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Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

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HOW TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING FROM THE DELAWARE SECRETARY OF STATE

A certificate of good standing in the State of Delaware is called a Certificate of Good Standing or a Certificate of Status. You can order by fax, mail or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing varies and can take up to 3 weeks, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $50. Expedited service is available for $40 or more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

By Mail:
Provide the Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on your request cover letter.

By Fax:
Provide the Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

In Person:
You can drop off a completed Order Form at the office. However, it will only be expedited if priority fees are paid.

How much does a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Delaware Corporation.

$50 for normal processing.
$1,000 for Priority 1 expedited processing.
$500 for Priority 2 expedited processing.
$50 for Priority 3 expedited processing.
$40 for Priority 4 expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. They provide the following expedited services:

Priority 1: (one hour service) not including mailing time
Priority 2: (two hour service) not including mailing time
Priority 3: (same day service) not including mailing time
Priority 4: (24 hour service) not including mailing time

Fees are determined by which type of priority service you request. Expedited processing fees are in addition to the normal $50 processing fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Make check or money order payable to: Delaware Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get a Certificate of Good Standing?

Expedited Priority 1: 1 hour, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 9:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 2: 2 hours, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 7:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 3: same day, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 2:00pm EST/EDT.
Expedited Priority 4: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing. Must be received by 7:00pm EST/EDT.
Normal processing: 2-3 business weeks, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Delaware Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is available only if paying for Priority 1 or Priority 2 expedited processing.

Forms:

https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/webForms/DE/certification-request-form.pdf

Delaware Secretary of StateContact Info:

Division of Corporations
John G Townsend Building
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302)739-3073 phone
(302)739-3812 fax
Email: corp@delaware.gov

Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc. has access to the Delaware Corporation Division computer system, and can order a certificate of good standing for you and obtain the same day. We can provide it in an email format. If you’re ok with mail format, it will be cheaper for you to just order it direct from the State, but they will only mail it. The only difference with hiring us to obtain your Delaware certificate of good standing is we can get it instantly electronically, and email it to you electronically, and we don’t have to pay the Delaware expedite fees, but we do have an access charge. We charge $100 to get a Delaware certificate of good standing, and can usually get them to you the same day.

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