EDGAR Full-Text Search The new versatile tool allows you to search for keywords and phrases in over 20 years of EDGAR submissions and filter by date, company, person, app category, or location. Note that entity name verification always appears in the state in which the company was founded, and not necessarily where it is currently active. Most often, this registered business search can be found on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is another way to check if a company is registered in the United States. While it`s unlikely that a business will be registered nationwide unless you have a specific reason to do so, note that using these online national directories may still be worth a try. In this modern era of gig economics and remote work culture, there are many reasons why you need to validate every company you want to contract with or even do business with. For this reason, you need to perform a proper business audit. Keep in mind that it is possible to encounter fake (unregistered) businesses or businesses that do not have the proper license or permit. If you have questions about what happens when a company declares bankruptcy, you can read our brochure on the subject. CIK Search for an individual EDGAR company or repositories based on their central index key SEC (CIK). As mentioned above, the business unit search results show the status of the business (e.g. asset/reputable, suspended, dissolved, cancelled).

You can submit an electronic application for an official certificate of status to the Secretary of State. The fee is 5 USD and the application can be made on the following website: bebizfile.sos.ca.gov/CertofStatus Most business registrations are done at the state level. The first way to check the registration is to visit the state website and search for their business register. Note that entity name verification should always be done in the state in which the company was founded, and not necessarily where it is currently active. You need to make sure the business is registered in the right places and know if you can trust them. Like pre-employment checks, these checks reveal the legal status and authenticity of a business. It helps you to know if the company`s complaints regarding its services and profile are valid or not. There are many ways to verify a company`s registration in the United States. However, the best way to check if a company is registered in the United States is to search the Secretary of State`s website for the state where the company is located.

California Business Search allows users to obtain free, uncertified PDF copies of certain business documents, including a company`s records. A registration statement lists the officers, directors and type of business of the business (e.g., social media companies). This statement also includes information found during the in-store search (e.g. full company name, address, representative, jurisdiction, etc.). Also, if you are looking for a specific registration for certification or accreditation, you can contact the relevant organization or bodies that perform the certification, such as the National Roofing Contractors Association, etc. Almost every state in the country has a searchable online database of businesses. You can also use the National Corporation Directory because it allows individuals to search for businesses in multiple states at the same time. To be honest, verifying a company`s registration is an important step, especially if you plan to work with it or do business. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC has its own corporate registration search that focuses specifically on foreign and domestic publicly traded companies that have done business in the United States. The search engine is called EDGAR. While this may not be as useful when reviewing a potential partner or entrepreneur, it can be a valid option if you`re researching the history of a public company or if you`re looking for a specific public company among many companies with similar names.

EDGAR stores all registration statements, reports and other forms of public companies dating back 20 years. This is of limited use if you are interested in checking out a potential partner or entrepreneur, but it can be useful if, for example, you are researching the history of a public company or trying to find a particular public company among many companies with similar names.