Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing?

What is it?

A Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is an attestation from the Delaware Secretary of State’s office that your corporation is a valid Delaware company and that it is up-to-date on all of its Delaware tax obligations.

When do I need it?

The most common reason why startups need a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing is to file for foreign qualification to do business in another state. The Gust Launch foreign qualification process already includes the certificate when required. In some cases, you may also be asked for a certificate of good standing in order to open a bank account. Typically, however, if you file for foreign qualification before applying for a bank account, you’ll have enough documentation to satisfy the bank’s internal requirements.

How can I obtain one?

If you require a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing to open a business account at your bank of choice or for any other reason, we are happy to connect you with our filing partners to help make the request. Alternatively, a company can request a Certificate of Good Standing directly by following the instructions on Delaware’s Division of Corporations website.

Last updated on August 20, 2019