Foreign Corporation Registration
In the state of Colorado, the normal processing cost for a foreign corporation is $100. And conveniently, the online processing time is only one day long, which means you’ll have your foreign corporation registered in Colorado in no time. Keep in mind that you won’t receive anything unless your filing is rejected, in which case the submitted documents will be returned to you. However, within two weeks you’ll be able to verify the status of your filing on their website.
The forms and documents you have to submit are quite simple, really. You only have to submit the statement of foreign entity authority, and a cover letter that includes the contact’s name, phone number and address, in case any questions or further inquiries have to be made. That’s it, nothing is needed from your home state for this application.
Even though you don’t need any documentation from your home state, you will need a registered agent in the state of Colorado. You can acquire our services and we can act as your registered agents for Colorado. Contact us and we can easily set everything up so that you have the agent you need to file your foreign corporation in this state. The registered agent doesn’t need to sign anything on the filing, and the signatures that are needed don’t have to be original, and any person that can confirm that the information on the form is accurate can sign the filing for your foreign Colorado corporation.
You can file the Colorado Certificate of Authority either by mail or you can do it in person.
You can mail your registration to the following address if you’re out of state:
- Colorado Secretary of State Business Division
- 1700 Broadway, Suite 200
- Denver, CO 80290
- Phone: (303) 894-2200 Ext.2
The same fee and the same form are used regardless of the type of entity you’re registering in the state. You most likely won’t need to worry about county filing or publication, unless the county from which your registed agent resides in requires it.
Reports for the state of Colorado are due on the month that corresponds with the anniversary of your filing, so make sure to file that before the month is over. Learn about forming a Colorado LLC here and Corporation here.