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Open a Non Maryland Foreign Business Entity

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Category : > Foreign Entity Qualification
Posted On : Thu Feb 02nd,2017

A complete guide to start an out of state entity in Maryland

Why should I register a foreign entity in Maryland?

You are obligated to register a branch office and obtain licenses in order to do business in Maryland of an existing entity is registered other than Maryland?

What are the requirements to obtain a certificate of authority in Maryland to transact business with an out of state entity?

  • Check the business entity name with SDAT if it is available.
  • You have to register a dba name, if the name is not available to file a foreign entity and send a trade name certificate along with the foreign entity application.
  • Obtain a certificate of existence or a certificate of status from the home state secretary of state to confirm that your registration is already completed. The home state entity must not be forfeited or in a not good standing in order to submit foreign entity application. The letter of good standing must not be sixty days older.
  • Complete foreing qualification application along with the filing fee.

Foreign entity applications in Maryland

You can fill out of of the application as per your need.

  • Foreign corporation qualification form for Maryland
  • Application for registration of a Foreign Limited Partnership for Maryland
  • Foreign corporation assumed name form for Maryland
  • Foreign limited liability partnership registration for Maryland
  • Foreign limited liability company registration for Maryland
  • Certificate of Cancellation of a Foreign LLC for Maryland
  • Application for Termination for a Foreign Corporation form for Maryland

How long does state of Maryland take to register a Non Maryland foreign foreign business entity?

Estimated time is seven to ten working days.

What is a Maryland registered agent to form a foreign entity?

The registered agent is required to register company in the state of Maryland. Registered agent can either be a person or a commercial entity to serve in Maryland to incorporate. You can also serve registered agent in Maryland, if you have a physical address instead of hiring a third party to serve for you. The function of a registered agent is to receive mail from the departments and forward you.

How to maintain a foreign entity in Maryland?

  • Yearly Maryland annual report filing
  • File state tax returns of Maryland if applicable
  • Dissolve Maryland corporation if no longer doing business in Maryland

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