Ready to Expand Your Business in a New State

Foreign qualification is the process of formally registering your business in a state other than your formation/domestic state. It’s required whenever you begin doing business in a new state, 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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Your Foreign Qualification Service Includes


Name Availability Check

We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Legal Document Preparation

We keep track of various state requirements and prepare all legal documents to register your company to do business in the state of your choice.

Filing Services

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

Foreign Qualification $359 +state fees

Ready to expand your business in a new state, easily register your business using our online tool. The checkout process takes less than 10 minutes and our experts will make sure your application meets all the requirements and is accepted by the state.

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Foreign Qualification Premium
Starting at $873 + state fees *
Name Availability Check

We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.

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.

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 Research

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

Foreign Qualification Plus
Starting at $678 + state fees *
Name Availability Check

We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.

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.

Registered Agent Services

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

Foreign Qualification Basic
Starting at $359 + state fees *
Name Availability Check

We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.

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.

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