The Secretary of State issues all Arizona Good Standing Certificates. These certificates are also referred to as Certificates of Existence. You may require an Arizona Good Standing Certificate in order to apply for loans or to renew business licenses. The certificate is also required for numerous other tax and business purposes. Once you have an Arizona Certificate of Good Standing, it will certify that in the eyes of the state, your business is in existence and in “Good Standing”. This means that your business is legally authorized to transact business within Arizona and is in compliance with all state requirements.
Our service fee includes an email copy.
Rush: 2-3 hours $65 (plus state fees)
Routine: Next business day $39 (plus state fees)
Request must be received by 2 p.m. PST. Service fee includes emailing a copy of the document.
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
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- We have a great track record — since 1999, we’ve processed thousands of document retrievals
- All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day
- We never mail in your requests like other companies as this often delays results
At SunDoc Filings, our highly-trained customer service staff is always here to help. Since 1999, we’ve retrieved thousands of Good Standing Certificates and other important documents for our loyal customers.
What You Need to Qualify an Arizona Corporation in Another State
If you wish to foreign qualify an Arizona LLC or an Arizona corporation in another state, an Arizona Good Standing Certificate (also known as an Arizona Certificate of Existence) will generally be required. This is because all Arizona entities are seen as “Foreign” in other states. If you would like to take your Arizona LLC or corporation there (to another state) to conduct business, you must apply for the authority to do so, and certain qualifications must be met. Again, the Good Standing Certificate is a standard requirement in this process. Having this document will help you qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in any state that is not Arizona. Because all states have different qualification requirements, it’s important to learn about the specific requirements for the state you’re looking at. At SunDoc Filings, we can help you with any state. Just go to our qualification page to see the qualifications you’ll need to meet.
Specific states sometimes require both a long-form and short-form Good Standing Certificate. You might also notice that the Good Standing Certificate is referred to with a different term:
- Certificate of Fact
- Certificate of Existence
- Certificate of Authority
- Letter of Good Standing
- Certificate of Authorization
Misspelled Name of Entity or Other Information
If the document you submitted has the correct spelling but the Arizona Corporate Commission staff made a mistake when typing the information, you can contact the Customer Service Call Center of the Arizona Corporate Commission to have the error corrected.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
As soon as the Secretary of State Office returns your document to us, we will scan and send it to you by email. If necessary, an original will also be sent to you via USPS. Note: Delivery times will not include state holidays when the state office is closed or weekends.
Most common reasons for requiring a Good Standing Certificate:
- To obtain a line of credit or a loan
- To register to do business in any state that isn’t your home state
- To foreign qualify your entity in any state that isn’t your home state
- To obtain special licensing requirements for specific industries