Foreign Qualification Pennsylvania

(PLUS pennsylvania STATE FEES)

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

Filing Requirements

If you've incorporated your company in any state other than Pennsylvania (state motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence) and you wish to "conduct business" in Pennsylvania, you'll need to "foreign qualify" your company.

A Pennsylvania form called "Foreign Registration Statement" (DSCB:15-412) needs to be completed. This form is used for all company types. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires the following pieces of information:

  • Full and proper name of the company in home state
  • Assumed company name in Pennsylvania (if applicable)
  • Names and address of officers and directors
  • State (or country) of Incorporation or Formation
  • Date of formation in state of incorporation
  • Street address of principal office
  • Nature of business in Pennsylvania
  • 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 (PO Box is NOT acceptable)
  • The effective date
  • Signature and title of the authorized person

Documents to file

  • Foreign Registration Statement form
  • Certificate of Good Standing from state of incorporation

Where to file

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

Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania phone number is 717-787-1057. Their website is

Fees & Costs

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a filing fee of $250 for all entity types. Make checks payable to: Department of State. Checks MUST contain a commercially pre-printed name and address. Accepted payment types:

  • Check
  • Money order


We hope you found this page beneficial regarding an out of state LLC or corporation doing business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For a small processing fee plus state fees, you can have one of our expert Incorporation Specialists "foreign qualify" your company in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania.


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