Many companies find that a certificate of good standing requires an apostille. The Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) is issued by Companies House and confirms the status of the company. This documents is often requested by overseas banks, government offices and organisations. In addition to confirming the company name and number the COGS can also be used to provide evidence of the company's structure-
Directors details or LLP Member details
The document will also contain a statement that their is no action being taken against the company.
Our apostille service will ensure that your COGS is legalised for use outside the UK in just 1-2 days. We can also order the certificate for you directly from Companies House. This will save you valuable time.
To order your apostille for a Certificate of Good Standing click here > Order Apostille
The certificate of good standing contains the following information-
NAME & DATE OF INCORPORATION
That according to the records on file the company has been in continuous and unbroken existence since its date of incorporation
No action is currently being taken by the Registrar of Companies for striking the company off the register and dissolving it as defunct, and as far as the Registrar is aware:-
a) the company is not in liquidation or subject to an administration order, and
b) no receiver or manager of the company’s property has been appointed
The following information can also be added by request
The Registrar further certifies that according to the documents on the file of the company that:-
a) Directors details
b) Secretary details
c) Registered office
In 2016 Companies House changed the rules on the information included on a COGS. It is no longer possible to include subscribers and shareholders details or the company share capital details on a COGS. If this is required you may need our assistance in preparing a Certificate of Incumbency.
If you need any further advice do not hesiate to contact us.