Foreign Qualification Services with CT Corporation

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Out-of-State/Foreign Business Registration

  • Legal Document Preparation
  • We prepare all legal documents to register your company to do business in a new state.

  • Filing Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority
  • We file the Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority forms with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

  • Name Availability Check
  • We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.


Registered Agent Services
Business License Research Package
Certificate of Good Standing
Annual Report Preparation & Filing

Why Choose CT?

  • Designated experts to answer your questions
  • Online compliance portal to easily file your legal documents
  • Compliance alerts to help you track your Franchise Tax due dates
  • Nationwide presence – in all 50 states 

What They Say About CT


"When our growing company needed to do business in additional states quickly, CT was prompt, efficient, and got us what we needed when we needed it. They make sure we never miss a step."

Ankura Consulting Group, Texas

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars from 31 CT Corporation client reviews on

C.T. Corporation System BBB Business Review

Foreign Qualification FAQs

What happens if my company fails to foreign qualify?

If you don’t register your business, you may owe fines, interest, and back taxes. You can also lose the ability to sue in that state. Plus, it could mean your personal assets will no longer be protected from business liabilities within the foreign state.

When do I need to foreign qualify my business?

You must foreign qualify whenever you’re “doing business” in a state. Although we recommend the advice of an attorney, you’ll probably need to foreign qualify if you have either employees or a physical presence in the new state, or if you routinely accept orders or execute contracts there.

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