A Certified Copy is a cover page issued by the state of Delaware’s Division of Corporations that is attached to any state-filed corporate documents; it acknowledges that the attached certificate is a true and correct copy of a legal corporate document.
A Certified Copy can be used as evidence to show that a particular filing was filed legally with the state of Delaware’s Division of Corporations on a specific date; it also proves whether it has been filed at all.
Here are just a few examples of certified copies that are available from the state of Delaware:
This is only a partial list of the many types of certified copies your company may need. Certified copies are frequently requested in the business world by a number of parties and for a variety of reasons.
In many cases, banks, lenders and merchant account providers may require that you provide a certified copy and/or a Certificate of Good Standing when applying for a business bank account, merchant account, business loans or a line of business credit.
Another instance when certified copies are typically needed is when a business owners need to register their company in order for it to do business in another state as a foreign entity. For example, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires certified copies when company owners apply to do business as foreign corporations or LLCs. Other states, such as Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, and Nevada also routinely require certified copies in regard to Foreign Qualification.
We can obtain and deliver certified copies from the Delaware Division of Corporations within two hours or less via email. If you need to obtain certified copies of your company’s documents, give us a call today at 800-345-2677.
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.