U.S & International Good Standing Certificate

Whether you need a certificate of good standing (certificate of status, certificate or subsistence, or certificate of existence) for a business transaction, business financing, audit, or advisory requirement, CT Corporation can help.

Stay Compliant

Certificate of Good Standing

Often required for expansion, financing, and to conduct business transactions, a Certificate of Good Standing is a state-issued document that proves your entity is in compliance with all requirements.

International good standing equivalent

Transactions, audits, internal reporting, advisory requirements, and other critical activities often require the obtention of a good standing equivalent for non-US jurisdiction. 


To be reinstated and restore its good standing with the state, a business must file all past-due annual reports, pay all taxes, interest, and penalties. We can help you reinstate it and get things back on track.

Good Standing Audit

Request your Good Standing Audit and we’ll show you where you’re registered and your status with the Secretary of State. If our research uncovers any issues, we can help you resolve them.

Protect Your Good Standing Status

When business owners choose to form a corporation, LLC, or LP, they must file the proper formation papers with their home state and any other states in which they register to do business. The states then essentially grant the right to conduct business as a statutory business entity with all the advantages this brings. To maintain this right, the business becomes subject to a host of business laws and requirements. These include appointing a registered agent, making timely filings of required forms, and paying fees and/or franchise taxes.

Registered Agent Services

Having a Registered Agent is required by all states. Rely on CT to handle important legal and state documents promptly and correctly in all 50 states.

Appoint your Registered Agent

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Annual Report Solutions

Our Annual Report Solutions keep your business compliant with your state's annual report requirements.

File your Annual Report

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The Consequences of Losing Good Standing Status

The primary reason a corporation loses its good standing status is that it lets annual reports or franchise tax obligations lapse. However, there are many ways this can happen, and many reasons these issues can remain undetected until the worst possible time – for example, at the closing table for an expansion or financing deal.

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