Form a Foreign Limited Liability Company in Idaho – Foreign Registration Statement

The Idaho Foreign Registration Statement must be submitted to the Idaho Secretary of State in duplicate along with a Certificate of Existence issued within ninety days of the application date. The Certificate of Existence, sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Good Standing, must be issued by the governing body of the parent state the foreign Limited Liability Company has formed and operates in. Typically, this is that jurisdication’s Custodian of Records or Secretary of State.

The Filing Fee for the Idaho Foreign Registration Statement is $100.00. This is payable with a check or a credit card. If you are paying with a check make sure, it is payable to “Idaho Secretary of State.” If you are paying with a credit card, you will need to download and fill out the Credit Card Transmittal form then submit this form with the Idaho Foreign Registration Statement and Certificate of Existence to the Idaho Secretary of State. Normally, it will take around five business days, upon receipt to process this document however this may vary depending on the office’s workload. You may expedite this processing by request and an additional $20.00 Expediting Fee. This form should be filled out onscreen then printed or typed. If not, and it is filled out by hand, the Filing Fee will be $120.00. There will be a $1.00 processing fee attributed to a credit card payment. The Filing Fee and all applciable fees must be paid in full so this form may be accepted and processed.

How To File

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Step 1 – In the first item, report the Full True Name of the Limited Liability Company applying for the authority to conduct business in Idaho. This Name must be documented precisely as it is reported on the Certificate of Existence being submitted to the Idaho Secretary of State.

Step 2 – In some cases, the Full True Name of the applying foreign Limited Liability Company may not be used in the State of Idaho for this entity. If, an only if, the applying foreign Limited Liability Company may not use its Name as it is reported then it must be known as and operate under an Alternate Name. Enter this alternate Name on the blank line in Item 2.

Step 3 – Next, in Item 3, you must report the type of entity applying for the authority to conduct business in the State of Idaho. Do this by placing a check mark in the box labeled “Limited Liability Company.”

Step 4 – In Item 4, enter the parent jurisdiction where the applying foreign Limited Liability Company formed on the blank line provided.

Step 5 – In Item 5, the Full Address of the Principal Office must be reported. This Item must contain the Physical Location of the Limited Liability Company’s Principal Office. If the Principal Office has a different Mailing Address, there will be space to report this on the second blank line. Report the Physical Location on the first blank line. Then on the second blank line, you may report the Mailing Address of the Principal Office.

Step 6 – In Item 6, if the parent jurisdiction of the applying foreign Limited Liability Company requires the entity to have a Domestic Address, then report the Physical Location of the Domestic Address Office on the first blank line. If the Limited Liability Company Domestic Office receives its Mail at an Address different from the Physical Location then you may report this on the second blank line.

Step 7 – In Item 7, you will need to report a Mailing Address the Idaho Secretary of State may use to send correspondence to the applying foreign Limited Liability Company on the blank line provided.

Step 8 – Item 8 will require the Name and Full Address of the Physical Location of the Idaho Registered Agent. This may not contain a P.O. Box and must be where the Idaho Registered Agent may be found (physically). Report the Idaho Registered Agent’s Name on the blank line in the area above the word “Name” and the Physical Address in the area just above the word “Address.”

Step 10 – In Item 9, report the Full Name, Title, and Mailing Address of the governors of the Limited Liability Company. List the Name on the left side of the blank line, the Title just above the word “Capacity,” and the Address just above the word “Address.”

Step 11 – In the next area, on the bottom left hand side of the page, at the Organizer of the Limited Liability Company must Type in his or her Name on the line labeled “Typed Name.” Below this, the Organizer must Sign his or her Name on the blank line labeled “Signature.” Finally, on the last line, labeled “Capacity,” the Organizer must report his or her Title with or relating to the applying foreign Limited Liability Company.

Step 12 – Next, you must make arrangements for a payment of the $100.00 Filing Fee. This may be in the form of a check payable to the Idaho Secretary of State. You may use a major credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa) to tender payment so long as you include a filled out copy of the Credit Card Transmittal Form. Note: There will be a $1.00 Processing Fee for credit card payments.

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Step 13 – Next, you may mail or deliver the Idaho Foreign Registration Statement to the Idaho Secretary of State with accompanying paperwork (Certificate of Existence) and a payment for $100.00 (Filing Fee). If this documented has been filled out by hand rather than a typewriter or onscreen then printed, the Filing Fee is $120.00. If you wish the processing to be expedited then include an additional payment of $20.00 and include a cover sheet requesting this service.

Mail or Deliver To:

Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0800

Step 14 – This filing will only satisfy Registration Requirements for a foreign Limited Liability Company with the Idaho Secretary of State. You will need to make sure, your Limited Liability Company is compliant with Idaho Tax Regulations and you have obtained all the business licenses required by the local and state governments. Six weeks before it is due, you will receive a reminder post card to file your Annual Report (http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corpar/Default.aspx) online. Note: Not filing an Annual Report when required may result in Administrative Dissolution. Foreign Entities who have been Administratively Dissolved may not apply for reinstatement.