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Good standing

Get a document that certifies that your business is up to date and properly registered.

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What is it for?
How to get the certificate?
Why it may be required?

It's possible that at some point you will be asked for a certificate that verifies that the company is active, and up to date with the state obligations.

In addition to validating the existence of an LLC or Corporación, the Certificate of Good Standing also validates that this company is authorized to carry out operations in the state.

This certificate contains the Seal and Signature of the Secretary of State, which gives it validity against any entity in which it is presented.

It's important that the company is up to date with any renewal and obligation to the state in order to acquire this certificate.

Once we are clear that the company meets the requirements, we start the process to obtain the certificate.

For which we are only going to require the incorporation documents of your company.

A Certificate of Good Standing may be required if:

  • Your company is applying for a loan.  
  • You intend to renew a business license.      
  • You are initiating a business relationship with a supplier, or a business alliance with a company, and they request it.  
  • An investor is interested in the company.

Frequently Asked Questions

What determines the validity of the certificate?

This certificate has the Seal and Signature of the Secretary of State, which determines its validity at any entity in which it is presented.

What happens if my company is not up to date?

If the company is not up to date with state obligations, the document cannot be issued.

Is this document known by other names?

The Certificate of Good Standing is also known as Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization.

How long is the certificate valid for?

Some entities will require that the issue date of the certificate is no later than 30 days.

How long does it take for a Certificate of Good Standing to be ready?

The process may vary depending on the state where it is carried out. On average, the certificate of Good Standing ready in 2 to 5 business days.

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