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How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing in Illinois

The Illinois Certificate of Good Standing, sometimes called the Certificate of Existence, shows whether a business has a good standing status with the Secretary of State.  This document is used to verify the existence of most business entities in the state to include registered partnerships, corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) in Illinois that are authorized to transact business in the state.

Some of the uses of the certificate include:

  • Verifying the existence of the business in order to apply for some licenses and permits.
  • Opening a business checking account.
  • Verifying the entity is registered to do business to do business with some vendors and suppliers.

In addition to showing the status of good standing, these documents will also show a status of suspended, dissolved, or cancelled.

The certified copy will contain the date it was certified, signature of the Illinois Secretary of State. While the certificate itself doesn’t expire, most banks, vendors, suppliers, etc. won’t recognize a certificate that is older than 90 days.

How to order a Certificate of Status

To obtain a Certificate, the business must be

  • Registered as a legal business entity in Illinois
  • Current on all of its filings, annual report and franchise taxes with the Secretary of State

There are a few ways to order a certificate.

Online – The filing fee for ordering online is $25, plus an additional 2.35% or $1 for processing.  The certificate is ready within minutes. Ordering is done on the Secretary of State’s website which is shown below.

Mail – The filing fee for normal processing is $25 and takes around five days to process, plus mailing.  Expedited processing is available and usually takes around 24 hours to process plus time for mailing and costs an additional $20.

In-person – In-person processing receives immediate processing and is done through the Secretary of State’s office.  The filing fee is $25 plus an additional $20 for expedited process.

Steps to get an Illinois Certificate of Good Standing

  1. Visit the Illinois Secretary of State’s website at https://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/.

illinois certificate of good standing

2. Enter the name of the business you want the certificate for. Click continue.

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3. Click on the name of the business.

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4. Assuming the entity you are searching is in good standing, click on the link for “purchase certificate of good standing:.

5.  Enter the billing information and if paying by credit card, enter the credit information and click continue to order.

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How to get a Certificate of Good Standing in California

The California Certificate of Good Standing, sometimes called the Certificate of Status, shows whether a business is in good standing with the Secretary of State.  This document is used to verify the existence for a registered partnership, corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) in California to authorized to transact business in the state.

Some of the uses of the certificate include:

  • Verifying the existence of the business in order to apply for some licenses and permits.
  • Opening a business checking account.
  • Verifying the entity is registered to do business to do business with some vendors and suppliers.

In addition to showing the status of good standing, these documents will also show a status of suspended, dissolved, or cancelled.

 

The certified copy will contain the date it was certified, signature of the California Secretary of State, and the California State Seal. While the certificate itself doesn’t expire, most banks, vendors, suppliers, etc. won’t recognize a certificate that is older than 90 days.

How to order a Certificate of Status

To obtain a Certificate, the business must be

  • Registered as a legal business entity in California
  • Current on all of its filings with both the Secretary of State and Franchise Tax Board

Unlike most states, online ordering of the Certificate of Status isn’t available in California.  The only way to order one is through mail or in-person.

By Mail – First, download and fill out the Business Records Order Form.  This form is mailed to the California Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento along with the filing fee of $5. Typical processing time is 1-2 weeks.

In Person – To file in person, visit the Secretary of State, in the Sacramento office on the 3rd floor.  The filing fee is $15 and is available within 24 hours.

Before filing, be sure to get the business’s Entity File Number, which can be found at the Secretary of State’s website at https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/

SkyWestOnline Employee Portal

Welcome to the SkyWestOnline employee portal instruction page.  Here, find information on how to register for an account, login and reset a forgotten password.

About SkyWestOnline

SkyWestOnline is the employment portal of SkyWest Airlines.  SkyWest Airlines is an airline company that employs over 13,000 staff, operates 113 aircraft flying 2,400 daily flights in North America.  The company is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest’s industry-leading workforce focusing on customer service results in one of the finest regional airlines that makes flying more enjoyable for passengers.

Register for a New SkyWest Online Account

All new employees will need to register for a new SkyWestOnline employment portal account at the employee sign-in page.  Once you create your account you will be able to review and update personal information such as your contact information, paystub, health care benefits, retirement plan, update marital status and more.  Here you can also see the schedule and block personal time.

If you are a new employee and haven’t created an account, click on the register button.

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There are a few terms and conditions that must be agreed to before moving forward.  Click I Agree to go to the employment verification page.

Here you will enter your Employee Number.  The Employee Number usually consists of six digits. If yours has fewer, include zeros in front.  If you do not remember your SkyWest employee number, it will be on your ID card. This information will verify your employment status with SkyWest.

Skywest Online Employee Portal

When this information is verified, you will be able to enter a unique password in addition to security questions to help secure your account to unauthorized access.

After entering this information, your account will be authorized and you can now log in to the account.

How to Sign-in to SkyWestOnline

In order to sign-in to your Sky West account, visit the employee sign-in page.

  • Enter your Employee ID.
  • Next Enter your Password
  • Click on Sign In

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After entering your information, a CAPTCHA image will show up for security reasons. Enter the text to log in to your account.

How to Reset your SkyWestOnline Password

Maybe you weren’t able to sign in to your account since you forgot your password.  No problem.  To reset your password:

Visit the Employee Homepage

Select the Forgot your Password link

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On the next page you will have to enter your employee number, hire date, birth date and last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.  The hire date may be the hardest to remember.  You can locate it on your contract.  If the contract isn’t available contact your supervisor or HR staff.

Additionally, if you have trouble logging in or have a special request, contact the IT Help Desk at 435-634-3271

What are the Benefits of Working at SkyWest Airlines?

The employee benefits at SkyWest Airlines rivals the major airlines while being one of the most competitive low-cost carriers.  A few of the benefits for employees include:

  • Health insurance – Employees have several plans including PPO and HSA with a low annual deductible and low out-of-pocket limit in addition to dental and vision.  The plan also covers services with out-of-network providers.
  • Retirement – Benefits include company matched 401(k), stock purchase plan and profit sharing
  • Travel – Employees and eligible family members travel with the airline at no-cost if space is available and reduced fares for a flight with other carriers.
  • Disability and Life Insurance – The insurance plan covers full-time employees have company paid life insurance and disability program.

How to Search UCC Filings in Alabama

An Alabama UCC (Uniform Commercial Code), also known as a UCC-1 Financing Statement, is a lien filed by a creditor to protect their interest when making a loan.  This lien exists until the debt is paid for and can be placed on any personal property such as vehicles, equipment and more. The UCC does not apply for real estate transactions.  UCC filings protect lenders should the borrower stop paying on the debt or declare bankruptcy.  The UCC provides documentation for the lender and allows the ability to foreclose or force the sale of the property to pay back the debt.

UCC filings are public record and in Alabama, the Secretary of State has an online UCC database.  This database includes both the state UCC and Federal Tax Lien index.  Since some UCC images contain personal information such as social security numbers, federal identification numbers and bank account numbers, images of the UCC documents are only available by completing a UCC-11 information request.

The ability to do an Alabama UCC search is important because provides creditors proof of any liens borrowers have on existing collateral and to ensure there aren’t multiple loans on one asset.

How does the UCC filing process work?

Once approved for secured financing, a creditor files a UCC-1 Financing Statement with the Alabama Secretary of State which creates a lien against the collateral.

The Alabama UCC Financing Statement contains:

  • The borrower’s name and address
  • The lender’s name and address
  • Information about the collateral.

All UCC filings in Alabama will go through the Secretary of State’s office except for collateral that is collateral pertaining to real estate such as crops, timber, gas, minerals, etc.  These filings are done through the Probate Office in the county where the collateral is located.

UCC filings are active in Alabama for 5 years from the date of filing in most cases.  Filings are renewable for long-term debts and filings can be amended to update lender’s position of the secured collateral.

How much does an Alabama UCC search cost?

A UCC-1 Financing Statement request is free if only doing a simple search by name, filing number or date.  If images of the statement are needed an advanced search will need to be done.  Costs start at $15 per filing.

How to search for a UCC filing in Alabama

  1. Visit – https://sos.alabama.gov/government-records/ucc-recordsAlabama Secretary of State UCC Search
  2. On this screen we can search by the debtor’s name, filing number or date of filing.  In this example, we will search by the debtor’s name.AL UCC Search by name
  3. We will search by the last name of search.  To narrow down the results, you can also search by first and last name or the business name.AL Financing Statement Search
  4. These are the results for the name of search for the name of smith in the Alabama Secretary of State’s UCC filing database.AL SOS UCC Search Results

How To Search UCC Filings in Illinois

An Illinois UCC (Uniform Commercial Code), also known as a UCC-1 Financing Statement, is a lien filed by a creditor to protect their interest when making a loan.  This lien exists until the debt is paid for and can be placed on any personal property such as vehicles, equipment and more. A UCC filing does not apply for real estate.  UCC filings protect lenders should the borrower stop paying on the debt or declare bankruptcy.  The UCC provides documentation for the lender and allows the ability to foreclose or force the sale of the property to pay back the debt.

UCC filings are public record and in Illinois, the Secretary of State has an online UCC database.  This database includes both the state UCC and Federal Tax Lien index.  Since some UCC images contain personal information such as social security numbers, federal identification numbers and bank account numbers, images of the UCC documents are only available by completing a UCC-11 information request.

The ability to do a UCC search is important because if multiple creditors have a lien on the same property and the debtor fail to pay, those creditors would be looking at a loss as the collateral would likely not have enough value to satisfy the debts.

How does the UCC filing process work?

Once approved for secured financing, a creditor files a UCC-1 Financing Statement with the Illinois Secretary of State which creates a lien against the collateral.

The Illinois UCC Financing Statement contains:

  • The borrower’s name and address
  • The lender’s name and address
  • Information about the collateral.

All UCC filings in Illinois will go through the Secretary of State’s office except for collateral that is timber to be cut or extracted minerals.  These filings are done through the county recorder’s office in the county where the collateral is located.

UCC filings are active in Illinois for 5 years from the date of filing in most cases.  Filings are renewable for long-term debts and filings can be amended to update lender’s position of the secured collateral.

How much does an Illinois UCC search cost?

A UCC-1 Financing Statement search is free if a simple search is done.  If you want an image of the statement, the cost is $20.

How to search for a UCC filing in Illinois

  1. Visit- http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/uniform_commercial_code/home.html
  2. Click on UCC/Federal Tax Lien Database Search
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  3. Click on UCC Search, then select by the way you want to search either by the debtor’s personal name, business name, a keyword or file number.Illinois Search UCC Financial Statement
  4. In this example, we will search by the debtor’s last name.  Here we used Smith as the last name.  The last name is required but to narrow the search, you can enter their first or middle name.IL UCC search by last name
  5. These are a sample of the results from the last name of Smith in the Illinois Secretary of State’s UCC database.

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