Foreign LLC Registration

SECRETARY OF STATE LLC CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

If you need to work in a state you don’t live in, we can help you obtain a foreign LLC certificate. You can look at any of the links below to see helpful info for foreign LLC registration in any state. You’ll see how much it will cost to register your LLC in any state, how much the annual reports will be, how much the taxes will be, if you need a Certificate of Good Standing or a certified copy of your Articles of Organization to complete the registration, how long it takes the state to process the foreign LLC registration filings, and if there are any ways to speed it up. Even if you don’t want to sign up for our $100 foreign LLC filing service, you can use the sign up form to see the exact prices that it will cost you if you do it yourself.

More than likely you’ll need a registered agent in the state you’re looking to work in. We have offices in all 51 jurisdictions and offer the most comprehensive registered agent service nationwide. We upload all documents you might receive locally, immediately on-site. Not forwarded to some national hub. Locally… This means you could receive important documents in 45 states all in one morning, and be able to look at the complete scan of the documents instantly. We’re the only registered agent with this type of commitment to speed and accuracy.

There are a few states that do not require a Certificate of Status, Certificate of Good Standing, or Certificate of Existence to register your out-of-state LLC with them. You’ll find the specifics for each state in the links in the charts below. Once you get the appropriate documents (if needed), you’ll file a foreign LLC registration form with the state.

If you would like us to do a foreign LLC filing, we charge $100 plus the $125 registered agent service, plus the state filing fees. Foreign LLC registration usually runs around $350-$450 total.

Our business is registered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to act as your registered agent and help you get a foreign LLC certificate if needed. We do foreign LLC filings all day, and can get your company registered as quickly as possible. We don’t mark up any state fees when you use our service to register your foreign LLC. When you call, the owner or one of our in-house paralegals will answer the phone. You get real knowledge, real fast.

Register LLC in:

Alabama Hawaii Michigan North Carolina Utah
Alaska Idaho Minnesota North Dakota Vermont
Arizona Illinois Mississippi Ohio Virginia
Arkansas Indiana Missouri Oklahoma Washington
California Iowa Montana Oregon West Virginia
Colorado Kansas Nebraska Pennsylvania Wisconsin
Connecticut Kentucky Nevada Rhode Island Wyoming
Delaware Louisiana New Hampshire South Carolina Puerto Rico
District of Columbia Maine New Jersey South Dakota
Florida Maryland New Mexico Tennessee
Georgia Massachusetts New York Texas

 

State by State Foreign LLC Registration 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

District of Columbia

$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