Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in Texas
If your company is registered outside of Texas 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 Registration form with the Texas Secretary of State.
To approve foreign qualification application Texas Secretary of State does not require any documents from the home state, only the executed Application for Registration form. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in Texas on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with Texas Secretary of State could take about 3-5 business days, plus additional time for mailing. Expedited option of 1 business day, plus mailing time, is available for extra fee.
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Our company provides full service in assisting with foreign registration in Texas. We will handle all the steps of foreign qualification in Texas from obtaining the necessary documents from the home state, to filing all applications with the Texas 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