The certificate of good standing is the document issued by ROC that attest to the legal standing of the company with the Registry. The status (i.e. active, dissolved etc.) of the company may be determined from a search report or a certificate of existence.
ROC accepts a certificate of good standing (“COGS”) from other jurisdictions that have been issued no longer than 30 days before the application to the Registry has been submitted. COGS issued by ROC have no expiry date and it is left to the compliance requirements of the requesting institution to determine the criteria for acceptance. ROC suggests 30 days after the issue date.
All certificates with the exception of certificates of termination (strike off, dissolution) are only available to the principals of the company or their authorized personnel. They may be requested on CBP for local companies without a CSP as its registered office and on CORIS for CSPs. Authorized persons without access to those portals may request through GRManual@gov.ky providing written authorization and paying by electronic funds transfer.