In order to form a Foreign LLC in Arizona you must complete the Application of Registration (Form L025) by download the PDF document, entering in the necessary information and mailing it to the Arizona Corporation Commission. The filing fee for foreign LLCs in Arizona is $150 (with an optional extra $35 fee for an expedited processing). The Arizona Revised Statute covers the rules and regulations regarding the Application of Registration in ARS 10-120 to ARS 10-11909.

What we first recommend you do is ensure that the name you have chosen for your LLC has not already been taken. Search the Business Database to make sure your name is unique enough for usage. Furthermore, you may reserve a business name for a 120 days by filing a Name Reservation application ($10).

How to File

Step 1- Download the following PDF documents to begin the filing process:

Step 2- Continue by completing the “Cover Sheet”. The required information is as follows:

  • What you are filing (new entity, change to existing entity, re-submission/correction)
  • Entity name
  • Calculate your filing fees
  • Your payment method
  • Return delivery option

Arizona - Foreign LLC - Cover Sheet

Step 3- The next step is to complete the “Application for Registration” form, ensuring that you complete either section 11 OR 12, not both. The required information is as follows:

  • Entity type
  • Name in state or country of formation
  • Name to be used in Arizona
  • Professional liability company services
  • Foreign domicile
  • Date of formation in foreign domicile
  • Purpose or general character of business
  • Statutory agent in Arizona
  • Principal office address
  • Management type

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Step 4- You will now need to complete the “Statutory Agent Acceptance” form. The required information is as follows:

  • Entity name
  • Statutory agent name
  • Statutory agent signature
  • Designate whether the statutory agent is a person or an entity

Arizona - Foreign LLC - Statutory Agent Acceptance

Step 5- The last form you need to complete is the “Structure Attachment”. Depending on the organization of the LLC you wish to form, you will choose either the “Manager Structure Attachment” or the “Member Structure Attachment”. To complete the “Manager Structure Attachment” you will need to fill-in the following information:

  • Entity name
  • A.C.C file number (if known)
  • Name and address of all managers and members that own 20% or more of the profits of capital of the LLC

Arizona - Foreign LLC - Manager Structure Attachment

To complete the “Member Structure Attachment” fill-in the following information:

  • Entity name
  • A.C.C. file number (if known)
  • Give the name and address of all members

Arizona - Foreign LLC - Member Structure Attachment

Step 6- Now you must attach a check or money order made payable to the Arizona Corporation Commission in the amount of $150. Gather your completed forms and the filing fee and send all articles to the address below.

Arizona Corporation Commission

1300 W. Washington St

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Tips

EIN– Obtaining an EIN may be required for your LLC. This process can be done by completing a PDF application (Form SS-4) or going directly to the IRS website. Gaining an EIN will enable an LLC to conduct financial activity. Without an EIN an LLC will not be able to open a bank account, apply for credit cards/loans, and will not be able to pay employees. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph for more information.

Operating Agreement– Having an operating agreement is not a mandatory aspect of forming an LLC. In fact, you can own and operate an LLC without ever legally having to have an operating agreement. Despite this fact however, it is highly recommended that all LLCs legally set an operating agreement in place as it can serve to navigate the means by which the operators, managers, and employees of the LLC are able to interact and function. A free template has been provided in MS Word and Adobe PDF, accessible through the link at the heading of this paragraph.