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West Virginia Certificate Of Good Standing

 

How to Get a West Virginia Certificate of Existence

A certificate of good standing in the State of West Virginia is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail, email, phone, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing costs $10 and will be returned to you by email within 24-48 business hours. Normal processing takes up to 6 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $10. Expedited service is not available.

You can order

Online:

Go to their website and follow the instructions provided to sign up and request a certificate. It may take from 24-48 business hours to process and return your request. The Certificate will be returned to you by email. They will email to you the amount of fees due for your order. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created.

By Mail:

You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions. You can request they fax or email the certificate back to you at no additional charge.

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 email to you the amount of fees due for your order. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created. You can request they fax or email the certificate back to you at no additional charge.

By Email:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email request. They will email to you the amount of fees due for your order. You can pay by credit card online once an invoice has been created. You can request they fax or email the certificate back to you at no additional charge.

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.

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 West Virginia Certificate of Existence cost?

To register as a West Virginia Corporation.

$10 for online or normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, in person orders are processed while you wait at no additional charge.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diner’s Club. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

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

Online processing: 24-48 business hours.

Normal processing: 3-6 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 West Virginia 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 also available upon request, at no additional charge.

Order a West Virginia Certificate of Good Standing or Existence Online:

West Virginia Secretary of State

Contact Info:

Business Division
West Virginia Secretary of State
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
phone: (304) 558-8000 or (866) 767-8683
fax: (304) 558-8381

Email:  business@wvsos.com

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