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Foreign Limited Liability Company

A Foreign Limited Liability Company is formed by one or more individuals or entities through a special written agreement. The agreement details the organization of the LLC including: provisions for management, assignability of interests, and distribution of profits or losses.

A company statutorily authorized in certain states that is characterized by limited liability, management by members or managers, and limitations on ownerships transfer. A Foreign Limited Liability Company is organized and chartered under the laws of another state, government, or country.

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Frequently Asked Questions
    You can register a Foreign Limited Liability Company online or within our office via in person, by mail, fax, or email. The online process is quick and easy and the business entity will be registered within 24 hours.

    If you wish to register your Foreign Limited Liability Company inhouse then you can use the application. This process can take up to 7 business days before it is processed.
    You can renew a Foreign Limited Liability Company by renewing online. You will need to have the entity number and Renewal ID in order to renew online. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office.
    You can make changes to or update a Foreign Limited Liability Company online. The changes that you make here will be updated within 1 business day. You will need your Applicant ID and entity number.
    If you do not have those items, you may contact our office. You may also obtain the Applicant ID on the website, you will just need to provide a valid email address.
    You can amend a Foreign Limited Liability Company by completing the Application Amending Authority and filing the application with a Statement of Amendment or certified copy of the amendment from the home state.

    You can merge a Foreign Limited Liability Company by creating your own statement of merger or a certified copy of the merger from the home state.

    You can convert a Foreign Limited Liability Company by filing a Statement of Conversion from the home state and the application for a new entity.

    These filings are filed with the Division in duplicate with a $37.00 processing fee made payable to the State of Utah, and a return envelope to mail back the acknowledgement copy.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a Foreign Limited Liability Company by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Search for Images is the 1st option. You will need to click that button in order to search for any scanned images of that entity. The images will be emailed to an email account.

    While you are in the details page of the business entity, you have the 2nd option of ordering a certificate of existence by clicking on the Purchase Certificate of Existence Button.

    If you don't wish to order the images online, then you will need to order them inhouse which can be done in person, in writing or by fax or email. If you make a written request you may use our order form. Written requests for copies/certificates may take up to 7 business days. You may view more information concerning ordering certificates/documents.

    You can find out who the principals are of a Foreign Limited Liability Company online by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Access Principal Information is the 3rd option. You will need to click that button in order to view the principals of that entity.

    You may also do a Registered Principal Search. If you don't want to view the principals via the website, then you may contact our office for that information.
    You can find out if the name you want to use for a Foreign Limited Liability Company is available by doing a business name availability search. You may also contact our office to verify that the name you want to use is available by clicking here.

    You may also conduct a business entity search to see if there are other business entities that are already registered that may have a name similar to the name that you wish to use.

    Please note that although a name may appear to be available nothing is final until the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code approves the business filing.

    You can not reinstate an expired Foreign Limited Liability Company, however, you may refile a new application.
    You can fix the delinquent status on a Foreign Limited Liability Company by renewing online. You will need to have the entity number and Renewal ID in order to renew online. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office.

    You can fix the expired status on a Foreign Limited Liability Company by refiling a new application.

Online Services
Register a new LLC
Renew a LLC
Make Changes to a LLC
Order Copies for a LLC
Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a LLC
  Laws
Utah Code - Title 48-2c -- Utah Revised Limited Liability Company Act
Utah Code - Title 48-3a -- Utah Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

Forms
Foreign Registration Statement
Application for Withdrawal of Registration
Application Amending Authority to Conduct Affairs or Registration
Statement of Conversion
Statement of Correction
Statement of Domestication
Pre-SB21 Forms
Fax Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
Instructions for the Application for Authority to Transact Business
How to File Articles of Transfer
How to File Articles of Domestication

Misc. Information & Websites
What Constitutes "Doing Business" in Utah?
Who Must Register with the Utah Department of Commerce?
Why Register Your Business?
Utah Business Licensing & Registration Guide
How to Start a Business in Utah
Business Name Information
Tips for New Business Registrations
Business Information Website
Service of Process Information
Links to other websites
International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)
Workers Compensation Information
Local Business Licensing Offices

 

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