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How To File An Amendment For A New Mexico Corporation

 

Step By Step Guide To New Mexico Corporation Amendments

How to file a New Mexico Corporation Amendment:

To file an amendment for your domestic New Mexico Corporation, submit Form DPR-AM, Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and one duplicate copy to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The form is available online (see link below).

To file and amendment for your foreign corporation in New Mexico, submit Form FPR-AM, Application for Amended Certificate of Authority and one duplicate copy to the PRC.  The form is available online (see link below). If you are changing the corporate name, include an original certificate of filing authenticated by the custodian of records in the home state.

The form you need is already in your online account when you sign up for registered agent service with Northwest.

Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?

You may restate your New Mexico Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation. But they can only include the provisions in the Articles of Incorporation as previously amended. You may not include a new amendment.

The filing fee for Restated Articles of Incorporation is the same as that for Articles of Amendment.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a New Mexico Corporation amendment?

A corporation must file an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to change its corporate name; period of duration; corporate purpose; or number of authorized shares. It may make other changes, so long as the Amended Articles of Incorporation contain only provisions that may be lawfully contained in Articles of Incorporation. It is not necessary to file Articles of Amendment for the purpose of changing the registered office address or registered agent, or to change the names and addresses of the officers or directors of the corporation.

How much does a New Mexico Corporation amendment cost?

To amend your foreign corporation in New Mexico, there is a filing fee of $50.

There are two different fee structures for domestic New Mexico corporations.

If you are not amending to increase the total amount of authorized shares, there is a $100 filing fee.

If you are amending to increase the total amount of authorized shares, calculate the difference between the increase shares and the current number of shares, and apply to that difference. Take the difference and apply the rate of $1 for each 1,000 shares to determine the filing fee.
Example: proposed increase is 1,000,000 shares and the current number of shares is 100,000; 1,000,000 – 100,000 = 900,000; 900,000 ÷ 1,000 = 900; 900 x $1 = $900 filing fee.

The fee for increasing shares will never be less than $100 or more than $1000.

Expedited filing is available when amending your New Mexico articles of incorporation.  Your amendment can be processed on the day it is received (before 2:00 pm) for an additional fee of $300. You amendment can be processed within two days of receipt for an additional $200 fee. If you choose expedited filing, remember to attach the Request for Expedited Filing and separate payment.  The request form is online (see link below).

How long does it take the state to process a New Mexico Corporation amendment?

Normal Processing: Takes up to 15 business days.

How will the New Mexico corporation amendment be returned?

The New Mexico PRC will return the duplicate copy and a Certificate of Amendment for the corporations records.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

New Mexico Public Regulations Commission
Corporations Bureau
PO Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1269
Ph: (505) 827-4511

New Mexico requires original signatures so you can only file by mail or in person.

Can you change the New Mexico Corporation officers or directors on an amendment?

No. You can’t change the names or addresses of corporate officers or directors by filing articles of amendment. You may make that change in your Biennial Report or by filing a Supplemental Report with the PRC within 30 days of the change. The form is online (see link below).

Can you change the New Mexico registered agent on the amendment?

No. It is not necessary to file Articles of Amendment to change your registered agent in New Mexico.  File Form PROFIT-RAA, Statement of Change of Registered Office or Agent, or Both to change your New Mexico registered agent. The form to change your corporations registered agent is online (see link below).

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on a corporation amendment?

No. If you want to change your registered office address, you can file Form PROFIT-RAA, Statement of Change of Registered Office or Agent, or Both.  The form to change your corporations address is online (see link below).

Forms:
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/COMMON_FORMS.aspx

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