Free Sample Virginia Articles of Incorporation

Click and Inc brings you free sample Virginia Articles of Incorporation that you are free to use as a template when drafting your own Articles to form a Virginia corporation:

Virginia Articles of Incorporation (For Profit Corporation)

Commonwealth of Virginia
State Corporation Commission

of a Virginia Stock Corporation

The undersigned, pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia, state(s) as follows:
1. The name of the corporation is: _________.

2. The number of shares authorized to be issued by the corporation is: _________.

3. The name of the corporation’s initial registered agent is: _________.

The initial registered agent is: an individual who is (1) a resident of Virginia and [ ] an initial director of the corporation or [ ] a member of the Virginia State Bar, or (2) [ ] a domestic of foreign stock or nonstock corporation, limited liability company, or registered limited liability partnership authorized to transact business in Virginia.

4. The corporation’s initial registered office address, including the street and number, if any, which is identical to the business office of the initial registered agent, is: _________.

The registered office is physically located in the [ ] county or [ ] city of: _________.

5. The initial directors are (names and addresses): _________.

7. Incorporator (name and signature)

8. Telephone number (optional): _________.

[Incorporator Signature]
[Type or Print Name and Title]

Notes on Filing your Virginia Articles of Incorporation:

The name of your business must end in a corporate ending proper to your entity type; that name must be available for use in Virginia. It’s a good idea to do a business name search before submitting your Articles of Incorporation to determine if your chosen name is available.

Your corporation cannot serve as its own Registered Agent. Another, already existing, Virginia corporation can serve as your Registered Agent, or an individual with a physical Virginia address. If you do not have a physical address in Virginia, Click and Inc can provide you with a Registered Agent for a low annual fee.

Your Articles can only be filed with payment of the Filing and Charter fees. Your Charter fee is, by default, based on 1,000,000 or fewer authorized shares. If you wish to have a higher number of authorized shares, your Charter fee will go up.

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Other Types of Businesses in Virginia

Click and Inc has an overview of all the entity types you can choose from when you start a Virginia business. For information on specific types of businesses in Virginia, please explore the links below.