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Illinois Certificate Of Good Standing

 

How to Get an Illinois Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Existence

A certificate of good standing in the State of Illinois is for corporations and LLC entities. A Certificate of Existence can be requested for LP, LLP, and LLLP entities in Illinois. You can order by fax, mail, phone, in person or online, but we recommend online. Online orders are processed immediately. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $25. Expedited service is available for $20 more and should take less than 24 hours, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

Online:
Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to search, pay for and print a certificate. You will be able to authenticate, view and print the certificate yourself in pdf format. The certificate will be emailed to you within 3 minutes. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:
Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional $20 fee. You will want to provide the business name, payment, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:
An additional $2 fee is required for faxing for credit card processing. You will want to provide the Fax Order Form and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific timeframe for processing. You will want to have the business name and credit card handy when making your call.

In Person:
An additional $20 fee is required for counter service and is considered expedited processing. Requested documents can usually be provided within 24 hours. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does an Illinois Certificate of Good Standing or Existence cost?

To register as a Illinois Corporation.

$47 for online processing.
$16 for online processing (nonprofit corporations).
$45 for expedited processing.
$25 for normal processing.
$15 for normal processing (nonprofit corporations)
$2 credit card processing fee

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee payment is required, depending on the type of entity and type of order.

Payment options?

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

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

Online processing: Immediate
Expedited processing: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing: 3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing

How will the Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the Illinois 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 expedited service.

Order an Illinois Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Forms:

Contact Info:

Illinois Secretary of State
Department of Business Services
Springfield Office:
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. 2nd St.,
Rm 350 (Corporations)
Rm 351 (LLCs)
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 782-6961
(217)524-8281 Corporations fax
(217)524-3390 LLC Fax

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