Delaware Foreign Qualification for Out-of-State Companies

By Andrew Millman Monday, May 25, 2020

do business in delawareAt this point, it is common knowledge that Delaware is considered the gold standard when it comes to incorporating your new company. Known for having the strongest corporate law structure, the most reputable chancery court, and the largest body of case history, Delaware’s reputation is more than 200 years in the making. 

At Harvard Business Services, we can help you establish your company in the State of Delaware and file the paperwork so you can do business in your home jurisdiction and/or other states. We specialize in Delaware, this is our area of expertise, and we are located in Delaware. We form about 1,500 new Delaware companies each month which are domiciled in Delaware that conduct business in other states. 

What if you didn’t incorporate in Delaware, but want to do business here? You need to file the foreign qualification for your non-Delaware entity to be authorized to do business in the State of Delaware. We can handle that for you and make it easy.

We can file the Qualification of a Foreign Corporation or the Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Delaware Secretary of State. First, we need all the pertinent details to complete the application. 

To register as a foreign corporation in Delaware, we need the following to file the form for a Qualification of a Foreign Corporation:

  • Name of the existing company
  • State of Incorporation
  • State File Number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Name under which the foreign corporation is filing in Delaware
  • Nature of Business/Specific Purpose for registering in Delaware
  • Name and Address of the Delaware Registered Agent (Harvard Business Services, Inc.)
  • Gross Assets and Liabilities
  • Projected Start Date for Delaware
  • Authorized Person Signing/Title

To register as a foreign LLC we will need the following for the Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company:

  • Name of the existing company
  • State of Incorporation
  • State File Number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Name under which the foreign LLC is filing in Delaware  
  • Nature of Business/Specific Purpose for registering in Delaware
  • Name and Address of the Delaware Registered Agent (Harvard Business Services, Inc.)
  • Projected Start Date for Delaware
  • Authorized Person Signing/Title

We prepare and email you the application for signature. Then we contact your state and pull the required certificate of good standing, or your state’s equivalent.  This document must accompany the filing. Once we have the documents we need and your signed certificate, we file the paperwork electronically with the Delaware Division of Corporations. 

If you are ready to form your Delaware Corporation or LLC, to qualify to do business in your home jurisdiction, or foreign qualify your out-of-state company in Delaware, we can make it happen.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 302-644-6265 or shoot us an email to andrew@delawareinc.com.

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