To Qualify a Florida Corporation in Another State:
To foreign qualify a Florida corporation or LLC may require a Good Standing Certificate (Certificate of Existence) to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than the home state of Florida. Any entity is considered “Foreign” to another state and must apply for the Authority to do business in another state. To do so, each state has different qualification guidelines, most of which include a Good Standing Certificate from the home state. We can help you with any state. Click here for our qualification page.
Other states may offer both a short form and a long form good standing. They may also refer to a Good Standing Certificate as one of the following:
Certificate of Fact
Certificate of Authority
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Authorization
Letter of Good Standing
Administratively Dissolved, Administratively Revoked, or Involuntarily Dissolved?
Under current law, a Florida entity which fails to file its annual report form as required is administratively dissolved by our office. If the entity is a foreign (or out-of-state) entity, its certificate of authority to transact business in Florida is administratively revoked. Under previous law, entities which failed to file their annual reports were involuntarily dissolved or revoked for annual report. So, these terms have the same meaning. The entities are no longer active on our records. These business entities may reinstate by filing a reinstatement application and paying the applicable fees. When the reinstatement is effective, it relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the dissolution or revocation.