North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing


North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing

Routine:  $39  2-4 Business Days
Rush:         $65  Next Business Day

A North Dakota Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) is issued by the Secretary of State and is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes. A Certificate of Good Standing certifies that your North Dakota business is in existence, is authorized to transact business in the state and complies with all state requirements and therefore is in "Good Standing".


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



Rush: next business day   $65 (plus state fees)


Routine: 2-4 business days   $39 (plus state fees)


Request must be received by 2 p.m. PST.  Fee includes an email copy of the Good Standing.




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


To obtain other state documents such as articles or amendments, please go to our Certified Docs page

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SunDoc Filings has retrieved thousands of Good Standing Certificates since 1999.  Our skilled customer service staff is always ready to help.



To Qualify a North Dakota Corporation in Another State:


To foreign qualify a North Dakota corporation or LLC may require a Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than the home state.  Any entity is considered “Foreign” to another state and must apply for the Authority to do business in another state. To do so, each state has different qualification guidelines, most of which include a Good Standing Certificate from the home state.  We can help you with any state.  Click here for our qualification page.


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 Fact
  •    Certificate of Authority
  •    Certificate of Existence
  •    Certificate of Authorization
  •    Letter of Good Standing



Necessary Steps for Good Standings

  • Entity must be registered as a legal entity with the North Dakota Secretary of State, this means as either a domestic or foreign registered entity.
  • The entity cannot be in default or suspended by the North Dakota Secretary of State.
  • The entity must have complied with all necessary requirements put in place by the Secretary of State such as annual reports, annual fees, maintaining a registered agent, and     keeping the Secretary of State informed of any changes to your entity.



Information about the Certificate of Good Standing



Once the SOS office returns the document to us, we immediately scan the document and email you a copy and the original, if necessary, will follow via USPS.  Our delivery time soes ot include weekend & state holidays when the state office is closed.


Reasons for obtaining a Good Standing Certificate: 

  • Qualifying your entity in another state
  • Registering to do business in another state
  • For licensing requirements for certain industries
  • Obtaining a loan or line of credit 
 Let us know…we can help!
The Certificate of Good Standing (also referred to as the Certificate of Status or Certificate of Existence) is an official document issued by the North Dakota Secretary of State that certifies that the legal entity is registered with the State and is in compliance with state requirements. Upon submittal, the SOS will grant a Certificate of Good Standing to any domestic or foreign profit or nonprofit business entity that was duly registered or formed within the State. Also known as a Certificate of Existence, a Certificate of Status or an North Dakota Certificate of Authority, the Good Standing Certificate is a one page document that bears the seal of the Secretary of State or another state agency if the Secretary of State is not the issuing authority.  In most cases, a Certificate of Good Standing can be valid up to three months.
Entity Requirements:
• Must be registered to do business in North Dakota 
• Must be in good standing with the state regulations and not suspended for any reason 
We can obtain North Dakota Good Standing Certificates for the following entities:
• Limited Liability Company 
• Limited Partnership/ General Partnership
• Limited Liability Partnership 
• Corporation
Other State Nomenclature:
• Certificate of Fact
• Certificate of Authority
• Certificate of Existence
• Certificate of Authorization
• Letter of Good Standing