Register a Foreign Nonprofit in Wyoming
To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of Wyoming, you must file a Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority with the Wyoming Secretary of State. You can submit this document by mail or in person. The Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority for a Wyoming 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 Wyoming. Or, you can simply sign up for our Wyoming Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!
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How do I register my foreign non-profit corporation in Wyoming?
File the Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority with the Wyoming Secretary of State. Include a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 60 days of the application. You can file by mail or in person.
What kind of information is required on the Wyoming Certificate of Authority?
Include the following on the form:
Wyoming nonprofit corporation name
Registered agent information
Names and addresses of the nonprofit’s directors and officers
Nonprofit corporation’s purpose
A Certificate of Good Standing from the nonprofit’s home state, dated within 60 days of the application
How much does it cost to qualify a foreign non-profit in Wyoming?
The filing fee is $25. You can pay with a check or money order.
How long does it take Wyoming to process my filing?
10 business days, not including mailing times.
Does Wyoming require any paperwork from my home state?
Yes. With the certificate of authority application, you need to attach a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 60 days of the application.
How many directors are required to sign the Certificate of Authority?
No directors are required to sign, but the names and addresses of each director and officer is required on the form.
Who needs to sign the Certificate of Authority?
Anyone authorized by the nonprofit corporation to sign the formation documents.
Does my registered agent need to sign the Certificate of Authority?
Will I need a registered agent in Wyoming?
Yes. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent as your Wyoming registered agent, it’s a flat yearly rate of $125. You’ll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you’re 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 four 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 prepopulated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page in your online account.
Do foreign non-profit corporations need to file annual reports in Wyoming?
Yes. Annual reports for foreign nonprofit corporations in Wyoming are due by the first day of the organization’s anniversary month. You can file the report online or mail the paper form to the Secretary of State. You will need your Filing ID number to print the report or file online. If you don’t know your Wyoming Filing ID number, you can find it by searching your business name on the WY Secretary of State website under ‘Online Services.’. The filing fee is $25.
Will there be any other state agencies to register with?
You will need to work with the Department of Revenue for the Wyoming tax exemption.
Wyoming is different than most states because there is no additional registration requirement for charities that solicit funds.
Wyoming contact info:
Wyoming Secretary of State
State Capital Building, Room 110
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone: (307) 777-7311
Secretary of State Website: soswy.state.wy.us/Business/Business.aspx