Puerto Rico Registered Agent
When you choose Northwest as your Puerto Rico Registered Agent, you get instant service, Privacy by Default®, a business address, and free mail forwarding. And if you want more, you can get a domain name, website, email, and phone number for free.
Want to learn more about what a registered agent does in Puerto Rico? We'll explain the Puerto Rico Department of State's Division of Corporations' requirements, what your registered agent should do for you, and how to change your registered agent in Puerto Rico.
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$125 a Year Every Year
Northwest is the choice of professionals for registered agent service.
- Same-Day Scans, Instant Notifications
- Privacy by Default®
- Business Address & Free Mail Forwarding
- Free Domain, Website, Email & Business Phone
What Is A Puerto Rico Registered Agent?
A Puerto Rico registered agent is a person or company that you designate to receive legal mail (like service of process) on behalf of your business. Registered agents exist to provide an official and reliable way to contact your business.
If your business is ever served with a lawsuit, the process server will deliver the paperwork directly to your registered agent. At that point, your business is legally considered “served.” The registered agent should then forward you your mail, quickly and securely.
Per Puerto Rico’s General Corporations Act (Chapter 223 Section 3542), registered agents are legally required in Puerto Rico. At a minimum, your registered agent must list a physical address on the public record and be present at that address during business hours. But ideally, your registered agent should do more.
Legal Requirements for Puerto Rico Registered Agents
According to Puerto Rico’s General Corporations Act (Chapter 223 Section 3542), the requirements for a registered agent in Puerto Rico are as follows:
- Have to be residents or judicial persons (companies) that provide registered agent services.
- Have a registered office address that is a physical address located within the State of Puerto Rico.
- Accept legal documents during regular working hours.
How Do I Change My Puerto Rico Registered Agent?
There are two ways to change your registered agent in Puerto Rico.
- Hire us and we’ll complete the change of agent form for you for free.
- Do it yourself and file a Certificate of Change of Registered Agent for with the Puerto Rico Department of State’s Division of Corporations.
Why Northwest Is the Best Registered Agent in Puerto Rico
Our Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service includes the tools you need to keep your business running without a hitch. When you hire Northwest as your registered agent, you get:
- Same-Day Scans: We scan your legal docs the same day we receive them and reach out if your essential mail goes unread.
- Privacy by Default®: We list our business address on public docs to keep your personal info safe. And unlike those other guys, we never sell your data.
- Corporate Guides®: Have questions? We have answers. Our guides are business experts whose sole job is to provide support for all your business questions.
And if you want more? Add free trials of any of these options at checkout:
- Domain Name: Choose a domain name from a list of popular extensions (like .com and .net).
- Website: We provide a pre-built business website, customizable using an open source platform.
- Business Email Address: Create up to 10 business email addresses of your choosing. They’ll end in your domain name for branding ease.
- Phone Number: Keep your personal line private by using a business phone number for client communications.
How to Order Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service
You sign up online, clicking on one of the buttons or links that says “HIRE US.”
We collect the first year of the registered agent service fee up front.
For new businesses, we’ll become your Puerto Rico registered agent service once your business registration filing is complete
About a year later, we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Puerto Rico registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.
With offices in every state, we make it easy to add registered agent services anywhere in the country. We don’t farm out work (or your info) to other companies—wherever you are, WE are your registered agent.
We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Puerto Rico registered agent service or paying a bill but for keeping up with Puerto Rico corporate compliance.
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Puerto Rico Registered Agent FAQs
Why Do I Need a Puerto Rico Registered Agent?
When you register your business in Puerto Rico, you need to appoint a registered agent. Puerto Rico registered agents provide the general public and Puerto Rican government a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to your business in PR. When you hire Northwest, you’ll not only receive the best registered agent service in Puerto Rico, but you’ll also be given an online account to manage all of your business’ state registrations, as we provide service in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Can I Be My Own Registered Agent In Puerto Rico?
Yes, you can be your own registered agent in Puerto Rico. However, after considering the registered agent requirements most business owners elect to hire a registered agent service instead. Why? Well although being your own registered agent will cost you $0 upfront, a Puerto Rico registered agent’s name and address becomes part of the public record. Additionally, the registered agent is required to be available to accept service of process during normal business hours 5 days a week.
Can I Use Your Puerto Rico Registered Office Address For Everything On My Business Filing?
Definitely! We’re the only national registered agent service that allows our clients to list our address for everything when you’re doing a filing to keep your private address off public records.
Can I Have My Business’s Mail Delivered To Your Puerto Rico Office?
We don’t want ALL of your business mail. It’s not what we do. And it wouldn’t serve you well. You wouldn’t have unique address or suite number. Any mail we receive on your behalf would come to to Northwest Registered Agent, care of you.
But we understand that businesses and clients sometimes reach out to you through your registered agent. Through us. That’s why we give you 5 FREE scans of regular business mail a year. You can request any additional documents to be forwarded at a per document rate of $15.
Do I Hire A Registered Agent Before Or After I Start My Business In Puerto Rico?
You should hire us first and then do your business registration filing because you can’t form an LLC or corporation without a Puerto Rico registered agent service. You find all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.
How Do I Resign From Being A Registered Agent In Puerto Rico?
In Puerto Rico, to resign as a registered agent, you need to submit a Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent online to the Puerto Rico Department of State. For a more detailed walkthrough, you can refer to our guide on how to resign as a registered agent in Puerto Rico.