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Indiana Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get an Indiana Certificate of Existence

A certificate of good standing in the State of Indiana is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail, phone, in person or online but we recommend online. Online orders are processed immediately and cost $26.00. Normal processing takes up to 5 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15.00.

You can order

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to do a name search, view general information, select generate Certificate of Existence/Authorization. You will be able to authenticate, view and print the certificate in pdf format yourself immediately. You will want to have your credit card handy. A credit card processing fee of $1.00 will be required in addition to the online processing fee.

By Mail:
You will want to provide the business name, payment, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. They will bill you for applicable fees. A credit card processing fee may apply.

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. Credit card processing fees apply.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided within 24 hours. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does an Indiana Certificate of Existence cost?

To register as an Indiana Corporation.

The fees for an Indiana certificate of existence are as follows:

$26.00 for online processing.
$15.00 for normal processing.
$1.00 credit card processing fee.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, online requests are processed immediately.

Payment options?

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

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

Online processing: immediate.
Normal processing: 3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the Indiana 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.

Contact Info:

Indiana Secretary of State
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street, Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317)232-6576 phone (317)233-3387 fax
Email: INbiz@sos.IN.gov

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