Foreign Business Trusts
This page lists the filings that you may need during the lifecycle of your out-of-state Business Trust. We encourage you to file online to save time and prevent processing errors.
|I want to...||Fee||Filing Method|
|Before You Form||Reserve or Renew a Business Name (SCC631)||$10||File Online or Download Form
|Transfer a Reserved Business Name||$10||File Online|
|Start a New Business||Register a new Foreign Business Trust (BTA1242)
Note: See the Foreign Registration Checklist for helpful information
|$100||File Online or Download Form
BTA1242-DOC or BTA1242-PDF
|Restart Your Business||Reinstate your business (BTA1246.3P)||$100 + unpaid fees||File Online or
Request a Packet
|Maintain Your Registered Agent and Registered Office||Update your Registered Office Address or Change your Registered Agent (BTA1221)||No Fee||File Online or
Request a Form
|Resign as Registered Agent (BTA1222)||No Fee||File Online or Download Form
BTA1222-DOC or BTA1222-PDF
|Update Your Business||Amend your Application for Registration as a Foreign Business Trust (BTA1245)||$25||File Online or Download Form
BTA1245-DOC or BTA1245-PDF
|Domesticate Your Business||Domesticate your Foreign Business Trust to become a Virginia Business||$25||File & Attach Online.
See information on filing requirements. You must create your own articles.
|Close Your Business||Cancel your Registration as a Foreign Business Trust (BTA1246)||$25||File Online or Download Form