Michigan Foreign Corporation Registration
If you are a corporation located in another state and want to transact business in Michigan, you will need a Certificate of Authority to operate in Michigan. This is obtained by submitting paperwork as a foreign corporation with the Corporations Division of the Michigan Secretary of State. Once filed, the State of Michigan will return a completed certificate of authority to you. A Michigan foreign corporation is not to be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (Created) in Michigan is considered to be a foreign corporation.
Michigan Registered Agent LLC only charges $100 plus the Michigan State filing fee to prepare and file the foreign Michigan corporation Certificate of Authority form to the Michigan Secretary of State, Corporations Division. We also will track down the forms needed from the home state of your incorporation to make the filing.
If you want to do the filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our registered agent service in Michigan and the foreign corporation form is already in your online account immediately. As an added bonus, we’ve included some submission tips on how to submit your paperwork with the state. Your business needs to have a Michigan registered agent anyway, so we try to make this a simple process for you, whether you want us to do the filing or you want to do the filing yourself.
How Do I Get Started?
-You sign up for our registered agent service first. Next, you can look at the form for foreign corporations in your online account and also at our filing tips. If you don’t want to do the filing yourself, you can click the “Add services” tab in your account, and add our filing services for $100 plus the state filing fees. Your account shows real time status of our work in progress. After we are done with your foreign corporation registration in Michigan, we always upload the filing to your online account, email it to you, and mail you the original filed documents.