Certificate of incorporation
A certificate of incorporation document relates to the company or corporation formation. Usually, a state governmental entity or corporation issues a certificate to a merchant. The information in the certificate of incorporation varies from country to country, but may include the following:
- Type of the corporation – professional, cooperative, management, insurance.
- Name of the corporation – the company’s name with endings as Company, Corporation, Incorporated.
- Legal address – includes the country and state of your office’s registration.
The duration of the procedure may differ according to the country. For Europeans, getting the certificate of incorporation may take up to three days while others may require up to two months.
A certificate of incorporation confirms that your company is a legal entity. Most important, it is required to open a bank account. A certificate of incorporation is the only way to start receiving the income generated from your company’s sales.