North Carolina Foreign Corporation Formation
If you wish to do business in North Carolina but you’re already registered in another
state, you probably need to register as a Foreign Corporation in North Carolina
first. Click and Inc can help you with your Foreign Corporation registration—we
can even obtain your Certificate of Existence for you!
Steps to Form a North Carolina Foreign Corporation
In order to register as a Foreign Corporation in North Carolina, you’ll need to
draft an Application for Certificate of Authority and file it with the Department
of the Secretary of State. This application must lay out certain information about
your business, including:
- Corporate Name: If your legal name from your original state is available, you must
use it in North Carolina. If it is not, you will select a different name to use
in the state. Click and Inc can perform a
business name search to help you figure out your corporate name in North
- Jurisdiction: This is the state in which you were originally incorporated.
- Filing information: The date and period of duration of your original corporation
should be provided.
- Registered Agent: Provide your registered agent’s physical address in the state.
If you do not have a physical address in North Carolina, Click and Inc can obtain
a registered agent for your
- Principal Office: If applicable, provide your corporation’s physical office.
- Officers: Provide the names and addresses of your current officers.
Additional Requirements for a North Carolina Foreign Corporation
You are required to submit a Certificate of Existence from your original state of
incorporation along with your application.
The Secretary of State must receive an
Article Amendment from you if any of the above information changes after
filing your Foreign Corporation in North Carolina.
Click and Inc can prepare and file your
North Carolina Foreign Corporation for you quickly, accurately, and affordably.
Or, we can just obtain your
Certificate of Existence from your original state.
North Carolina Startup Quicklinks
For information on other types of businesses in North Carolina, please explore the