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Register a Foreign Nonprofit in The District of Columbia

To register a foreign nonprofit in the District of Columbia, you must file a Foreign Registration Statement with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Corporations Division. You can submit this document by mail. The Foreign Registration Statement costs $80 to file. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Foreign Registration Statement and register a foreign nonprofit in the District of Columbia. Or, you can simply sign up for our District of Columbia Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!

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Do I need to register in order to operate my foreign nonprofit in D.C.?

Yes. If your organization was formed in another state and you wish to conduct affairs in Washington D.C., then you will need to file Foreign Registration Statement Form FN-1.

What is the fee for this form?

$80.

Where will I send this form in to?

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Corporations Division PO Box 92300 Washington, D.C. 20090

Will I need a Certificate of Good Standing?

Yes. You will need an official Certificate of Good Standing that is dated no older than 90 days.

What about charity registration?

A foreign nonprofit will need to file a foreign registration application with the corporations division. The fee is $80. Once this application is filed you will need to contact the business license division in regards to the application process for charitable solicitation licensing, they can be reached at (202) 442-4311. More about District of Columbia Charity Registration.

Are there any annual requirements?

You will need to file a biennial report which costs $80. You will go to the DCRA website and download the biennial report form.

Additional Nonprofit Resources

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District of Columbia Registered Agent Service

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