Processing Times

Processing times vary depending on the type of request submitted, how the request is submitted, and when the request is received by the California Secretary of State's office.

As significantly more requests are submitted at the end of the fiscal and calendar years, the processing time for all requests takes longer. If a faster response time is needed for a filing request, see Service Options for information about expediting a filing request.


Online Processing

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The required Statement of Information for most corporations can be filed online and is processed generally in one business day. A free PDF copy of the submitted Statement of Information will be returned electronically following confirmation of payment, if an email address is provided. Additional plain copies and certified copies may be requested at a later time in person or by mail. Refer to Information Requests for information about obtaining additional copies.

Processing Times
Last updated: January 23, 2015
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Name Availability: Name Reservations 01/23/2015 01/22/2015
Name Inquiries 01/23/2015 n/a
Corporate Filings: Formations/Qualifications 01/15/2015 01/15/2015
Amendments 01/16/2015 01/16/2015
Mergers 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Conversions 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Dissolutions and Surrenders 01/16/2015 01/20/2015
Statements of Information 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Limited Liability Company Filings: Formations/Registrations 01/16/2015 01/20/2015
Amendments 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Mergers, Conversions and Cancellations 01/16/2015 01/20/2015
Statements of Information 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Limited Partnership Filings: Formations/Registrations 01/16/2015 01/20/2015
Amendments 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Mergers, Conversions and Cancellations 01/16/2015 01/20/2015
General Partnership Filings: All document types 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Limited Liability Partnership Filings: All document types 01/20/2015 01/20/2015
Information Requests: Copies, Certificates and Status Reports 01/20/2015 01/16/2015


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