Welcome to the Start a Business tutorial covering the foreign corporate registration procedure in Nevada. The information provided in our guide will show you the most efficient means of submitting your registration documents with the Secretary of State. Since the online filing system is unavailable to foreign entity types, filers will need to download the PDF application located below and forward it to the state authorities with the filing fee attached. Corporations with authorized stock will be required to submit a fee of $75 + additional fees based on the total number or shares. Non-stock entities will be required to supply $50.

We recommend that a Business Entity Search be performed prior to registration to check the availability of your desired operating name. Filers may also wish to employ the use of a Name Reservation application. Once filed, a business name can be reserved for a period of 90 days ($25).

How to File

Step 1- Filers must begin by downloading the application titled Qualification to do Business in Nevada.

Step 2- Once the application is open in your PDF viewer, the following information will need to be supplied:

  • 1-Name of the corporation
  • 2-Jurisdiction of incorporation and whether or not the corporation is in good standing
  • 3-Registered agent details
  • 4-Profit corporations must detail the authorized stock, or if registering as a non-profit entity, specify whether or not the entity has authorized stock
  • 5-Intended business purpose
  • 6-Name, title and signature of officer
  • 7-Registered agent’s signature and the date signed

Foreign Corporation Qualification to do Business Nevada

Step 3- After completing the application, you will need to download the Customer Order Instructions. This document will be used to indicate your method of payment for the filing fee. The information required on this document is as follows:

  • Type of processing requested
  • Name of the entity
  • Date
  • Return address
  • Contact name
  • Phone number
  • Return delivery instructions
  • Total filing fee
  • Method of payment

NV-Customer-Order-Instructions

Step 4- With the applications completed, you will need to supply payment for the filing fee. Checks and money orders must be made out to the Secretary of State. If you’d like to pay by credit card, be sure to include the E-Payment Checklist. The filing fee for stock corporations is $75 + additional fees based on the total number of authorized shares while non-stock entities need only pay $50. Gather all items and forward them to the address below.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Tips

Renewal – Like in most states, corporations will be required to submit an annual report to the Secretary of State to renew their registration. This process will allow business representatives to notify the state of any major structural changes that may have transpired over the course of a year. Using a Nevada online account, filers will be able to submit their renewal applications through the state’s online portal. To file an annual report by mail, a letter must be sent to the address below containing the details listed in 80.110 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Administrative Codes. The fee for non-stock corporations is $50 while stock corporation must pay a minimum of $150  + additional fees based on the total number of authorized shares.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701