Entity Formation & Registration Documents

Virginia Formation Documents

 
Entity Type Formation Activity
Stock Corporation Use the Clerk's Information System (CIS) or complete Articles of Incorporation (Form SCC 619) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Nonstock Corporation Use CIS or complete Articles of Incorporation (Form SCC 819) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Professional Corporation Use CIS or complete Articles of Incorporation (Form SCC 544) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Limited Liability Company Use CIS or complete Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1011) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Professional Limited Liability Company Use CIS or complete Articles of Organization for a Professional Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-1103) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Business Trust Use CIS or Articles of Trust (Form BTA-1212) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Limited Partnership Use CIS or a Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LPA-73.11) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
General Partnership A partnership is not formed by a filing with the State Corporation, but partnership statements may be filed with the State Corporation Commission by using CIS or completing a Statement of Partnership Authority (Form UPA-93).
Registered Limited Liability Partnership Complete Statement of Registration as a Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (Form UPA-132) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.

Foreign Registration Documents (Non-Virginia)

 
Entity Type Registration Activity
Foreign Corporation
(Stock & Nonstock)
Use CIS or an Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Virginia (Form SCC 759/921) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Foreign Limited Liability Company Use CIS or an Application for Registration as a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-1052) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Foreign Business Trust Use CIS or an Application for Registration as a Foreign Business Trust (Form BTA-1242) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Foreign Limited Partnership Use CIS or an Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Partnership (Form LPA-73.54) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Foreign General Partnership Partnership statements may be filed with the State Corporation Commission. Use CIS or a Statement of Partnership Authority (Form UPA-93) and file it with the State Corporation Commission. A duly authenticated copy of a Statement of Partnership that is filed in an office in another state may be filed with the Commission.
Foreign Registered Limited Liability Partnership Complete Statement of Registration as a Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (Form UPA-138) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.
Foreign Business Trust Use CIS or an Application for Registration as a Foreign Business Trust (Form BTA-1242) and file it with the State Corporation Commission.