Foreign LLC Registration

REGISTER A FOREIGN LLC IN ANOTHER STATE

Have an LLC and want to do business in another state? You’ll need to register your business as a foreign LLC. Fees and general requirements for each state are listed in the chart below. Need more information on registering a foreign LLC in an individual state (such as state filing times or submission methods)? Just click the state name in the chart.

Or, hire us to do it all for you. We do foreign qualification in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We charge $100 for a foreign LLC filing plus the state filing fees, and $125 a year for registered agent service in your new state. We serve all 50 states and DC, and offer loads of other services as well from annual report compliance to free legal forms.

 

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State by State Foreign LLC Requirements

Fee

Form

Certificate of Existence or Good Standing Required

Certified Copy of Formation Docs and Amendments Required

Registered Agent Required

Misc.

Alabama

$150

Foreign LLC Application for Registration

No

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

Name reservation required ($28)

Alaska

$350

Certificate of Registration, Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Arizona

$175

Application for Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Arizona

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes, and Statutory Agent Acceptance Form is required

Newspaper publishing requirements (unless in Pima or Maricopa Counties)

Arkansas

$300 ($270 online)

Application for Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 30 days)

No

Yes

Certified Copy of Amendment (dated within 60 days) acceptable in lieu of CoE

California

$70

Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 6 months)

No

Yes

Colorado

$100

Statement of Foreign Entity Authority

No

No

Yes

Online submissions only

Connecticut

$120

Foreign Registration Statement

No

No

Yes

Delaware

$200

Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 6 months)

No

Yes

DC

$220

Foreign Registration Statement

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Florida

$125

Application by Foreign Limited Liability Company for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Georgia

$225

Application for Certificate of Authority for Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Hawaii

$50

Application for Certificate of Authority for Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Additional State Archives Fee of $1

Idaho

$100

Foreign Registration Statement

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

Handwritten applications are subject to an additional $20 fee

Illinois

$150

Application for Admission to Transact Business

Yes for LLC (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

Indiana

$125

Foreign Registration Statement

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Iowa

$100

Limited Liability Company Application for Certificate of Authority

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Kansas

$165

Application for Registration of Foreign Covered Entity

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Kentucky

$90

Certificate of Authority, Foreign Business Entity

No

No

Yes

Louisiana

$150

Application of Foreign Limited Liability

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Maine

$250

Statement of Foreign Qualification to Conduct Activities

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Maryland

$100

Foreign Limited Liability Company Registration

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Massachusetts

$500

Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Michigan

$50

Application for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Michigan

Yes (dated within 30 days)

No

Yes

Minnesota

$185 ($205 in person or online)

Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Minnesota

No

No

Yes

Mississippi

$250

Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Missouri

$105

Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Montana

$70

Certificate of Authority

No (as of February 2015)

No

Yes

Online application required

Nebraska

$120

Application for Certificate of Authority Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

Add $5 for each additional page

Nevada

$425

Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Newspaper publishing requirements

Filing fee includes $200 business license and $150 initial list fee

New Hampshire

$100

Application for Registration as a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

New Jersey

$125

Public Records Filing for New Business Entity

Yes (dated within 30 days)

No

Yes

New Mexico

$100

Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration

Yes (dated within 30 days)

No

Yes

(Acceptance Statement required)

Submit in duplicate

New York

$250

Application for Authority

Yes (dated within 1 year)

No

Yes

North Carolina

$250

Application for Certificate of Authority for a Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 6 months)

No

Yes

North Dakota

$135

Certificate of Authority Application Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Ohio

$99

Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Oklahoma

$300

Application for Registration, Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

Oregon

$275

Application for Authority to Transact Business – Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days) if unable to provide a registry number in home jurisdiction

No

Yes

Pennsylvania

$250

Foreign Registration Statement

No

No

Yes

Docketing statement required

Rhode Island

$150

Application for Registration for a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

South Carolina

$110

Application for a Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Limited Liability Company to Transact Business in South Carolina

Yes (dated within 30 days)

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

South Dakota

$765 ($750 online)

Application for Certificate of Authority, Foreign Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Tennessee

$300 minimum

Application for Certificate of Authority Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within 2 months)

No

Yes

Filing fee is $50 per member (min $300, max $3,000)

Texas

$750

Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate

Utah

$70

Foreign Registration Statement, Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

No

Yes

Vermont

$125

Application for Certificate of Authority

Yes (dated within 90 days)

No

Yes

Submit in duplicate, include SASE

Virginia

$100

Application for a Certificate of Registration to Transact Business in Virginia as a Foreign Limited Liability Company

No

Yes (dated and authenticated within 12 months)

Yes

Washington

$180 ($200 online)

Foreign Registration Statement

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes

West Virginia

$150

West Virginia Application for Certificate of Authority of Limited Liability Company

Yes (dated within the current tax year)

No

Yes

Wisconsin

$100

Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Certificate of Registration

No

No

Yes

Wyoming

$100

Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Certificate of Authority

Yes (dated within 60 days)

No

Yes