A registered agent acts is someone who represents your business to receive and forward Service of Process within the jurisdiction or state where the company conducts business.
National Registered Agents, Inc. (“NRAI) offers registered agent services for businesses of any size in the State of North Dakota. NRAI through www.registeredagent.com serves many small businesses and corporations in North Dakota. Click here to read more about our services. For personal service call us at (800) 520-6724 or visit www.registeredagent.com and use our quote form. We will quickly provide you with a solution that matches your company’s needs.
If you current have a registered agent but want to switch to NRAI, you should obtain the following information and provide it to our account representatives. The following information is required for the change of agent process: completed client information form, name of parent entity, complete name of each entity being changed the state of incorporation/formation and jurisdiction to be changed, name of former registered agent, 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 (either North Dakota or any of the other 49 states and jurisdictions in which we operate).
Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Companyis a type of business entity where the liability of the company is limited to its’ members. This entity type has characteristics of a corporation as well as a partnership. Limited Liability Companies are not protected for all liabilities.
Forming a Domestic Limited Liability Company in North Dakota
When you form a new limited liability corporation in North Dakota, you will need to file an originally executed copy of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State. The filing fee is $125.00. You must appoint a registered agent and registered office.
Names of a newly formed Limited Liability Corporation cannot be the same or similar to any corporations that exists in North Dakota. The name must contain “limited liability company”, “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. You can reserve the name for up o 12 months for a $ 10.00 fee
Forming a Foreign Limited Liability Company in North Dakota
You must assign a registered agent and registered office if your company would like to do business in North Dakota but is incorporated in another state. You must file one copy of the Application for Certificate of Authority a well as a Certificate of Existence issued by the Secretary of State where the entity was organized. The fees include the $125.00 filing fee along with a $ 10.00 filing fee for the Registered Agent’s consent to serve. There is a $ 10.00 fee to reserve the name for a 12 month period. There is the same name requirement as outlined for domestic LLCs.
A corporation is a different legal entity than a LLC. A Corporation can open a bank account, do business under its own name and own property. Corporations are usually managed by a board of directors who are responsible for making business decisions.
The main advantage of forming a corporation is that the owners, or stockholders are not personally liable for the corporation. A corporation must designate a registered agent to serve on behalf of the company to receive service of process and other legal documents for your corporation.
Forming a Domestic Corporation in North Dakota
Every corporation must name a registered agent and registered office in the state to represent its business. The name must contain one of the following words: “corporation”, “incorporated”, “limited”, “company” or any abbreviation of these words. There is a $10.00 fee to reserve the name for a 12 month period. One executed original of Articles of Incorporation and the Statement of Consent to Serve as a Registered Agent (official form) must be filed with the Secretary of State. There is a $ 30.00 filing fee, a $50.00 minimum licensing fee which is based upon aggregate par value of all authorized shares and a $10.00 filing fee for Statement of Consent to Serve as a Registered Agent.
Forming a Foreign Corporation in North Dakota
Forming a foreign corporation in North Dakota is very similar to a domestic corporation. There is the same name requirement as well the reservation of name procedure that applies to domestic corporations. One executed original of the Application for Certificate plus a Certificate of Good Standing/Existence from the jurisdiction where the entity was formed. The filing fee is $40.00 and an $85.00 Initial License Fee.
National Registered Agents, Inc. at www.registeredagent.com provides services to businesses, large or small, all over the United States, including North Dakota. For personal service and information regarding what we can offer to your business’s success, call us at (800) 520-6724 or visit www.registeredagent.com and use our quick quote form. Just provide us with some brief information about your company and your needs, and we will find the best solution to fit those needs.