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New York Certificate of Good Standing

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HOW TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING FROM THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF STATE

A certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State is called a Certificate Under Seal or a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing takes up to 3 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $25. Expedited service is available for $50 or more and should take less than 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing.

In the State of New York a Certificate of Good Standing may also mean verification of the current status of an attorney within a given appellate district. This type of Certificate of Good Standing may be required for an attorney to register their business name with the New York Department of State.In the State of New York a Certificate of Good Standing may also mean verification of the current status of an attorney within a given appellate district. This type of Certificate of Good Standing may be required for an attorney to register their business name with the New York Department of State.

You can order

By Mail:

Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee. You will want to provide the business name, payment or credit card authorization form, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

Credit/Debit Payment Authorization form required. You will want to provide the business name, specific request, return address information and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

In Person:

Requested documents are processed normally, unless expedited fees are requested paid. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a New York Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a New York Corporation.

$25 for normal processing.
$50 for 24 hour expedited processing.
$100 for same day expedited processing.
$175 for 2 hour expedited processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $25 is required for 24 hour processing, $75 for same day processing, or $150 for 2 hour processing, in addition to the regular $25 fee. Same day expedited service requests must be received by noon. Requests for 2 hour service must be received by 2:30 pm. Expedited service fees are non-refundable.

Payment options?

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

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

Normal processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
24 hour Expedited processing: 24 business hours, plus additional time for mailing.
Same Day Expedited processing: same business day, plus additional time for mailing. Requests must be received by noon.
2 hour Expedited processing: 2 business hours, plus additional time for mailing. Requests must be received by 2:30 pm.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the New York Department of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise, and provide authorization to charge the shipping fees to your credit card or by providing a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or Fed Ex airbill. Return service by UPS, fax or email is not available.

Contact Info:

New York Department of State
Division of Corporations
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231
(518)473-2492 phone
(518)473-1654 fax
Email:  corporations@dos.state.ny.us

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