Certificate of good standing
A certificate of good standing is issued when a company:
is currently registered,
has complied with its annual return filing requirements, and
has no removal action pending.
A certificate of good standing does not reflect the financial position of a company.
Each certificate of good standing is issued with a validation code which will enable the certificate to be validated for authenticity. This service is available from the Validate a Document service. This service enables the certificate to be validated online as a document issued by the Registrar of Companies. This removes the need to have the certificate authenticated by the Department of Internal Affairs.
A certificate of good standing is mainly used when a company is required to prove that it is incorporated in New Zealand and that the Registrar is not taking any action to remove the company from the register. For example, such a certificate may be required by an agency in another country.