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New York Foreign Non Profit Organization


Free Guide to Registering a Foreign Nonprofit in New York

How do I register my foreign non profit corporation in New York?

You submit the completed Application for Authority form, with a Certificate of Good Standing from the home state, along with the filing fee. You will need to attach any required approvals just like domestic non profits, depending on the purpose of your non profit organization. You can mail it in to the NY Department of State, Division of Corporations or you can fax it to them.

What is the cost to register a foreign non profit in New York?

The filing fee is $135. You can request expedited service for an additional $25.

How long does it take for New York to process my foreign qualification?

Currently, New York filing times are delayed.

All standard paper filings submitted by mail, fax, or in person will be processed in 120 days (4 months).

Expedited paper filings are 1 week behind, and will take 7 days to process.

How current does the Certificate of Good Standing need to be?

It must be less than one year old.

Will I need a New York Registered Agent for my foreign nonprofit?

The New York application for authority lists the Secretary of State as your agent, but where will service of process be sent? If you hire ‘Northwest,’ the correct form is already prepopulated with our name and address in your online account. You will also receive annual report reminders for your nonprofit and charity, and all documents that we receive for you will be uploaded for you to view immediately.

Note: Due to the bureaucracy and complicated nature of forming a nonprofit corporation in the state of New York, Northwest does not offer incorporation services for NY nonprofits. We do, however, provide helpful information to help you form a NY nonprofit yourself, and we are happy to provide trustworthy, gimmick-free registered agent service for your non-profit.

Does the New York registered agent have to sign my foreign qualification?


Are there any annual report requirements for foreign nonprofits in New York?


Where do I send my Application for Authority?

New York Department of State
Division of Corporations
One Commerce Plaza,
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Ph:  (518) 473-2492
Fax:  (518) 474-1418

Why us?

Our registered agent service is setting new standards for our industry on a monthly basis.  You’ll have what you need to make the filing yourself in your account, or you can hire us to do the filing for you.

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