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How to Register Foreign LLC in Iowa LLC

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Iowa LLC Register foreign LLC

Are you a business owner looking for Iowa LLC Register foreign LLC? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Register Foreign LLC your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state.
This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in Iowa:

Fill out

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so:

To register a foreign LLC, follow the steps below:
1. Name of LLC
2. State of Jurisdiction
3. LLC duration
4. Duration of formation of LLC
5. Registered office information
6. Principal office information
7. Check the preferred option
8. Effectiveness of Filing: Filing date/future date (back-dating is not allowed)
9. Signature, title of an authorized person

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

To register a foreign LLC in Iowa online, follow the steps below:
1. Visit the Iowa Secretary of State's Business Entities Online portal
2. Look for the online registration portal on the website.
3. Create an account on the online registration portal if you haven't already done so.
4. log in to the Business Entities Online portal.
5. Click on the "Foreign Business Search" link to search for your foreign LLC's name and confirm that it is available in Iowa.
6. After confirming your LLC's name is available, click "File a Foreign Registration."
7. Follow the prompts to provide the required information about your LLC; you must also upload documentation, such as a certificate of good standing from your LLC's home state.
8. Pay the required filing fee using a credit or debit card.
9. Submit your registration application and wait for approval.

Submit it by mail

To register a foreign LLC in Iowa by mail, follow the steps below:
1. Download and fill out the form
2. Make sure to include the filing fee with your application. You can pay by check or money order made payable to the "Secretary of State."
3. Mail the completed application form, documentation, and filing fee to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
4. Wait for confirmation from the Iowa Secretary of State's office that your foreign LLC has been registered to do business in Iowa. This confirmation should be sent to the address you provided on your application form.


  1. Prepare by choosing a Name and Registered Agent
  2. File Certificate of Formation with the State of Texas
  3. Apply for an EIN with the IRS
  4. Obtain an Operating Agreement
  5. Handle Ongoing Texas Compliance and Maintenance
  1. Change Entity Name for your Iowa LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your Iowa LLC
  3. How to maintain your Iowa LLC

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