Can you add a second state to a current llc?

Jeffrey Lippman ∙ May 23, 2019

Entities of any kind, including LLC's, can generally operate in multiple States. You typically need to Register as a Foreign Entity with the subject State's regulatory agency. The application, costs and requirements vary by State but you generally need at least a stamped copy of your Articles of Organization; A Certificate of Good Standing; and a Resident Agent designated. I encourage you to consult with a LegalZoom provider law firm for the specifics in the intended State(s).



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Carolyn W. ∙ 2019-05-23T12:05:32-04:00

Yes, this process is called "foreign qualification" in another jurisdiction. This process will generally require you to complete an Application For Authority to do business in that state. However, you should check with a local attorney in the state where you would like to register your current LLC to find out their local laws. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT: The attorney posting this reply is responsible for this advertisement. Their offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia and they can be reached at 855-226-9661. The attorney is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and the attorney’s comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

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