A foreign LLC is an LLC that was formed in one state (the “home” state) and then expands into another state, where it is considered “foreign,” since each state has different state statutes and laws.
If you already have an LLC in another state and want to expand your business into Nevada, we can help you register your LLC in Nevada by becoming your Nevada registered agent. At Nevada Registered Agent LLC, we’re a local company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff that can help you get your business where it needs to be.
There are a few legal steps required for Nevada foreign LLC registration:
There are two pre-registration decisions that must be addressed:
- Choosing a business name to use in Nevada
- Choosing a Nevada registered agent (that’s us!)
You cannot register a name already in use in Nevada. To determine the availability of your LLC name, you can do a Business Entity Search. If your name is already in use, you will need to select a different name to register with the Nevada Secretary of State.
A registered agent accepts service of process and other official business mail on behalf of your LLC. All business entities are required to appoint a Nevada registered agent.
Why Hire Nevada Registered Agent LLC?
- Total Compliance Monitoring: We track all of your compliance requirements in real time based upon the Secretary of State’s actual data. We keep you updated long in advance of any deadlines.
- Expert Filing: Nevada business filings are complicated, much more so than most states. Our expert local staff of filers understand all of the minute details and bizarre requirements of filing with the Secretary of State.
- Privacy: We can provide your LLC with an extra layer of privacy by using our name and Nevada business address on business filings, keeping your private information off the public record.
2. Foreign LLC Qualification
The first step to foreign registration is hiring Nevada Registered Agent LLC as your registered agent. Once you are our client, you will have immediate access to an online client account. From your client account, you can access all of the necessary documents for registration.
To qualify a foreign LLC in Nevada, you are required to file:
The application is filed with the Secretary of State. There is a $75 filing fee.
3. Initial Maintenance for Foreign LLCs
After you register with the Secretary of State, there are two additional filings that must be done within 30 days:
- Initial List of Managers or Members and Nevada Business License – $400. Both of these filings are made with the Secretary of State. You can file each of these filings online at the SilverFlume business portal.
4. Ongoing Maintenance for Foreign LLCs
Every year after your foreign qualification, you will be required to file:
- Annual List of Managers or Members ($125)
- Business License Tax ($200)
Both of these can be filed together online. If you file online, the state will charge you a 2.5% credit card processing fee on the total amount due. The deadline for each is the anniversary date of registration. If your LLC was registered to do business in Nevada on May 5, then your deadline is May 5.