Virginia Foreign LLC Registration
Obtain a Virginia Certificate of Authority
If you own an LLC located outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you want to do business in Virginia, you need to register your LLC as a foreign LLC and obtain a Certificate of Authority for Virginia.
The foreign Virginia LLC registration filing fee is $100. You must walk in or mail the filing in to the Virginia SCC. The forms are available instantly in your online account when you sign up for our Virginia registered agent service. The Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Virginia will be processed in about 30 business days unless you pay an additional $100 for next day processing.
Signatures on the foreign Virginia LLC registration filing must be original, but you only need the VA registered agent name and address to be listed on the filing. The filing will be returned to your Virginia registered agent unless you specify another address on the filing.
A Certificate of Good Standing is needed when filing a Certificate of Authority as a foreign LLC in Virginia. LLCs do need a certified copy of their Articles of Organization.
- You can do the filing for the Certificate of Authority for your foreign Virginia LLC yourself, and just sign up with us as your VA registered agent. All foreign LLCs in Virginia need a VA registered agent. Our VA registered agent service is only $49 a year. Once you order Virginia registered agent service, you will be logged into your client account online where you’ll find the foreign Virginia LLC form you need to file with the Virginia State Corporations Commission, along with filing instructions and other helpful resources.
- If you would rather have us do the filing for the Certificate of Authority in Virginia: we can do this for the state filing fee plus $100. We will also order the additional documents needed for your filing.
How do I Get my Foreign LLC Registration in Virginia Started?
Just sign up for Virginia registered agent service first. You then can look at the foreign Virginia LLC registration form in your account online. If you decide not to do the filing yourself, you just click the “add services” tab from your account, and add our VA LLC filing services for $100 plus the state filing fees. You can see real time status of our work in progress in your online account at all times. Once we are done with your foreign Virginia LLC registration, we always store the filing into your online account, email it to you, and send you the original filed documents by mail.