Incorporation in DE for US non-resident, questions about the addresses (business, registered, physical, for bank...)
After checking, I have still some issues regarding the addresses, as due to restrictive US laws, the European banks refuse to open an account for a Delaware corp., and the US banks want a physical presence to open an account.
Q1: Can I wait my next trip in US in 3 months to open a bank account (no mandatory to open it immediately when incorporating?)
Q2: Can I open the bank account in the state where I am used to staying, without having a physical address in US other than that of the registered agent??s office, (meaning using my address in Europe for the bank account)
Q3: if finally I use a virtual scan mail service in US with a physical address in a state other than DE, must I register the corp. as doing business in that state? (Even if we don't do business in US)
1) You don't have to open a bank account immediately, whenever you come to the US would be fine.
2) You can open the bank account in any state, provided you have a letter from a CPA or attorney stating that this company does not do any business in the state where you open the bank account other than having the bank account there. I invite you to read our article dealing with opening a bank account for your U.S. company, you will find lots of useful tips there: U.S. bank account for non??US entrepreneurs.
3) Having a virtual address should not require you to register in that state. I would suggest avoiding California, just in case, but other than that I haven't heard any horror stories dealing with virtual addresses. You can check various options for virtual address here: U.S. Address for non??US entrepreneurs.