How to Form a Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company in New Hampshire – Application for Registration as a Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company

The New Hampshire Application for Registration as a Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company needs to be filled out and submitted to the New Hampshire Secretary of State for approval before a foreign entity may operate as a Limited Liability Company in the State of New Hampshire. This form will represent the minimum reporting requirements set forth by the New Hampshire Secretary of State so that an entity may properly register its information. Thus, it may not necessarily fulfill some of the independent registration needs of every foreign Limited Liability Company but will cover a vast majority of cases. Companies that must fulfill additional requirements are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of a New Hampshire licensed attorney or C.P.A.

The Filing Fee for the New Hampshire Professional Limited Liability Company Articles of Formation is $100.00 and may be remitted with a check made out to “State of New Hampshire.” In some cases, the Name of the foreign Limited Liability Company may not be unique enough for the foreign Limited Liability Company to use it. In such a case it must register an alternative Trade Name which should be filed with the New Hampshire Secretary of State ($50.00 Filing Fee). This is considered a separate filing with its own Filing Fee but may be submitted simultaneously to the New Hampshire Secretary of State with the New Hampshire Professional Limited Liability Company Articles of Formation.

How To File

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Step 1 – Download the New Hampshire Professional Limited Liability Company Articles of Formation by selecting the link above (“Download Form”). This may be printed and filled out with a type writer or you may use a PDF program/form friendly browser to fill in the information on screen then print it.

Step 2 – In the First Item, report the Name of the foreign Limited Liability Company precisely as it appears on the record books in its home state’s government records. This includes any punctuation, grammar, or punctuation used.

Step 3 – The Second Item applies only to foreign Professional Limited Liability Companies who may not use their Name as is in the State of New Hampshire. If the only reason the Name may not be used is the lack of a Business Suffix, then write the Name of the foreign Limited Liability Company, as it appears on the record books in its home jurisdiction, and add the appropriate Business Suffix (i.e. “P.L.L.C.”). If the Name is unavailable because it is in use, then you must submit a completed New Hampshire Application for Registration of Trade Name along with the appropriate (and separate) payment of the $50.00 Filing Fee.

Step 4 – The section labeled “Principal Business Information” is optional but strongly recommended. Locate the line labeled “Principal Office Address,” then enter the Address of the Physical Location of the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company’s Principal Office. If the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company’s Principal Office has a Mailing Address that differs from the Physical Address, then you may report it on the blank line labeled “Principal Mailing Address (if different).” Next, you may enter the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company’s Daytime Phone Number on the blank line labeled “Business Phone” then, enter a well maintained Email Address (for the Principal Office) on the blank space labeled “Business Email.” If you would like to receive courtesy reminders regarding your Annual Report, then place a check mark on the blank line labeled “Please check if you would prefer…”

Step 5 – The Third Item will require the Jurisdiction or Home State where the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company was originally organized entered on the blank line provided.

Step 6 – The Fourth Item requires the exact Date the foreign Professional Limited Liability Company was legally organized in its home jurisdiction and attained the status of being a Professional Limited Liability Company reported on the blank line provided.

Step 7 – The Fifth Item will need a definition for the Purpose of operating as a foreign Professional Limited Liability Company in the State of New Hampshire. Be specific the New Hampshire Secretary of State will not accept general statements here. Thus make sure you define the Purpose, how the foreign Limited Liability Company will conduct its business, the Professional Services the foreign Limited Liability Company will render, and (if possible) the NAICS Code and Sub Code on the blank line provided.

Step 8 – The Sixth Item is where you must report the Identity of the New Hampshire Registered Agent. Enter the First and Last Name of the New Hampshire Registered Agent on the first blank line provided. Then, on the second blank line, report the Complete Physical Address where the New Hampshire Registered Agent may be physically found on the second blank line.

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Step 9 – The final area of this document will require the Signature of an Authorized Representative of the applying foreign Limited Liability Company. The Signature Party must have the explicit permission of the foreign Limited Liability Company to submit this document to the New Hampshire Secretary of State on its behalf. In most cases this will be a Manager, Managing Member, or Attorney in Fact. To begin, the Signature Party must Sign his or her Name on the blank line labeled “Signature.” Then on the blank line labeled “Print or type name,” the Signature Party must provide a printed version of his or her Name. The Capacity or Position the Authorized Representative holds with the foreign Limited Liability Company should be reported on the blank line labeled “Title.” The Signature Party will also need to enter the Date when he or she has Signed this document on the blank line “Date Signed.”

Step 10 – On the set of lines labeled “Complete address of person signing,” report the Full Address of the Signature Party.

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Step 11 – When you have verified all the information as correct and a valid Signature has been provided, you may submit the New Hampshire Professional Limited Liability Company Articles of Formation to the New Hampshire Secretary of State. This must be accompanied with a check, payable to “Secretary of State,” made out to cover the minimum Filing Fee ($100.00) plus any other applicable fees. You may deliver this filing in person or by mail.

Mail To:

Corporation Division
NH Dept. of State
107 N Main St, Rm 204
Concord, NH 03301-4989

Deliver To:

State House Annex
3rd Floor, Rm 317
25 Capitol St
Concord, NH

Step 11 – The New Hampshire Secretary of State will expect an Annual Report to be filed by April 1 every year by all Limited Liability Companies operating in the State of New Hampshire. This may be done online (https://quickstart.sos.nh.gov/online/Account) with a Filing Fee payment of $100.00.