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West Virginia LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Why form a West Virginia business? West Virginia is not only a thriving economy but it’s also home to more than 130 businesses represented in over 27 countries globally. This is where global leaders feel at home in the West and if you want to reach out to a global as well as national audience or customers then this is the place to be. The state has a strong distribution system that your business can leverage like river ports, major interstates, and a complete railroad system. Today, there are in excess of 30,000 West Virginians employed in international companies and local start-ups that have made their impact globally.

The big question is how do you go about company formation in West Virginia? This is where we can be of assistance!

We are one of the top West Virginia registered agents and are familiar with all incorporation processes pertaining to the West Virginia State. Thus, we can provide information and assistance for successful setting up of your business!

West Virginia LLC Registration and Formation

West Virginia LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in West Virginia is governed by 2010 West Virginia Code, CHAPTER 31B – Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of an LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in West Virginia then you will be required to designate and continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2010 WVC §31B-1-108. This law is applicable to domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in West Virginia. We can assist you to form a West Virginia business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in West Virginia is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify an unique name for your business entity
  2. According to 2010 WVC §31B-1-105, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to provisions of 2010 WVC §31B-1-106.
  5. Submit the name reservation form at the Office of the Secretary of State- Business and Licensing Division through online or mail along with the applicable fee. You can reserve a name for a non-renewable 120 day period.
  6. If your business is a foreign LLC then you will be required to register the name pursuant to 2010 WVC §31B-1-107 for an LLC.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a West Virginia business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will have to file “Articles of Organization” governed by 2010 WVC §31B-2-203.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file an application for “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to 2010 WVC §31B-10-1002.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the West Virginia Secretary of State Business & Licensing Division, through mail or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a West Virginia business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

West Virginia Corporation Registration and Formation

West Virginia Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in West Virginia then its formation will be governed by 2005 West Virginia Code – CHAPTER 31D. — West Virginia Business Corporation Act. The procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in West Virginia then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2005 WVC §31D-5-501. This law is applicable to domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in West Virginia. We can assist you to form a West Virginia business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of West Virginia.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in West Virginia, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. Conduct a business name search
  3. According to 2005 WVC §31D-4-401, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  4. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  5. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to provisions of 2005 WVC §31D-4-403.
  6. Submit the name reservation form at the Office of the Secretary of State- Business and Licensing Division through online or mail along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.
  7. If your business is a foreign corporation then you will have to register the name pursuant to 2005 WVC §31D-4-404.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in West Virginia, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will have to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to 2005 WVC §31D-2-202.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file an application for “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to the provisions of 2005 WVC §31D-15-1503.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the West Virginia Secretary of State Business & Licensing Division, through mail or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding West Virginia incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the West Virginia Business Formation page.

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