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Register a Foreign Nonprofit in Arkansas

To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of Arkansas, you must file an Application for Foreign Nonprofit Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas with the Arkansas Secretary of State and attach a Certificate of Existence (also known as a Certificate of Good Standing), no more than 30 days old, from the state in which your nonprofit corporation was originally formed. You can submit this document by mail, by fax, in person, or online. The Application for Foreign Nonprofit Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas for an Arkansas foreign nonprofit corporation costs $270 to file online and $300 for hardcopy submissions. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Application for Foreign Nonprofit Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas and register a foreign nonprofit in Arkansas. Or, you can simply sign up for our Arkansas Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!

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Download the Application for Foreign Nonprofit Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas. Fill out the form and submit it to the state.

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How do I register my foreign non-profit corporation in Arkansas?

File an Application for Foreign Nonprofit Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas with the Arkansas Secretary of State. To the form, attach a Certificate of Existence (also known as a Certificate of Good Standing), no more than 30 days old, from the state in which your nonprofit corporation was originally formed.

What’s the cost to register a foreign non-profit in Arkansas?

$270 to register your nonprofit corporation online. If you file a hardcopy with Arkansas, it’s an even $300 and it will take longer for the state to process your request due to mailing times.

How long will it take Arkansas to process my foreign qualifications?

One to three days if you file online, by fax, or in person. One to two weeks if you file by mail.

Does Arkansas require a certificate of good standing from my home state?

Yes. You must attach a copy of a certificate of existence, or whatever the equivalent in your state, dated within 30 days of the qualification filing.

Do I need an Arkansas registered agent for my foreign non-profit?

Absolutely! When you hire Northwest as your Arkansas 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’re 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.

How will Arkansas return my processed filing?

Arkansas will mail you a copy of your authorization to operate your nonprofit corporation in the state after processing your registration.

Do foreign non-profit corporations have any annual requirements in Arkansas?

Arkansas non-profits, including foreign non-profits, must file an annual report with the Secretary of State by August 1st each year. The report is free to file, and you can do so online on the department’s web site, through the mail, or fax.

File to register your foreign non-profit corporation in Arkansas:

Arkansas Secretary of State
Business and Commercial Services
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Ste. 250
Victory Building
Little Rock, AR 72201 I
nformation: (888) 233-0325
Website: www.sos.arkansas.gov/corp_ucc.html

Any other Arkansas registration requirements?

Apply for Arkansas tax exempt status with the Department of Finance and Administration.

If your nonprofit corporation will be collecting any donations you will need to register as an Arkansas charity.

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