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Document Retrieval

Business owners may be requested to provide proof of existence from time to time. The proof of existence can be made by showing a plain filed copy of the formation document from the state where the company was formed. For even further verification, a copy that has been certified by the state or a good standing certificate or certificate of existence may be requested. CorpCo can assist with obtaining any of these documents from any state in the US or from the District of Columbia.

CorpCo also provides document legalization services for those documents to be used in other countries.

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Document Filing

After your company has been incorporated or organized in its domestic (home) state, you may encounter situations where another document is required to be filed to make changes to company details, to restore the company to active status, or to change the company status.

CorpCo offers document filing services for your existing company in any state in the US as well as the District of Columbia.

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Other Services

CorpCo offers a variety of services, which may not necessarily be linked with filings at the Secretary of State’s office where the company has been formed.

If there is something that you do not see listed on our site or available via our online order forms, please do not hesitate to contact us

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My Account

Once you have ordered services from CorpCo, you will be able to access your order and update your details via our EntityManager system. Once logged in, you’ll have access to all companies you’ve registered through CorpCo as well as any details, documents, and due dates for renewal. In addition, you can manage payment for services, including renewals right from your own customizable dashboard.

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Good Standing Certificates
Certified Copies
Plain Copies
Legalized Documents

Good Standing Certificates Overview

A certificate of good standing is a document that is issued by the state where a business is registered and which bears the name of the business and a statement that the company is active and in “good standing” in that state.  Some states issue a similar certificate called a certificate of existence that bears the name of the company along with a statement that the company “exists” on the registry in that state. 
 
Other information may be included on the certificate, including the date of registration, registered agent information, original state where formed (on foreign certificates), file number/company number.  This varies from state to state.

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Good Standing Certificates FAQs

  • Why would I need a good standing certificate?

    Good standing certificates can be requested for a number of different reasons.  The purpose of the good standing certificate is to serve as proof that a company exists and is current in the state of registration.  Below are some reasons why good standings may be requested:
     

    • Foreign Qualification – Many states will require a good standing certificate from the state of incorporation as a supporting document when registering a company to transact business.
    • Loan Approval – A good standing certificate may be required by a lending bank in order to complete a loan transaction with an incorporated business.
    • Real Estate Settlement – A good standing certificate is usually required in relation to any real estate purchase made by an incorporated business.
    • Contracts/Agreements – Some contracts/agreements between the company and another business or with a government agency may require a certificate of good standing of each business entering into the contract/agreement.

  • What is a certificate of fact?

    A certificate of fact is a document that is issued by the state where a business is registered and which can reflect a variety of different “facts” regarding that company’s existence in the given state.  Examples of facts included in such a document are:  registered agent name and/or address, original date of registration, date of dissolution, date of merger filing, and name change information.

  • How long does it take to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing?

    The time it takes to obtain the Certificate of Good Standing depends on the processing time in the state where the certificate is being obtained.  Usually, with routine processing service, the good standing can be obtained in 5-7 business days, but turnaround times may vary depending on the processing backlog at the state.  This turnaround time can be reduced if you choose our Express Processing service.

  • Can CorpCo obtain a Good Standing for a company that was not incorporated/registered by CorpCo?

    Yes.  As long as the company is current in the state from which you wish to obtain the good standing, CorpCo can obtain the good standing or certificate of existence for you for any company of record in any US State as well as from the District of Columbia.

Certified Copies Overview

A certified copy is a file-stamped copy of a filing that has been further authenticated by the issuing state.  The additional authentication can come in the form of an additional attachment (certificate) which verifies the name of the company and that the filing attached is an official copy from the records of the issuing state.  In a few states, the certification comes in the form of an additional stamp that bears the original signature of the person making the verification.

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Certified Copies FAQs

  • Why would I need a certified copy?

    Certified copies, like the good standing certificates, can serve as proof of existence of a company and may be requested for a variety of reasons.

    • Foreign Qualification - Many states will require a certified copy from the state of incorporation as a supporting document when registering a company to transact business.
    • Open a bank account – Some banks prefer to have an official “certified” copy of the company’s formation documents before opening an account.  Each bank’s requirements are different.  CorpCo recommends that you contact your bank of choice to discover their requirements before ordering any documents.
    • Replacement of original formation document – Lost your company’s Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation?  You can obtain a certified copy of the filing to keep with your corporate records.
    • Proof of filing to be used in conjunction with another filing – In some states, the certified copy of subsequent filings such as name change amendments or merger filings from the state of formation is required in order to confirm the change in the state of foreign registration.

  • Can CorpCo obtain a Certified Copy if the filing requested was not filed by CorpCo?

