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Requirements


The application must include the following information:

Name

Certain restrictions apply to foreign names. The entity may need to submit a fictitious name for use in North Carolina

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State or Country of Formation

You must specify the state or country in which the entity was originally formed along with the date of formation.

Period of Duration

The period of duration must be stated as perpetual, unlimited, or a specific date. The information must be consistent with the information within the Articles or Registration in the home jurisdiction.

Principal Office

The principal office street address and mailing address, if different, must be stated.

Registered Agent/Office

A foreign entity is required to have a registered agent and office located in North Carolina.

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Officers/Company Officials/Partners

The names and business addresses of the current officers, company officials, or general partners of the business entity are required. The document must be signed by one of the persons listed.

Certificate of Existence

The Application must include a Certificate of Existence (or similar document) not more than 6 month from the home jurisdiction.

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Professional Licensing Boards

Professional Entities as listed under Chapter 55B have additional requirements before qualifying to transact business in North Carolina.

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The forms for the different types of entity are:

Type of Entity Document Name Form Fee
Business Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority B-09 $250
Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority N-09 $125
Limited Liability Company (LLC) Application for Certificate of Authority L-09 $250
Limited Partnership Certificate of Registration LP-04 $50
Limited Liability Partnership (RLLP) Certificate of Registration LLP-02 $125
Limited Liability Limited Partnership Certificate of Registration LP-04 $50
Professional Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority PC-01 $250
Professional LLC Application for Certificate of Authority PLLC-05 $250
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