Certificate of Good Standing Service

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is a certified document issued by Companies House that confirms a company’s registration and continued existence in the United Kingdom.

It also confirms there are no proceedings underway to close the company, and it has submitted its required annual filings with Companies House – the annual accounts and confirmation statement.

Why would I need a Certificate of Good Standing?

Certificates of Good Standing are most commonly required by companies who are conducting business abroad (outside of the United Kingdom) or are looking to do so.

The Certificate will often be requested by various third parties as part of the due diligence process to prove the company’s existence and standing.

How does this service work?

  • Select 'Buy Now' to purchase either the Standard or Express Service, complete the short application form, checkout and pay.
  • We will order your Certificate of Good Standing from Companies House
  • When we receive your Certificate from Companies House, we will email you a copy and will dispatch the original via Royal Mail Special Delivery (optional courier option also available).

Standard Service


Your Certificate will be issued by Companies House within
5 working days.

Express Service


Your Certificate will be issued by Companies House within
24 hours. Orders must be placed by 1pm (Monday - Friday).

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