Register a Foreign Nonprofit in New Mexico
To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of New Mexico, you must file a Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority in duplicate with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. You can submit this document by mail or in person. The Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority for a New Mexico foreign nonprofit corporation costs $25 to file. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority and register a foreign nonprofit in New Mexico. Or, you can simply sign up for our New Mexico Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!
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How do I qualify my foreign non profit corporation in New Mexico?
You register a foreign non profit by filing the Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority in duplicate with the filing fee to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC). You can deliver it by mail or in person. If your home state name is unavailable in New Mexico, add a ‘dba’ along with an attached resolution by the board of directors to operate in New Mexico under a fictitious name.
Is there an initial report that foreign non profits are required to file?
Yes and it is due 30 days from the date on your Certificate of Authority. The initial report costs $10.
What is the cost to register a foreign non profit in New Mexico?
The filing fee is $25. Pay with a check or money order.
How long does it take for New Mexico to process my foreign qualification?
New Mexico takes about five weeks to process your filing after it is received. You can request expedited service for an additional $100 and the state will process your filing 2-3 days after receipt.
Do I need a Certificate of Good Standing from my home state?
Yes, and it must be current within 30 days.
Will I need a New Mexico Registered Agent for my foreign nonprofit?
Does the New Mexico registered agent have to sign my foreign qualification?
Yes, and it needs to be original. If you hire ‘Northwest’ as your New Mexico registered agent, we will mail you the signed acceptance of appointment on the same day.
Will I have to describe the purpose of my foreign non profit?
Yes, spell out the specific purpose for which the non profit will be conducting business in New Mexico.
How will my filing be returned?
NMPRC will return your file-stamped duplicate and a Certificate of Authority.
Are there any annual report requirements for foreign nonprofits in New Mexico?
All non profits in New Mexico file an annual report typically by May 15th and pay a $10 fee. The New Mexico rule for non profits is to file the annual report by the 15th day of the fifth month after the fiscal year end.
What do I need to fundraise in New Mexico?
Charities register online with the NM Office of Attorney General, Charities Unit. See our NM Charities Registration page.
Are there any weird things about qualifying in New Mexico?
Two officers of the corporation must sign the application along with the registered agent and all signatures must be original ink.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
1120 Paseo De Peralta
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph: (505) 827-4511
Fax: (505) 827-4387
Email: [email protected]
Our NM registered agent service will be the most comprehensive nonprofit registered agent service you will find. When you hire us as your registered agent, we not only monitor your New Mexico Corporations Bureau requirements, we send you filing reminders for tax exempt status, and charity fundraising registrations. You also get all New Mexico forms available instantly in your online account.