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Register a Foreign LLC in Delaware

To register a foreign LLC in Delaware, you must file a Delaware Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Delaware Division of Corporations. You can submit this document by mail, in person, or online. The Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company costs $200 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Delaware answers the most common questions about how to file the Delaware Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company, but you can also sign up for our Delaware Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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Download the Delaware Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company. Fill out the form and submit it to the state.

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

The DE LLC filing fee is $200. For an additional $100 Northwest Registered Agent will prepare and submit the filing for you.

Need your filing expedited? Tack on another $50, and you can get your filing processed in around 1 business day.

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

Standard Processing: typically around 2 business days.
Expedited Processing: 1 day processing for an additional $50 expedite fee.

How will I get verification of registration back from Delaware?

A stamped “filed” copy of your submitted document will be returned to you by mail.

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

A cover letter with your name, address and phone/fax number is requested. The Certificate of Registration of a foreign limited liability company form is required.

What do I need from my home state?

Attach a Certificate of Good Standing no more than 6 months old.

Will I need an Delaware registered agent for my LLC?

Yes, when you hire Northwest as your Delaware registered agent, we also send you Delaware 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 Delaware registered agent need to sign the filing?


How can I file the Delaware Application for Registration?

By mail, online, or in person.

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

Delaware Division of Corporations
401 Federal Street, Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302)739-3073
Fax: (302)739-3812

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

An authorized member or manager.

Are there any weird things about registering in Delaware?

No, foreign LLC filings are straightforward in DE.

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

Annual reports for LLCs in Delaware are due June 1st.

What about Delaware taxes?

You will need to register to pay any Delaware taxes.

How do I withdraw my foreign LLC in Delaware?

You can withdraw from Delaware by filing a Certificate of Cancellation of Registration.

What are your fees?

You’ll need to have an Delaware registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Delaware. It’s a flat rate, once a year fee, and includes more than other registered agent services.

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.

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