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Puerto Rico Registered Agent

When You Want More

A Puerto Rico registered agent is a resident or company registered in the commonwealth that has a registered office address in Puerto Rico and is willing to accept legal documents on behalf of a company that has listed it as their registered agent. Under Puerto Rico state code, Puerto Rico registered agent services must have a physical address—a P.O. Box will not work.

With our Puerto Rico registered agent service, get Privacy by Default®, business address, free mail forwarding, free Phone Service for 60 days, and local Corporate Guides®—only at Northwest.

Everything You Need To Know About Puerto Rico Registered Agents:

  1. Get Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service
  2. What Do Puerto Rico Registered Agents Do?
  3. Legal Requirements for Puerto Rico Registered Agents
  4. How Do I Change My Puerto Rico Registered Agent?
  5. What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?
  6. Puerto Rico Registered Agent FAQs
  7. How To Order Registered Agent Service
Instant registered agent service in Puerto Rico with Northwest Registered Agent

Get Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service

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Sign up & immediately get a secure account where you’ll find:

  • Puerto Rico business forms

  • Annual report reminders

  • All your scanned & stored documents

  • Easy access to all our business services

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See why the pros choose Northwest:

  • Same price every year

  • Free limited mail forwarding

  • Free 60-day trial of Phone Service
  • Privacy by Default®

  • Lifetime support from our Corporate Guides®

Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service

$ 125 Per Year
Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 607 clients on Google

What Do Puerto Rico Registered Agents Do?

A Puerto Rico registered agent maintains a physical address in Puerto Rico (called a registered office) and accepts legal documents and official mail on behalf of your business. In other words, your registered agent’s address acts as the official place where any service of process and official mail for your Puerto Rico LLCPuerto Rico corporation or Puerto Rico nonprofit will be sent.

However, the right registered agent service can do much more. At Northwest, we go above and beyond the minimum to ensure top speed, security, privacy and support.

How Do I Change My Puerto Rico Registered Agent?

There are two ways to change your registered agent in Puerto Rico.

  1. Hire us and we’ll complete the change of agent form for you for free.
  2. Do it yourself and file a Certificate of Change of Registered Agent for with the Puerto Rico Department of State’s Division of Corporations.

What Makes Northwest Different From Other Services?

At Northwest, we do business the right way. We’re dedicated to getting you your docs fast, protecting your privacy and offering you support. Here’s how:

  • Same-Day Scans, Instant Notifications: We accept and scan your docs at our local office the same day. We notify you instantly and reach out to you if your essential mail goes unread.
  • Privacy by Default®: We automatically minimize the exposure of and access to your personal data. If we can put our address on a public doc instead of yours, we do. If we don’t have to list your personal info, we don’t. We have tough privacy policies to keep your data safe and private. And we never sell your data.
  • Free Limited Mail Forwarding: Of course we’ll get you your state and legal mail. That’s our job. But what if we get some of your regular business mail? It happens a lot—clients and businesses trying to connect with you via your registered agent. We scan 5 documents per year for FREE. We can also scan additional mail at a per document rate of $15.
  • Corporate Guides®: Have questions? We have answers. Our guides are business experts whose sole job is to provide phone and email support for all your toughest business questions.

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.

How To Order Puerto Rico Registered Agent Service:

Step One

You sign up online, clicking on one of the buttons or links that says “HIRE US.”

Step Two

We collect the first year of the registered agent service fee up front.

Step Three

For new businesses, we’ll become your Puerto Rico registered agent service once your business registration filing is complete.

Step Four

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.

Step Five

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.

Step Six

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.

Information Your PR Registered Agent Should Help You Understand:

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  • Unless you are a resident of Puerto Rico, you’ll need to arrange for a third-party to be your registered agent if you want to do business here. We’ve taken great efforts to take this technical requirement and turn it into that service that will help you run your business in Puerto Rico.
  • You shouldn’t have much trouble forming a Puerto Rico corporation or LLC in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Corporation Act is actually based on Delaware’s corporate law with the intent to make forming a business entity here a simple process. The formation process is similar to any registration in the US.
  • Puerto Rico legal documents sometimes refer to registered agents as resident agents. There is no difference between the two, aside from the name.
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs) have a huge maintenance advantage over corporations. Annual reports are much easier to file. Each year corporations and LLCs must file an annual report with the Puerto Rico Department of State. Corporations’ reports, however, must include a financial statement prepared by an independent, certified public accountant in Puerto Rico. In contrast, LLCs simply file a statement of information and pay a $150 filing fee.
  • If you do have a foreign corporation in Puerto Rico, you will need to have an independent, CPA in Puerto Rico prepare you annual financial statement. The question many people concerns to whether that financial statement must include their entire company’s financials or just those pertaining to business done in Puerto Rico? The report will only concern the business done through the Puerto Rico portion of the corporation.

At Northwest, we can also form your LLC or form your corporation for $100 plus Puerto Rico’s filing fees. As part of our commitment to Privacy by Default®, we put our business address on your filings to better protect your privacy. And you always have the support of our Corporate Guides®.