Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in Hawaii
If your company is registered outside of Hawaii 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 Certificate of Authority with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
To approve foreign qualification application Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs requires certificate of good standing or its equivalent from the home state. The certificate must be current within 60 days. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in Hawaii on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs could take about 7-10 business days, with expedited option of 2-3 business days plus mailing 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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Forming Foreign Entity in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota