STATE OF ALABAMA
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE
OF REGISTERED ENTITIES
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RPOSE: to request a Certificate of Existence for an entity indexed
or registered by the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State. Only
one entity’s certificate can be ordered on this form. Use a separate
form for each separate Entity Identification (ID) Number.
his is not a Certificate of Compliance (Good Standing) request. That
document is issued by the Alabama Department of Revenue and can
be ordered on their website at
NSTRUCTIONS: Mail one (1) signed original and one (1) copy of
this completed form along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope
with the filing fee of $25.00 (credit card, check, or money order) to the
Secretary of State, Business Services, P.O. Box 5616, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5616.
This form must be typed
and will not be accepted via email.
1. Alabama Entity ID Number (Format: 000-000): - INSTRUCTION TO OBTAIN ID
NUMBER TO COMPLETE FORM: If you do not have this number immediately available, you may obtain it on
www.sos.alabama.gov Click Business Services (below picture), click Business Entity Search, search
by entity name. The six (6) digit number containing a dash to the left of the name is the entity ID number. If you
click on that number, you can check the details page to make certain that you have the correct entity – this verification
step is strongly recommended.
2. The certificate of existence is to be forwarded to:
Mailing Address/Standard USPS (If the certificate is to be held for pick-up, type HOLD FOR PICK-UP here or it will be mailed.) Certificates
will not be returned via email since they are available online.
All documents are mailed standard USPS unless envelopes with special postage or overnight courier envelopes are
included with the request. Any overnight courier envelopes must have a completed air bill with the billing information
completed with no reference to the Secretary of State’s Office address and clearly marked “bill recipient.” Air bills
showing SOS address will be discarded and regular USPS will be used.
Credit Card Payment Option:
Card Type: (Visa, MC, Discover & AmEx)
Expiration Mo/Yr: /
Street or PO City State Zip
Card Holder Name:
Complete Billing Address:
Signature of Card Holder:
Application for COE – 1/2021
(For SOS Office Use Only)