A Certificate of Existence will serve as proof that your business is in good standing with the Secretary of State and that you’ve submitted all required renewal documents and payed the requisite filing fees. A document of this nature is often demanded by foreign Secretaries of State and financial institutions to ensure the legitimacy of the applicant. The process of purchasing such a document requires that filers have already created an online account with the government website. Once logged in, the steps required in obtaining this certificate are minimal and very straight forward. The cost of a Certificate of Existence in Mississippi is $25.
How to Request
Step 2- Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the Order Documents option.
Step 3- If you are aware of the Business ID of your entity, submit it here. If not you may perform a search by clicking on the word here linked in the sentence thus utilizing the Secretary of State Business Entity Search option.
Step 4- On the next page you should be able to see a window similar to the one displayed below in which there is a linked labeled Certificate of Existence (Good Standing).
Step 5- Click Next to skip past this step asking you to review your order.
Step 6- Click on Submit Order Electronically and Pay Online to proceed to check out.
Step 7- Review the transaction detail window and select your payment type (electronic check or credit card) before clicking Next.
Step 8- Enter your Customer Information including your full name, full address, phone number and email address.
Step 9- Enter your credit card information including the number, expiration date, security code and name on card. Click Next to submit the payment and complete the filing.