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I just received my incorporation paperwork from the state of delaware and now need to obtain my secretary’s certificate from them. How do I do this?

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QUESTION: " How do I do this?"


ANSWER: Congratulations on your business and best wishes for success in your endeavors! You can obtain this document by submitting: Certification Request Memo. Please just click the link to access the form (fillable format) including instructions.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Awesome!! Do you know which type of certificate I should request? The ones below are the ones on the form link you gave me. I am a small startup with no revenue creation yet. I just need the secretary certificate for business partnership with apple itunes store. They just want proof of incorpo etc.

Type of Certificate Requested
Certified Copy of All Charter Documents
Certified Copy of Charter Documents, Restated Forward
Certified Copy Filed on
Short Form Good Standing (check if additional language req.)
Tax reports filed
Taxes paid to date
No taxes assessed
Long Form Good Standing (check if additional language req.)
Tax reports filed
Taxes paid to date
No taxes assessed
Certificate in RE:
Apostille - Country
Check # XXXXX $ Enclosed

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QUESTION: "Do you know which type of certificate I should request?"


ANSWER: Sure, this is just called a Certificate of Good Standing. Actually, for this type of use, I think I have a better (free of charge!) solution you can do online. The instructions I provided pertain to ordering (for a fee) a certified copy. For the situation you have described, usually what is called a "status" will suffice. Start by going here: General Information Name Search. When you see your corporate name, just click on that link. You can simply print out the next screen as proof. If more is required, just follow the directions to obtain more "official" information for $10 or $20. If anyone requires validation, just provide your entity file number and your authentication number such as this example: Validation. Then, to validate, just input that date here: Certificates Validation. Generally, however, I doubt you will even need this -- just mention in case it comes up.


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