An Indiana Good Standing Certificate is an important document that is issued by the Secretary of State. It is also known as a Certificate of Existence. This document is commonly required for one of the following reasons: to renew a business license, to obtain a loan, for tax purposes, or for other business purposes. An Indiana Certificate of Good Standing or a Certificate of Existence ensures that your business is in existence. This means that it complies completely with all state requirements and will be authorized to transact business in the state. All of these compliances will place the business in "Good Standing."
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. Fee includes an email copy followed by regular mail.
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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Since 1999, SunDoc Filings has retrieved thousands of Good Standing Certificates for our customers. Whenever you need help, our experienced customer service staff is always here.
How to Qualify an Indiana Corporation in Another State
TAll Indiana entities will be considered “foreign” to any other state, so if you wish to foreign qualify an Indiana LLC or corporation in another state and conduct business there, there are specific steps you must take. All states have different qualification guidelines. But in general, you will need an Indiana Good Standing Certificate or Indiana Certificate of Existence in order to help you qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in any state that is not your home state of Indiana. At SunDoc Filings, we’re able to help you qualify your Indiana business in any state. Simply go here to our qualification page to see what documents will be required in the state you’re looking at.
Key Points to Remember
• Some states may require both a long form and short form good standing.
• Some states may have different titles for the Good Standing Certificate:
- Letter of Good Standing
- Certificate of Fact
- Certificate of Existence
- Certificate of Authority
- Certificate of Authorization
Business Entity Reports
Entities that have been formed in Indiana are required to file business entity reports either every year or every other year. Nonprofits file yearly whereas for profit corporations and LLCs file bi-annually. This is required to keep your entity in good standing with the Secretary of State.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
Immediately upon receiving your document from the Secretary of State, we will send it to you via email. Please note that delivery time does not include weekends, nor does it include state holidays when state offices are closed.
Common reasons for obtaining a Good Standing Certificate:
- To qualify your entity in a separate state
- To get a loan or a line of credit
- To obtain specific licensing requirements for certain industry types
- To register to conduct business in any other state