Requesting Documents in Nova Scotia

How do you request a Certified Copy or Certificate of Status from the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies?

Send a letter by mail or fax to the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Include the type of document you are requesting, the company name and ID number, your desired method of return. You need to include payment with your request. If you fax your request you have to include your credit card information. If you mail the request you can pay by check, money order, or credit card.

You can have the documents mailed or faxed back to you. You can also request to be notified when the documents are ready so you can pick them up in person. It takes about 3-4 days to process requests for copies.

How much does a Nova Scotia Certified Copy or Certificate of Status cost?

Certificate of Status $34.30 Certified Copy: $22.87

Registry of Joint Stock Companies contact info:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Registry of Joint Stock Companies Maritime Centre, 9th Floor, Box 1529 1505 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3J 2Y4 Telephone: 902-424-7770 Fax: 902-424-4633 E-mail: Website:

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