Requirements Form a Delaware Limited Liability Company
First and foremost, a unique name must be chosen for your Delaware LLC. Secondly, even though you may not be a resident of Delaware, you may file a Delaware LLC as long as the LLC maintains a registered agent. IncorporateFast.com offers inexpensive Delaware registered Agent service for Delaware LLCs and Delaware corporations.
Tips on naming your Delaware LLC
A Delaware limited liability company may register any name that is distinguishable from any name on record of any domestic or foreign corporation, partnership, limited partnership, statutory trust or limited liability company reserved, under the laws of the State of Delaware. The name shall contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or the designation "LLC"; Also business names may contain the following words: "Company," "Association," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Institute," "Society," "Union," "Syndicate," "Limited" or "Trust" (or abbreviations of like import)." The use of spaces, capitals or special characters does not provide any distinction between other companies on file with the Secretary of State.
Changing Registered Agent
Delaware limited liability companies will file a "Certificate of Amendment" to update, change or modify the name or address of the Registered Agent on file with the Delaware Division of Corporations. This "Certificate of Amendment" can also be used to change the name of your Delaware LLC.
What is needed to qualify to do business in the state of Delaware
All foreign businesses (businesses organized outside the state of Delaware) who will be conducting business within Delaware must file a Foreign Qualification form with the Delaware Division of Corporations. Along with this document, a current Certificate of Existence, or Certificate of Good Standing must be submitted.
Converting a Delaware LLC to a Delaware Corporation
To convert a Delaware (or non-Delaware) LLC into a Delaware Corporation, the converting LLC must file a Certificate of Conversion with the Delaware Secretary of State. This document must be filed simultaneously with Articles of Incorporation. These documents will be processed by the Corporations Division to register your new Delaware corporation.