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Foreign Profit Corporation

A Foreign Profit Corporation is a more complex. business structure. As a chartered legal entity, a corporation has certain rights, privileges, and liabilities beyond those of an individual. Doing business as a corporation may yield tax or financial benefits, but these can be offset by other considerations, such as increased licensing fees or decreased personal control. A Foreign Profit Corporation that 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 Profit Corporation 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 Profit Corporation inhouse then you can use application, or you may use the guide sheet to assist you with the application. This process can take up to 7 business days before it is processed. A certification of Good Standing/Existence from the State of Incorporation dated no earlier than ninety (90) days prior to filing with this office is also required at the time of your filing.
    You can renew a Foreign Profit Corporation 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 Profit Corporation 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 Profit Corporation by completing the Application Amending Authority and filing the application with a Certificate of Amendment or certified copy of the amendment from the home state.

    You can merge a Foreign Profit Corporation by filing the Certificate of Merger or a certified copy of the merger from the home state.

    You can convert a Foreign Profit Corporation by filing the Certificate of Conversion from the home state, the application for a new entity and a Certificate of Good Standing from the home state.

    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 Profit Corporation 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 documents.
    You can find out who the principals are of a Foreign Profit Corporation 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 I want to use for a Foreign Profit Corporation 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.

    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 Profit Corporation, however, you may refile a new application.

Online Services
Register a new Corporation
Renew a Corporation
Make Changes a Corporation
Order Copies for a Corporation
Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a Corporation
  Laws
Utah Code -- Title 16 -- Chapter 10a -- Utah Revised Business Corporation Act (Sections 1503 - 1533)
Forms
Application for Authority to Conduct Affairs
Application Amending Authority to Conduct Affairs or Registration
Application for Withdrawal of a Foreign Corporation
Articles of Conversion
Articles of Correction
Articles of Domestication
Fax Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
How to Qualify
How to Obtain a Application for Withdrawal
Information on Filing 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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