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Obtain California Articles of Incorporation / Certificate of Incorporation

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Obtain California Articles of Incorporation / Certificate of Incorporation

California "retrievals" are the best value

Starting at $11

Rush: 5 - 7 Business Days

Routine: 5 - 7 Business Days

Retrieve a doc

The state places their certification or signature on the verified copy of the original document on file. The Secretary of State will certify that any corporate or LLC filing is a copy of the original filed document. Let SunDoc Filings take the guesswork out of government bureaucracy. We can retrieve any of the following for you:
• Formation Documents (Articles)
• Corporate Records
• LLC Records
• LP, GP, LLP Records
• Annual Reports
• Amendments

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  • Same day processing

    Only if received by 2 p.m. PST. Most companies mail in your requests delaying results.

  • Experience

    Since 1999. Over 10,000 filings. Located in Sacramento.

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    Our skilled customer service staff is always ready to help.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the meaning of good standing certificate?

A Certificate of Good Standing issued by the state certifies that your business exists within that jurisdiction, is authorized to do business in that state and is not in default with its required filings, such as its annual report or Statement of Information. See more about the California Certificate of Good Standing.

Why do I need a certificate of good standing?

This is often required as documentation to open a business bank account, to apply for financing, or to enter into any contractual relationship with another business or organization. It may be required to do business in another state - for which you would also need a Certificate of Qualification as a "foreign" entity to that state.

How do I get a certificate of good standing in California?

In California, this is obtained through the Secretary of State's office, which issues a document with the seal of the state and the Secretary's authorized signature. We can make this request for you - ands we can expedite this request if desired - or you can find the information online at the state website to apply for this yourself. See more about our nationwide document retrieval service.

How do I get a certificate of good standing in my state?

The Good Standing certificate can go by other names in other states - such as Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Status, for example. The procedure is essentially the same. Our nationwide network allows us to request this certificate for you in any state. Get started online to order a certificate of good standing in any state.

How long is a certificate of good standing valid?

Certificates of Good Standing do not specifically expire, but their reliability depends on how recent they are. Different business institutions may require you to provide a certificate no older than a specified date. A new certificate is straightforward to obtain.

Ready to Incorporate?

  • 1 Check Name Availability

    Choose three names in order of preference and we will check availability.

  • 2 Prepare or Upload your Articles

    Our online form describes all required information.

  • 3 Specify Service Level and Options

    Select a filing package or choose from the menu options.