Certificate of Status Apostille and Authentication Service
What is a certificate of status?
A certificate of status—also called a certificate of good standing, certificate of existence, or certificate of authorization—is “a document that is issued by a state agency where certain types of business entities must be registered,” according to Legal Zoom. “It verifies that a business entity is legally registered with the state and is authorized to do business there.”
Most of our requests for certificate of status apostilles come from companies organized in California or Delaware. We may be able to retrieve records from other states, as well.
How do I get a certificate of status apostilled or authenticated?
This process can be confusing, so if you’d like to talk to us live, please give us a call at +1 (415) 655-9455.
1. Email us for a price quote.
Pricing varies depending on what country it’s going to, your location, the turnaround time needed, and the shipping destination. For a quick price quote, send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name, address, phone number, and email address of the recipient (if you’d like us to ship it to a third party)
- The destination country
- The name the company and the state in which it was incorporated
We will respond ASAP with a price quote and payment instructions.
If the destination country has signed the Hague Apostille Convention, then we will just need to obtain an apostille from the relevant state governing body. If the destination country has not signed the Hague Convention, we will need to obtain an additional legalization from the destination country’s consulate or embassy (and possibly an apostille from the US State Department).
2. We’ll take it from there.
If the corporation was incorporated in California, we will work directly with the California Business Programs Division and the California Secretary of State to retrieve an official, apostilled copy of the requested document.
If it was incorporated in Delaware, we will retrieve an official, gold-sealed copy from the Delaware Division of Corporations.
If it was incorporated in another state, we will follow that state’s procedures.
For non-Hague countries, we can also obtain legalization from the relevant consulate or embassy (and US State Department, if needed). We’ll let you know what’s required when we send you the price quote.
We will ship the apostilled certificate of status to you or directly to a party in the receiving country via FedEx Priority.
Disclaimer: Information on this website is for informational purposes only. SF Notary + Apostille is not a law firm, and its agents are not attorneys. Please contact a licensed attorney or your local bar association for counsel on legal matters.