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In order to certify that your Minnesota business is in existence in the eyes of the state, complies with state requirements, and is authorized to conduct business within the state, you’ll need a Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence). This document is issued by the Minnesota SOS (Secretary of State). It is also required to renew business licenses, for loans, and for business and other tax purposes.
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.
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
The SunDoc Filings Advantage
- All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day
- We will never mail in requests like most companies as this delays results
- Since 1999, we’ve helped with thousands of document retrievals
Let our skilled customer service staff help you retrieve your documents. Since 1999 at SunDoc Filings, we’ve retrieved thousands of Good Standing Certificates for our clients.
Qualifying Your Minnesota Corporation in Another State
Good Standing Certificates (also known as Certificates of Existence) are often required in order to qualify your Minnesota corporation or LLC as a legal “foreign corporation” in another state. In other words, to qualify for the authority to do business in another state that is not Minnesota (your home state), you must apply. Any entity is considered foreign prior to receiving this authority. Each state has different requirements for this, but nearly all states require a Good Standing Certificate from Minnesota (the home state). At SunDoc Filings, we’ll be able to help you with any state. Visit our qualification page for more information.
Other states may offer both a short form and a long form good standing. They may also refer to a Good Standing Certificate as one of the following:
- Certificate of Authorization
- Letter of Good Standing
- Certificate of Fact
- Certificate of Authority
- Certificate of Existence
Necessary Steps for Obtaining Good Standing
- The entity cannot be suspended by the Minnesota SOS (Secretary of State) or in default.
- Entity must be registered with the Minnesota SOS as either a foreign or domestic registered entity.
- The corporation or LLC must have complied with all SOS requirements, such as annual fees, annual reports, keeping the SOS informed of any changes to your entity, and maintaining a registered agent.
Information about the Certificate of Good Standing
Once the Secretary of State returns your document to our office, we’ll send you a scanned copy in an email. From there, if necessary, we’ll send you the original via the USPS. Please keep in mind that we do not include times when the state office is closed in our delivery times (weekends and state holidays).
Top reasons for requiring a Good Standing Certificate
- To qualify a corporation or LLC in another state
- To obtain a line of credit or loan
- To register to do business in another state
- For certain industries’ licensing requirements