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A certificate of good standing can be obtained from Companies House to verify that a limited company’s statutory filing obligations are up-to-date, and no action being taken against the company to remove it from the register. It also confirms the continuous existence of the company, since its incorporation date.
If you wish to apply for a certificate of good standing, your private limited company must have a minimum of one director who is a natural person.
Please note: Due to changes to the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act on 30th June 2016, you will no longer be able to order Certificates of Good Standing with information on shareholders, shareholdings or statement of capital information.
It can take up to 8 working days for your certificate to be issued using the Standard Service. Free worldwide delivery by Royal Mail Special Delivery or International Tracked and Signed mail. Premium courier delivery is also available at an additional charge.
Your Certificate will be issued within 24 hours using the Express Service. Orders must be placed by 1pm (Monday - Friday). Free worldwide delivery by Royal Mail Special Delivery or International Tracked and Signed mail. Premium courier delivery is also available at an additional charge.
Most companies request a certificate when they are planning to do business overseas or are seeking a loan or investment. The possession of the certificate reassures third parties that a company and its officers are reliable and adhering to their legal obligations.
Your certificate will be valid for 3 months from the day of issue, after which time a more up-to-date certificate will be required.
The following company information will be shown on the Certificate of Good Standing:
You may also request the inclusion of additional information, including:
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