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

A New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the New Hampshire Secretary of State which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of New Hampshire.

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

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

OTHER NAMES FOR A NEW HAMPSHIRE GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

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

Example of a New Hampshire Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate?

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

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How much does it cost for a New Hampshire Certificate of Good Standing?

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

Need a New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate to register your NH Company in another state?

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

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

Need a New Hampshire Certificate of Good Standing for a NH Attorney?

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

If you are a New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

Need a New Hampshire Good Standing Certificate for NH Tax Compliance?

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

A New Hampshire Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

New Hampshire Secretary of State

New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration

New Hampshire Department of Labor
  • 95 Pleasant Street
  • Concord, NH 03301
  • Tel:  603-271-3176
  • Website:
  •   www.nh.gov/labor