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Rhode Island Certificate Of Good Standing

 

How to Get a Rhode Island Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing in the State of Rhode Island can be ordered by mail, phone, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $22 and takes 2 days for processing. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $20. Expedited service is not available.

You can order

Online:
Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to request a certificate. It will take 2 days for processing, plus additional time for mailing. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Email:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email request. You can email the person who handles these requests directly at dantonelli@sos.ri.gov. You will need to follow up your email request with a check for payment.

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 and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. You will need to follow up your fax request with a check for payment.

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific timeframe and specific fees for processing. You will want to have the business name handy when making your call. You will need to provide a check or money order for payment either by mail or when you pick it up in person.

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 Rhode Island Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a Rhode Island corporation. Fees are as follows:

$22 online processing.
$5 for normal processing (non-profits only)
$20 for normal processing (all other business entities).

Is expedited processing available?

No. Online requests will be the quickest and should take no more than 2 business days for processing, plus additional time for mailing.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order.
Visa or MasterCard, online only.
Make check or money order payable to: Rhode Island Secretary of State.

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

Online processing: 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Normal processing: 5-7 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Processing requested by phone: 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: while you wait (in person only).

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the Rhode Island 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 airbill. Return service by fax or email is not available.

Order a Rhode Island Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

Rhode Island Secretary of State

Contact Info:

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Business Services
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
(401)222-3040 phone
(401)222-1309 fax
Email:  corporations@sos.ri.gov

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