RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) now
offers future business owners two streamlined, online methods for forming their
Virginia corporation or limited liability company (LLC). The new SCC eFile features
shorten the formation process and make Virginia one of the few states to offer
online, real-time business entity formation. This is the fifth and the most robust
SCC eFile release since the system debuted in December 2009.
This service is available for the formation of any new Virginia corporation or LLC.
SCC eFile customers can choose between two online submission methods, depending
on the complexity of the business entity’s structure. The SCC eFile Express option
provides real-time formation and confirmation for simple, typically small businesses.
Complex formation documents are subject to more intensive, manual review. These
documents can be submitted via SCC eFile as portable document format (PDF) files.
Customers are encouraged to review the filing criteria as explained on the SCC eFile
website prior to any submission.
Joel H. Peck, Clerk of the Commission, notes, “Providing Internet access for forming
new corporations and limited liability companies has been a high priority of the
Commission. The recent deployment of this functionality is the crowning achievement
of our SCC eFile project.” In 2010, the Commission issued charters or certificates
of organization to nearly 48,000 Virginia business entities (13,455 corporations
and 34,515 LLCs).
Additional offerings are planned for the SCC eFile website. They include utilizing
the PDF submission feature to accept more types of business entity documents and
the ability to obtain certificates of good standing or certificates of fact for
various business types.
Visit SCC eFile at https://sccefile.scc.virginia.gov/.