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How to Reinstate a Virginia LLC

To revive a Virginia LLC, you’ll need to file the Virginia reinstatement packet with the State Corporation Commission of Virginia. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your Virginia LLC’s dissolution and pay a reinstatement fee. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Virginia LLC.

Revive Or Reinstate A Virginia Limited Liability Company

The State Corporation Commission of Virginia has the power to administratively dissolve or cancel your LLC if you fail to do any of the following:

  • pay your annual registration fee
  • appoint and maintain a Virginia registered agent

In order to get back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate your Virginia LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the State Corporation Commission of Virginia:

  • a completed Virginia reinstatement packet
  • all owed registration fees
  • the $100 Virginia reinstatement fee

What information do I need for the Virginia reinstatement packet?

To complete the Virginia reinstatement packet, you’ll need to provide the following:

  • your entity name and type
  • any edits to your Virginia LLC’s existing information
  • all missing annual reports
  • your payment information
  • a signature from a member or person authorized to do business on behalf of your LLC

How do I file the Virginia reinstatement packet?

It’s fastest to file for reinstatement in Virginia online, but you can also file a paper copy. If you decide to file by paper, you’ll need to request a Virginia reinstatement packet online and specify if you’d like it emailed, sent by mail, or held for pickup.

To file for a Virginia reinstatement online, you’ll need to use your business entity name and SCC ID number to search for your business on the Virginia Clerk’s Information System. Once you find your LLC’s record, you’ll need to log in with your business entity PIN. Then you’ll have access to your reinstatement packet.

How much will it cost to revive a Virginia LLC?

It depends. The Virginia LLC reinstatement fee is $100, but if you’re behind on annual registration fees, you’ll have to pay those, too.

How long does it take the state to process the Virginia Reinstatement?

For paper filings, it takes the Virginia SCC about 1-2 days to process a Virginia reinstatement. Online reinstatements are processed immediately.

Can you change your Virginia registered agent on the Virginia reinstatement?

Yes, you can change your registered agent on the Virginia reinstatement application. There’s no fee to change your registered agent when reinstating an LLC in Virginia.

How long do you have to revive a Virginia LLC?

You can revive a business in Virginia within five years of involuntary dissolution. After that, you’ll have to start over and form a new Virginia LLC.

What if my LLC’s name was taken while it was involuntarily canceled?

If another business in Virginia has adopted your LLC’s name, you’ll have to file an amendment to change your LLC’s name.

Where do I submit my Virginia reinstatement packet?

Reinstatement applications are processed by the State Corporation Commission of Virginia.

Mailed filings:
P.O. Box 1197
Richmond, Virginia 23218

In-Person Filings:
Tyler Building
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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