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North Carolina Certificate of Good Standing

What is a North Carolina certificate of good standing?

A North Carolina good standing is also known as a "certificate of existence". The certificate is issued by the North Carolina secretary of state authenticating that all franchise taxes have been paid up to date and all required annual reports have been filed.

How do I get a North Carolina certificate of good standing?

You can order a North Carolina certificate of existence on this page. Upon receipt of your order, we'll request the certificate of existence document. If the company is NOT in good standing and you are the owner, we'll notify you and let you know what is required to bring the company into good standing with the state.

Do I need a North Carolina certificate of good standing (aka Certificate of Existence)?

A certificate of existence is requested for several reasons:

  • opening a bank account
  • getting a bank loan
  • foreign qualification with another state
  • bringing on an investor or partner

How long does it take to get a certificate of good standing?

It normally takes 5 to 7 days to obtain the certificate from the State of North Carolina. However, if you use our service, we can acquire the certificate within 2 to 3 business days. Be sure to select expedited service at checkout.

How much does a certificate of good standing cost?

We charge a processing fee plus the North Carolina document fee of $15. Any expedited fees are additional.

Is a certificate of good standing the same as a certificate of existence?

Yes. The most popular term is "good standing". North Carolina calls this document a "certificate of existence".

How do I keep a North Carolina LLC in good standing?

Pay any annual franchise taxes that are due before the due date and file any annual reports with the State of North Carolina.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge for document retrieval services?

Your time is valuable. Use our document retrieval service to increase your productivity. Our trained Document Retrieval Specialists are experienced in navigating North Carolina's Secretary of State website regarding document retrieval.

  • Receive and review your order
  • Verify your request
  • Place the order with the appropriate state agency
  • Pay government filing fees on your behalf
  • Follow-up with the state agency on your request
  • Forward your documents via email or express shipping

We charge a one-time processing fee plus state document retrieval fees. See our comprehensive order form for exact fees.

Thank you for your interest in a North Carolina certificate of good standing document.


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