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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in West Virginia 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 West Virginia Good Standing
For any entity that is registered to conduct business in the state of West Virginia, it is possible that you will require a crucial document called a Certificate of Existence. This document shows that your company is compliant with applicable state requirements, that it is legally registered to do business in the state of West Virginia, or that it has been suspended or dissolved. It is used in many additional situations as well.
Obtaining a Certificate of Existence is a straightforward process and simply requires the submittal of the records order to the West Virginia Secretary of State office. You can find information about fees for this document as well as records request forms online. Once you receive your document, you will be issued a certificate that bears the imprint of the West Virginia state seal and an authorized signature from the Secretary of State.
It is also possible to order documents, including Certificates of Existence, for businesses other than your own. For example, you may obtain original registration forms, conversion, original articles formation, amendments, and more for any entity in a certified collection. The filings simply need to be on-record.
Are you interested in expediting your Certificate of Existence request? Next business day Certificates of Existence can be obtained with the help of SunDoc. If you'd like to research your own records, use West Virginia's online business search.
When Do You Need A Certificate Of Existence?
You may need a Certificate of Existence if you're involved in a merger or acquisition, or if you're buying a company outright, or selling yours. The Certificate of Existence will form part of the legal documentation of the entity.
Typically, applying for a business loan or line of credit will require Certificate of Existence. Tax matters also can require it - note that you can owe taxes and still be in good standing with West Virginia, you just can't be out of compliance with any of the tax process. Certain licensing requirements may also ask for Certificate of Existence.
Lastly, it is possible that you may require a Certificate of Existence in order to register to do business in a state other than West Virginia. SunDoc is here to help you with this foreign qualification process.
Remember to examine all of your requirements for your documentation, including required expirations. In other words, keep in mind that certain states will require that your Certificate of Existence be no more than 60 days old or no more than 30 days old. Each state has different requirements.
Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Existence?
The Certificate of Good Standing in other jurisdictions may also be referred to as a Certificate of Status or of Existence. In West Virginia, 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 Certificate Of Existence
You can order your certificate by mail or personally through the Secretary of State office.
When ordering in person, the process usually takes two business days. Mailed-in requests can take anywhere from 5 to 15 business days. It is also possible to get rush service on your Certificate of Good Standing order in West Virginia.
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.
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