    Yes.  CorpCo can obtain certified copies of any public filing of record from any state in the US as well as from the District of Columbia.

  • How long does it take to obtain a Certified Copy?

    The time it takes to obtain the Certified Copy depends on the processing time in the state where the certificate is being obtained.  Usually, with routine processing service, the good standing can be obtained in 5-7 business days, but turnaround times may vary depending on the processing backlog at the state.  This turnaround time can be reduced if you choose our Express Processing service.

  • What does a certified copy look like?

    Generally, the certified copy of a filing will include a certificate from the state of issuance that gives a statement reflecting the facts relating to the document attached and is signed by the authorized person from the state (usually the Secretary of State).  Due to the electronic age, these documents are often printed in black and white and bear some electronic marking to indicate its validity.  In some states, the certification comes in the form of a stamp placed directly on the document and signed in original.  Any documents being certified are typically black and white copies of what is on record at the state of issuance.

Plain Copies Overview

A plain or file-stamped copy is a copy of any filing submitted and approved by the state where filed and which bears a stamp or other indication of filing.  The stamp usually reflects a file number and date of filing.  The file-stamped copy is the basic form of filing evidence that is returned for all formation/filing requests.

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Plain Copies FAQs

  • Why would I need a Plain Copy?

    The most common reason for need of a plain (file-stamped) copy of any filing is due to the fact that the copy has been misplaced or lost.  It is a good idea to keep track of all company records by placing filed copies of formation or registration documents as well as any subsequent filings (amendments, mergers, change of registered agent, etc.) in the minute book of the company.

  • Can CorpCo obtain a Plain Copy if the filing requested was not processed by CorpCo?

    Yes.  CorpCo can obtain plain copies of any public filing of record from any state in the US as well as from the District of Columbia.

  • How long does it take to obtain a Plain Copy?

    The time it takes to obtain the Plain Copy depends on the processing time in the state where the certificate is being obtained.  Usually, with routine processing service, the good standing can be obtained in 5-7 business days, but turnaround times may vary depending on the processing backlog at the state.  This turnaround time can be reduced if you choose our Express Processing service.

Legalized Documents Overview

Official documents from the United States can be used in other countries if they have been properly legalized.  Legalization of corporate documents is done by way of adding further certification to the documents either from the Secretary of State's office or from the Consulate of the US Embassy of the country to which the documents will be presented.

Types of documents often requested to be legalized:

  • Certificate or Articles of Incorporation
  • Good Standing Certificates
  • Annual Reports or other documents reflecting corporate information

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Legalized Documents FAQs

  • What is an apostille?

    An apostille is a form of authentication that can be included with a good standing certificate or other certified document for use in a country that is party to the Hague Convention. The apostille authenticates the person who has officiated the certificate to which it is attached, making the document acceptable in the country to which it is being delivered.  CorpCo provides services to obtain apostilles on state records and other corporate documents.

  • What if my country does not accept apostilles?

    CorpCo provides legalization services for countries that are not party to the Hague Convention (those that do not accept the apostille for legalization).  For those countries, it is necessary to have the documents authenticated by the US Department of State and further legalized by the local consulate of the country to which the documents will be sent.

Foreign Qualification
  • "Good team work and excellent responsiveness."
    Michelle G., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • "I refer all my clients to CorpCo for their incorporation work. They handle it quickly, accurately, and I always hear what a pleasant experience it is, to call their office. Thank you CorpCo!"
    Tom C., Wilmington, Delaware
  • “CorpCo's website was really easy to use - I was incorporated that day and received my package 3 days later. Very happy and you can quote me."
    David S., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • "I'd like to thank you and Christy and everyone else at Corpco for your help with starting and closing the 2 corporations I had.  You guys made the process so much more manageable and were pleasant throughout the entire process."
    Laura T., New York, New York
  • "I found many agents on the site of the State of Delaware and exchanged some e-mails randomly and in the end I definitely chose you because of direct, warm approach and flexibility in searching solutions for the things we could need. ...we'll definitely recommend you."  
    Zlatan C., Beograd, Serbia
  • Thank you. It's thanks to your quick and professional reply that they were impressed.
    I really appreciate professionalism, and that is why we came back to your company.
    Alexandra M., Mougins, France
  • If you're looking for Corporate Service Provider in the USA for global customers, CorpCo is the best choice.
    Sergei B., Singapore
Foreign Qualification
Amendment
Dissolution
EIN
DBA
Reinstatement

Foreign Qualification Overview

Foreign Qualification / Registration (also Certificate of Authority or Application for Authority to do Business) is a filing made with a Secretary of State’s office, allowing a corporation, LLC or other business entity to legally conduct business in that state even though it was not incorporated there.  This type of filing allows you to have one incorporated entity that is authorized to conduct business in other state(s) (as opposed to forming a new corporation in each state wherein you have decided to conduct business).

