Foreign Entity

Foreign Entity Registration

To conduct business outside your state of formation, you must register your company as a foreign entity in each additional state in which you operate. This process is also known as "Foreign Qualification." Transacting business in a new state without foreign entity registration can lead to severe monetary penalties and a restriction of your right to bring or maintain a lawsuit or other legal proceeding.
When to Register as a Foreign Entity
  • Checkmark To open a new office in a state other than the state of incorporation
  • Checkmark To hire employees who are residents of a state other than the state of incorporation
  • Checkmark To purchase a company property in a state other than the state of incorporation
  • Checkmark To offer services, sell products, or bid for a contract in a state other than the state of incorporation
  • Checkmark To obtain a professional license in a state other than the state of incorporation
Expand Your Operations

Out-of-state companies are required to obtain this authorization before conducting business in each additional state. This is the first step toward expanding your company onto a regional or national scale.

Avoid Fines and Penalties

Failure to register as a foreign entity could result in hefty fines and require you to pay substantial back taxes.

Available in All 50 States

We provide this service for all 50 states. Depending on your state, this may be called a foreign entity registration, foreign qualification, or a certificate of registration.

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After placing your order, we will immediately begin completing and processing your application. We will keep you posted regarding the status of your application and will notify you as soon as you have been approved.

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Register as a Foreign Entity in 3 Steps

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Complete Our Short Questionnaire

Enter your business type, state of formation, and provide information about the new state you want to do business in.

File document / complaint

We Submit Your Paperwork to the State

We contact the state on your behalf and ensure that everything is handled correctly while you monitor the status of your application online.


Notice of Approval

We will notify you as soon as your foreign entity registration request has been approved and will forward you any official documentation.

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