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Foreign Entity Registration, Filings, Instructions, and Forms

For those who need their documents in a hurry, the Corporations Division offers expedited service and same-day service. The fee for expedited service is $100 per business entity, and expedited filings are generally processed within three business days. The fee for same-day service is $150 and processed the same day if received before 3:30 p.m. Same-day services may be limited due to business hours and the quantity of filings submitted.

*Due to system limitations, the same-day service fee will not be assessed. The same-day service fee for front-counter transactions will be treated as an expedited fee. A 30-day notice will be provided via our website and lobby signage before implementing the $150 Same Day Service fee.

To receive expedited service by mail, enclose $100 per entity (in addition to regular fees) and write "EXPEDITE" in bold letters on the outside of the envelope.

See WAC 434-112-080 and 434-112-085 for more information.

We accept cash, checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for your convenience. All payments must be received in US Dollars. Payments submitted to this office are not refundable WAC 434-112-075 & 434-112-085.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to be informational or assist you in selecting an appropriate business structure. For assistance in determining the appropriate business structure, please visit the FAQs page for more information.

The following links will take you to the available online filing, instructions, or paper form. These apply to all foreign LLCs, Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP) and Cooperative Associations.

*Filings are subject to additional fees depending on the priority requested and delivery method.

Are you on the right page for your business? This page only includes forms, fees, and instructions for Foreign businesses (business that was created outside of Washington State) For Domestic Businesses (businesses registered under the laws of the State of Washington) please click here.

RCW 23.95 Article 5


Filing Type                                                                              Filing Fees                                                 Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Foreign For-Profit Business Registration $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Foreign Nonprofit Business Registration $30 Form Not Available Not Available
Foreign Registration - RCW 30A, 30B, 31.12, 32, 33 $180 - Bank Corp & Bank LLC
$180 - Savings Bank & Savings Loan Assoc
$30   - Credit Union
Form Not Available Not Available


Maintenance Filings

Filing Type                                                                   Filing Fees                                                      Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Foreign Registration Amendment - All types*
*Nonprofit types must mail in a paper form
$20 - Nonprofit
$30 - All other Entity Types
Form Coming Soon Yes
Statement of Withdrawal - All types*
*Nonprofit types must mail in a paper form
$0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Withdrawal Statement on Dissolution or Conversion*
*Nonprofit types must mail in a paper form
$0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Annual Report - Profit Business Entity Types $70 - Profit Business Types
$10 - Miscellaneous & Mutual Nonprofit
$10 - Corporation Sole
Not Available Instructions Yes
Annual Report - Nonprofit - RCW 24.03A $60 - Default fee
$20 - Reduced fee with certification
Not Available Instructions Yes
Amended Annual Report - All types*
*Nonprofit types must mail in a paper form
$10 Form Instructions Yes
Foreign (non-Washington) Name Registration $20 - Nonprofit
$30 - Profit Corporation
$30 - Limited Liability Company
Form Not Available Not Available
Merger $20 per merging entity Form Not Available Not Available
Transfer of Foreign Entity Registration $30 Form Not Available Not Available