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What is Virginia Corporation Foreign Qualification?

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

What is a Virginia 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 Virginia?

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

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

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

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

If the Name you have chosen for your new Virginia Foreign Corporation is already in use by a currently active Virginia Corporation or LLC then you will have to register a DBA Name with the county recorder in each Virginia county in which you want to do business. "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

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

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

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

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

In order to Form a Foreign Corporation in Virginia 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 Virginia?

Processing times for new Virginia Foreign Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the State Corporation Commission's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Virginia Foreign Corporation applications takes the state around 3-4 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 Virginia Foreign Corporation.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE VIRGINIA STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION PROCESSING TIMES.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission 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 Virginia State Corporation Commission.

In our experience 3-4 business days is the time it usually takes the Virginia State Corporation Commission to process a new Virginia Foreign Corporation application. We get your Virginia Foreign Corporation application to the VA State Corporation Commission ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Virginia Foreign Corporation application process.
Also, please note that the Virginia State Corporation Commission requires a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation from the home, or domestic, state to be submitted with the application for a Virginia Foreign Corporation Qualification. Depending on the home state it could take around 5 business days to obtain the Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation from the Secretary of State in the home state.

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

The Virginia Secretary of State offers two expedited filing options for new Virginia Corporation applications. For an additional $100 the Secretary of State will process your new Virginia Corporation filing by the next business day. For $200 the Secretary of State will process your new Virginia Corporation filing the same day for applications submitted before 12:00 noon Virginia time.

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

The state of Virginia charges $80.00 to Form a Foreign Corporation in VA.  Also add the cost of a copy of your Articles of Incorporation from your home state.   If you choose us to help you Form your Foreign Corporation in Virginia our processing fees are $199.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing of your new Virginia Foreign Corporation order
  • VA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Virginia as a Foreign Corporation
  • File Formation Documents with the Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • Virginia Foreign Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
Total Virginia Foreign Corporation filing fees are based on the total number of authorized shares specified on the application. The maximum filing fee for a new Virginia Foreign Corporation is $2500. The total number of authorized shares specified on the Virginia Foreign Corporation application must match the number of authorized shares specified on the Articles of Incorporation or any amendments from the home state. To avoid paying a high fee It is best to keep the total number of authorized shares to 25,000 or less.
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For $199 our Virginia Foreign Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 VA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 VA Foreign Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL VIRGINIA
FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
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 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 VA Registered Agent $135   explain
 VA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 

CERTIFIED COPY OF ARTICLES
You will need a copy of your Articles of Incorporation from your home state that is no older than 12 months.
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Processing fees $199.00
Virginia incorporation fees $80.00
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your Virginia Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Virginia State Corporation Commission in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Virginia time we will submit your Virginia Foreign Corporation application to the State Corporation Commission on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Virginia Foreign Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Virginia for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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