Common Questions about California Certificates of Status
A Certificate of Status is an official document issued by the secretary of state that confirms that your entity is authorized to do business in that state. They are often referred to as a “Certificate of Existence” or “Certificate of Good Standing”.
A Certificate of Status confirms that your entity has paid taxes and submitted an annual report (if required).
Turnaround time for a California Certificate of Status is generally the same business day if ordered before 2pm EST.
If you select expedited service, there is a two hour delivery guarantee during business hours.
Orders placed on weekends or holidays will be processed on the next business day.
A California Certificate of Status is $45, which includes our processing fee plus the state fee.
For an additional $25, you can upgrade to expedited processing and receive your Certificate of Status within two hours.
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The most common reason that businesses need a certificate of status is because it has been requested by their bank or an investor. They are often requested prior to providing a business loan or financing to ensure the company is legitimate and up to date with all of the legal requirements of the state.