Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts answer all important questions.

How do I get started?

Complete our convenient online order form, which gathers all of the necessary information, and only takes a few minutes. Please contact us by email or phone if you have any questions or would like help getting your order processed.

What happens if the company name I want is not available?

We request that you provide up to three name choices when you place an order. The final name will be selected based on your priority and availability.

If all three names are not available, we will contact you for additional name choices.

What happens if I change any of my information after my order is complete?

This depends on the type of information that is changing.

Some information, such as a company’s name, business purpose, number of shares and/or par value (for corporations), must be changed with the state by filing an amendment.

The state filing officially updates the information on your registered company.If you have any questions on whether specific information in your state-filed documents would need to be updated by means of an amendment filing, contact our office.

How long can I expect the state to process the New York Certificate of Authority?

For normal processing it takes around 2 to 3 business weeks, plus any additional time for mailing.

Similarly, in-person processing also takes 2 to 3 business weeks, unless you pay for expedited processing.

Expedited processing can take about 2 hours, and there are same day and 1-day expedited processing options available.

What if there is an error on my state-filed documents?

We review each order we receive to identify potential errors. In the unlikely event that an error is made, We’ll respond promptly to remedy any error.

We warranty our filing services against defects caused by us for the life of your company. We will absorb any fees/costs necessary to correct the error and will correct the mistake as quickly as possible.

If the state makes a mistake in entering your information or you notice an error in your filing, contact us immediately and we will work directly with the state agency to correct it.

What is the address for the state agency that accepts out of state registration applications?

New York Department of State
Division of Corporations
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 473- 2492
Fax: (518) 474-1418


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