A certificate of good standing is issued by Companies House and confirms that the company has been in continuous existence since incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike the company off the register.
This service can be used in conjunction with the Apostilled Documents service.
A certificate will only be issued if the company’s annual return and accounts are filed up to date and one of the following applies:
|It is a private limited company with at least one director who is a natural person|
|It is a public limited company with a secretary and at least two directors, one of which is a natural person|
A certificate can be requested when opening business a bank account or where there is overseas involvement.
The following details will be included on the certificate.
|Directors name, date of birth and nationality|
|Registered Office address|
|Issued share capital|
|Company objects from the Memorandum and Articles of Association|
Standard service which can take up to 5 working days. The certificate once received will be sent out by First Class post
Cost: £65 + VAT
Express service which will take up to 24 hours (must be ordered before 1.30 Monday to Friday). The certificate once received will be sent out by First Class post
Cost: £130 + VAT
|This can be purchased as part of an incorporation package by selecting "Certificate of Good Standing" as an additional service during the order process|
|Import your company details by creating an account and then you will be able to purchase this as a service for your company|