Plain Copies FAQs

The processing time depends on the state from which the certificate is being obtained. A plain copy can generally be obtained in 5-7 business days with routine processing service, but turnaround times may also vary if a state is experiencing a processing backlog. The turnaround time can be reduced if you choose our Express Processing service.
The most common reason that a plain (file-stamped) copy of a filing is needed is to replace a filing that has been misplaced or lost. It is a good idea to keep track of all company records by placing filed copies of formation or registration documents as well as any subsequent filings (amendments, mergers, change of registered agent, etc.) in the minute book of the company.