Pennsylvania Certificate of Good Standing

 

Pennsylvania Certificate of Good Standing

Routine:  $39  3-4 Business Days
Rush:         $65  2-3 Hours 
 
 
A Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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. 

 

 

Rush: 2-3 Hours      $65 (plus state fees)

 

Routine: 1-2 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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  • We have processed thousands of document retrievals since 1999
  • All orders received by 2 p.m. PST are processed the same day
  • Most companies mail in your requests delaying results

 

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

 

 

To Qualify a Pennsylvania Corporation in Another State:

 

To foreign qualify a Pennsylvania 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

 

Certificate of Subsistence 

In Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Department of State, the certificates issued are called the Certificate of Subsistence and not Certificate of Good Standing.  The certificate will include the seal and signature of the commonwealth

 

 


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 
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Definition
The Certificate of Good Standing (also referred to as the Certificate of Status or Certificate of Existence) is an official document issued by the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Certificate of Existence, a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Authority, the Good Standing Certificate is a one page document that bears the seal of the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 
• Must be in good standing with the state regulations and not suspended for any reason 
 
We can obtain Pennsylvania 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