Conversion of Business Entity Type

You may convert your business entity type without the need to start from scratch. For example, if your business is set up as a limited liability company and you want to convert it to a stock corporation, you may do so by completing the proper filing and paying the fee.

Please consult with an expert to avoid legal and financial consequences. The SCC does not provide legal or financial advice.

Virginia stock corporations:

Virginia stock corporations may convert to any other business entity type. They may also convert to any other foreign business entity type.
 
Convert to Required Form(s) Fee
VA Nonstock Corporation $100 + any additional charter fee
VA Limited Liability Company $100
File Online
 
VA Limited Partnership $100
VA General Partnership  
  • Articles of Conversion
$100
VA Business Trust $100
Any Other Foreign Entity Type
  • Articles of Conversion
$100

 

Foreign stock corporations:

Foreign stock corporations may not convert to any other Virginia business entity type. 

Virginia Nonstock Corporations: 

Virgina nonstock corporations may convert to a stock or limited liability company. Virginia nonstock corporation may not convert to any other foreign business entity type.
 
Convert to Required Form(s) Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees
Limited Liability Company $100
File Online
 

Foreign Nonstock Corporations: 

Foreign nonstock corporations may convert to a Virginia stock corporation.
 
Convert to Required Form(s) Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fee

 

Virginia limited liability companies:

Virginia limited liability companies may convert to a Virginia stock corporation or a business trust. A Virginia limited liability company may not convert to any other foreign business entity type. 
Convert to Required Form Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees
File Online
 
Business Trust $100
File Online
 

Foreign limited liability companies:

Foreign limited liability companies may convert to a Virginia stock corporation. 
 
Convert to Required forms Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees

Virginia Limited Partnerships:

Virginia limited partnerships may convert to a Virginia stock corporation, limited liability company, or business trust. A Virginia limited partnership may not convert to any other foreign business entity type.
 
Convert to Required Forms Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees
Limited Liability Company $100
File Online
Business Trust $100
File Online
 

Foreign Limited Partnerships:

​Foreign limited partnerships may convert to a Virginia stock corporation. 
 
Convert to Required Forms Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees

Virginia General Partnerships:

Virginia general partnerships may convert to a Virginia corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or business trust. A Virginia general partnership may not convert to any other foreign business entity type.
 
Convert to Required Form(s) Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fee
Limited Liability Company $100
File Online
Limited Partnership $100
File Online
Business Trust $100
File Online

 

Foreign General Partnerships:

A foreign general partnership may convert to a Virginia stock corporation or limited partnership.
 
Convert to Required Form(s) Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees
Limited Partnership $100
File Online

Virginia Business Trusts:

Virginia business trusts may convert to a Virginia stock corporation or limited liability company. A Virginia business trust may not convert to any other foreign business entity type.

Convert to  Required Forms Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees
Limited Liability Company $100
File Online

 

Foreign Business Trusts: 

Foreign business trusts may convert to a Virginia stock corporation.

Convert to Required Forms Fee
Stock Corporation $25 + any additional charter fees