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Price: from £107.90

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document which is obtained from the authorities in the UK. The certificate confirms that your company is in good standing with the Company Register, has been in continuous unbroken existence, has filed all the annual requirements and confirms that your company is not in the process of being struck off or liquidated.

The Certificate confirms the existence of your company on the Company Register. You also have the option to include additional details of your company, including:

  • Directors – Name, Address or Date of Birth
  • Secretaries – Name, Address
  • Registered Office Address
  • Person with Significant Control Name
  • SIC Code (business activities)
  • Any other details which are displayed on the public records

You are able to specify what information you would like on the Certificate when in the process of placing your order.

Do I need to Apostille my Certificate?

If the Certificate is not going to be used in the UK, but is going to be used in another country, then it is usually recommended that an Apostille is applied to the Certificate of Good Standing. An Apostille is a form of authentication which is applied to the Certificate so that it can be used in countries other than the UK.

The receiving party (could be an individual, business or government body) should then accept the document, as an official apostille has been affixed to the certificate. This will allow your documents to be used in other countries other than the UK without further evidence or proof required.

If you require an Apostille on your certificate of good standing, please state this when you are placing your order.

How long does it take to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing with and without an Apostille?

We have several services available for you to choose from, please see below:

  • Standard Service – 15-20 working days
  • Expedite Service – 5-10 working days

The timescales quoted are for us to obtain the documents for you, they do not include a timescale to deliver the documents to you.

You are able to order an Apostilled Certificate of Good Standing from our UK Additional Services