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Request Certified Documents

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issues certain certified documents concerning national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs).

Required Request Information

To obtain a certified document, you must submit a written request with the following:

  • Title of the certified document [see the OCC’s list of certified documents].
  • Identifying information for the bank(s) or FSA(s):
  • Appointments of receiver, conversions, mergers, and title changes require the following additional information:
    • Description of transaction to be certified and name of the institution(s) involved [see FDIC BankFind or NIC].
    • An approximate date of the transaction [see FDIC BankFind or NIC].

Fees

Required at time certified document request is submitted:

  • $100 for each original certified document requested.
  • $10 for each duplicate ordered at the time the original certified document is requested.

Payment Options

  • Online submissions: can be paid using PayPal or Dwolla, a debit or credit card, or withdrawal from a checking or savings account.
  • Mailed or delivered submissions:  require a check or money order, payable to the OCC, for each certified document requested.

Request Submission

Requests can be submitted electronically [see online submission].  Submit written requests and applicable payments by mail or courier to:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Communications Division
400 7th Street, SW
Suite 3E-218
Washington, DC 20219

The OCC does not accept requests submitted by telephone, e-mail, or fax. We will return, without taking action, requests submitted that do not have all of the required information and fee payments.

Request Examples: 

I request a Certificate of Corporate Existence for ABC Bank, National Association, Anywhere, Texas, Charter No. 00000.

I request a Certification of National Bank Merger of EFG National Bank, Everywhere, Texas (Charter No. 12345), into ABC Bank, National Association, Anywhere, Texas, Charter No. 00000.

Request Processing Time

The OCC requires 20 business days from the date of receipt to process a certified document request. The OCC does not provide expedited service for certified document requests.

Request Delivery

All certified documents are delivered by first-class mail, unless alternative delivery is arranged in advance by requesting courier pickup or providing a prepaid UPS shipping form or UPS account information. The OCC does not scan, email, or fax certificates/certifications, nor do we confirm them by phone.

For additional information: (202) 649-6700