What is a Virginia certificate of good standing?
A Virginia good standing is also known as a "Certificate of Fact of Existence". The certificate is issued by the Virginia 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 certificate of good standing (Certificate of Fact of Existence)?
You can order a Virginia certificate of good standing on this page. Upon receipt of your order, we'll request the certificate of good standing 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 commonwealth.
Do I need a Virginia certificate of good standing (aka Certificate of Fact of Existence)?
A certificate of good standing 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 3 to 5 days to obtain the certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, if you use our service, we can acquire the certificate within 1 to 2 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 Virginia document fee of $6. Expedited fees are an additional $25.
Is a certificate of good standing the same as a certificate of fact of existence?
Yes. The most popular term is "good standing". Virginia calls this document a "certificate of fact of existence".
How do I keep a Virginia LLC in good standing?
Pay any annual franchise taxes that are due before the due date and file any annual reports with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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 Virginia'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 Virginia certificate of good standing (certificate of fact of existence) document.