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Certificate of Good Standing


What is a good standing certificate?

A good standing certificate states that a company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike the company off the register.

What criteria must the company comply with for a good standing certificate to be issued?

The company's annual return and accounts must be filed up to date and;

  • for a private company they must have at least one director who is a natural person*; or
  • for a public company they must have at least two directors, one of which is a natural person*, and a secretary.

*where the company was required to have a natural person director from 1 October 2008

Can additional details (facts) be included on the certificate?

Yes on request, the certificate can include any of the following details as certified facts:

Extra details can also be added if requested (e.g. date of birth, nationality etc.)

  • Directors names
  • Secretaries names
  • Registered office
  • Issued capital
  • Shareholders
  • Company objects

Why Would You Require A Certificate of Good Standing?

Such a certificate may be requested by a banking institution or a creditor as evidence that the company is in existence and is currently being maintained legally

How Soon Can I Expect To Receive My Certificate

  • You can select two options as to the speed in which you would like to have your order processed.
  • You can opt to have your Certificate issued using our Standard Service. This means that the certificate will be issued within 5-6 days after receipt of your order, and then it will be immediately posted to you using Royal Mail first class post if you are in the UK, or via Royal Mail standard air mail if you are overseas.
  • If you require a certificate of good standing urgently, you can use our Fast Track Service through which your certificate will be issued and posted to you within 2 days. We send the certificates requested via our fast track service via the next day delivery service provided by Royal Mail if you are living in the UK, or via the standard air mail service provided by Royal Mail if you are overseas.

*Please note that our fast track service is available only to orders received before 1pm on Monday to Fridays in which a UK public holiday does not fall.

How To Order


Standard Service

Order a standard Certificate of Good Standing for your Company by selecting ‘Order’ and following the on screen instructions.

We will forward your certificate to you once it is received from the registrar via Royal Mail.

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Fast Track Service

Order your Certificate of Good Standing before 1pm on Monday to Friday and will have your certificate posted to you within 48 hours.

The certificate will be sent via Royal Mail next day delivery if you are in the UK, or will be sent via the Royal Mail standard air mail service if you are based overseas.

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