Certificate of Good Standing Delaware [Delaware LLC]

In this article, we’re sharing how to obtain a certificate of good standing for a Delaware LLC.

This article is part of our free series on US LLCs, including the steps for opening a business bank account for an LLC, which you can access using this link.

Feel free to use the table of contents to jump ahead to the sections most relevant to you.

Table of Contents

  1. Certificate of Good Standing Delaware
  2. Is a Certificate of Good Standing Needed to Open a Business Account in Delaware?
  3. How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware?
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Ready to Explore Your Options?

Certificate of Good Standing Delaware

Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware refers to an official document issued by the Secretary of State. This document proves that your US LLC is active and up-to-date with all filing requirements and payments. Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware is relatively easy and can be completed online.

In the following sections of the article, we’ll explain the step-by-step process to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing along with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions on the topic.

Is a Certificate of Good Standing Needed to Open a Business Bank Account in Delaware?

A Certificate of Good Standing may be needed to open a business bank account in Delaware. However, this is not always the case. So, before requesting a Certificate of Good Standing, it’s often best to speak with the bank directly and ask for a complete list of all account opening requirements.

How Long Is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing Good For?

A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is good for up to six months. However, the specific period that a third party will accept a Certificate of Good Standing is not determined by the state. Instead, the acceptance period is determined by the accepting party.

With this in mind, if you need a Certificate of Good Standing for a specific purpose, you should confirm how soon after issuing the document it will need to be submitted.

How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware?

To get a Certificate of Good Standing in Delaware you have to order one from the Delaware Division of Corporations. You can complete this online. This “order” needs to be submitted by uploading a document (your request) through the government’s online portal.

Alternatively, you can also ask your registered agent to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for you. This service will come with an extra fee, but it is common for business owners to have their agents manage this process for them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are three of the most common questions that we receive from people in need of a certificate of good standing. If you have further questions you would like answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly.

What Is a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document issued by the Secretary of State that confirms whether an entity registered is up to date on its filing and payment requirements.

Do I Need a Certificate of Good Standing Delaware?

You only need a Certificate of Good Standing if it is a requirement. In most cases, third parties may request a Certificate of Good Standing when you intend to open a bank account for your business, are conducting a high-value transaction, or are looking to register your entity in another jurisdiction.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Certificate of Good Standing From Delaware?

The time it takes to get a Certificate of Good Standing is the time it takes you to complete the online request. In other words, you can receive the document immediately by completing the process online.

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