The document used by a foreign entity to register to do business in North Carolina are specific to the type of entity.
The application must include the following information:
Certain restrictions apply to foreign names. The entity may need to submit a fictitious name for use in North CarolinaGet Started
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.
The principal office street address and mailing address, if different, must be stated.
A foreign entity is required to have a registered agent and office located in North Carolina.Get Started
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.Get Started
Professional Licensing Boards
Professional Entities as listed under Chapter 55B have additional requirements before qualifying to transact business in North Carolina.Get Started
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|