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by Maine Registered Agent LLC

Foreign Corporation

Maine Certificate of Authority Filing Service

Maine Foreign Corporation

If you have a corporation headquartered in another state and want to transact business in Maine, you will need a Certificate of Authority from the State of Maine. You can get one by filing as a Maine foreign corporation with the Maine Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions. Once your foreign Maine corporation paperwork is filed, you will be issued a State of Maine certificate of authority. A Maine foreign corporation should not be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in Maine is considered to be a foreign corporation.

Maine Registered Agent LLC charges $100 plus the state filing fee to prepare and submit the foreign Maine corporation Certificate of Authority form to the Maine Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions. We will also obtain the forms needed from your home state of incorporation to make the filing.

Maine registered agent service and the foreign Maine corporation form is already in your online account immediately. There are also some filing tips on how to submit your paperwork with the state. Your business needs to have a Maine registered agent anyway, so we try to make the process simple and easy for you, whether you want us to do the filing or you want to send them to the Maine SOS 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 the included filing tips. If you don’t want to do the filing yourself, you just click the “Add services” tab in your account, and add our filing services for the state filing fees plus $100. At all times, you can check the real time status of our work in progress. After we are finished with your Maine foreign corporation registration, we always upload the filing into your client account, email it to you, and mail you the original filed documents.


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