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Certified copy (Corporate documents)

* A certified copy is a copy of a document issued by a government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions.
* Only certified copies of such corporate documents as Articles of Incorporation (Organization), Articles of Amendment, Articles of Merger, Aticles of Dissolution can be legalized for use in foreign countries.
* Upon request the Office of the Secretary of State will issue a certified copy of any document it has on file for a particular company. Certified copies bear the Seal of the Department of State, the signature of the state officer (Secretary of State, Deputy Secretary of State, State Treasurer) and the statement that the document is in fact a true and correct copy of the original document kept on file in the Office of the Secretary of State.

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