Checking the registration status of any company is highly important. There are several reasons to inquire if the company is real or fake. In this post, we’ve shared how to check if the company is real or fake. We’ll show you how to check any company registration status to know if the company is registered […]
Checking the registration status of any company is highly important. There are several reasons to inquire if the company is real or fake. In this post, we’ve shared how to check if the company is real or fake. We’ll show you how to check any company registration status to know if the company is registered or not.
Before we move forward, let me list the possible reasons why we need to know about the company’s real or fake status.
In any country, there is a ministry that handles companies’ registration processes. All the registered companies are publicly listed on those ministry websites. You just have to type the name of the company and check its status. Similar is the case with trademarks.
Generally, in developing countries, there are many fake companies that offer jobs or ask for investment. They are either thieves or just don’t pay after getting the work done. It is important for you to check the company is registered or not before going to an interview or first meeting.
In this section, we will guide you on how to check the registered companies of Pakistan, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We’ll soon add other countries as well.
Follow this guide to search for registered trademarks in Pakistan’s trademark registry.
Just to check if the company is registered or not, you can use following steps. But to check that company further details, you should look for the official website of that country/state to search business name.
If the company is registered in the selected country then, it will be displayed with the company number. If the company is in the registration process then, the only the name is displayed but no, the number is assigned.
Note down the company’s exact name and number and match it with the one they provided. To check for the official addresses, we’ll soon add the exact government websites to view company details.
If you are in a hurry then, Google like this: US [STATE-NAME] business name search e-g US Wyoming business name search. It will show you the official website of Wyoming state to search for business names. State or county name is required only for some countries.
We have already covered important reasons behind company registration status inquiry but, there are even more. The following are the scenarios in which you should always cross-check company details.
Someone or Some company offered a Job
On job posting websites, there are many companies offering several jobs. They usually have unclear information available. They claim to be an official company but, they have no proper website or business page where they have listed official addresses, company names, and related information.
In this case, you must inquire about the company name, and look for the registration status.
Some companies claim to be International or Multi-National companies
This is very common. There are many so-called multinational companies that offer jobs or investment opportunities. Before you go for an interview or make an investment, ask them the official address of their company, their website, and where the company is based.
Suppose they claim to be US-based companies and offering a job in Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. In this case, they must be registered in the US at least. You should look for the company name in the US company name search.
If the company is international then, it must have a registered address in another country as well. The official website must list all the offices, connections, affiliations, and subsidiaries. So, if a US-Based company is offering a job in Pakistan then, they should match the official website address, main office, sub-offices in other countries, and jobs listed on websites.
Any registered business posses some quality and behavior attributes. They maintain the trust of their employees and customers by providing as much information as they can. Following are the basic things that any real or registered business will have:-
Share this information with your friends and family as well to keep them safe as well.
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