A certificate of good standing is always issued by the Company Registration Authority in the jurisdiction where the company is registered and is limited to confirming that the company continues to be registered and is up to date on its filings with the applicable registration authority. The certificate of good standing does not provide further details on the company.
In contrast, a Certificate of Incumbency includes detailed information about a company, including:
The company's name and registration number
The date of incorporation
The company’s registered office address
The directors and officers of the company
The shareholders and shareholding of each shareholder.
Depending on the jurisdiction where the company is registered, the certificate of incumbency may be issued by the Registration Authority or by the Company Service Provider that manages the company.