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Rhode Island Certificate of Good Standing

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Rhode Island Certificate of Good Standing

Rhode Island "retrievals" are the best value

Starting at $39

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Routine: 5-7 days

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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Rhode Island 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.

Our service fee includes an email copy followed by regular mail if applicable.

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How to obtain a Rhode Island Good Standing

Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing for a company that is registered to do business in the state of Rhode Island is quite simple. The document proves that you are registered to do business in Rhode Island, that your company is compliant with applicable Rhode Island state requirements, or that your company was previously dissolved or suspended. 

 

To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, you must submit a records order to the Secretary of State office. Fee information and request forms can be found. Upon receiving your certification, you will notice that the document features an official Secretary of State seal as well as a Secretary of State signature.

 

It is possible to obtain certified information from businesses that are not your own as well. You can order a certified collection of all on-record filings for any entity. This collection may include conversion documents, amendments, original articles of formation, and original registration documents, etc.

 

Research records by using Rhode Island’s online business search. If you need your Certificate of Good Standing rushed, contact SunDoc today. We can expedite your request for the next business day.

 

When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?

 

There are certain situations in which a Certificate of Good Standing will be required. This document is essential for your entity’s overall legal documentation. 

 

For example, if you are selling your company or buying another company outright, certification status must be proven. Certified status must also be proven for certain licensing and tax requirements. Remember that it’s possible to stay in good standing with your state’s requirements even if you still owe taxes. You must simply be in compliance with the overall tax process. 

 

Finally, mergers and acquisitions and business loan and credit applications generally require Certificates of Good Standing. If you plan to conduct business in another state, this may require certified status as well, and SunDoc can help you with the entire foreign qualification process. 

 

Remember to be aware of exactly what you need in terms of documentation requirements. This includes understanding expiration dates. Some states will tell you that your certification status can be no more than 30 or 60 days old.

 

Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?

 

The Certificate of Good Standing in other jurisdictions may also be referred to as a Certificate of Status or of Existence. In Rhode Island, 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

 

Certificates of Good Standing can be ordered in person by visiting the Secretary of State office or by sending a request form by mail. 

 

Ordering in person generally takes about two business days and mailed-in requests take approximately 5 to 15 business days. If you need your order right away, rush service is available in Rhode Island.

 

Next Steps

 

SunDoc Filings can handle your Good Standing request, as with all of your company filings. We make visits daily to the Secretary of State office, to hand-deliver or receive documents. All of our routine filings on your behalf are expedited in this way, saving valuable time over other companies that typically mail in forms.

 

To talk to a live voice for immediate assistance call us toll-free during business hours at 1-888-595-2747.