Delaware Certificate of Good Standing: FAQs

By Michael Bell Tuesday, February 13, 2018

delaware certificate of good standingPeople often ask us, "What is a Certificate of Good Standing?" They then tell us they need a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing, and wonder how to get one.

This certified document, which is produced by the Delaware Secretary of State’s office, is required for real estate closings as well as accounting and legal matters.

The Certificate of Good Standing is also known as a Certificate of Status or Certificate of Existence in some states.

Here's what you need to know about the Delaware Certificate of Good Standing:

What is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?

This document illustrates that your corporation or LLC is a valid Delaware company that has paid all its taxes in the state of Delaware up to the current date. It is signed by the Delaware Secretary of State and attests to the good standing status of your company on the date it is produced and signed.

Most of the time, authorities will accept the document as that proof your corproration or LLC is real and valid, for a month or two after the date of issue, but beyond that, you will need to obtain a newly-issued, updated Delaware Certificate of Good Standing.

When do I need a Certificate of Good Standing?

When you’re asked to supply one. Don’t order one in anticipation of the need. A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is typically needed when you open a business bank account, obtain a Certificate of Authority to operate your company in another state, purchase or sell real estate or obtain a loan from a bank.

Why do I need a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing proves your company is a legal, valid corporation or LLC that was formed in Delaware and is current on its Delaware Franchise Tax payments.

How long is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing good for?

Depending on what the Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is being used for, it will be accepted anywhere from 30 days to six months from the date it is produced and signed by the Delaware Secretary of State.

What is the turnaround time to receive a Certificate of Good Standing?

Under normal conditions, we can guarantee a 48-hour turnaround to get you a Certificate of Good Standing. However, we do offer an expedited service that speeds up the process if you are in immediate need of the document. Call us at 1-800-345-CORP for details.

How can I order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing from Harvard Business Services, Inc.?

Call our office at 800-345-2677, Ext.6911 or order it directly from our website.

 

Disclaimer

THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG ARTICLE IS NOT A LAWYER AND HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC. IS NOT A LAW FIRM. THE ARTICLE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE. THIS SHORT ARTICLE IS STRICTLY TO MENTION SOME ASPECTS OF DELAWARE’S CORPORATION LAWS AND/OR LAWS RELATING TO OTHER FORMS OF ENTITIES WHICH YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH A LAWYER BEFORE FORMULATING A STRATEGY WHICH WILL BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CASE.

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There are 3 comments left for Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

UNITED STATES PROPERTY INVESTIGATORS said: Monday, February 19, 2018

NEW: My Name is Alfred Diaz Of 8809 Crystal Falls Drive in Boonsboro Maryland 21713 Or ald223@icloud.com. I Forgot The Company Name is: United States Property Investigators

HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What is that you'd like help with, sir?

ALAIN BWABREY said: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How much does it cost to get the DCGS?

HBS Staff replied: Thursday, February 15, 2018

The prices for a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing are listed on this page:

https://www.delawareinc.com/ourservices/delaware-certificate-of-good-standing/

 

Emad Alhati said: Monday, May 8, 2017

Hello, We have a company under the name of BUSINESS & FINANCE GROUP LLC, file number: 5658986. We need to issue a good standing certificate, but our scope of work in the Middle East is in more than one country. Yet, the options allows to choose one country only! Could you advice what to do please? Thank you. Eng. Emad Alhati

HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The country provided to us will determine the certification options available based on that country. If you choose a country that is part of the Hague Convention, you will receive the option of ordering the document with an Apostille. If you choose a country that is not part of the Hague Convention, then the Good Standing Certificate will come with Delaware's gold seal certification. We can only provide one country to Delaware per order.

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