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What is Wisconsin Corporation Foreign Qualification?

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

What is a Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In order to Form a Foreign Corporation in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

Processing times for new Wisconsin Foreign Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Department of Financial Institutions's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Wisconsin Foreign Corporation applications takes the state around 5-7 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 Wisconsin Foreign Corporation.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PROCESSING TIMES.
The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions 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 Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

In our experience 5-7 business days is the time it usually takes the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to process a new Wisconsin Foreign Corporation application. We get your Wisconsin Foreign Corporation application to the WI Department of Financial Institutions ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Wisconsin Foreign Corporation application process.

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

The Wisconsin Secretary of State offers expedited service for all new Wisconsin Corporation filings. For an additional $25 the Secretary of State will process your new Wisconsin Corporation application by the close of the business day following that on which your new Wisconsin Corporation application is received.

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

The state of Wisconsin charges $110.00 to Form a Foreign Corporation in WI.  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 Wisconsin our processing fees are $199.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing of your new Wisconsin Foreign Corporation order
  • WI Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Certificate of Authority Application
  • File Formation Documents with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
  • Certified Copies of Formation Documents
  • Wisconsin Foreign Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
FORM A FOREIGN CORPORATION IN WISCONSIN ONLINE NOW
WISCONSIN FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
For $199 our Wisconsin Foreign Qualification services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 WI Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Formation Documents
 File Formation Documents
 Certified Copies of Formation Docs
 WI Foreign Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL WISCONSIN
FOREIGN CORPORATION SERVICES
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 Expedited Service $25   explain
 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 WI Registered Agent $135   explain
 WI 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 60 days.
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Processing fees $199.00
Wisconsin incorporation fees $110.00
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your Wisconsin Foreign Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Wisconsin time we will submit your Wisconsin Foreign Corporation application to the Department of Financial Institutions on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Wisconsin Foreign Qualification services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Wisconsin for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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