Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in Massachusetts
If your company is registered outside of Massachusetts 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 Limited Liability Company Application for Registration form (LLCs), or Foreign Corporation Certificate of Registration form (Corporations) with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.
To approve foreign qualification application Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth 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 Massachusetts on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth could take about 1-2 business days. 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 Massachusetts. We will handle all the steps of foreign qualification in Massachusetts from obtaining the necessary documents from the home state, to filing all applications with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, 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