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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 $18.00. 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 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 a Indiana Corporation.

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

$18.00 for online processing.
$15.00 for normal processing.
$1.42 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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