Certificate of Authority – Out-of-state Limited Liability Company
Allows a foreign limited liability company to transact business in the state of Iowa. A foreign limited liability company means an unincorporated entity formed under the law of a jurisdiction other than the law of Iowa and denominated by that law as a limited liability company.
Code Citation Iowa Code section 489.802
Who Applies Foreign limited liability company that desires to transact business in Iowa.
When To Apply Prior to commencing business transactions in Iowa.
Initial Requirements Deliver the completed application to the Secretary of State along with a certificate of existence or a record of similar import signed by the Secretary of State or other official having custody of the company\\’s publicly filed records in the state or other jurisdiction under whose law the company is formed. Each limited liability company must continuously maintain a registered office and agent in Iowa.
Duration Valid until revoked, expired, or canceled.
Processing Time Three business days.
Fee Structure Fee: $100
Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.
Exam Does not pertain.
Additional Information A foreign limited liability company authorized to transact business in Iowa shall deliver to the secretary of state for filing a biennial report. The first biennial report required under Iowa Code 489.209 must be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of the first odd-numbered year following the calendar year in which a foreign limited liability company was authorized to transact business. A subsequent biennial report must be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of each following odd-numbered calendar year. A filing fee for the biennial report shall be determined by the secretary of state pursuant to section 489.117. Each biennial report shall contain information related to the two-year period immediately preceding the calendar year in which the report is filed. Failure to file the required report may result in revocation.
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