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by Vermont Registered Agent LLC

Vermont Certificate of Authority Filing Service

Foreign Corporation in Vermont

If your corporation is based in a state other than Vermont and needs to conduct business in Vermont, you will need a Vermont Certificate of Authority. This is obtained by submitting paperwork to register as a foreign corporation in Vermont with the Corporations Division of the Vermont Secretary of State. After you submit your forms, the State of Vermont will return a filed Vermont certificate of authority. Foreign Vermont corporations are not to be confused with out-of-country corporations. Corporations not actually formed (created) in the State of Vermont are called foreign Vermont corporations.

If you want us obtain your Vermont certificate authority, we charge for the state filing fees plus $100 to prepare and submit the foreign Vermont corporation registration form with the VT Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

If you want to do the foreign Vermont corporation registration filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our Vermont registered agent service and you will immediately find a foreign Vermont corporations form in the online account. As an added bonus, we’ve included some submission tips on how to make foreign Vermont corporation registration filings with the state. You are required to have a registered agent in Vermont anyway, so we try to make this an easy process for you, whether you want us to submit your papers or you want to send them to the Vermont SOS yourself.

How do I sign up?

Just sign up for our Vermont registered agent service first. Next, you can look at the information for foreign Vermont corporations in your account online. If you decide not to submit the foreign Vermont corporation registration documents yourself, just click the “add services” tab in your account and add our foreign Vermont corporation registration filing services for the state filing fees plus $100. You can see real time status of our work in progress in the online account at all times. Once we are finished with your Vermont foreign corporation registration, we always store the filing in your online account, email it to you, and mail you the original filed documents.


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