Nevada Foreign Corporation Formation
Nevada accepts foreign corporations (both for profit and not-for-profit), foreign
LLCs, and foreign partnerships. Foreign entities are filed pursuant to the Nevada
Revised Statute Chapter 80.
Steps to Form a Nevada Foreign Corporation
To register your Foreign Corporation in Nevada, you should file the Qualification
to do Business in Nevada form with the Division of Corporations of the Secretary
of State. Your Application of Authority must contain the following:
- Name: You must use the exact name of your original corporation in your original
state, if it is available. If it is not (and only if it is not), you will choose
a different name for use in the state. If you’d like, ClickAndInc.com can perform
a business name search
to help you determine if you’ll need to file the paperwork necessary to file alternate
name for use in Nevada.
- Jurisdiction: This is the state in which you were originally incorporated.
- Registered Agent: You will indicate whether you are using a commercial or a noncommercial
registered agent, and you will provide the name and address of that registered agent.
If you do not have a Nevada Registered Agent,
ClickAndInc.com can obtain a registered agent for you.
- Authorized Stock: Nevada requires that you set forth the total amount of stock your
company is authorized to distribute. (If it is a non-profit corporation, you may
or may not have authorized stock.) The number of shares with par value, par value
per share, and number of shares with no par value should be provided.
- Purpose: The purpose for the business will be set forth here. If it is determined
by this purpose that additional regulation is required (for instance, because the
corporation deals with banks, engineering, or real estate, among others), that approval
must be obtained and filed with the Secretary of State before the Qualification
to do Business in Nevada can be filed.
- Officer Making Statement: An officer who is authorized to execute corporate documents
should provide his or her name, title, and signature.
- Registered Agent’s Signature: The person listed in Article 3 should sign and date
the Qualification to do Business in Nevada.
Additional Requirements for a Nevada Foreign Corporation
Certain other documents must be submitted along with the Qualification to do Business
in Nevada form, such as a Certificate of Existence and proof of the amount of authorized
The Secretary of State must be alerted if any of the above information changes after
you have registered your Foreign Corporation in Nevada.
ClickAndInc can prepare and file your
Nevada Foreign Corporation for you quickly, accurately, and affordably.
Alternatively, ClickAndInc can obtain your
Certificate of Good Standing from your original state for you.
Nevada Startup Quicklinks
For information on other types of businesses in Nevada, please explore the links