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As an essential business, we’ve been blessed to stay busy. We’re open, fully operational, and committed to providing the highest level of customer service. But let’s be honest: Covid-19 sucks! While Northwest Registered Agent can’t make face masks or work on medical breakthroughs, we can help you stay in business or start a new one. For those struggling, we’ve never charged a late fee and if you’re a current customer and can’t pay your bill, that’s okay. We don’t need to adjust our systems or offer you a coupon code. If you can’t pay us—don’t—we’ll float you as long as possible. We witness our country’s resilience every day as we’ve been flooded with orders from people starting new businesses. While most of our Corporate Guides are now working remote, our efficiency has gone down, but we’ve hired 17 new people since March 1, and we’re figuring out how to hire remote workers better. We’re ramping up for the future, whatever that means for all of us. Thanks for the opportunity to help serve you along the way.

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Register a Foreign LLC in Pennsylvania

To register a foreign LLC in Pennsylvania, you must file a Pennsylvania Application for Registration with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Corporation Bureau. You can submit this document by mail, in person, or online. The Application for Registration costs $250 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Pennsylvania answers the most common questions about how to file the Pennsylvania Application for Registration, but you can also sign up for our Pennsylvania Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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Foreign Pennsylvania LLC Application for Registration

What does it cost to register a foreign LLC in Pennsylvania?

$250 for online filing. $250 for normal processing.

How long does it take for the state to process the Pennsylvania Application for Registration?

Online Processing: 10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Normal Processing: 15 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will I get verification of registration back from Pennsylvania?

Upon the filing of this form the applicant shall be authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and no certificate of authority will be issued to the applicant by the Department. However, you will receive a confirmation letter with an entity number by mail. If you file online you will receive a confirmation email.

What forms do I file with Pennsylvania to register my out of state LLC?

The Application for Registration form, the Docketing Statement form, and the filing fee are required. Additional forms may be necessary on a case-by-case basis.

What do I need from my home state?

Nothing.

Will I need an Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania registered agent need to sign the filing?

No.

How can I file the Pennsylvania Application for Registration?

By mail, in person or online.

What is the state agency that accepts the out of state registration?

Pennsylvania Department of State
Corporation Bureau
PO Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722
or
401 North Street, Room 206
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: (717)787-1057

Do the signatures on the Pennsylvania LLC application need to be original?

No.

Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

An authorized member or manager of the LLC must sign the form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Pennsylvania?

A Docketing Statement form is required in addition to the Application form and the filing fee. Additional forms may also be required as noted on the instructions page of the Application form.

County filing or publication is not necessary for LLCs, unless specifically required by the county in which your registered agent resides.

Are there ongoing Pennsylvania annual report and/or initial reporting requirements?

Pennsylvania reports are due January 1st, every 10 years.

Pursuant to Section 8998(f) of the Limited Liability Company Law of 1994, 15 Pa. C.S., as amended by Act 34 of 2001 (effective August 21, 2001), all domestic or foreign registered restricted professional companies in existence on December 31 of any year must file a Certificate of Annual Registration. The form and the corresponding annual registration fee must be filed on or before April 15th.

You will also want to learn more about Pennsylvania taxes.

What are your fees?

You’ll need to have a Pennsylvania registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Pennsylvania. 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.

Additional resources:

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Withdraw foreign LLC from Pennsylvania

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