Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in District of Columbia
If your company is registered outside of District of Columbia it is required to obtain a certificate of authority before transacting business in the state.
This process is called "Foreign Qualification", and it involves filing Foreign Registration Statement with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
To approve foreign qualification application District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs requires certificate of good standing or its equivalent from the home state. The certificate must be current within 30 days. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in District of Columbia on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs could take about 10-15 business days, with expedited option of 1 business day available for extra fee.. Applicants should also allow additional time for obtaining the certificate of good standing from their home state.
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Our company provides full service in assisting with foreign registration in District of Columbia. We will handle all the steps of foreign qualification in District of Columbia from obtaining the necessary documents from the home state, to filing all applications with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and making sure the filing is successful.
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Forming Foreign Entity in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota