Application To Register A Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) {LLC-5} | Pdf Fpdf Docx | California

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Application To Register A Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) {LLC-5} | Pdf Fpdf Docx | California

Application To Register A Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) {LLC-5}

This is a California form that can be used for Foreign Limited Liability Companies within Secretary Of State, Limited Liability Companies.

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Instructions for Completing the Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) To qualify a limited liability company (LLC) from another state or country to transact intrastate business in California, you must file an Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) with the California Secretary of State. Form LLC-5 is required along with a current (within 6 months) Certificate of Good Standing issued by theagency where the foreign LLC is formed. The Certificate must certify that the LLC is in existence, in active status,or in good standing.Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specificbusiness needs and whether additional provisions for the LLC are needed.Fees: Filing Fee: The fee for filing an Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) is$70.00.Faster Service Fee:- Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) toour Sacramento office. - Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit inperson (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The drop off fee does not apply to mail submissions. The special handling fee is not refundable whether the document is filed or rejected. - Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within aguaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee in lieu of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to . Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon request and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of the filed document, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the document is submitted. Additional copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per document. Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card (Visa or Masterard). Processing Times: For current processing times, go to . If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) as follows: Item Instruction Tips 1a. Enter the name of the LLC exactly as it is shown on the Certificate of Good Standing from the foreign jurisdiction. the name currently used in the state, foreign countryorother place where the LLC is formed. The name in Item 1a must match the name listed in theCertificate of Good Standing that is required to accompanyyour completed Form LLC-5. There are legal limitations on what name can be used for theLLC. For general LLC name requirements and restrictionsor for information on reserving an LLC name prior tosubmitting Form LLC-5, go to A name reservation is not required to submit Form LLC-5. LLC-5 Instructions (REV /201) 201 California Secretary of State American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 1b. If the name of the LLC does not comply with California Corporations Code section 17701.08; an alternate name to be used in California exactly as it is to appear on the records of the California Secretary of State. See Filing Tips. California Corporations Code section 17701.08 requires:- The LLC name must include: LLC, L.L.C., LimitedLiability Company, Limited Liability Co., Ltd. Liability Company, or Ltd. Liability Co. - The LLC name may not include: bank, trust, trustee,incorporated, inc., corporation, or corp. - The LLC name may not include: insurer, insurance company, or any other words suggesting that the limited liability company is in the business of issuing policies of insurance and assuming insurance risks. - The name is not likely to mislead the public and isdistinguishable from other LLC222s of record or reserved with the California Secretary of State. A preliminary search of LLC names already of record can bemade online through our Business Search at. Please note: The BusinessSearch is only a preliminary search and not intended toserve as a formal name availability search. For informationon checking or reserving a name, go to. 2a. Enter the date your LLC was formed using the following format: MM/DD/YYYY. The date must match the formation date listed in the attached Certificate of Good Standing, if specified in the Certificate. 2b. Enter the state, foreign country or other place of origin where the foreign LLC is formed. The jurisdiction must match the jurisdiction listed in the attached Certificate of Good Standing. 2c. This statement is required. Do not alter. 3a. Enter the complete street address, city, state and zip code of the LLC222s Principal Executive Office address. The complete street address is required, including thestreet name and number, city, state and zip code.Address must be a physical address.Do not enter a P.O. Box, an 223in care of224 address, orabbreviate the name of the city. 3b. Enter the complete street address, city, state and zip code of the LLC222s Principal Office in California, if any. The complete street address is required, including thestreet name and number, city and zip code.Address must be a physical address in California.Do not enter a P.O. Box, an 223in care of224 address, orabbreviate the name of the city. 3c. If different from the address in Item 3a, enter the mailing address of the LLC222s Principal Executive Office. This address will be used for mailing purposes and may be aP.O. Box address or 223in care of224 an individual or entity.Do not abbreviate the name of the city. LLC-5 Instructions (REV /201) 201 California Secretary of State American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 4. The LLC must have an Agent for Service of Process. There two types of Agents that can be named: an individual (e.g. member, manager, or any other individual) who resides in California with a physical Californiaaddress; OR a registered corporate agent qualifiedwith the California Secretary of State.An Agent for Service of Process is responsible for acceptinglegal documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits, othertypes of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the LLC.You must provide information for either an individual OR aregistered corporate agent, not both.If using a registered corporate agent, the corporation musthave a current agent registration certificate on file with theCalifornia Secretary of State as required by Section 1505. 4a & b. If Individual Agent: Enter the name of the initial agentfor service of process and theagent222s complete California streetaddress, city and zip code.If an individual is designated as theinitial agent, complete Items 4a and4b ONLY. Do not complete Item4c.The complete street address is required, including thestreet name and number, city and zip code.Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an 223in care of224 address, orabbreviate the name of the city.Many times, a small LLC will designate a member ormanager as the agent for service of process.The individual agent should be aware that the name and thephysical street address of the agent for service of process isa public record, open to all (as are all the addresses of theLLC provided in filings.) 4c. If Registered Corporate Agent: Enter the name of the initialregistered corporate agent exactlyas registered in California.If a registered corporate agent isdesignated as the initial agent,complete Item 4c ONLY. Do notcomplete Items 4a and 4b.Before a corporation is designated as agent for the LLC, thatcorporation must have a current agent registration certificateon file with the California Secretary of State as required bySection 1505 stating the address(es) of the registered corporate agent and the authorized employe

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