Obtaining Certified Copy of Articles
There are several situations when a company may need a certified copy of its formation documents. For example, some banks require a certified copy of Articles of Incorporation or Organization to open a business account. Likewise, some states want to see these certified documents (including all other filings such as amendments etc.) before allowing a company to do business in that state as a "foreign entity" (process called foreign qualification).
Any company registered in Alabama can order certified copies of its official formation documents from the Alabama Secretary of State. Processing time is typically 5 to 8 business days plus mailing time, however officially processing time is dependent on the volume of requests received and cannot be estimated or guaranteed.
The state also offers the option of paying extra fee for expedited processing, which ensures that the request will be processed within approximately three business days (24 business hours) after the date of receipt of the request, plus mailing time.
We can help you obtain certified copies of all your company documents on file with Alabama Secretary of State (click "Start Here" button below to get a quote for this filing).
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Obtaining Certified Copy of Articles in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota