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Forming a Corporation in Virginia

Virginia State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Virginia State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is Virginia, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Virginia Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

Virginia Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Virginia, your name cannot be confused with any existing names. You also cannot use any reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Virginia State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Virginia requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Prohibited Designations:  Virginia does not allow the use of the following words and phrases in corporation names.

  • Bank
  • Trust
  • Engineer
  • Architecture
  • Land surveying

Virginia State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Virginia requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 3 – 12 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors.

Annual Reports

All Virginia Corporations must file an annual report with the Office of the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission on or before the last day of the 12th month after the incorporation date.

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