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Register a Foreign LLC in Mississippi


To register a foreign LLC in Mississippi, you must file a Mississippi Certificate of Authority with the Mississippi Secretary of State. You can submit this document online. The Certificate of Authority costs $250 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Mississippi answers the most common questions about how to file the Mississippi Certificate of Authority, but you can also sign up for our Mississippi Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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Register your Mississippi foreign LLC by filing the Certificate of Authority.

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


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

Within 24 hours

How will I get verification of registration back from Mississippi?

If you file online you will receive a confirmation via email.

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

Filings are all done online in Mississippi. You just follow the prompts to register an out of state LLC. You can upload additional documentation and pay online. You have the option of printing the online form and mailing it with a check but this takes longer for the state to process.

What do I need from my home state?

Certificate of Good Standing dated within 60 days.

Will I need an Mississippi registered agent for my LLC?

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

No, you just have to certify that you have notified the registered agent and they have agreed to the appointment.

How can I file the Mississippi Application for Registration?

You can submit your application online or print it and mail it. Either way, you have to use the MS Secretary of State’s online filing system.

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

Mississippi Secretary of State
PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136
Phone: (601)359-1633

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

A manager or a member of the LLC must sign.

Are there any weird things about registering in Mississippi?

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

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

Mississippi annual reports for are required and due April 15th. Foreign LLCs have a $250 report filing fee.

What about Mississippi taxes?

You have to pay the appropriate Mississippi taxes, just like any other Mississippi LLC.

How do I withdraw my business from Mississippi?

If you want to withdraw a business from Mississippi, you have to file a Certificate of Cancellation of Foreign LLC.

What are your fees?

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

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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