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Certificate of Existence

How do I obtain a Certificate of Existence or Status from another state?

When a Foreign Entity registers with our office, a certificate of status is required and must be dated within 60 days of submission. For information on how to obtain this certificate and what it is called in your “home state” or “home jurisdiction”, please refer to the information in the table below.

State / Territory

What they call this certificate

Website

Contact Number

Alabama

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK           

334-242-5324

Alaska

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

LINK

907-269-8160

Arizona

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
*Arizona also requires certified copy of formation documents

LINK

602-542-3026

Arkansas

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

501-682-3409

California

CERTIFICATE OF STATUS

LINK

916-657-5448

Colorado

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

303-894-2200

Connecticut

CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL EXISTENCE

LINK

860-509-6200

Delaware

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

302-739-3073

District of Columbia (Wash D.C.)     

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

202-442-4432

Florida

CERTIFICATE OF STATUS

LINK

850-245-6051

Georgia

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

404-656-2817

Hawaii

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

808-586-2545

Idaho

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

208-334-2301

Illinois

CERTIFICATE OF STATUS

LINK

217-782-6961

Indiana

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

317-232-6531

Iowa

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

515-281-5204

Kansas

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

785-296-4564

Kentucky

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

502-564-3490

Louisiana

CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION

LINK

318-448-8817

Maine

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

207-626-8400

Maryland

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

410-974-5521

Massachusetts

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

508-473-0466

Michigan

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

517-241-6470

Minnesota

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

651-296-2803

Mississippi

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

601-359-1633

Missouri

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

573-751-4936

Montana

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

406-444-2034

Nebraska

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

402-471-4079

Nevada

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE WITH STATUS OF GOOD STANDING   

LINK

775-684-5708

New Hampshire

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

603-271-3246

New Jersey

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

609-292-6748

New Mexico

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING AND COMPLIANCE

LINK

505-827-4808

New York

CERTIFICATE OF STATUS

LINK

518-473-2492

North Carolina

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

919-814-5400

North Dakota

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

701-328-2900

Ohio

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

614-466-2655

Oklahoma

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

405-522-2520

Oregon

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

503-986-2200

Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATE OF SUBSISTENCE

LINK

717-787-1057

Puerto Rico

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

787-722-2121

Rhode Island

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

401-222-3040

South Carolina

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

803-254-0476

South Dakota

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

605-773-4845

Tennessee

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

615-741-2286

Texas

CERTIFICATE OF FACT

LINK

512-463-5555

Utah

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

801-530-4849

Vermont

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

802-828-2386

Virginia

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING (INC) FACT (LLC)

LINK

804-371-9967

Washington

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

360-725-0377

West Virginia

CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE

LINK

304-558-8000

Wisconsin

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

LINK

608-261-7577

Wyoming

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
*Wyoming also requires certified copy of formation documents

LINK

307-777-3711