Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in New York
If your company is registered outside of New York 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 Authority form with the New York State Department of State.
To approve foreign qualification application New York State Department of State requires certificate of good standing or its equivalent from the home state. The certificate must be current within 1 year. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in New York on file at all times in order to be in good standing. Similar to other entity types, a NY Secretary of state can be appointed as Registered Agent, in which case a US address for mail forwarding is required
The filing process with New York State Department of State could take about 3-4 business weeks, with expedited processing of 1 business day, plus additional time for 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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Our company provides full service in assisting with foreign registration in New York. We will handle all the steps of foreign qualification in New York from obtaining the necessary documents from the home state, to filing all applications with the New York State Department 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