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Agent for Service of Process
Apostille
Articles of Incorporation
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Business Entity
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Certificate of Existence
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Close Corporation
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Corporate Bylaws
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Federal Tax ID
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Foreign Qualification
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Good Standing Certificate
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ITIN
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Liquidation
LLC
LP
Majority Shareholder
Meetings
Member
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Organizer
Paid-in Capital
Paid-in Surplus
Par Value
Preferred Stock
Professional Corporation
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What is California Corporation Foreign Qualification?

You want to do business in the state of California but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of California you must register with the California Secretary of State as a Foreign Corporation.   more...

What is a California Foreign Corporation?

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 Corporation 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 Corporation in California?

The short answer is no.  The state of California does not legally require a lawyer to form a California Foreign Corporationmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Form a Foreign Corporation in CA?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new California Foreign Corporation before you submit your application to form a Foreign Corporation in California.  more...

What do I have to do to Form a Foreign Corporation in California?

5 things you have to do in order to Form a California Foreign Corporation
  1. Prove that you are registered in a state other than CA as a Domestic Corporation
  2. Choose a name for your California Foreign Corporation
  3. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your CA Foreign Corporation
  4. File Registration Documents with the California Secretary of State
  5. Determine how you want your California Foreign Corporation to be taxed
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What do I have to do to after I Form a California Foreign Corporation?

4 things you have to do in after you Form a California 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 California Foreign Corporation
  3. Keep proper records of your California Foreign Corporation on file
  4. Pay your taxes to the state of California
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What information do I need in order to Form a Foreign Corporation in California?

In order to Form a Foreign Corporation in California you'll need certain specific information about your Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.
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How long does it take to Form a Foreign Corporation in California?

Processing times for new California Foreign Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new California Foreign Corporation applications takes the state around 1-2 weeks.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Overnight Delivery option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your new California Foreign Corporation.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the California Secretary of State.

In our experience 1-2 weeks is the time it usually takes the California Secretary of State to process a new California Foreign Corporation application. We get your California Foreign Corporation application to the CA Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new California Foreign Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for new CA Foreign Corporations?

California processing times for new California Corporation filings can vary depending on the staff work load at the Secretary of State's office. The California Secretary of State offers these expedited options for new California Incorporation filings:
  • $350 - The California Secretary of State will guarantee a 24 hour turn around
  • $750 - The CA Secretary of State will guarantee a response by 4 PM the same day that the application to Form a new Corporation in California was submitted

How much does it cost to Form a Foreign Corporation in California?

The state of California charges $145.00 to Form a Foreign Corporation in CA.  Also add the cost of a good standing certificate from your home state.   If you choose PCF to help you Form your Foreign Corporation in California our processing fees are $199.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new California Foreign Corporation order
  • CA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation
  • File Formation Documents with the California Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • California Foreign Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
FORM A FOREIGN CORPORATION IN CALIFORNIA ONLINE NOW
CALIFORNIA FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
For $199 our California Foreign Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 CA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 CA Foreign Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA
FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
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Expedited Service   explain
  $350 - 24 hours
  $750 - Same day
 Overnight Delivery $20   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 CA Registered Agent $135   explain
 CA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE
You will need a good standing certificate from your home state that is no older than 6 months.
Choose your home state from the list, the price of the certificate below will be updated automatically.
I already have a good standing certificate
Processing fees $199.00
California incorporation fees $145.00
Optional products and services $0.00
Good Standing Certificate $0.00
Certified Copy Fee $0.00
Total estimated cost $344.00
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THE PCF ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your California Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the California Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon California time we will submit your California Foreign Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our California Foreign Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in California for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!
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