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Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation Registration

Pennsylvania Foreign Corporation

If you are a corporation based in another state and want to do business in Pennsylvania, you will need a certificate of authority to operate in Pennsylvania. You can get one by filing as a foreign corporation with the Corporations Division of the Pennsylvania Secretary of State. After you submit your forms, the state of Pennsylvania will return a completed certificate of authority to you. A Pennsylvania foreign corporation should not be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in the state of Pennsylvania is called a foreign corporation.

We charge for the state filing fees plus $100 to prepare and file the foreign Pennsylvania corporation certificate of authority form with the Corporations Division of the Pennsylvania Secretary of State. We will also find the forms needed from your home state of incorporation to file your documents.

If you want to do the filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our Pennsylvania registered agent service and you’ll find the foreign corporation form is already in your online account immediately. There are also some tips on how to make the filing with the state. Your business needs to have a Pennsylvania registered agent anyway, so we try to make this an easy process for you, whether you want us to do the filing or you want to do the filing yourself.

How Do I Get Started?

Just sign up for registered agent service first. Next, you can look at the foreign corporation form in your online account and also at the included filing tips. If you decide not to fill out and submit the forms yourself, you can click the “Add services” tab from your account, and add our filing services for the state filing fees plus $100. Your account shows real time status of our work in progress. Once we are done with your foreign corporation registration in Pennsylvania, we always store the filing into your client account, email you a copy, and mail you the original filed documents.