A New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) is issued by the Secretary of State and is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes. A Certificate of Good Standing certifies that your New Hampshire business is in existence, is authorized to transact business in the state of , and complies with all state requirements and therefore is in "Good Standing".
Rush: next business day $69 (plus state fees)
Routine: 2-4 business days$35 (plus state fees)
Request must be received by 2 p.m. PST. Fee includes an email copy of the G.S.
Requirements for your entity to be in Good Standing:
Registered with the State as a domestic or foreign entity
Filed all annual reports as required by the State
Paid all State mandated fees and taxes
To obtain other state documents such as articles or amendments, please go to our Certified Docs page.
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To Qualify a New Hampshire Corporation in Another State:
To foreign qualify a New Hampshire corporation or LLC may require a Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than the home state of New Hampshire. Any entity is considered “Foreign” to another state and must apply for the Authority to do business in another state. To do so, each state has different qualification guidelines, most of which include a Good Standing Certificate from the home state. We can help you with any state. Click here for our qualification page.
Other states may offer both a short form and a long form good standing. They may also refer to a Good Standing Certificate as one of the following:
Certificate of Fact
Certificate of Authority
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Authorization
Letter of Good Standing
~ Good Standing- entity has filed all reports and payed all fees
~ Not in Good Standing- entity owes reports and/or fees and/or the registered agent on file for the entity has resigned
~ Administrative Suspension- Suspended by the Secretary of State for failure to file reports, pay fees, or assign a new registered agent
~ Administrative Dissolution- dissolution by the Secretary of State for failure to file reports and/or fees and/or failure to maintain a registered agent.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
Once the SOS office returns the document to us, we immediately scan the document and email you a copy and the original, if necessary, will follow via USPS. Our delivery time soes ot include weekend & state holidays when the state office is closed.
Reasons for obtaining a Good Standing Certificate:
Qualifying your entity in another state
Registering to do business in another state
For licensing requirements for certain industries
Obtaining a loan or line of credit
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The Certificate of Good Standing (also referred to as the Certificate of Status or Certificate of Existence) is an official document issued by the New Hampshire Secretary of State that certifies that the legal entity is registered with the State and is in compliance with state requirements. Upon submittal, the SOS will grant a Certificate of Good Standing to any domestic or foreign profit or nonprofit business entity that was duly registered or formed within the State. Also known as an New Hampshire Certificate of Existence, a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Authority, the Good Standing Certificate is a one page document that bears the seal of the New Hampshire Secretary of State or another state agency if the Secretary of State is not the issuing authority. In most cases, a Certificate of Good Standing can be valid up to three months.
• Must be registered to do business in New Hampshire
• Must be in good standing with the state regulations and not suspended for any reason
We can obtain New Hampshire Good Standing Certificates for the following entities: