Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to become a registered foreign corporation?

The steps to completing the application for foreign registration through Gust with estimated time frames.

  1. You purchase a Foreign Qualification application, fill it out and submit it. 10 minutes
  2. Gust processes your form for accuracy, and conduct a name check. (We may be in touch with you for a DBA name.) We return your completed application to you for signature.  1 to 3 business days, depending on name availability
  3. You return the signed form to us Same day
  4. Gust obtains the required forms from Delaware, and submit your application for foreign qualification to the appropriate state 1 business day
  5. The state processes the form About 7 business days, with some exceptions*
  6. Gust is notified of your approval, and we email you with the filed documentation You are qualified as a foreign corporation!

*Note that processing times vary per state. While the average time frame is 7-to-10 business days, some states process in less than a week, and other states take up to 25 business days. 

Last updated on August 21, 2017