Many states will require a corporation to register as a foreign corporation if they are not incorporated there and are conducting business. Typically, if your business has an office, employees or advertises in a state that is not the home (domestic) state of registration, foreign registration is required.  Each state, however, has different rules and requirements regarding exactly what constitutes doing business. Therefore, CorpCo recommends that you contact the Secretary of State's office or a tax or legal professional to determine if your activity constitutes doing business in a given state. 

If you determine that you must register to do business in any state or in the District of Columbia, CorpCo can assist you with this process.

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Foreign Qualification FAQs

  • What is a qualification?

    If a corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), or other business entity conducts business in a state or states other than the state of incorporation, it may be required to register the company in these state(s) in order to legally conduct business there.  This registration process is called “qualifying” to do business as a foreign corporation.

  • What could happen to my business if my company doesn't qualify in a state where it does business?

    Many states will assess a penalty fee and/or require back taxes to be paid for the time frame during which the company was conducting business in that state without being formally registered there. There may be further complications and potential liability concerns if the company is sued or has the need to use the courts in that state as well.

  • How do I know whether my company needs to qualify (or register to do business) in another state?

    Generally, a company will be required to qualify in the states where it is "doing business" outside of its home (domestic) state of incorporation/organization.  Each state has its own definition of what that means, but typically “doing business” in a state consists of regular, repeated and continuous business transactions in that state. In that regard, a company may be considered “doing business” in a state where it has a bank account, a physical office, employees, and/or advertises.  While CorpCo can aid in the process of registration, we recommend that you consult with a qualified professional (accountant or attorney) to determine whether your activity constitutes doing business in a given state before proceeding with registration.

  • How do I qualify in a foreign state?

    Requirements for qualification vary from state to state.  However, it is most common to complete and file an Application for Authority to transact business with the Secretary of State’s office in the state(s) where foreign registration is required.   A Certificate of Good Standing, and/or a Certified Copy of the Incorporation documents from the state of incorporation are normally needed as well as a registered agent and office in the state(s) in which the Application for Authority is being filed.  CorpCo can assist with the preparation and filing of these documents, as well as provide registered agent services and supporting document retrieval in all states.

Once the formation document or foreign registration documents have been filed with the state the details of that company become part of that state’s permanent record.  In order to make any changes to the details of the company, it will be necessary to file another document which will make effective those changes.  The document that changes a company’s original information is called an Amendment.

CorpCo can assist in the amendment preparation and filing process. 

  • What type of information must be changed with an amendment filing?

    The information to be changed can vary from state to state.  However, listed below are some of the more common changes which may result in the requirement to file an amendment document with the State:
     
    Company Name
    Authorized Stock
    Issued Stock (if reported on the initial filing)
    Directors
    Officers
    Registered Agent
    Principal Office Address (business address)
    Business Purpose

  • Can I file the amendment now, but make it effective sometime in the future?

    Many states will allow a future effective date up to 90 days from the date of filing submission.  To be certain about the allowance for your state, please contact us.

  • What is a certificate re:  Name Change?

    If the name of a company has been changed, many states will provide a certificate that references both the old and the new name of the company.  This is sometimes requested as a supporting document for the amendment filing in foreign registration states.
     
    CorpCo can assist with obtaining a certificate re: Name Change. 

  • I already filed an amendment in my state of incorporation.  What is required in the other states where my company is registered?

    Again, the requirements may vary from state to state.  Many states will simply require a filing to be submitted.  Other states may request an official copy of the amendment on file in the state of incorporation or other supporting documents to be filed in conjunction with their amendment filing.

Just as you were required to file a document with the state in order to organize and begin transacting business, if your company has ceased transacting business there is a formal filing required to report the company’s closure.  If the filing is not submitted to the state, they will assume that you wish to remain active and will continue to send annual report notices.  The state will also continue to assess any taxes, fees, penalties, and/or interest that are due.

CorpCo can aid in the dissolution preparation and filing process. 

  • What is needed in order to file a dissolution?

    Typically, a certificate of dissolution, articles of dissolution, certificate of cancellation, or other termination filing document will be required.  The forms usually require information regarding the officers and directors of a company and the details regarding the decision to dissolve and must be signed by an officer or the chairman of the board of directors.
     
     In some states, you may also be required to provide the following:
     
    Final Annual Report Filing and Fees
    Tax Clearance Certificate
     
    If CorpCo assists you with the dissolution process, we will include services for every step of the process so you don't have to worry.

