Foreign Corporations

This page lists the filings that you may need during the lifecycle of your out-of-state corporation. We encourage you to file online to save time and prevent processing errors.

  I want to... Fee Filing Method
Before You Form Reserve or Renew a Business Name for one year (SCC632/831)
Note: Must provide a certificate of good standing
$25 File Online (select Registered Name) or
Download Form
Release a Reserved Business Name before the one-year expiration $10 File Online (select Registered Name)
Reserve or Renew a Business Name for 120 days (SCC631) $10 File Online (select Reserved Name) or
Download Form
Transfer a Business Name that has been reserved for 120 days $10 File Online (select Reserved Name)
Start a New Business Register a new Foreign Corporation (SCC759/921)
Note: See the Foreign Registration Checklist for helpful information
$25 + any additional entrance fee File Online or
Download Form.
Restart Your Business Reinstate your business (SCC769.1/931.1P) $100 + unpaid fees File Online or
Request a Packet
Maintain Your Registered Agent and Registered Office Update your Registered Office Address or Change your Registered Agent (SCC635/834) No Fee File Online or
Request a Form
Resign as Registered Agent (SCC636/835) No Fee File Online or
Download Form DOC or PDF
Update Your Business Update your Principal Office Address and the names, titles and addresses of your directors and principal officers (SCC1) No Fee File Online (select Annual Report) or
Request a Form
Amend your name or state/country of incorporation (SCC760/922)
Note: Most amendments require a certified copy from your home state
$25 + any additional entrance fees File Online or
Download Form
Amend your Certificate of Authority
Note: All amendments filed in your home state must be filed with the SCC within 30 days and require a certified copy
$25 + any additional entrance fees File Online or
Mail a certified copy
Domesticate Your Business Domesticate your Foreign Stock Corporation to Virginia (SCC722.5-VA) $25 + any additional charter fees File & Attach Online.
Download guidelines to create your own articles.
Domesticate your Foreign Nonstock Corporation to Virginia (SCC898.4) $25 + any additional charter fees File & Attach Online.
Download guidelines to create your own articles.
Close Your Business Withdraw your Registration as a Foreign Corporation (SCC767/929) $10 File Online or
Download Form