A certified copy is a duplicate/copy of an original document issued by the state that is certified as a true copy and attached to any state-filed corporate documents.
You might need certified copies of your company documents to keep the original company formation documents in your company records. Therefore, in case of any misplacing or losing your original documents, you may request the certified copies.
For foreign qualification, certified copies may be requested by the Secretary of State.
The other important reason is that certified copies are needed to open a bank account.
Let’s walk through some common certified documents:
- Certificate of Formation
It is a legal and an official document of the establishment of a limited liability (LLC) company in the USA.
- Articles of Incorporation / Organization
It is an official document of a corporation’s formation.
- Articles of Amendment
Making changes on a document prepared and filed by the state previously. For instance, changing the name of the company, the number of shares offered for sale, the nominal value of the shares, etc.
- Articles of Dissolution
It is sometimes called “wind up” as well. It is the official dissolution process for the enterprises that will not continue the act of doing business in the state.
- Certificate of Authority
This document is an official letter documented by the State of Delaware and certifying that firms established in another state or country are also capable of doing business in the state in which it is issued.
- Certificate of Merger
It is the act of merging two separate companies under one company. As a result of this merger, one company continues to exist and the other ends.
- Annual Reports
Annual report filings of corporations in the USA.
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