South Carolina Certificate of Authority Filing Service
South Carolina Foreign Corporation
If you are a corporation based in another state and want to transact business in South Carolina, you will need a South Carolina Certificate of Authority to transact business in the State of South Carolina. This is obtained by submitting paperwork as a foreign corporation with the S Carolina Secretary of State, Corporations Division. Once filed, the State of South Carolina will return a completed S Carolina certificate of authority to you. A South Carolina foreign corporation is not to be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in South Carolina is a foreign corporation.
We only charge for the state filing fees plus $100 to prepare and file the South Carolina foreign corporation Certificate of Authority form with the Corporations Division of the S Carolina Secretary of State. We will also obtain any certificates needed from your home state of incorporation.
To submit the South Carolina certificate of authority paperwork yourself: sign up for our South Carolina registered agent service and the certificate of authority form is in your client account immediately. You’ll also find some tips on how to submit your South Carolina foreign corporation registration paperwork with the state. You are required to have a registered agent in South Carolina anyway, so we try to make this a simple process for you, whether you want us to submit your S Carolina certificate of authority corporation paperwork or you want to do the filing yourself.
What Are My Next Steps for Registering a Foreign Corporation?
Just sign up for our registered agent service first. Next, you can look at the form for foreign corporations in your online account and also at the included filing tips. If you decide not to fill out and submit the forms yourself, you just 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. Once we are done with your foreign corporation registration in South Carolina, we always upload the filing to your client account, email you a copy, and send you the original filed documents by mail.