  • Can I file the dissolution now, but make it effective sometime in the future?

    Many states will allow a future effective date up to 90 days from the date of filing submission.  To be certain about the allowance for your state, please contact us.

  • My company never had any activity.  Am I still required to file?

    Yes.  If you wish to formally dissolve the company (so that it is reflected in the records of that state that the business has ceased) it will be necessary to file a dissolution document.  In some states, there is a dissolution filing that is specifically created for those entities that never transacted any business.

Federal Employer ID Number (EIN) Overview

Similar to a person’s Social Security Number, an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a federal nine-digit number that is assigned to and identifies a business entity for tax purposes.  This number is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The IRS generally requires the following types of businesses to obtain an EIN:

  • All corporations
  • All Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) with more than one member
  • Any business that hires employees, including sole proprietorships and single-member LLCsObtaining an EIN is normally one of the first things a business owner applies for, after incorporating a new business or forming an LLC.

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Federal Employer ID (EIN) FAQs

  • Who is required to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

    The IRS says you are required to obtain an EIN if:

    1. You have employees
    2. You are conducting business as a corporation partnership
    3. You file employment taxes, excise taxes, or alcohol tobacco and firearms taxes
    4. You withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien
    5. You have a Keogh plan
    6. You are involved with any of the following types of organizations:
    • Trusts, except certain grantor-owned revocable trusts, IRAs, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Returns
    • Estates
    • Real estate mortgage investment conduits
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Farmers' cooperatives
    • Plan administrators
    • Open business checking accounts
    • Establish accounts with certain vendors
    • Pay employees
    • Issue 1099s to contracted service providers
    • File taxes

  • How do I apply for an EIN?

    You may apply directly with the IRS to obtain the EIN number for your company.  If you would prefer CorpCo to handle the processing of this application on your behalf instead, we will do so for a nominal service fee.  The service may be added to your company formation order or ordered as a stand-alone service.  The EIN is normally  obtained within 1-2 business days of receiving your completed application.

  • What is the difference between an EIN and a Federal Tax Identification Number?

    There is no difference.  These are just two of the many different terms used to identify the identification number that the IRS assigns to a business.  Other terms are:  FEIN, Federal Employer Identification Number, Tax ID No., and Employer Identification Number.

  • What is an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

    Often referred to as the “Social Security Number” for a company, a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) identifies a business for tax purposes. This number may also be referred to as a Federal Tax ID and issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

DBA Overview

A Doing Business As (DBA) or Fictitous Name filing, allows a corporation or LLC to legally conduct business under a different name than the one that appears on their original incorporation documents. For example, John’s Automotive Services Group, Inc, might register a DBA under the name John’s Autobody.

The main benefits of using a DBA include flexibility for marketing and advertising purposes, and the ability to use different names for different aspects of a company’s business.

DBA filings are submitted and approved through different agencies, depending on that State’s rules and regulations. In some states the documents are filed with the Secretary of State, in other states they may be filed with the county office or prothonotary’s office. CorpCo can assist Corporations and LLC’s with fictitious names or DBA (“doing business as”) filings. Contact our office for information, requirements and fees, for the state(s) you will be conducting business in.

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DBA FAQs

  • Why would I file a DBA for my corporation or LLC?

    If you wish to operate your corporation or LLC under a different name than the original legally incorporated name of your business, it is necessary to register this alternate name in the state, county, city, or town where you conduct business.

    Typically, it is necessary to register the DBA name prior to opening a business bank account, advertising or transacting business under this alternate name.

  • Does a DBA filing need to be renewed each year?

    Each State and local office has unique rules for DBA expiration and renewal. While some state and local governments require businesses to renew DBA filings, others do not. If your business must renew its DBA registration, your state or local government office typically sends a renewal notice to the business address of record.

  • How do I file a DBA?

    CorpCo can provide Corporations and LLCs with services regarding filing of fictitious names or DBAs (“doing business as”).

    Contact our office for information, requirements and fees for the state(s) in which you wish to register the DBA.

  • Are there any restrictions on DBA name filings?

    Each state has different rules and requirements for registering and using DBAs.  While there is no limit to the number of DBA names you can register, a name availability check is needed and you may be refused approval if another company is already registered under a name you wish to use.

  • What are the advantages of a DBA?

    Filing a DBA can allow you to:

    • Open a bank account under an alternate business name.
    • Advertise and market different products or services under different names.
    • Simplify business transactions by using a name that more accurately reflects the nature of business being conducted, more so than the incorporated name

If your company is not in good standing action can be made in order to restore the company to active/compliant status with the state. 

