Foreign Qualification

Extend your name and reputation beyond your formation state without having to reincorporate. With CT at your side, you’ll protect your assets and avoid penalties as you reach new horizons.

Foreign Qualification Services with CT Corporation

Product Bundles

Basic
Starting at $447*
Legal Document Preparation

Preparation of all legal documents.

Filing Foreign Qualification

Filing Foreign Qualification to register your company to do business in a new state.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Plus
Starting at $743*
Legal Document Preparation

Preparation of all legal documents.

Filing Foreign Qualification

Filing Foreign Qualification to register your company to do business in a new state.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Registered Agent Services

Every state requires that you designate a Registered Agent to receive legal & critical business communications on behalf of your business.

Premium
Starting at $912*
Legal Document Preparation

Preparation of all legal documents.

Filing Foreign Qualification

Filing Foreign Qualification to register your company to do business in a new state.

Name Availability Check

Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Registered Agent Services

Every state requires that you designate a Registered Agent to receive legal & critical business communications on behalf of your business.

Business License Package

All the licensing applications and instructions you need to operate your business legally (Application for 1 city / 1 county / 1 state).

Streamline Interstate Expansion

Registering to do business in a new state (“foreign qualification”) puts you on equal footing with domestic companies, ensuring access to local courts. Beyond efficiency, retaining your name reaffirms your commitment to existing customers while building an attractive legacy for new ones. Our knowledge around the complexities of interstate business makes us a valuable resource as you grow.

CT Customers Rely on Us To:

  • Look into the requirements of each state and help you choose the foreign qualification package that best suits your goals
  • Advise you on each state’s naming requirements and perform a name check for availability
  • Meticulously complete your Certificate of Authority, the document you need for each state where you wish to do business
  • File paperwork with the Secretary of State and monitor the process on your behalf
  • Promptly deliver your Certificate of Authority  upon approval

Why Choose CT?


Skill

122 years of compliance expertise, with clients in 40 countries.

Strength

65% of Fortune 500 companies trust us with their compliance.

Service

Personal representatives who support you across the life of your business.

Foreign Qualification FAQs

What does foreign qualification mean?

Foreign qualification is the process of formally registering your corporation, nonprofit, or LLC in a state other than your formation state. It’s required whenever you begin doing business in a new state, unless you opt to form a new entity there (i.e., incorporate a new business).

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.

Request a Custom Quote

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