What does it cost to register a foreign LLC in Alabama?
$150 for normal processing.
$100 additional for expedited processing.
How long does it take for the state to process the Alabama Application for Registration?
Normal processing: 6 months, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited processing: 10-14 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In person processing: while you wait for expedited processing.
How will I get verification of registration back from Alabama?
You will receive a copy of the application with a certificate by mail.
What forms do I file with Alabama to register my out of state LLC?
Two copies of the Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration form and the filing fee.
What do I need from my home state?
Will I need an Alabama registered agent for my LLC?
Yes, when you hire Northwest as your registered agent, it's a flat rate yearly price of $125 a year, you'll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you are registered in, when your yearly service with us is up, and any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to 4 people and your attorney at the same time for real time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You'll receive annual report reminders. It's the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees.
You'll also see all the pre-populated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page, in your online account, and they will be emailed to you immediately upon signing up for 1 year of registered agent service.
Does the Alabama registered agent need to sign the filing?
How can I file the Alabama Application for Registration?
Applications are accepted by mail, in person or fax.
What is the state agency that accepts the out of state registration?
Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
100 North Union Street, Suite 770
Montgomery, AL 36130
Do the signatures on the Alabama LLC application need to be original?
No. You may fax file your foreign LLC application along with your credit card information to 334-240-3138.
Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?
An authorized member or manager will need to sign the application.
Are there any weird things about registering in Alabama?
You will need to provide the address of the public office where your Articles of Organization are filed.
County filing or publication is not necessary, unless specifically required by the county in which your registered agent resides.
Are there ongoing Alabama annual report and/or initial reporting requirements?
The annual reports are due April 15th. Any new LLCs formed or registering to do business in Alabama have to file an initial Business Privilege Tax Return within 2.5 months of the registration date.
What are your fees?
You'll need to have an Alabama registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Alabama. It's a flat rate, once a year fee, and includes more than other registered agents. Here's a little more about our registered agent service.
We charge a $100 one-time filing service fee if you would like us to obtain the certificates needed from your home state, and register your company in any state you choose. We have offices in every state and can act as your registered agent and make your filings for you in any state. If you would like to register with multiple states at once, we can usually drop our filing service fee down.