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What is Florida Corporation Foreign Qualification?

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

What is a Florida 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 Florida?

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

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

You cannot reserve a Company name for a new Florida Foreign Corporation before you submit your application to form a Foreign Corporation in Florida.

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

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

What do I have to do to after I Form a Florida Foreign Corporation?

4 things you have to do in after you Form a Florida 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 Florida Foreign Corporation
  3. Keep proper records of your Florida Foreign Corporation on file
  4. Pay your taxes to the state of Florida

What information do I need in order to Form a Foreign Corporation in Florida?

In order to Form a Foreign Corporation in Florida you'll need certain specific information about your Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.

What happens if I can't use my Corporation name in Florida?

The Florida Secretary of State requires that you register your Florida Foreign Corporation under the exact name that it was registered in .  Your Corporation name may be in use by an active Florida Corporation.

If your Corporation name is in use by an existing active Florida Corporation or LLC you must specify an alternate name for your Florida Foreign Corporation on the Florida Foreign Qualification application.

How long does it take to Form a Foreign Corporation in Florida?

Processing times for new Florida Foreign Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Florida Foreign Corporation applications takes the state around 10-15 business days.  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 Florida Foreign Corporation.
The Florida 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 Florida Secretary of State.

In our experience 10-15 business days is the time it usually takes the Florida Secretary of State to process a new Florida Foreign Corporation application. We get your Florida Foreign Corporation application to the FL Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Florida Foreign Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for a new FL Foreign Corporations?

The Florida Secretary of State does not offer expedited filing options for new Florida Corporation filings.

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

The state of Florida charges $87.5 to Form a Foreign Corporation in FL.  Also add the cost of a good standing certificate from your home state.   If you choose us to help you Form your Foreign Corporation in Florida our processing fees are $199.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing of your new Florida Foreign Corporation order
  • Prepare Application by Foreign Corporation for Authorization to Conduct Transact Business in Florida
  • File Formation Documents with the Florida Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • Florida Foreign Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
For $199 our Florida Foreign Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 FL Foreign Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
You may need these additional products and services:
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 Overnight Delivery $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 FL Registered Agent $135   explain
 FL Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain

You will need a good standing certificate from your home state that is no older than 90 days.
Choose your home state from the list, the price of the good standing certificate below will be updated automatically.
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Processing fees $199.00
Florida incorporation fees $87.50
Optional products and services $0.00
Good Standing Certificate $0.00
Certified Copy Fee $0.00
Total estimated cost $286.50
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  • We start processing your Florida Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Florida Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Florida time we will submit your Florida 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 Florida Foreign Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
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