Certificate of Authority in New Jersey – Filing Service
Foreign Corporation in NJ
If you own a corporation headquartered in a state other than New Jersey and want to do business in New Jersey, you will need a New Jersey Certificate of Authority to operate in New Jersey. This is obtained by submitting paperwork as a foreign corporation with the Corporations Division of the New Jersey Secretary of State. After you submit your forms, the State of New Jersey will return a completed certificate of authority to you. A New Jersey foreign corporation should not be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in the State of New Jersey is considered to be a foreign corporation.
We only charge $100 plus the New Jersey state filing fee to prepare and submit the foreign New Jersey corporation Certificate of Authority form with the Corporations Division of the New Jersey Secretary of State. We also will obtain the forms needed from the home state of your incorporation to file your documents.
If you want to do the filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our registered agent service in New Jersey and the foreign corporation form is in your client account immediately. You’ll also find some submission tips on how to submit your documents with the state. You are required to have a registered agent in New Jersey anyway, so we try to make this a simple process for you, whether you want us to submit your papers or you want to send them to the New Jersey Secretary of State yourself.
What Are My Next Steps?
Simply sign up for our registered agent service first. You then can look at the foreign corporation form in your online account and also at the included filing tips. If you decide not to fill out and submit the forms yourself, you just 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. Once we are done with your New Jersey foreign corporation registration, we always upload the filing to your online account, email it to you, and send you the original filed documents by mail.