What is an Alaska Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

An Alaska Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Alaska Division of Corporations which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Alaska.

A AK Good Standing Certificate is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes in the state of Alaska or in any other state. One of the most common reasons that ypu might need a AK Good Standing Certificate is to apply to do business in a state other than Alaska.

See our  Alaska Good Standing Information  page if you would like more specific information.

OTHER NAMES FOR A ALASKA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

  • AK Certificate of Existence
  • AK Certificate of Authority
  • AK Certificate of Status
  • AK Certificate of Subsistence
  • AK Certificate of Qualification
  • AK Certificate of Standing
  • AK Certificate of Authorization
  • AK Certificate of Fact
  • AK Letter of Good Standing
  • AK Letter of Status
  • AK Good Standing Certificate

Example of an Alaska Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Alaska Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Alaska Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Alaska, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is an Alaska Corporation registered to transact business in Alaska on FORMATION DATE. I further certify that all fees and documents required by the Secretary of State's office have been received and is in good standing as far as this office is concerned.

PLEASE NOTE: In Alaska a Good Standing Certificate is called a Certificate of Compliance. This sometimes causes confusion when the requesting party, commonly the Secretary of State in another state besides Alaska, requests a "Good Standing Certificate". In these cases an Alaska Certificate of Compliance will fulfill the requirements for an Alaska Good Standing Certificate.

ALASKA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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AK Company Options

CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $74.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $48.00 - (next business day)

Delivery Options


  •    USPS First Class - free
  •    USPS Priority Mail - $10.00
  •    USPS Express Mail - $25.00

  •    Scanned email copy - $10
    (Included with Priority order)
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How much does it cost for an Alaska Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for an Alaska Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our Alaska Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our Alaska Good Standing Certificate services there are no hidden charges, surprise fees or any sign-ups required to get your Certificate.
*next and same day service for orders received before 1 PM Alaska time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of Alaska Good Standing Certificate and regular USPS delivery.

Need an Alaska Good Standing Certificate to register your AK Company in another state?

A Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP that is registered in the state of Alaska may require an Alaska Good Standing Certificate to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than Alaska.

A Foreign Corporation is a Corporation that is registered with a state agency, usually the Secretary of State, in one state and has the Authority to do business in another state. For example, a Corporation registered in the state of California that plans to do business in the state of Alaska is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Alaska.

Need an Alaska Certificate of Good Standing for an AK Attorney?

If you are an Alaska Attorney or if you need to find out if an Alaska Attorney is in Good Standing with the highest court in the state of Alaska, then you will need a Good Standing Certificate from the Alaska Supreme Court.

If you are an Alaska Attorney who plans to practice in the US District Court system then you may need a Good Standing Certificate from the U.S. District Court for District of Alaska.

Need an Alaska Good Standing Certificate for AK Tax Compliance?

If you need to verify that all outstanding tax liabilities for an Alaska Corporation or Alaska LLC have been paid then you need an Alaska Tax Status Compliance Certificate.

In Alaska a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Clearance Certificate. An Alaska Tax Clearance Certificate is issued by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

ALASKA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

ALASKA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Alaska Department of Commerce
  • 333 Willoughby Ave.
  • Juneau, AK 99801-1770
  • Tel:  907-465-2550
  • Email:
  •   license@alaska.gov

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development