How to Apostille a Certificate of Good Standing

Do you need a Apostille for a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is a certificate relating to business entity filed with the Secretary of State certifying to the current status of an entity (e.g., active/good standing, suspended, dissolved, cancelled, etc.)  A document certified by the State will typically have a stamped/embossed seal with the signature of the Secretary of State.  Unless your document has a certificate number and you printed it off the State’s website, you will need to request a certified hard-copy be mailed to you.

A Certificate of Good Standing confirms that your business:
•Is up-to-date on its state fee payments
•Has filed an annual report / statement of information
•Has paid its franchise taxes (may not apply to every state)

A Certificate of Good Standing can also be refered to as: “Certificate of Status,” “Certificate of Existence,” or “Certificate of Fact”.

So what does it look like? A Certificate of Good Standing will generally have the name of the entity, a small paragraph stating that the entity is authorized to do business in that State.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

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We can process documents from all 50 U.S. States including the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., the Secretary of the District of Columbia (D.C.), and select Consulate / Embassy offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA.

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