The primary role of a registered agent is to act as an entity's representative for receiving and forwarding Service of Process that is served upon said company within the jurisdiction of any state where its business operates. Simply defined, Service of Process may include any legal proceeding, legal notice or official government communication presented to the company. A registered agent is similarly responsible for receiving and forwarding of official documentation from the Secretary of State including such correspondence as annual report notifications and other compliance filings.
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If you wish to change your registered agent to NRAI, you will need to obtain the following and provide it to one of our representatives: completed client information form (found on www.registeredagent.com), parent entity name, entity name(s) being changed, the state of incorporation/formation and jurisdiction to be changed, former registered agent's name, original date of incorporation, date of adoption of the board of directors giving authorization for change of registered agent , name and title of the authorized person(s) executing the documents and the state and country where the execution of documents will take place.
Limited Liability Company
A Limited Liability Company is a type of business that shares qualities of both a corporation and a partnership. This sort of business is characterized by the liability of the company being limited to its owners.
Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company in Hawaii
By law, it is illegal for a newly formed Limited Liability Corporation to use names that are the same or similar to any corporations that already exist in Hawaii. It is required that the name include the words "Limited Liability Company", "L.L.C." or "LLC" in its title. There is a $25 reservation for holding the name for a period of up to 120 days. In the State of Hawaii, it is necessary to file an originally executed and one true copy of the Articles of Organization with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs when forming a new limited liability corporation. The filing fee is $100 with an additional $50 fee if it needs to be expedited.
Formation of a Foreign Limited Liability Company in Hawaii
If your business is incorporated in another state but you would like to conduct business in Hawaii it is imperative to assign a registered agent and registered office in the state. Hawaii employs the same name requirement and reservation process as that of a domestic LLC. A company is required to file one signed and one true copy of the Application for Certificate of Certificate of Authority in addition to a Certificate of Limited Liability Company Existence issued by the jurisdiction where the company is formed. Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will assess the $50 filing fee. There is an additional charge of $50 for expedited service.
A corporation functions as a separate and autonomous legal organization simply meaning that it can open a its own bank account, has the legal right to own property and is permitted to operate and conduct business, all under its own name. A board of directors manages the corporation holding such responsibilities, including making crucial business decisions and supervising the day to day transactions and business of the corporation. The chief advantage of a corporation is that its stockholders or shareholders, or the primary owners of the company, can not be held personally liable for the debts and liabilities of the corporation.
Formation of a Domestic Corporation in Hawaii
Every corporation in the State of Hawaii is obligated by law to name a registered agent and registered office in the State to correspond to its business. The business name needs to include any of the following words: "corporation", "incorporated", "limited", "company" or any abbreviation of these words. There is a $20 fee assessed (an additional $50 if special handling is needed) to hold the name for a 120 day period. One signed copy and one conformed copy of Articles of Incorporation needs to be filed with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Additionally, there is a $100 filing fee per transaction with an additional $50 fee if special handling is required.
Formation of a Foreign Corporation in Hawaii
The process of forming a foreign corporation in Hawaii is no different than that of a domestic corporation. The same name reservation requirement holds, however, it is not required that the corporate name contain any specific word or abbreviation. An executed original and one true copy of the Application for Certificate of Authority in addition to the Certificate of Good Standing/Existence from the State where the entity was formed needs to be filed with the State. There is a filing fee of $50 and an additional $50 fee if additional handling or service is needed.
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