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Register a Foreign LLC in Hawaii

To register a foreign LLC in Hawaii, you must file a Hawaii Application for Certificate of Authority with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division. You can submit this document by mail, by fax, in person, or online. The Application for Certificate of Authority costs $50 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Hawaii answers the most common questions about how to file the Hawaii Certificate of Authority, but you can also sign up for our Hawaii Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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Foreign Hawaii LLC Application for Certificate of Authority

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

$50 for online or normal processing.
$25 additional for expedited processing.

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

Online Processing: 7-10 business days.
Normal Processing: 7-10 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: 7-10 business days.
Expedited Processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will I get verification of registration back from Hawaii?

You will receive a stamped copy of your application and a certificate by mail.

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

The Application for Certificate of Authority form, a Certificate of Existence and the filing fee are required.

What do I need from my home state?

A Certificate of Existence.

Does it need to be an original copy?


How current does the certificate need to be?

Dated not more than sixty (60) days prior to the application filing.

Will I need an Hawaii registered agent for my LLC?

Yes, when you hire Northwest as your registered agent in Hawaii, 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 Hawaii registered agent need to sign the filing?


How can I file the Hawaii Application for Registration?

By mail, fax, in person or online.

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

State of Hawaii
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
335 Merchant Street
PO Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810
Phone: (808)586-2727

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

The application must be signed and certified by at least one manager of a manager-managed company or by at least one member of a member-managed company.

Are there any weird things about registering in Hawaii?

The application must be typed or in black ink only.

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

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

Hawaii annual reports are due yearly based on the quarter you initially filed your company.

What about Hawaii taxes?

Your foreign LLC will be subject to Hawaii taxes, just like any Hawaii LLC.

How do I withdraw my business from Hawaii?

If you would like to withdraw your company from Hawaii, file an Application for Cancellation.

What are your fees?

We charge $125 a year for registered agent service. When you sign up for service we provide all the forms and filing instructions you may need in your online account. We also scan and upload service of process and important documents as soon as we get them. We even remind you to file your Hawaii annual report.

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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