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When Do I Need Certified Copies?

When do I need Certified Copies?

Corporations frequently find the need to obtain certified copies of their corporation’s formation documents for various reasons. For example, when your corporation needs to open a bank account, apply for a loan, if the business is being sold, or simply when copies are needed because the originals are lost, you will likely need certified copies. Certified copies are also required to file documents in order to foreign qualify the corporation in another state. can assist you with Apostille Services.

The United States doesn't have a federalized system in place regarding certified documents, meaning each state determines the standards and procedures required in order to obtain certified documentation. In some states, notary public's are the only authorized individuals to certify documents, in others county clerks or even postal employees are authorized to make certified copies. And still in others, one must deal with the entity that issued the original document in order to obtain a certified copy. 

Because the laws vary from state to state in order to obtain certified copies, the easiest and most efficient way to ensure you are following the proper procedure is to contact today and permit our professionals to assist you! can help provide you with your necessary certified copies in just three simple steps:

1. Submit your request using the "Start Now" option below.

2. Documents are prepared by our processing team.

3. Once completed, you will receive the documents by FedEx!

Our highly experienced team is standing by to answer any further questions you have and to get you the certified documents you need as quickly as possible. Contact today to begin!

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