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Virginia Registered Agents

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise known as a resident agent, is a business located in Virginia who is responsible for accepting legal notices on your behalf. Your registered agent must be present and available during standard business hours.

Why should I have a registered agent?

In the state of Virginia, every company is supposed to pick a registered agent. In addition, the Virginia Secretary of State calls for an official street address on file where the agent can be reached during standard business hours. Starting a new enterprise in Virginia can be a complicated process. It’s critical that you finish a variety of legal forms and documents. At Registered Agent Services, Inc., we can aid your business by taking care of your resident agent services.

What types of companies need to have a Registered Agent in Virginia?

An LLC in Virginia, foreign LLC, a Virginia corporation, a foreign corporation, a non-profit organization or corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Virginia venture is required to have a resident agent in Virginia and a Virginia registered office listed.

How will having a registered agent help my company?

First and foremost, designating our registered agent service keeps your business in conformity to Virginia state law. On top of that, we accept and scan any legal notice, service of process, annual report, or letter received into your customer account locally in Virginia. You receive immediate notice of any notices scanned into your Virginia registered agent online account.

As an additional service, we also track your Virginia annual report due date and forward you reminders with do-it-yourself links to submit your paperwork in a timely manner with the Virginia Secretary of State.

What are the restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?

There are few restrictions about who can be your registered agent in Virginia. Specifically, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be available and located at an official street address within Virginia during typical business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is important that you appoint a solid company, such as Registered Agent Services, Inc., when choosing your Virginia registered agent.