Register Foreign Corporation in Florida

Florida Foreign Corporation: $140+

Registering as a foreign corporation in Florida allows you to do business in the Sunshine State. You’ll need to file an Authorization to Transact Business in Florida, and for that you’ll need to obtain a Florida Registered Agent. Not only do we offer the most affordable registered agent service in the state, we’ll even file your registration papers for you.

Our Florida Foreign Corporation Package

With Sunshine Corporate Filings, you can establish a foreign corporation doing business in Florida for just $140, plus the cost of getting a Certificate of Good Standing from your home state. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Florida foreign corporation registration
  • A full year of registered agent service
  • Free mail forwarding (up to 3 pieces of non-state mail per year)
  • A 90-day free trial of phone service
  • Instant access to a team of Florida experts

Here’s Where Your Money Goes

Our Services


Florida Foreign Corporation Filing Fee + Registered Agent Designation Fee


Our Filing Fee


1 Year of Florida Registered Agent Service




To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, you’ll need to contact your Secretary of State office. Fees will vary, but you’ll likely pay between $0 and $50.

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Register Foreign Corporation in Florida

Pursuant to section 607.1503(1), Florida Statutes, to register a foreign corporation in Florida you:

1: File an Application for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida.

The Division of Corporations charges a $70 fee ($35 filing fee and $35 to appoint a registered agent). Send the complete application and fee to the DOC, New Filing Section.

To foreign qualify in Florida, you are required to also appoint a Florida registered agent within the state.

2: With your application to foreign qualify in Florida, include an original Certificate of Existence.

This is also called a Certificate of Good Standing. You can request one from your home state. It can be no older than 90 days when you submit it with your application, and it must be original (not a copy).

3: Submit with your application to foreign qualify in Florida, the Cover Letter attached to the application. If you forget to include the Cover Letter, the application will be rejected.

After You Register a Foreign Corporation in Florida:

After you register a foreign corporation, you have to file a Florida Corporation Annual Report every year. The first annual report is due the year following registration, and it must be filed between January 1 and May 1. There is a $150 filing fee.

Annual reports filed after May 1 are assessed a $400 late fee. If you fail to file each year, your foreign corporation will lose its authority to do business in the state.

Send Applications To:

New Filing Section
Florida DOC
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Or Hand Deliver To:

Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Why Hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC® ?

There are many benefits to having a local registered agent for your Florida Foreign Corporation:

  • Our real office is located in St. Petersburg
  • Free mail forwarding (up to 3 pieces of non-state mail each year)
  • Documents uploaded to your account online
  • Same $35 price every year
  • No hidden fees
  • Lifetime customer support from local business experts
  • Real privacy and anonymity

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us today and speak with a local expert.