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CT fast and reliable foreign qualification application service helps you protect your assets and avoid penalties as you extend your business beyond your formation state.
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We preparation of all legal documents to register your company to do business in a new state.
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.
We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.
Foreign qualification is the process of formally registering your corporation, nonprofit, or LLC in a state other than your formation state. To do so you need to file an application for a certificate of authority in the state where you want to expand your business.
"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
"I strongly recommend CT as a professional, cooperative and reliable corporate compliance partner."
Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc., Kansas
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.
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You can prepare and file the Certificate of Authority yourself, but most business owners find that keeping track of various state requirements and filing dates takes up a frustrating amount of their time. CT’s experts can help you speed through the process—even if you didn’t form your business with us.
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.