Certificate of Good Standing

Prove your company’s integrity and buy a Certificate of Good Standing; we’ll take care of the entire process and get it on your behalf.

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Companies planning on conducting business overseas may be asked to provide a Certificate of Good Standing to prove that the company has been set up legally and is being run properly.

We’ll take on the process of securing a Certificate of Good Standing for you, saving you time and hassle.

Why Would A Company Need a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document used to prove that a limited company was set up legally and is being run properly and continuously since it was incorporated. Its also known as a ‘Certificate of Authorisation’ or a ‘Certificate of Existence’.

The certificate is obtained from Companies House and proves that no action is currently being taken against the company that would remove it from the Companies House register.

Not every company can receive a Certificate of Good Standing; there are requirements that the company must meet.

Benefits To Buy A Certificate of Good Standing From Clever Company Formations?

  • A fuss-free and convenient way of getting a Certificate of Good Standing; everything is done for you.
  • The certificate is posted to you, so you need not spend time collecting it.
  • No need for you to have to physically go anywhere because the whole process is online, so you save time.

Certificate of Good Standing Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a company need a Certificate of Good Standing?

If you want to conduct business in another country you may need a Certificate of Good Standing to confirm to the local official registrar that your company was set up legally and conducts its affairs legally. The certificate confirms that your company operates correctly, that all relevant paperwork is filed, and that there are no outstanding HMRC fees.

A Certificate of Good Standing is required when opening a bank account or applying for a loan abroad.

You may also need to provide the certificate upon the selling of your business or if you wish to form a partnership.

How long does a Certificate of Good Standing remain valid?

Once Companies House has issued you with a Certificate of Good Standing it is valid for 3 months from the date shown on the document. If you should require another one after that period, you will need to apply again.

What is included on a Certificate of Good Standing?

The following company information will be included on the Certificate of Good Standing:

  • The full registered company name
  • Company registration number
  • Date of company incorporation
  • Verification of the company’s continuous and unbroken existence since incorporation
  • Authorising signature of the issuing registrar

You can also request that the following additional information is included on the certificate:

  • Registered office address
  • Details of Directors
  • Details of Secretaries

Can Companies House refuse to issue a Certificate of Good Standing?

Yes, there are requirements that need to be met. A Certificate of Good Standing will not be issued by Companies House if any of the following apply:

  • The company is not up-to-date with its required filings
  • The company has outstanding fees
  • Action is being taken to remove the company from the Companies House register
  • The company does not have at least one natural director
  • The company has supplied insufficient information about its ownership or constitution

For advice and assistance on ordering a Certificate of Good Standing please contact us at info@clevercompanyformations.co.uk

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If you need a new company you can easily add the address service before you complete your purchase. Once you have completed your company incorporation online we will confirm your order by email.

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If you already own a company you can simply import the company into our online company manager. All you need to do is select the address service you require and you will be asked to register a new account on our system.

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Director Office Address

Companies House legally require all directors of UK companies and partners of LLPs to register an address for the public record. In addition, any legal documents from Companies House or HMRC are sent to them at the address provided.

For this reason, it is highly recommended that a director’s privacy address in London is purchased.

However, many directors choose to provide their residential address but they are not aware of the consequences of having it listed publicly and accessible by anyone.

As a result, not only is their personal safety at risk, but so are their mailboxes which may become flooded with spam.

We offer a director’s privacy address that serves to maintain your privacy.

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What Can You Expect From Clever Company Formations?

Hassle-Free Form Submission to Companies House

No forms, no fuss, no signatures, no standing in lines. Simply purchase our service and we’ll guide you further; all you have to do is complete an online application form, and we’ll do the rest, including submitting your business registration to Companies House on your behalf.

Ready For Business In Less Than a Day

Setting up a company with Clever Company Formations means you’ll be ready to trade just about immediately, as we usually get approvals within 3 business hours.

Get All Documents In The Format Of Your Choice

Depending on the package you select, we’ll either send you all official documentation in hard copy format to an address of your choice, or email it to you in PDF format. Documents included are Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, and Share Certificates.

Manage Your Business With Our Online Company Manager

Make changes to your company for free with our Online Company Manager tool.

Claim Up to £100 Cashback

Clever Company Formations has partnered with some of the best banks to offer our clients cashback when opening a free bank account or business trading account when they start their business through us. And again, we do it all for you by sending your details and applications to the relevant institutions.

Transparency And No Hidden Fees

Within all our pricing structures, we’ve included the fees and any costs associated with the service so that once you make the payment, everything is included in our pricing. No nasty surprises; it’s all upfront and transparent.

Free Expert Support

Setting up a company is a big deal and often feels daunting. We know this, and we know you’ll have questions and perhaps need some help here and there. We are ready to serve you with free expert support. If our Knowledge Base and online resources don’t answer any of your questions, we are ready to take your call, before, during or after your company has been formed.

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