Certificate of Good Standing

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Signing Certificate of Good Standing with Apostille

What is the Certificate of Good Standing?

The Certificate of Good Standing is a document that is often provided to overseas authorities and organisations. Banks and other financial institutions usually request these documents to check on the status of a UK company.

The certificate may be requested to confirm the company’s official registered details and to verify that according to the records held at Companies House the company is ‘in good standing’. This means that the company filing is currently up to date and that no action is being taken by the registrar to strike the company from the register for any reason.

This certificate may also need to be legalised with an Apostille Certificate before it will be accepted overseas. This ensures that the document is officially recognised as a UK document. The Certificate of Good Standing is occasionally referred to as a COGS.

Certificate of Good Standing

From £3500

Certificate of Good Standing Fees!

We offer two speeds of service.

Our fees for ordering the certificate are-

  • Standard service (5-7 days) are £35.
  • Expedite (1-2 day)service for £70.

If you want the certificate of good standing to be issued with an apostille certificate, this will incur an additional £54 fee for the apostille. Most apostilles are issued in just 1-2 days.

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The Good Standing Statement

The certificate of good standing contains the following statement from the Registrar of Companies -

The company has been in continuous unbroken existence since its incorporation and no action is currently being taken by the Registrar of Companies to strike the company off the register or to dissolve it as defunct. As far as the Registrar is aware, the company is not in liquidation or subject to an administration order, and no receiver or manager of the company’s property has been appointed.’

Information contained in the Certificate of Good Standing

As standard the Certificate of Good Standing includes –

  • company name
  • company number
  • date of incorporation

Some or all of the following additional information can also be added by request –

  • registered office address
  • directors names
  • directors service addresses
  • directors date of birth (month and year only)
  • secretary name
  • secretary service address
  • company objects if specified in the articles of association

It is no longer possible to include the subscriber and shareholder details or the share capital details. If you need this information confirmed we can issue a Certificate of Incumbency certified by a solicitor and issued with an apostille if required. Please contact us for further information.

Let us order your COGS and make sure it is completed correctly and quickly. 

Certificate of Incumbency – an alternative to the Certificate of Good Standing

We can issue a Certificate of Good Standing as an alternative to the Certificate of Good Standing. This document has the main advantage of being able to include details of the company shareholders.

A certificate of incumbency can include some or all of the following information by request –

  • company name (and any previous names)
  • company number
  • date of incorporation
  • registered office address
  • directors names
  • directors service addresses
  • directors date of birth (in full if we can verify it)
  • secretary name
  • secretary service address
  • company objects if specified in the articles of association
  • shareholders names and shares held

A  Certificate of Incumbency can be certified by our solicitor and issued with an apostille if required.

Please contact us if you require a Certificate of Incumbency

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