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Register a Foreign LLC in Nebraska

To register a foreign LLC in Nebraska, you must file a Nebraska Application for Certificate of Authority Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Nebraska Secretary of State. You can submit this document by mail or in person. The Certificate of Authority costs $120 to file, plus a $5 per page recording fee. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Nebraska answers the most common questions about how to file the Nebraska Certificate of Authority, but you can also sign up for our Nebraska 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 Nebraska?

$120 for normal processing, plus a $5 per page recording fee.

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

Normal Processing: 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: while you wait at no additional fee.

How will I get verification of registration back from Nebraska?

You will receive a verification certificate by mail or in person depending on how you file.

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

The Application for Certificate of Authority form in duplicate, a Certificate of Good Standing and the filing fee is required to register a foreign LLC.

What do I need from my home state?

Certificate of Good Standing is required.

Does it need to be an original copy?


How current does the certificate need to be?

It must be current within the last 60 days.

Will I need an Nebraska registered agent for my LLC?

Yes, when you hire Northwest as your registered agent in Nebraska, we scan and upload service of process to your online account in real time. 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 Nebraska registered agent need to sign the filing?


How can I file the Nebraska Application for Registration?

By mail or in person.

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

Nebraska Secretary of State
State Capitol
1445 K St., Room 1301
PO Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402)471-4079
Fax: (402) 471-3666

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

Anyone can sign the form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Nebraska?

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

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

LLC biennial reports in Nebraska are due on odd years every April 1st. If you file in the same year as due, before the due date, you don’t have to file the first year. For example, if you formed your company on March 1st 2009, you don’t have to file the report until April 1st 2011.

What about Nebraska taxes?

You will have to pay the same Nebraska taxes as a Nebraska LLC.

How do I withdraw a foreign business from Nebraska?

If you would like to withdraw a business from Nebraska, you have to file a Notice of Cancellation.

What are your fees?

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