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Certain activities and transactions require a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing. Often, our clients are unsure what this document is. Other times, they know they need one, but are unsure of how to obtain it.
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.
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.
You will need this document only when you’re asked to supply one. Don’t order it in anticipation of the need. A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is typically needed when you do any of the following:
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.
Depending on what it 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. Please check with the party requesting the document if you are unsure if the copy you have meets their requirements.
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.
Call our office at 800-345-2677, Ext.6911 or place your Good Standing order right here on our website.
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.
There are 3 comments left for Delaware Certificate of Good StandingUNITED STATES PROPERTY INVESTIGATORS said: Monday, February 19, 2018
NEW: My Name is Alfred Diaz Of 8809 Crystal Falls Drive in Boonsboro Maryland 21713 Or email@example.com. I Forgot The Company Name is: United States Property InvestigatorsHBS 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:
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 AlhatiHBS 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.