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Virginia Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in Virginia?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Virginia agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. . Virginia requires that every corporation maintain a registered office in the state, which may be the same as any of its places of business. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Virginia?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Virginia?

One or more as defined in the entity’s bylaws.

Are corporations in Virginia required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. An annual report must be filed in the last 3 months of the calendar year following its date of incorporation.

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