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Register a Foreign LLC in Missouri

To register a foreign LLC in Missouri, you must file a Missouri Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division. You can submit this document online, by mail, by fax, or in person. The Application for Registration costs $105 to file (plus a credit card processing fee if filing online). The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Missouri answers the most common questions about how to file the Missouri Application for Registration, but you can also sign up for our Missouri 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 Missouri?

$105. There’s also a 2.15% credit card fee for online filings.

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

Normal Processing: approximately 30 business days.
In Person Processing: while you wait.

Note: Recently, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Business Services updated their online filing system. It now includes an option to register a foreign LLC online, but the new system is currently experiencing significant delays. Online foreign registration in Missouri can take up to 10 weeks. 

How will I get verification of registration back from Missouri?

A Verification Certificate and a copy of your filed documents will be returned to you by mail.

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

The Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company, a Certificate of Good Standing/Existence and the filing fee is required.

What do I need from my home state?

A Certificate of Good Standing/Existence from your home state is required.

Does it need to be an original copy?

Not if filing by fax.

How current does the certificate need to be?

It needs to be current within 60 days.

Will I need an Missouri registered agent for my LLC?

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

No, your agent does not need to sign your LLC registration filing.

How can I file the Missouri Application for Registration?

Online, by mail, fax, or in person. If fax filing, you must include your credit card information including the expiration date and a contact name and phone number for any questions.

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

Missouri Secretary of State
Corporations Division
PO Box 778
600 West Main, Rm. 322
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (866)223-6535 or (573)751-4153
Fax: (573)751-5841

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

It depends on how many organizers are listed on the form. If you have three people listed on the form, up to three authorized signatures are required.

Are there any weird things about registering in Missouri?

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

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

No reports are required.

What about Missouri taxes?

You will be subject to payment of applicable Missouri taxes, just like any Missouri LLC.

How do I withdraw my business from Missouri?

You can file a Certificate of Withdrawal if you would like to withdraw a business entity from Missouri.

What are your fees?

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