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North Carolina Certificate Of Good Standing

 

How to Get a North Carolina Certificate of Existence

A certificate of good standing in the State of North Carolina is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail, email, phone, in person or online, but we recommend online. Online processing is immediate and costs $15. Normal processing takes up to 4 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $15. Expedited service is not available because online processing is immediate.

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 authenticate, view and print the certificate yourself right away. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:

You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

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. They will invoice you for the amount of fees due.

By Email:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request, return address information and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email. They will invoice you for the amount of fees due.

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 handy when making your call. They will invoice you for the amount of fees due.

In Person:

Requested documents can usually be provided while you wait at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a North Carolina Certificate of Existence cost?

To register as a North Carolina Corporation.

$12 online processing.
$15 for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, online processing is immediate.

Payment options?

Check or Money Order.
Visa or MasterCard online only.
Make check or money order payable to: North Carolina Secretary of State.

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

Online processing: immediate.
Normal processing: 3-4 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: while you wait.

How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the North Carolina 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 email is available upon request. Return service by fax is not available.

Order an North Carolina Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Contact Info:

North Carolina Secretary of State
Corporations Division
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

or

2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
(919)807-2225 phone
(919)807-2039 fax
Email:  corpinfo@sosnc.com

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