Companies House Certificate of Good Standing

Confirmation of your company’s status from Companies House.

What is a Certificate of Good Standing:

A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by Companies House that confirms a company’s registration and ‘good standing’ in the UK. This Companies House certificate confirms that there are no discrepancies with the company’s filings, such as a missing confirmation statement or annual accounts.

The purpose of the Certificate of Good Standing is to demonstrate (to potential customers, partners and investors) that a company is fully operational, compliant and legitimate - in short, in good standing.

At Companies MadeSimple, we can help you obtain a Certificate of Good Standing in the UK, with numerous services (see below) for your specific needs. Impress customers and investors alike with certification that proves that your company is reliable and formidable.

Why you may need this service:

Companies House Certificate of Good Standing can be requested by third parties such as a bank, international companies or investors during their due diligence process. By having a certification it allows your company to protect its directors from any personal liability.

How it works:

Purchase your chosen package. Once issued by Companies House, receive your certificate as a scan via email, your original certificate will be posted to you via Special Delivery. We can also change the courier to one of your choice for an extra charge.

If you choose our Apostille Service:

After receiving your certificate we will arrange for your certificate to be certified by a solicitor. Then we will send it off to the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office to be apostilled. We will then email you a scanned copy of the certificate before sending the original to you via Special Delivery. 

What’s Included in Our Certificate of Good Standing UK Packages:

For a limited by shares company, the  Companies House certificate will include the following information:
 

  • Date of Incorporation

  • List of Directors

  • Registered Office Address

  • States that the company is up to date with its filing requirements.

  • Certificate of Good Standing (Normal Service)

    Receive a confirmation of your company’s status from Companies House within the standard 14-16 days.

    £99.99 +VAT

    £99.99 +VAT

  • Certificate of Good Standing (Express Service)

    Our 24 hour service (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) is perfect for customers who need their confirmation statement filed quickly. This also includes the filing fee for Companies House.

    £149.99 +VAT

    £149.99 +VAT

  • Certificate of Good Standing Apostilled (Normal)

    Get your Certificate of Good Standing apostilled, allowing it to be legal in over 80 countries. Normal service takes around 21-26 working days, to check and certify your document by the FCDO.

    £199.99 +VAT

    £199.99 +VAT

  • Certificate of Good Standing Apostilled (Express)

    This package combines two of our document services for your convenience. Get your documents and certificate of good standing checked and certified then delivered to you via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. 

    £299.99 +VAT

    £299.99 +VAT

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A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document that confirms a company has met all of its filing obligations with Companies House, the UK registrar of companies, such as the Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts. The purpose of the Certificate of Good Standing is to demonstrate (to potential customers, partners and investors) that a company is fully operational, compliant and legitimate - in short, in good standing.

What's included:

For a limited by shares company, the certificate will include the following information:

  • Date of Incorporation
  • List of Directors
  • Registered Office Address
  • States that the company is up to date with its filing requirements.

A business is in good standing if it has filed all the necessary paperwork required by Companies House (such as annual accounts and confirmation statements), made all necessary payments and has a director and shareholder appointment in place. It means being in good terms with someone or a business; in this case, Companies House. 

This helps when you open a bank account or try to obtain finance. By keeping your company in good standing you protect the directors from any personal liability for actions of the company.

You can show your company is in good standing by purchasing a Certificate of Good Standing. The certificate will show that your business is in good standing in accordance with Companies House.

We can send your Certificate of Good Standing to an individual, bank or business. Simply give us your instructions via email in response to your purchase confirmation and we will send the documents to that address and also confirm that your request has been carried out.

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