Standing emailed to you in two (2) business days for only $99 or, if you are in a hurry, we can get it to you in under 2 hours for $149 (domestic) or $259 (international; does not include Apostille).
We work directly with the state of Delaware so we are able to email the document to you.

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