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Register a Foreign LLC in Kansas

To register a foreign LLC in Kansas, you must file a Kansas Foreign Limited Liability Company Application with the Kansas Secretary of State. You can submit this document by mail, by fax, or in person. The Foreign Limited Liability Company Application costs $185 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Kansas answers the most common questions about how to file the Kansas Foreign Limited Liability Company Application, but you can also sign up for our Kansas Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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

$185 for normal processing.
$20 additional for fax expedited processing.

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

Normal Processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: filed while you wait, plus additional time for certificate by mail.
Fax Expedited Processing: usually filed the same day, plus additional time for certificate by mail.

How will I get verification of registration back from Kansas?

You will receive your originally filed stamped application and a certificate by mail, no matter how you file.

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

The Foreign Limited Liability Company Application form, a Certificate of Good Standing or Existence, a cover letter with the name and phone number of a contact person, and the filing fee are required.

What do I need from my home state?

Certificate of Good Standing or Existence.

Does it need to be an original copy?


How current does the certificate need to be?

It must be current within 90 days of filing.

Will I need an Kansas registered agent for my LLC?

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


How can I file the Kansas Application for Registration?

By mail, fax or in person.

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

Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Phone: (785)296-4564

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

A manager or member of the LLC must sign this form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Kansas?

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

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

Kansas Annual Reports are due on the 15th day of the fourth month after your tax closing. It is usually due April 15th.

What about Kansas taxes?

You have to pay Kansas taxes, just like any other Kansas LLC.

How do I withdraw a business from Kansas?

If you want to withdraw a business from Kansas, file a Foreign LLC Cancellation of Authority to do Business in Kansas.

What are your fees?

You’ll need to have an Kansas registered agent for your foreign LLC. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Kansas. 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.

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