Certificate of Good Standing

You can also place an order for the following certified company documents:

✔ Incorporation certificate
✔ Memorandum
✔ Articles of Association
✔ For £80 per certificate

What is a certificate of good standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is a document you can request from Companies House to confirm that your limited company has been in continuous existence since the date of registration, that it has adhered to all statutory filing requirements and paid all necessary fees and charges, and that no action is currently being taken to strike the company off the register.

Certificate of Good Standing

£80 per /certificate


  • Certificate ordered from UK Companies Registrar
  • Collection from registrar's London offices
  • Includes government fees of £50

Why would I need a certificate of good standing?

A Certificate of Good Standing is usually required in the following circumstances:

  • Opening a business UK bank account for a UK company with non-resident directors.
  • Opening an overseas business bank account for a UK-registered limited company.
  • To trade overseas or set up an overseas branch or office.
  • To satisfy lenders, potential clients, suppliers and investors with interest in your company
  • To confirm that your company is compliant.

The following details are displayed on a Certificate of Good Standing;

  • Names of company director/s.
  • Name of company Secretaries (if applicable).
  • Registered office address.
  • Issued share capital (if applicable)
  • Date of company incorporation
  • Confirmation that the company is up-to-date with all its statutory filing requirements

These certificates are only valid for 3 months from their date of issue. After that time, you will have to apply for an up-to-date certificate, if required.

On request the following details can be included as certified facts:

  • the company’s objects
  • good standing statement

Need one or many documents legalised?

Call us at +44 (0) 208 017 2216 or email: orders@apostille-services.co.uk

Why order a certificate of Good Standing with us.

We mainly provide legalisation services. This means getting documents legalised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – giving the document the same authenticity it has in the UK, in countries who have signed up to the Hague Convention of 1961. For your certificate of good standing to be accepted in a foreign country then it must be legalised. Our job is to simplify the processes for you by ordering, collecting and legalising the certificate of good standing and finally send it to wherever you are in the world.

Many of our clients are often in a hurry to get their company documents legalised. They send us company certificates from their agents to legalise. The problem we often encounter is that these documents do not have original signature of British public official i.e. the company registrar. In other words the documents are not certified certificates. The FCO can only legalise certified certificates by a registrar from Companies House. This can be very confusing for the clients as their formation agents’ print the certificates on original type paper but as mentioned these documents cannot be legalised without the signature of the registrar. The client then has to place an order and makes unplanned additional fees and loses valuable time in the process.

We have now made it easier for our clients to legalise the company documents mentioned. We provide you with the one stop shop, with no hidden fees. You can put in an order with us. We get your certified certificates from Companies House and we get it apostilled.

We only provide the express service for obtaining certificates from Companies House. Our Express service is available for just £80 including government fees of £50, and certificate are issued by us within 24 hours for orders placed before 11am Monday- Friday.

What is memorandum and articles of association?

When you register your company you need:

  • a ‘memorandum of association’ – a legal statement signed by all initial shareholders agreeing to form the company
  • ‘articles of association’ – written rules about running the company agreed by the shareholders, directors and the company secretary