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Illinois Certificate of Good Standing

Illinois Certificate of Good Standing – Certificate of Existence

An Illinois Certificate of Good Standing / Certificate of Existence is an official document issued by the Secretary of State and confirms an Illinois company has a Status of Good Standing with the Illinois Division of Corporations.

The Certificate of Good Standing is used to verify the existence of companies in the state to include registered partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) in Illinois. The Certificate of Good Standing is an official registry document, accepted by authorities and institutions as proof of continuing registration of an Illinois company.

The Illinois Secretary of State will only issue a Certificate of Good Standing if the Illinois company’s annual report’s are filed and up to date.

Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
Department of Business Services
501 South 2nd Street, Room 351
Springfield, Illinois 62756

Illinois Certificate of Good Standing fees

  • Certificate of Good Standing: US$120 – £90
  • Company File: US$60 – £48
  • Expedite fee: US$40 – £25

Timescale to obtain an IL Certificate of Good Standing

  • Standard Service: 4 – 6 days
  • Expedite Service: 1 – 2 days

The Certificate includes the following:

  • Registered Company Name
  • Company Registration Number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Company File Number
  • Company Type – LLC, Corporation
  • Authentication number to validate online
  • State Seal of Illinois
  • A statement stating that the company has complied with the provisions of the Limited Liability Companies Act and is in Good Standing in the State of Illinois
  • The Certificate of Good Standing Authentication Code to verify
  • The Illinois Certificate of Existence is electronically signed, stamped and dated by the Secretary of State under seal

Validate Certificate of Good Standing

The Illinois Certificate of Good Standing features an Authentication number which is an additional security feature, this can be used online at the Secretary of State site to Authenticate the Certificate of Good Standing.

Illinois Good Standing Certificate example

Certificate of Good Standing Illinois example

Illinois Company File

We can in addition provide a copy of the Illinois Company File which is a summary of the latest information on the company and copies of the filed documents held by the Illinois Division of Corporations.

Company Not in Good Standing

If the Illinois company is not in Good Standing and a Good Standing Certificate cannot be issued by the Division of Corporations we will instead provide a company search extract showing the current company status. This document will show if the Illinois company status is suspended, dissolved, or cancelled.

Illinois Company Restoration – Company Reinstatement

We can assist with restoring your Illinois company back into Good Standing if it has been dissolved.

Order an Illinois Certificate of Good Standing

When your order is placed for a Certificate of Good Standing, we check the status of the company with the Illinois Division of Corporations. Once the document has been prepared by the Secretary of State we get a scanned copy emailed through and the original delivered by courier.