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 DOC or 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 DOC or PDF
Update Your Business Amend your Application for Registration as a Foreign Business Trust (BTA1245) $25 File Online or
Download Form DOC or 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