How long does the incorporation process take?

The length of the incorporation process varies widely depending on the state in which you choose to incorporate. In most states, the average turnaround time is roughly 10 days; however, it may take up to three or four weeks in some states. For this reason, many nonprofits choose to use expedited filing in order to start operating more quickly. With expedited filing it typically takes one to three days before you know whether or not your articles of incorporation are approved by the state.