CorpCo can aid in the reinstatement preparation and filing process.

  • How do I know if my company requires reinstatement?

    If a company fails to comply with the requirements of any state in which they are registered, that state will take action to indicate in their records that the company is not in good standing.  The indication that a company comes in many forms and depends on the state taking action.  Following is a list of the terms that may be used to indicate that a company is not in good standing:
     
    Revoked
    Void
    Forfeited
    Not Compliant
    Inactive
    Bad Standing
    Not in Good Standing
    Past Due
    Delinquent
    Involuntary Dissolution
    Administrative Dissolutuion

  • Why is my company not in good standing?

    Following are the most common reasons that a company may cease to be in good standing:
     
    Failure to File Annual Report/Pay Annual Fees Required
    Registered Agent Resigned
    Failure to File Return with Revenue Division

  • What is required to restore my company to good standing?

    Typically, a reinstatement filing is required.  However, in some states, a company may simply comply by providing missing information and/or payment of past due fees. 
     
    If the non-compliance is due to a missing annual report, there is sometimes a grace period during which the state will allow the company  to simply file the required report and pay any past due fees, penalties, and interest in order to become current again.  After that grace period, a reinstatement filing document and additional fees will also be required.  In other states, the company will be required to file the past due report as well as reinstatement filing in order to become active and will not have a grace period before being placed into delinquent status.
     
    If the non-compliance is due to the fact that the company’s registered agent has resigned, it will be necessary to appoint a new registered agent.  
    If the non-compliance is due to the fact that the company failed to file a return with the division of revenue/tax, it will be necessary to obtain tax clearance from the division of revenue and to file a reinstatement filing along with a copy of the tax clearance certificate with the corporations division.
     
    CorpCo can assist with any type of reinstatement filing. 

Foreign Qualification
  • "Good team work and excellent responsiveness."
    Michelle G., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • "I refer all my clients to CorpCo for their incorporation work. They handle it quickly, accurately, and I always hear what a pleasant experience it is, to call their office. Thank you CorpCo!"
    Tom C., Wilmington, Delaware
  • “CorpCo's website was really easy to use - I was incorporated that day and received my package 3 days later. Very happy and you can quote me."
    David S., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • "I'd like to thank you and Christy and everyone else at Corpco for your help with starting and closing the 2 corporations I had.  You guys made the process so much more manageable and were pleasant throughout the entire process."
    Laura T., New York, New York
  • "I found many agents on the site of the State of Delaware and exchanged some e-mails randomly and in the end I definitely chose you because of direct, warm approach and flexibility in searching solutions for the things we could need. ...we'll definitely recommend you."  
    Zlatan C., Beograd, Serbia
  • Thank you. It's thanks to your quick and professional reply that they were impressed.
    I really appreciate professionalism, and that is why we came back to your company.
    Alexandra M., Mougins, France
  • If you're looking for Corporate Service Provider in the USA for global customers, CorpCo is the best choice.
    Sergei B., Singapore
Mail Forwarding
Phone/Fax Forwarding
Boat Registration/Renewal

Mail Forwarding Overview

As your registered agent, CorpCo will automatically receive and forward any official mail (State, Certified, IRS, and Service of Process) on to your business address. Our Mail Forwarding service is an additional optional service which also allows you to use our Delaware address for your standard business mail.

Mail Forwarding provides a reliable and confidential way for you to receive your business correspondence.  With this service CorpCo will receive the mail on your behalf and forward to you in weekly or monthly batches.

The mail forwarding service option is provided only to those companies who have appointed CorpCo as their registered agent.

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Mail Forwarding FAQs

  • What is mail forwarding?

    CorpCo's registered agent service does not cover standard business correspondence. It is an address for legal service and other official notices.  For an annual fee, If you order this service, CorpCo will provide your business with a mailing address to which you could have any correspondence from clients or other agencies mailed.  Any collected mail will be forwarded to you as indicated depending on the service chosen and your instructions for forwarding.

  • How long does the application process take?

    Once you return the application materials and payment to our office, the process typically takes 2-3 business days. Please remember to send duplicate originals of your notarized application materials.

  • Are there limits on the amount, and types of mail I can receive?

    Yes and no. This is for business correspondence (letters only) which is addressed in the name of the business. Our standard (weekly) service fee allows for up to 52 pieces of mail (3 ounces or less per week) to be forwarded to you.  Our monthly service allows for up to 12 pieces of mail (3 ounces or less per month) to be forwarded to you.  While these numbers are restricted for the service provision, we do not return excess mail.  Instead, we will contact you to see about how the mail should be handled.  Any additionally required fees will be invoiced to the company.

