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What is a District of Columbia Certified Copy?

A District of Columbia Certified Copy is a copy of a Business Document which includes an endorsement with an accompanying certificate or Seal of the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs which states it is a true copy of the Business Document.  A Certfied Copy of a District of Columbia Business Document also includes the date that the Document was Certified by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  A District of Columbia Certified Copy of a Business Document is normally a photocopy.

A District of Columbia Certified Copy bears the signature of a representative of the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. 

When the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issues a Certified Copy of a Corporate Document, this means that the District of Columbia Certified Copy is a true, accurate and valid copy of the DC Corporate Document that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has on file.

A Copy of a DC Document which is Certified by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is legal and official proof that the Certified Document is authentic.

What is a Plain Copy?

A Plain Copy of a District of Columbia Business Document is just what the name implies.  It is simply a photocopy of a Busness Document.  There are no endorsements, stamps or seals on a Plain Copy of a District of Columbia Business Document.

Most legal, government and financial instutions require Certified Copies of Business Documents rather than Plain Copies when dealing with official matters.

Why do I need a District of Columbia Certified Copy of a Business Document?

Some of the reasons why you might need a District of Columbia Certified Copy of your Business Documents:
  • Bank loans
  • Tax filings
  • Foreign Business qualification
  • Replace original DC Business Documents
  • Provide legal proof of District of Columbia Business Registration
If you are responsible for the Business records of a District of Columbia Corporation or a District of Columbia LLC it is important to retain on file Certified Copies of your Formation Documents - your Articles of Incorporation for Corporations or your Articles of Organization for LLCs; as well as all Amendments to your original Articles.

Can I get a Certified Copy of a District of Columbia Good Standing Certificate?

The District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issues a Good Standing Certificate to District of Columbia Corporations and LLCs which are up to date with all administrative requirements.

The District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will Certify any Business Document which has been filed with that office.  On the other hand, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs generally does not Certify Documents which are issued by that office.

So, no the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will not Certify a Good Standing Certificate or any other document which is issued by that office.

Click here if you would like more information on getting a District of Columbia Good Standing Certificate.

District of Columbia Certified Copies for Foreign Qualification

A Corporation or LLC which is registered in one state and wants to do business in another state must first qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" or a "Foreign LLC" in the state in which it wants to do business. 

For example, a Corporation or LLC that is registered in District of Columbia wants to do business in California.  The District of Columbia Corporation or LLC must qualify as a California Foreign Corporation or LLC. 

Some states require a Certified Copy of the formation documents, called Articles of Incorporation for a Corporation or Articles of Organization for an LLC, from the Foreign Corporation's home state. 

We offer full Foreign Qualification services in all states.
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Foreign Qualification Services.

How long does it take to get a District of Columbia Certified Copy of a Business Document?

We can get your District of Columbia Certified Copies within 7-10 business days for $45.00 plus state Document fees.

If you need your District of Columbia Certified Copies quicker we can usually get them from the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on the next business day for $164.00 plus state Document fees if we get your order before noon District of Columbia time.  (Our expedited processing fee also includes any additional state fees for their expedited process.)

Depending on the Document, the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs may take longer to Certify Business Documents filed more than around ten years in the past.

How much does it cost to get a District of Columbia Certified Copy Online?

The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs charges $50.00 for each Certified Copy of a Business Document.  We charge a processing fee of $45.00 for our standard processing.  We can usually get your District of Columbia Certified Copies in 7-10 business days with our standard processing.  With our expedited processing option we can usually get your District of Columbia Certified Copies on the next business day for $164.00 plus state Document fees if we get your order before noon District of Columbia time.  (Our expedited processing fee also includes any additional state fees for their expedited process.)

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS PROCESSING TIMES

We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  We get your District of Columbia Certified Copies order to the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs ASAP.  Once it is at the state we have no control over District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs processing times.

The processing times specified on ths web page are the times it usually takes the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to process orders for Certified Copies of Business Documents. 

How can I Order a District of Columbia Certified Copy Online?

If you are ready to Order a District of Columbia Certified Copy Online now, simply fill in the form below and click Place Order.
This Certified Copies Order Form is for Certified Copies of Business Documents which have been filed with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  It is not for vital records such as birth certificates or marriage licenses.
We take the privacy of your personal information very seriously. We DO NOT use your information for any other purposes than this individual District of Columbia Certified Copy order.  We will never provide your personal or credit card information to any person, group or third parties.   We delete your credit card information from our system when your District of Columbia Certified Copies order is completed.
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All District of Columbia Certified Copy orders are refundable before payment is issued to the state of District of Columbia , minus a $25 cancellation fee, and less any expenses incurred in processing your order.  After payment has been delivered to the state of District of Columbia we cannot accept any cancellations or any changes to your District of Columbia Certified Copies order.  Generally, payments are made to the state of District of Columbia within 24 hours of receipt of your District of Columbia Certified Copy order.  To check the status of your District of Columbia Certified Copies order, make changes, or ask any questions, call us.
NEXT DAY/SAME DAY PROCESSING POLICY
Next day District of Columbia Certified Copy orders must be received by noon District of Columbia time.  For Certified Copy orders submitted after noon District of Columbia time we will make every effort to get the District of Columbia Certified Copy Certificate the Next day but we cannot guarantee the processing time.  For District of Columbia Certified Copy orders submitted after noon District of Columbia time the processing time clock starts the next business day.  Next day service includes a scanned emailed copy of the District of Columbia Certified Copy the Next day.  A paper copy of the District of Columbia Certified Copy will be mailed to you the same day that we receive the District of Columbia Certified Copy from the state of District of Columbia.  We cannot fully guarantee processing times as those are dependent on the staff of the District of Columbia .  If you pay for Next day service and we do not send a scanned copy of the District of Columbia Certified Copy as advertised, we will refund any expedited fees that you have paid.
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We get your District of Columbia Certified Copies from the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in the quickest possible way.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our District of Columbia Certified Copy services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • Over the years we've gotten thousands of Certified Copies of every type of Business Document from all states.  We know what to do and how to do it quickly and effieciently.
  • We've been helping businesses form new Corporations and LLCs - and keep those businesses in Good Standing - for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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