Certificate of Authority in Indiana – Filing Service
Indiana Foreign Corporation
If you are a corporation located in a state other than Indiana and want to conduct business in Indiana, you are considered an Indiana foreign corporation and will need a Certificate of Authority to operate in Indiana. You can obtain one by submitting paperwork as a foreign corporation with the Indiana Secretary of State, Corporations Division. Once filed, the State of Indiana will return a filed Certificate of Authority to you. An Indiana foreign corporation should not be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in Indiana is a foreign corporation.
We only charge $100 plus the Indiana State filing fee to prepare and submit the Foreign Indiana Corporation Certificate of Authority form with the Corporations Division of the Indiana Secretary of State. We also will track down the documentation needed from your home state of incorporation to submit your paperwork.
If you want to do the filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our Indiana registered agent service and you’ll find the foreign corporation form is in your online account immediately. As an added bonus, we’ve included some tips on how to submit your paperwork with the state. Your business needs to have a registered agent in Indiana anyway, so we try to make this a simple process for you, whether you want us to submit your papers or you want to send them to the Indiana Secretary of State yourself.
How do I sign up?
Just sign up for our registered agent service first. Next, you can look at the form for foreign corporations in your account online and also at our filing tips. If you decide not to do the filing yourself, you can click the “Add services” tab from your account, and add our filing services for the state filing fees plus $100. Your account shows real time status of our work in progress. After we are finished with your Indiana foreign corporation registration, we always upload the filing to your client account, email it to you, and mail you the original filed documents.