  • Why would I need mail forwarding?

    Some customers purchase this service because they don't have a U.S. address and would like to receive mail in the United States, while others purchase our mail forwarding service because they own a home-based business and prefer NOT to have this address shared with the general public.  For clients who travel frequently, the mail forwarding service ensures that they do not miss or lose important business mail while away.

  • If I choose this service, how often will my mail be forwarded?

    CorpCo offers two types of mail forwarding service:

    Weekly Mail Forwarding Service: This standard (weekly) service fee allows for up to 52 pieces of mail (3 ounces or less per week) to be forwarded to you. This service does not include packages, express or bulk mail, or magazines.

    Monthly Mail Forwarding Service:  CorpCo also offers a monthly service which allows for up to 12 pieces of mail (3 ounces or less per month) to be forwarded to you.  This service does not include packages, express or bulk mail, or magazines.

Phone/Fax Forwarding Overview

Do you require a US phone number with 24/7 answering service?  We've got you covered!  CorpCo's phone and fax services are not shared lines.  You will receive your own numbers that are to be answered specifically as you would like them to be answered.  An operator will answer the call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will take the information of the caller to your specifications.

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Phone/Fax Forwarding FAQs

  • If I choose this service, under which area code will my number be found?

    We can offer the service in a number of jurisdictions.  If you have a preference for location of the number, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate. 

  • How will I receive my messages?

    All phone and fax messages are forwarded via email upon receipt.  You will also receive a daily report of messages if there is anything to report. 

  • If I want to cancel my phone/fax forwarding service, what do I do?

    In order to cancel phone/fax services, you must provide notice in writing at least 30 days prior to the date of renewal of services.  Services are renewable annually during the month in which you originally requested the service.

Boat Registration/Renewal Overview

Owning your boat, yacht or aircraft through a Delaware corporation is a popular method used by the world's most wealthy yacht owners.  Now with the low cost of incorporating at CorpCo, everyone may obtain the benefits of owning their own yacht through a Delaware corporation.

CorpCo offers registration services in the State of Delaware for water craft ranging in size from jetski type vehicles right up to the 100+ foot yacht.
 
We also provide US Coast Guard documentation for those vessels owned by a majority of US Citizens.  If you would like your vessel "Documented" with the US Coast Guard and recognized as a "US Flag Vessel", we will work with your documentation service provider or recommend reputable services that we use regularly to ensure that your "Documentation" goes smoothly through the Coast Guard. Most Bank Lenders require that your vessel be documented so that they can record the "Ship's First Mortgage". As your registered agent, we will forward all documents from the US Coast Guard to you, including your important annual renewal notifications and documentation "stickers" for current use.

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Boat Registration/Renewal FAQs

  • How much does Delaware boat registration cost?

    The fees for Delaware boat registration will depend on the length of the vessel to be registered and the number of years to be registered.  In order to obtain a written quotation, please contact us with the length of your vessel and the number of years for which it is to be registered.

  • Which boats/vessels can be documented with the US Coast Guard?

    In order to be documented, a vessel must measure at least 5 net tons and, with the exception of certain oil spill response vessels, must be wholly owned by a citizen of the US.

  • What is US Coast Guard Documentation?

    This is a national form of boat registration.  Documentation provides evidence of nationality for international purposes, provides for unhindered commerce between the states, and admits vessels to certain restricted trades, such as coastwise trade and the fisheries.  Since 1920, vessel financing has been enhanced through the availability of preferred mortgages on documented vessels.

  • What happens if I miss my December 31 renewal deadline?

    The registration may still be renewed after the due date without any penalties.  However, you should be cautious not to miss the deadline if you intend to travel in the registered vessel as it will not be current.

  • When does my registration expire?

    All Delaware boat registrations expire on December 31 (the year of expiration will depend on when registered and for how long).  Any Delaware boat registration can be renewed through CorpCo.  Please contact us with your registration details and we will provide you with a written quotation.

  • How long does it take to register my boat?

    The typical turnaround time is 2-4 business days, but there may be instances when the State of Delaware has a backlog or is short-staffed.  This may result in a longer turnaround time.

  • What is needed in order to register a boat in Delaware?

    In order to register a boat in Delaware, an application must be submitted that includes the following details:

    Name and address of registrant
    Hull Identification Number
    State where the boat will be maintained
    Make and model of the boat
    Year of Manufacture 

    For new registrations (whether for a new or used vessel), the applicant will also be required to provide a certificate of origin and a bill of sale to prove chain of ownership.
     
    If you have a boat you’d like to register, please contact us for a quotation.

