Certificates of Incorporation and doing business abroad

We often get requests to retrieve certified copies of certificates of incorporation for companies registered in the US that seek to do business abroad. A certificate of incorporation is a primary document certifying the identify and structure of a given company, just like a birth certificate is for an individual. It is therefore vital to retrieve and legalize (apostille or authenticate) it correctly.

A certificate of incorporation is generally issued by the state in which a given company is established after the said company files its articles of incorporation. The certificate of incorporation provides the official name of the company, its registration number, and describes its corporate structure. In the United States, companies can be registered as C corporations (taxed as separate entities), S corporations (with tax liabilities passed through to its owners), and partnerships, which can have unlimited or limited liability for its owners.

Whenever a US business tries to set up shop in a foreign country, one of the first documents that foreign authorities would likely ask for would be the company’s certificate of incorporation or formation. A&M Logos International can help you retrieve this document from all US states and territories and legalize it for use in the foreign country in which you intend to use it.

We have decades of experience working the Secretaries of State of every US State (or other state authority responsible for business registration) and are usually able to obtain the certificate as quickly as possible. We will also make sure to obtain the correct form of legalization based on the country in which you plan to use it. Please note that in many states, certified copies of certificates of incorporation must be ordered together with apostilles or authentication certificates, and the state will not issue apostilles or authentication certificates for certificates that had been ordered separately. Once everything is ready, we will provide digital copies of your duly legalized certificate of incorporation and can also ship the physical copy internationally if necessary.

Call us today at (212) 233-7061 or e-mail us at info@apostille.us so we could go over your particular case to determine the fastest and most financially advantageous course of action for you and your business.

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