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Authorization document in a matter of hours

A Certificate of Good Standing, sometimes called a Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization, is a state-issued document used to demonstrate that a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) exists or is authorized to do business in the state and has complied with all state-required formalities. Our Rush service for Certificates of Good Standing provides you with the certificate same day when ordered by 2pm Central Time.

Rush Certificate of Good Standing is available in the following states:

States Offering Rush Certificate of Good Standing
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
D.C.
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Montana
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Nevada
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Utah
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
  • What is a Rush Certificate of Good Standing?
    A Rush Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization) is a document issued the same day by a state official as conclusive evidence that a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP), limited liability partnership (LLP) or nonprofit corporation is in existence or authorized to transact business in the state and has satisfied all the requirements imposed by that state as of a specific date in time. Orders must be placed by 2pm Central Time in order to receive the Certificate of Good Standing on the same day.
  • Why would I need a Rush Certificate of Good Standing?
    Businesses often must obtain a Rush Certificate of Good Standing before undertaking certain time sensitive filings in a new state, such as a foreign qualification (registering to transact business), or before completing official business transactions or contracts, such as license renewal, selling the business or obtaining financing.

    The document may also be used to prove that a company has come back into compliance with the state of incorporation or qualification. However, if you have not fixed the underlying issues that caused your company to be out of compliance in that state, obtaining this document will show that your company does exist but is considered "in bad standing" with the state.
  • Can BizFilings obtain a Rush Certificate of Good Standing for my company if I didn't incorporate with BizFilings?
    We'd be more than happy to obtain a Rush Certificate of Good Standing for your company from your state of incorporation and/or state of foreign qualification, if you’ve registered to transact business in a state(s) other than your state of incorporation.
  • How soon can I expect to receive my Rush Certificate of Good Standing?
    The rush processing times and procedures vary by state and the time an order is placed. Rush processing may take several hours. To find out about the typical turnaround time for your particular state, contact our Incorporation Specialists.

How it Works

You provide some simple information, and we do the rest. BizFilings will:

  • Obtain an official Certificate of Good Standing same day if placed prior to 2pm CST.
  • Email the original, state-issued Certificate to you upon receipt.
  • Make a copy of the Certificate available in your online account for access 24/7.

Why it’s important

A Certificate of Good Standing is typically required when a company wishes to register to transact business in another state (a process called foreign qualification) and may also be required before a company can enter certain contracts or relationships. The Certificate of Good Standing sets forth:

  • Your company’s name
  • That your company is incorporated and authorized to do business in that state
  • That all fees, taxes and/or any applicable penalties owed the state have been paid
  • That the company’s most recent annual report has been filed
  • That Articles of Dissolution have not been filed

Key Benefits

A Rush Certificate of Good Standing is typically required when you need same day service from the state in order to register your corporation or LLC to transact business in another state. BizFilings can also obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for you as part of our Foreign Qualification Service.

Foreign Qualification Service  

Keep in Mind

If your company is not in good standing with the state when a Rush Certificate of Good Standing is requested, the state will often return a document stating that your company is in existence but is in “bad standing,” which can have a negative impact on your business.

Order a Rush Certificate of Good Standing

$178 + state fees


Same day service when ordered by 2pm Central Time. Select "Same Day RUSH COGS" at Checkout.

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