Foreign Qualification
  • "Good team work and excellent responsiveness."
    Michelle G., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • "I refer all my clients to CorpCo for their incorporation work. They handle it quickly, accurately, and I always hear what a pleasant experience it is, to call their office. Thank you CorpCo!"
    Tom C., Wilmington, Delaware
  • “CorpCo's website was really easy to use - I was incorporated that day and received my package 3 days later. Very happy and you can quote me."
    David S., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • "I'd like to thank you and Christy and everyone else at Corpco for your help with starting and closing the 2 corporations I had.  You guys made the process so much more manageable and were pleasant throughout the entire process."
    Laura T., New York, New York
  • "I found many agents on the site of the State of Delaware and exchanged some e-mails randomly and in the end I definitely chose you because of direct, warm approach and flexibility in searching solutions for the things we could need. ...we'll definitely recommend you."  
    Zlatan C., Beograd, Serbia
  • Thank you. It's thanks to your quick and professional reply that they were impressed.
    I really appreciate professionalism, and that is why we came back to your company.
    Alexandra M., Mougins, France
  • If you're looking for Corporate Service Provider in the USA for global customers, CorpCo is the best choice.
    Sergei B., Singapore
Account Management
Annual Renewal

Account Management

CorpCo makes it easy for you to keep track of your business entities via our EntityManager™ system.  Once you’ve placed an order with CorpCo, you will receive a Client ID and password so that you can access your account.  Our EntityManager™ login is conveniently located at the top right corner of our site, giving you quick access from any page.

From within CorpCo’s EntityManager™, you’ll have access to the following:

Home – Your completely configurable dashboard account overview (includes open orders, SOP, Renewable Services, and Common Tasks)
My Profile – View and update your contact details & password
My Reports – View and export payments and other data regarding your companies
My Orders – View the progress of your open orders
My Companies – View and update information relating to your existing companies
My People – View and update details relating to the people associated with your account/companies
My Service of Process (SOP) – View and acknowledge receipt of any Service of Process received for your companies

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Account Management FAQs

  • How do I find my login ID?

    Please submit a request via email or our contact form, ensuring that the person of contact on the account or an associated company is indicated.  In the body of the message, please indicate that you require your login ID and the proper ID will be sent to the email that is currently associated with the account.

  • Where do I find a copy of my invoice?

    In the client portal, all open (unfinished) orders can be found by following the tab called "My Orders" (if you want to see an order that has been completed, you can use the filters at the top of the page to search for it).  When you find an order, you will notice that there is an invoice number to the left of the company name.  Just click on the invoice number and a separate window will open with your invoice in it.  To print a copy of the invoice or save it to another location, just click the "Download" button and yet another window will open with the .pdf version of the invoice.

  • How do I check the status of my order?

    In the menu at the top of the page, you will see a tab called My Orders.  Click on this tab to be taken to a list of your open orders.  Simply look for the order in question and find the column  which indicates the Status of the order.  If you are not sure what the indicated status means, you can contact us for further information or you may send an email to us right from your account's Mail Center.

  • How do I update my business address?

    After you have logged into the account, you will see several tabs in the heading of the page.  You will choose “My Profile”.  There, you will see the “Personal Detail” tab is already selected.  Simply update any information requiring a change and “save”.

  • What is my password?

    If you have forgotten your password, please let us know by email or via our contact form.  Your password will be reset and an email will be sent to you with further instructions for logging in.

Annual Renewal

After your company has been formed or registered in another state, there are requirements that must be met in order to keep that company active.  Typical requirements are to maintain a registered agent/address within the state of registration and to file an annual report.  If you have asked CorpCo to provide the required registered address, we will send the notice for renewal of that service on an annual basis.  In addition, we will include a notice regarding your annual report when received from the state.  You have the option to file the report on your own, but the optional service will be included in our registered agent renewal invoice if you should decide to take advantage of it.

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Account Renewal FAQs

  • When is my renewal due?

    You will receive a notification regarding the due date of your renewal approximately 90 days before the due date.  You can also check the next renewal date by logging into your account and following the top navigation to “My Companies”, choosing the company in question, and checking the “Next Payment Date” at the bottom of the screen for “General Information”.

  • What happens if I don’t pay my renewal by the due date?

    Your company may become void, forfeited, revoked, or simply cease to be in good standing.  In addition, there will be additional penalties and interest for late renewal from both the state and from your registered agent.  CorpCo provides you with a notice regarding renewal beginning 90 days before the due date and, by the time the due date arrives, you should have received 2-3 different notices regarding the renewal.  Therefore, all companies not renewed by the due date will result in the addition of late fees.  Some states may have grace periods, but many of them do not.  If you think you may have missed a payment for renewal or if your company has ceased to be in good standing, please contact our office immediately.

