Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in Georgia
If your company is registered outside of Georgia 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 Application for Certificate of Authority with the Georgia Secretary of State.
To approve foreign qualification application Georgia Secretary of State does not require any documents from the home state, only the executed Application for Certificate of Authority. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in Georgia on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with Georgia Secretary of State could take about 7-10 business days, with expedited option of 1 business day plus mailing available for extra fee.
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Our company provides full service in assisting with foreign registration in Georgia. We will handle all the steps of foreign qualification in Georgia from obtaining the necessary documents from the home state, to filing all applications with the Georgia Secretary of State, 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