a document given by the Registrar of Companies to certify that a company has been incorporated under the Companies Act. As from the date on the certificate, the company acts as a separate legal entity.
In most states, the document that is prepared by the Secretary of State that evidences the acceptance of the articles of incorporation and the commencement of the corporate existence. In Delaware, the certificate of incorporation is the name given to the document filed with the Secretary of State.
A company's organizational document required to be filed with the Secretary of State in the state in which it is incorporated. The certificate generally notes the name, location and company's purpose; the number, rights, and preferences of it's capital stock; and voting authority of the directors including rights related to redemptions, acquisitions and mergers.
A statement filed, under the laws of the particular state, by persons wishing to form a corporation. When a Certificate of Incorporation has been property filed with/and approved by the secretary of state or other appropriate officers of the state, it is commonly known as the corporation charger or its Articles of Incorporation, both of which contain the same information.
A Certificate of Incorporation (CI) is issued by the authorities of the jurisdiction of incorporation/formation to a legal entity such as an International Business Company or Delaware Corporation. The document bears evidence of actual formation and registration of the aforesaid legal entity with the authorities in accordance with the local laws. It contains some basic data about the company (name, date and place of registration, entry number in the register, etc.) CI is often requested by local authorities when a foreign legal entity is forming a subsidiary as well as by banks and brokerages when opening an account with them.
Upon the filing of the Articles of Incorporation, the state filing officer will usually issue a "certificate" showing the acceptance of the filing. The Certificate of Incorporation may include the date and time of corporate commencement and an "SOSID number", which is used by to track the company at the Secretary of State's office.
A certificate of incorporation is evidence of the acceptance of the corporate articles of incorporation and inauguration of the corporation existence, which is usually issued by the state corporation authority
A certificate granted by the Registrar of Companies to a newlyâ€‘formed Company stating that the Company has been duly registered and incorporated under the Companies Acts. Their certificate must be displayed at the Company's registered office. In the case of a public Company, the certificate must contain a statement that it is a public Company.
A company is a separate legal entity governed by the Companies Act, which conducts activities on its own behalf and is distinct from the persons who own and control it. The shareholders are the owners and control the company, but their liability in relation to the company's creditors is limited. Incorporation is the process by which the company is entered on the register at the Companies Registry, and thereby comes into existence as a separate legal person. A Certificate of Incorporation will be sent to the company by the Companies Registry on first incorporation and on any change of name.
The Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies House stating that the company has been incorporated under the Companies Act and that the company is limited or unlimited as appropriate. The company will be given a registered number and as of the date of incorporation become a legal entity.
In the United States, a document issued by a state agency that grants a corporation its legal existence and right to operate as a corporation. Also known as corporate charter. See also articles of incorporation.
The document filed in many states to create a corporation. It is given when the Registrar of Companies is satisfied that all the required documents have been submitted. The certificate means that the company has a separate legal identity, and in the case of a private limited company, can begin trading. See also the articles of incorporation or corporate charter.