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New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing


New Jersey Certificate of Good Standing

New Jersey "retrievals" are the best value

Starting at $39

Rush: 2-3 hours

Routine: next business day

Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in New Jersey is a smooth process with SunDoc Filings. We know your time is valuable, so we make it our priority to expedite your request and our online ordering system is easy to use and secure. Click on the state below to compare time frames and cost with other companies and see why SunDoc Filings is the number one choice.

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How to obtain a New Jersey Good Standing

If you need to prove that your business is in compliance with state requirements and that it is registered to conduct business in New Jersey State, you need a Certificate of Good Standing. This is a document that New Jersey issues, and it certifies and formally proves that your business is in good standing with the state and legally allowed to do business there. 

How do you get a Certificate of Good Standing? You’ll have to go to an office of the Secretary of State in New Jersey and submit what is called a records order. When you finally receive your certificate, there will be an imprint of the Seal of New Jersey on the document as well as an authorized signature from the Secretary of State.

Of course, there are other reasons for having this document as well. For example, some companies need to show that they’re dissolved or suspended. In these situations, you’ll need the same status request. Alternatively, you might want more certified information on a business that you yourself do not own. In this situation, just order any or all of the filings that are on record for that business. This might be the original registration if it’s an out-of-state business, the original articles of formation, amendments, conversion, etc. 

Use New Jersey’s online business search to check out and research records on the Internet. Also, see more information about records-request forms and fees at the state’s website. To get a Certificate of Good Standing with a quick turnaround time (next business day), allow us to expedite your order!

When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?

You may require a Certificate of Good Standing for your business for a number of reasons. Are you involved in an acquisition or a merger? You’ll need a Certificate of Good Standing. Are you planning on selling your business or buying a new business outright? You’ll need the certificate in these cases as well. Of course, numerous licensing requirements and tax matters will necessitate having certification of good standing too. In all of these cases, the certification will be an essential part of your business’ legal documentation. As a side note, remember that while you can owe taxes to the state and still be considered “in good standing,” you cannot be uncompliant with any part of the tax process.

Another common reason for needing a certificate of good standing is when you plan on doing business in another state (other than New Jersey). In this case, you will need to do what is called a foreign qualification. SunDoc Filings would be happy to help you with this process. 

Next, plan on having a Certificate of Good Standing if you are opening any type of credit line — like a business loan.

Finally, remember that you’ll have to determine the entire requirements for your documentation, including all document details and expirations.

Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?

In some jurisdictions, you’ll hear the Certificate of Good Standing called a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Status. In New Jersey, it shows that an entity is registered to do business in the state, is in compliance with applicable corporate rules and licensing requirements, and has not been suspended by the state taxing authority, the Franchise Tax Board.

How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate

Requests presented in person can generally be processed by the second business day, while mailed-in requests take 5-15 business days. New Jersey does offer a Rush service for Good Standing requests.

Next Steps

SunDoc Filings can handle your Good Standing request, as with all of your company filings. All of our routine filings on your behalf are expedited in this way, saving valuable time over other companies that typically mail in forms.

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