Foreign Qualification Georgia


In this section we'll explain the requirements, where to file, and fees regarding a Georgia foreign qualification.

Filing Requirements

If you've incorporated your company in any state other than Georgia (state motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation) and you wish to "conduct business" in Georgia, you'll need to "foreign qualify" your company.

A Georgia form called "Application for Certificate of Authority" needs to be completed. There is a form for LLCs and a different form for corporations. The State of Georgia requires the following pieces of information:

  • Full company name
  • Assumed/alternate name in Georgia (if applicable)
  • Date business commenced (or proposed)
  • Name of filing person, address, filer's email address, telephone number
  • Names and address of officers and directors or members and managers
  • State (or country) of Incorporation or Formation
  • Date of formation in state of incorporation
  • Period of duration
  • Street address of principal office
  • Address where company records are maintained
  • A designated commercial registered agent for service of process (can be either a corporation or natural person)
  • Street address (including county) of agent for service of process
  • Effective date (either "Upon filing" or "Delayed Effective Date:_____________________"
  • Signature and title of the authorized person

Documents to file

  • Application for Registration
  • Filing fees of $225

Where to file

The completed form can be filed by mail or in person:

Office of Secretary of State
Corporations Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 313 West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334


State of Georgia phone number is 404-656-2817. Their website is

Fees & Costs

The State of Georgia has a filing fee of $225. Make checks payable to "Secretary of State". Accepted payment types:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Check


We hope you found this page beneficial regarding an out of state LLC or corporation doing business in the State of Georgia. For a small processing fee plus state fees, you can have one of our expert Incorporation Specialists "foreign qualify" your company in Georgia. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-423-2993 or 302-996-5819. Thank you for your interest in Foreign Qualification in Georgia.


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