If your company was not incorporated in New York, but you wish to do business there, you need to register as a foreign entity with the state.
Acquiring a New York Foreign Qualification allows a company incorporated in Delaware or any other state to legally transact business in New York.
Please note: information on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, requirements and costs can be changed by states at any time and Harvard Business Services cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
The New York Department of State requires different forms and fees depending on what type of entity you are operating.
Requirements for LLCs:
Requirements for Corporations:
A registered agent is not required in the State of New York, however, you must provide a service of process address. If you would like to maintain a New York Registered Agent, Harvard Business Services offers this service for $99/year.
Harvard Business Services can assist with your application so you don’t have to deal with the New York Department of State directly. We do charge our own fee for this service, in addition to state fees. The exact fee can vary based upon whether your company is already filed and whether you need us to obtain additional documents to meet the state’s requirements. Please contact us for an exact quote.
The most common reasons to apply for a New York Certificate of Authority are if you plan to:
Keep in mind that even if a New York Certificate of Authority is not required for a specific activity, a bank, vendor or another party can still require one in order to establish a relationship.
Once you have Foreign Qualification in New York, the State of New York requires all LLCs, stock Corporations, and LPs to submit a biennial report. These reports must be submitted by the end of the registration anniversary month.
The fee for LLC, corporations, and LPs is $9.
Please note that this annual requirement is independent from any obligations you may have in Delaware or other states.
Harvard can provide assistance throughout the life of your company. These custom services are the most popular with our clients: