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Business RegistrationComplete and Submit Forms Online

The NC Secretary of State’s Office provides two methods for submitting your creation documents online.

The new “creations wizard” speeds the process, walks you seamlessly through the elements and helps you avoid common mistakes.

The “classic” online submission requires you to download the right form; complete, sign and save the document offline as a pdf; then upload and submit the pdf document online.

Within the online process you will need to designate a registered agent. Click here to learn about the duties of a registered agent and who can be one.

Sign into an NCSOS web account to use either method. If you have never logged into this website before, first create an account and then sign in.

The benefits of each online creation method are:
Wizard Creation Method Classic PDF Method
Create Your Business using our Interactive Tools Upload Your Own Documents for Submission
  • Faster turn-around time
  • Name checking for availability built into the process
  • Avoid common mistakes and reduce rejections
  • Ability to check status on your submission
  • The ability to upload supporting documents individually
  • Ability to save your form for future submission (currently under construction)
  • The ability to use your own customized articles or application
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Please view the video tutorial or instructions below to submit your creation document using either method

Annual Reports

You may file your annual reports online. This process is a real-time filing, which means you have completed the filing as soon as you click submit.

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