  • Why do I need CorpCo to provide registered agent services?

    State laws require all corporations to maintain a registered address with the Secretary of State. In most cases, the registered address must be located within the state of registration.  The person or company located at that address, known as the Registered Agent, must remain available during all business hours. A Registered Agent receives and forwards important legal documents and state correspondence on behalf of the business.  In some states the registered agent must also sign the incorporation papers before they can be filed with the Secretary of State.

    You require an address that meets all legal requirements. The registered agent for a business must be physically located in the state of incorporation and be available during normal business hours to accept important documents as they are delivered. If you are incorporating in a state where you do not have a physical address, and/or you are often out of the office, or work irregular business hours, you will be unable to act as your own registered agent.

    Peace of mind. States impose ongoing requirements, such as annual report filings and franchise tax payments, on the businesses incorporated there. Business compliance matters are not likely to be your area of expertise, but they are ours.  As your registered agent CorpCo will help you stay in compliance with state requirements for your corporation/LLC, avoid unnecessary state penalty fees and maintain your company's good standing in your state of incorporation and/or qualification.

    Privacy is important to you.  The registered agent is part of the public record and easily found when searching business records.  Many business owners do not want their names easily accessible.  In addition, in the event that a corporation receives Service of Process, it may be delivered by local law enforcement. Having police officers present at your place of business and in front of customers, is not desirable and using CorpCo as your registered agent avoids this potential embarrassment.

  • Why should I have CorpCo submit my company’s annual report?

    It’s one less thing for you to worry about.  When you request CorpCo’s service to file the annual report, you save an extra step in the renewal process.  You need only submit the request for renewal to us and both the Registered Agent Service and the annual report are taken care of in one step.
     
    As long as you submit your request before the due date, we will take the steps to ensure that the report is filed in a timely manner and that the proper information is provided so that you do not incur any late fees or penalties for failure to file on time.  If anything should go wrong in this instance, CorpCo will take the measures to ensure that the matter is resolved at no additional cost to you.
     
    When you request the full renewal service from CorpCo, you can save time and money!

  • Why are we required to provide you with our officer and director information every year?

    As a matter of proper due diligence processes, CorpCo would like to know the relevant details for all companies for which it provides registered agent services. 

    In addition, if you are requesting our service to file an annual report with the state where the company is registered, it is important that we provide the state with the most recently updated information.  If you submit your company renewal via our online renewal form, you may simply review and make necessary corrections to the previously provided data before submitting your payment.  If paying by mail, any corrections may be handwritten on the company details page of your renewal form.

  • How do I pay if I don’t want to submit my personal information online?

    Please contact us with the details of the company to be renewed and we’ll send a payment authorization for credit card payment or ACH (eCheck) payment that can be faxed or mailed to our office.  Alternatively, payment by certified check or money order can be submitted via our address as indicated on the invoice.   When submitting your payment offline, please be sure to reference the company name and/or invoice number so that we may properly apply your payment.

  • What is the easiest way to pay for my renewal?

    The email notifications that CorpCo sends reminding you of your pending renewal will contain a link specifically for the payment of that company’s renewal.  The link will take you to a secure payment area within our EntityManager system.  Your company name and invoice number will be indicated on the right hand side of the page.  If the details are accurate, simply choose your payment method and provide the details.   This link will also be included on the paper version of your notice.

Foreign Qualification
  • "Good team work and excellent responsiveness."
    Michelle G., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • "I refer all my clients to CorpCo for their incorporation work. They handle it quickly, accurately, and I always hear what a pleasant experience it is, to call their office. Thank you CorpCo!"
    Tom C., Wilmington, Delaware
  • “CorpCo's website was really easy to use - I was incorporated that day and received my package 3 days later. Very happy and you can quote me."
    David S., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • "I'd like to thank you and Christy and everyone else at Corpco for your help with starting and closing the 2 corporations I had.  You guys made the process so much more manageable and were pleasant throughout the entire process."
    Laura T., New York, New York
  • "I found many agents on the site of the State of Delaware and exchanged some e-mails randomly and in the end I definitely chose you because of direct, warm approach and flexibility in searching solutions for the things we could need. ...we'll definitely recommend you."  
    Zlatan C., Beograd, Serbia
  • Thank you. It's thanks to your quick and professional reply that they were impressed.
    I really appreciate professionalism, and that is why we came back to your company.
    Alexandra M., Mougins, France
  • If you're looking for Corporate Service Provider in the USA for global customers, CorpCo is the best choice.
    Sergei B., Singapore
Business Name Availability
Registered Agent Services