Guide to Business Filing In West Virginia
Incorporating in West Virginia
The West Virginia Secretary of State allows online filings for all entities. The only problem is it takes a little while, isn’t instant, and if you’re registering an out of state business to do business here in West Virginia, you still have to fax in your certificate of good standing after the state approves the beginning stages of your filing. It kind of makes the whole point of doing a filing online worthless at least for foreign entities. If you’re forming a new domestic West Virginia LLC or West Virginia corporation, filing online can save you some money.
If you are doing an out of state registration, we just recommend you fax the whole filing into the WV SOS. The fax info and contact details to accomplish this are in your WV registered agent account.
All filing times regardless of how you file them really only take about 1 day to get approved by West Virginia. The only thing you’re saving by faxing is the mail time.
You’ll notice on the forms, we are more inclined to call what we do an agent for notice of process or agent of process than a registered agent. The rest of the country calls this a registered agent and registered office. You can also list our address for your physical and principal address when making filings with the WV SOS.