Georgia Certificate Of Good Standing
How to Get a Georgia Certificate of Existence
A certificate of good standing in the State of Georgia is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by mail, phone or online, but we recommend online. Online orders are immediate. Normal processing by mail takes up to 48 hours, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is available for $50 more and is processed the same day received, plus additional time for mailing.
You can order
Online: Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up, search and print a certificate. You will be able to validate, view and print the certificate yourself immediately in pdf format.
By Mail: Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee. You will want to provide a check for the fee, the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.
In Person: Only check or money order accepted for in person orders. Most orders processed the same day. When placing your order, they will be able to give you a more accurate time frame.
How much does a Georgia Certificate of Existence cost?
To register as a Georgia Corporation.
The fee is $10 for normal & online processing. $60 for expedited processing.
Is expedited processing available?
Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required, in addition to the regular $10 fee. A separate check is requested for expedite fees.
Check or Money Order by mail or in person.
Credit cards (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express) accepted online only.
Make check or money order payable to: Georgia Secretary of State.
Filing fees are non-refundable.
How long does it take to get a Certificate of Existence?
Online processing: Immediate
Expedited processing: Same day, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing: No more than 48 business hours, plus additional time for mailing
How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the Georgia 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 not available.
Georgia Secretary of State
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. Suite 315
West Tower Atlanta, GA 30334