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What is Pennsylvania Corporation Foreign Qualification?

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

What is a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

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

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

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

What if the Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation Name I want is already taken?

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

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation is available before we submit your Foreign Incorporation filing to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth.  If necessary we can register a DBA Name in Pennsylvania for you so that you can open your new Pennsylvania business as quickly as possible.

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

4 things you have to do in order to Form a Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation
  1. Choose a name for your Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your PA Foreign Corporation
  3. File Registration Documents with the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth
  4. Determine how you want your Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation to be taxed
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What do I have to do to after I Form a Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation?

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

In order to Form a Foreign Corporation in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

Processing times for new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation applications takes the state around 7-10 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 Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE PENNSYLVANIA SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH PROCESSING TIMES.
The Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth 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 Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth.

In our experience 7-10 business days is the time it usually takes the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth to process a new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation application. We get your Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation application to the PA Secretary of the Commonwealth ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation application process.

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

Pennsylvania processing times for new Pennsylvania Corporation filings can vary depending on the staff work load at the PA Secretary of State's office. The Pennsylvania Secretary of State offers these expedited options for new Pennsylvania Incorporation filings:
  • $100 - The Pennsylvania Secretary of State will guarantee a dscision the same day
  • $300 - The PA Secretary of State will guarantee a response within 3 hours the same day that the application to Form a new Corporation in Pennsylvania was submitted
  • $1000 - The Pennsylvania Secretary of State will guarantee a response within 1 hour the same day that the application to Form a new Corporation in Pennsylvania was submitted

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

The state of Pennsylvania charges $293.00 to Form a Foreign Corporation in PA.  If you choose us to help you Form your Foreign Corporation in Pennsylvania our processing fees are $145.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing of your new Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation order
  • PA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Application for Certificate of Authority
  • File Formation Documents with the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
FORM A FOREIGN CORPORATION IN PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE NOW
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For $145 our Pennsylvania Foreign Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 PA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 PA Foreign Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL PENNSYLVANIA
FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
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  $175 - Same day
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 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 PA Registered Agent $135   explain
 PA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 

Processing fees $145.00
Pennsylvania incorporation fees $293.00
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Pennsylvania time we will submit your Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation application to the Secretary of the Commonwealth on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Pennsylvania Foreign Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Pennsylvania for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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