Certificate of Good Standing from New York


NOVEMBER 26, 2016

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A New York certificate of good standing is called a "certificate under seal". The New York Department of State issues a certificate under seal to show that a business entity is registered with the state and is in "good standing". If your company was incorporated/organized in the State of New York and is conducting or plans to conduct business overseas, this document will be required by foreign authorities, to prove that your company has valid legal existence.

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What does a NY Good Standing Certificate look like?

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This Certificate of Good Standing reads:

State of New York
Department of State
I hereby certify, that the Certificate of Incorporation of [ name of the company] was filed on [date]. with perpetual duration and that the diligent examination has been made of the Corporate index for documents filed with this Department for a certificate, order, or record of a dissolution and upon such examination, o such certificate, order or record has been found, and that so far as indicated by the records of this Department, such corporation is an existing corporation.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of the Department of State at the City of Albany, this [date]
[Signature of the special Deputy Secretary of State]
[Seal of the State of New York]
Authentication: [number]

The signature of the special Deputy Secretary of State can be authenticated by a apostille. No notarization is required.

tip apostillePlease note: In order to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for your New York company, the company must be current with annual reports.

How to apostille

You have an original Certificate of Good Standing from New York, and just need an apostille or foreign embassy legalization? Email a copy of your document for a free evaluation

Need to obtain an original Certificate of Good Standing from the State of New York? We can help! Please contact us. You can also Order New York State Certificate of Good Standing online.

NY Certificate of Good Standing: price, processing time


NY Good Standing + apostille: $325
Processing time: 3-5 bus. days.
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America is $90.

175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

We process documents for all countries.

Country of intended use:

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.


Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

Major credit cards accepted


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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.