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What is Alabama Limited Liability Company (LLC) Foreign Qualification?

You want to do business in the state of Alabama but are registered as a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Alabama you must register with the Alabama Secretary of State as a Foreign LLC.   more...

What is an Alabama Foreign LLC?

In the United States, just because you are registered to do business in one state does not mean that you can legally do business in another state.  If you want to transact any serious business in a state other than the state in which your LLC is registered, most likely you will have to register with the state in which you want to do business before you can legally conduct business there.  more...

Do I need a lawyer to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama?

The short answer is no.  The state of Alabama does not legally require a lawyer to form an Alabama Foreign LLCmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Form a Foreign LLC in AL?

All Alabama Foreign Limited Liability Companies are required to Reserve a Company Name prior to submitting an application to form a Foreign LLC in Alabama.

What if the Alabama Foreign LLC Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Alabama Foreign LLC is already in use by a currently active Alabama Corporation or LLC then you will have to register a DBA Name with the Alabama Secretary of State.  "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

In Alabama a DBA Name is called a Trade Name.

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Alabama Foreign LLC is available before we submit your Foreign LLC filing to the Alabama Secretary of State.  If necessary we can register a Trade Name in Alabama for you so that you can open your new Alabama business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama?

4 things you have to do in order to Form an Alabama Foreign LLC
  1. Choose a name for your Alabama Foreign LLC
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your AL Foreign LLC
  3. File Registration Documents with the Alabama Secretary of State
  4. Determine how you want your Alabama Foreign LLC to be taxed

What do I have to do to after I Form an Alabama Foreign LLC?

4 things you have to do in after you Form an Alabama Foreign Corporation
  1. Obtain Business Licenses from the cities and counties in which you plan to do business
  2. File the required reports for your Alabama Foreign LLC
  3. Keep proper records of your Alabama Foreign LLC on file
  4. Pay your taxes to the state of Alabama

What information do I need in order to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama?

In order to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama you'll need certain specific information about your Company including the Limited Liability Compamy name and address; and Registered Agent information.

How long does it take to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama?

Processing times for new Alabama Foreign LLC applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Alabama Foreign LLC applications takes the state around 15-20 business days.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Express Mail option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your new Alabama Foreign LLC.
The Alabama Secretary of State reserves the right to extend expedite periods in time of extreme volume, staff shortage or equipment malfunction.  We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Alabama Secretary of State.

In our experience 15-20 business days is the time it usually takes the Alabama Secretary of State to process a new Alabama Foreign LLC application. We get your Alabama Foreign LLC application to the AL Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Alabama Foreign LLC application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for a new AL Foreign LLCs?

In Alabama you file a Certificate of Formation with the office of the Probate Judge in the Alabama county in which the LLC''s initial registered office is located. The Probate Judge then send the filing to the Alabama Secretary of State for indexing. For an extra $100 the Alabama Secretary of State will index a filing within three business days after they receive the application from the county Probate Judge. The $100 is an Alabama Secretary of State fee. Some county Probate Judge offices may or may not offer expedited processing.

How much does it cost to Form a Foreign LLC in Alabama?

The state of Alabama charges $158.00 to Form a Foreign LLC in AL.  If you choose All Business Documents to help you Form your Foreign LLC in Alabama our processing fees are $199.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Alabama Foreign LLC order
  • AL Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Certificate of Formation
  • File Formation Documents with the Alabama Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • Alabama Foreign LLC Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
For $199 our Alabama Foreign LLC Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 AL Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 AL Foreign LLC Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Expedited Service $100   explain
 Express Mail $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 AL Registered Agent $135   explain
 LLC Operating Agreement $75   explain
 AL Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain

Processing fees $199.00
Alabama LLC fees $158.00
Optional products and services $0.00
Good Standing Certificate $0.00
Certified Copy Fee $0.00
Total estimated cost $357.00
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  • We start processing your Alabama Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Alabama Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Alabama time we will submit your Alabama Foreign LLC application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Alabama Foreign LLC Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Form Foreign LLCs in Alabama for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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