What is a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

A Hawaii Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Hawaii.

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A HAWAII GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a Hawaii Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Hawaii, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Hawaii Corporation registered to transact business in Hawaii 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.

HAWAII GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $71.50 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $45.50 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $71.50 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $45.50 - (next business day)

Delivery Options


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

  •    Scanned email copy - $10
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How much does it cost for a Hawaii Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our Hawaii Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our Hawaii 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 Hawaii time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of Hawaii Good Standing Certificate and regular USPS delivery.

Need a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate to register your HI Company in another state?

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

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 Hawaii is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Hawaii.

Need a Hawaii Certificate of Good Standing for a HI Attorney?

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

If you are a Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

Need a Hawaii Good Standing Certificate for HI Tax Compliance?

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

In Hawaii a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Clearance Application. A Hawaii Tax Clearance Application is issued by the Hawaii Department of Taxation and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

HAWAII STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

HAWAII BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

Hawaii Department of Taxation

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations