Registering Your Company as Foreign Entity in Utah
If your company is registered outside of Utah 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 to Transact Business (LLCs), or Application for Authority to Conduct Affairs (Corporations) with the Utah Department of Commerce.
To approve foreign qualification application Utah Department of Commerce requires certificate of good standing or its equivalent from the home state. The certificate must be current within 90 days. Keep in mind, foreign entity is required to appoint and maintain a registered agent in Utah on file at all times in order to be in good standing.
The filing process with Utah Department of Commerce could take about 2 business days, plus additional time for mailing. 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