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How to Register Foreign LLC in Ohio LLC

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Ohio LLC Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company

Are you a business owner looking for Ohio LLC Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company? 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 Ohio:

Fill out FORM 617

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

To register a foreign LLC, follow the instructions below:
1. Name of submitter
2. Return address
3. Email and phone number of the submitter
4. Select an expedited option, if needed
5. Name of LLC on its jurisdiction of formation
6. Assumed name (dba) if the LLC's name is not available for use in Ohio
7. Jurisdiction of Formation
8. Registered agent name and address
9. Wet/Digital signature of appointed registered agent
10. Digital/Wet signature of an authorized person
11. Printed or typed name of the authorized person

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

Submit it online

To file the foreign LLC online, follow the instructions below:
1. Login at https://bsportal.ohiosos.gov/Login.aspx
2. Select "FILE A NEW BUSINESS OR REGISTER A NAME" under business filings
3. Select "Limited Liability Company (Non-Ohio)" and pick an expedited option
4. Search the LLC name if available and continue
5. Name of Limited Liability Company in its jurisdiction of formation
6. Assumed name if the LLC name is not available for use in Ohio
7. Jurisdiction of formation (State and country)
8. Effectiveness of Filing: Filing date/future date (back-dating is not allowed)
9. Registered Agent in Ohio
10. Add attachments if needed
11. Use the first manager as the authorized agent. Save and Continue.
12. Review the document pdf and PRINT NAME in Print Name box underneath the signature.
13. Verify for Checkout, click Select Filings and, checkout.

Submit it by mail

To file the foreign LLC by mail, follow the instructions below:
1. Print and complete the form
2. Include a $99 check payable to "Secretary of State"
3. Mail the document and check to
P.O. Box 788
Columbus, OH 43216

If expedited, mail to
P.O. Box 1390
Columbus, OH 43216

Related:

  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 Ohio LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your Ohio LLC
  3. How to maintain your Ohio LLC

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