Certificate of Good Standing

Upon request and payment of the appropriate fee, Companies House will send a Certificate of Good Standing to your company’s registered address (electronic copies are also available if it is required more expediently but it will not include the signature of a Companies House officer).

To qualify for a Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Letter of Good Standing) the company must:

  • Have operated continuously since the day it was first incorporated
  • Be up to date with the filing of all its statutory documents
  • Have at least one director who is an individual (not a corporate entity), and
  • Be in good standing (i.e. no action is currently being taken to strike it off the register).

WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING VERIFY?

  • Your company’s name and number
  • Date of incorporation
  • Registered office address
  • Details of the company’s secretary and directors
  • Confirm that the company has been in continuous existence from the day it was incorporated
  • Confirm that no action is being to strike the company of the register or place it in liquidation
  • Confirm that the company is up to date in filing its statutory documents

WHY MIGHT I NEED A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING?

There are various reasons why a company might require a Certificate of Good Standing. Some examples are to:

  • Access UK business banking facilities, particularly if the company directors are not UK residents
  • Access overseas business banking facilities for the UK registered limited company
  • Trade with overseas suppliers
  • Set up an overseas office
  • Reassure potential investors, suppliers, clients and financial resources of the company’s credibility

ORDER A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

For just £59.99 order a Certificate of Good Standing through our website or for further information email us at: info@121companyformation.co.uk .

The cost of the Certificate of Good Standing is £59.99.

Certificate of Good Standing

£59.99

Purchase this service to:

  • Have 121 Company Formation process your order for a Certificate of Good Standing on your behalf.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Each limited company must have at least one shareholder. There is no limit to the maximum number of shareholders.
No, there is no limit to the maximum number of issued shares that an individual can hold. In the case of many smaller companies, one shareholder may hold 100% of the issued share capital.
No, a limited company can issue just one share and, providing that you intend to maintain sole ownership of the company, this will suffice. If you wish to bring other shareholders, new investors, family members or business partners on board, you can issue as many shares as you wish in order to allocate each shareholder a value in the company.
Typically, 100 shares is sufficient for a private limited company
Yes, this is permitted for companies that are registered in England and Wales (different laws apply to companies registered in Scotland). This includes transferring shares to your children. However, if you would also like your child to become a director of the company, they must be over the age of 16.

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