Foreign filing entity is the organization that was formed outside of the District of Columbia that conducts business within the District.
Foreign filing organization includes the following entities: Nonprofit and For-profit corporation (including Benefit and Professional Corporation), Limited Liability Company (including Professional LLC), Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, General Cooperative Association, Limited Cooperative Association and Statutory Trust.
A foreign filing entity shall not do business in the District until it registers with the Superintendent of Corporations of DCRA. If entity has commenced doing business, then it might be liable for back reports and back fees as identified under Form FN-1.
A foreign filing entity shall be considered to be doing business in the District if its internal affairs are governed by the laws of another jurisdiction but it holds itself out in the District as an entity as defined in D.C. Code § 29-101.02(7)(A).
“Conducting business” shall be defined as any trade, profession, or activity that provides, or holds itself out to provide, goods or services to the general public or to any portion of the general public, for hire or compensation in the District of Columbia.
A foreign filing entity shall not be considered to be doing business in the District based on performing those actions outlined in D.C. Code. § 29-105.05.
To register to do business in the District, a foreign filing entity shall deliver a foreign registration statement form FN-1 to the Superintendent for filing either by web or by mail / walk-in.
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