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Register a Foreign LLC in Texas

To register a foreign LLC in Texas, you must file a Texas Application for Registration with the Texas Secretary of State. You can submit this document by mail, by fax, in person, or online. The Application for Registration costs $750 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Texas answers the most common questions about how to file the Texas Application for Registration, but you can also sign up for our Texas 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 Texas?

$750 for normal or online processing.
$25 additional for expedited processing.
(Fees paid by credit card are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee of 2.7 percent of the total fees.)

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

Online Processing: around 2 business days.
Normal Processing: around 5-7 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
In Person Processing: around 2 business days.
Expedited Processing: around 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.

How will I get verification of registration back from Texas?

Evidence of filing will be sent to the submitter together with a file-stamped copy of the form, if a duplicate copy was provided as instructed.

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

The Application for Registration form (in duplicate) and the filing fee is required. There are different forms for foreign LLCs and PLLCs.

What do I need from my home state?


Will I need an Texas registered agent for my LLC?

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

No. However, the foreign limited liability company cannot act as its own registered agent in Texas; do not enter the entity name as the name of the registered agent.

How can I file the Texas Application for Registration?

By mail, fax, in person or online. If a document is transmitted by fax, credit card information must accompany the transmission (Form 807). You will also want to fax your form twice so they have a duplicate copy.

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

Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711-3697
1019 Brazos
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512)463-5555
Fax: (512)463-5709

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


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

An authorized person on behalf of the LLC must sign the form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Texas?

LLCs in Texas are subject to a state franchise tax.

If the entity is a Series LLC there is a different form that needs to be filed.

When providing address information for governing persons, you may use a business or post office box address rather than a residence address if privacy concerns are an issue.

If you have a PLLC, you will want to review Section 301.012 of the BOC. The state agencies exercising regulatory control over the professions to which the joint practice provisions apply continue to exercise regulatory authority over the respective licenses.

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

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

The Comptrollers Office will contact your registered agent regarding any reporting requirements.

Initial reports, if applicable, are due within 1 year and 90 days from the entity organizing in or registering to do business in Texas.

Any TX annual reports are due May 1st initially, and May 15th thereafter.

What are your fees?

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

Additional TX LLC Resources:

Texas Taxes

Withdraw a Foreign Texas LLC

Certificate of Good Standing

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