Want to set up a firm in Oregon? We can assist you in starting a business or in buying a shelf company in Oregon (USA) with a full package of necessary documents, legal advice and follow-up support. Incorporation of a firm in Oregon includes provision of a registered office (for at least 1 year in any of our service plans), an apostilled set of constitutional documents, secretarial services and assistance with compliance fee and pre-approval for opening an account in banks of the United States of America. The total price of company formation in Oregon includes all necessary fees and charges for the first year of operation, as well as full one-year nominee service (package Optimum).
Oregon is a common law state.
Limited liability companies are regulated by Chapter 63 Limited Liability Companies of Commercial Code, Oregon Statues, Vol. 2.
The principal forms of business organization in Oregon are:
One of the most common structures is the limited liability company.
There is a range of requirements to the name of limited liability company in Oregon:
A person may apply to the office to reserve a limited liability company name. The application must set forth the name and address of the applicant and the name proposed to be reserved. If the Secretary of State finds that the limited liability company name applied for conforms to ORS 63.094 (Limited liability company name), the Secretary of State shall reserve the name for the applicant for a 120-day period.
The following steps are required to incorporate an LLC in Oregon:
1. Choose a Name for Your LLC
Names may be checked for availability at the Oregon Secretary of State business name database.
You may reserve a name for 120 days by filing an Application for Name Reservation with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division. The reservation may be filed online through the Oregon Central Business Registry webpage or by mail. The filing fee is $100.
2. File Articles of Organization
An Oregon LLC is created by filing Articles of Organization-Limited Liability Company with the Secretary of State. The articles must include:
The articles may be filed online through the Oregon Central Business Registry webpage or by postal mail. The filing fee is $100.
3. Appoint a Registered Agent
Every Oregon LLC must have an agent for service of process in the state. This is an individual or business entity that agrees to accept legal papers on the LLC’s behalf if it is sued. The registered agent may be an Oregon resident or a business entity authorized to do business in Oregon. The registered agent must have a physical street address in Oregon. Information about registered agents is available on the Oregon Secretary of State website.
4. Prepare an Operating Agreement
An LLC operating agreement is not required in Oregon, but is highly advisable. If an operating agreement is created, it need not be filed with the Articles of Organization.
5. Comply With Other Tax and Regulatory Requirements
Additional tax and regulatory requirements may apply to your LLC. These may include:
It takes 1 week to incorporate a new LLC in Oregon.
A limited liability company shall continuously maintain in Oregon a registered agent and registered office that may be, but need not be, the same as any of the limited liability company's places of business.
The registered office must be located at a physical street address where process may be personally served on the registered agent. The registered office may not be a commercial mail receiving agency.
Each limited liability company shall keep at an office specified in the manner provided in any operating agreement or, if none, at the registered office, the following:
unless contained in a written operating agreement or in a writing permitted or required under this chapter, a statement prepared and certified as accurate by a manager of the limited liability company which describes: 1) the amount of cash and a description and statement of the agreed value of other property or services contributed by each member and which each member has agreed to contribute in the future; 2) the times at which or events on the occurrence of which any additional contributions agreed to be made by each member are to be made; and 3) if agreed upon, the time at which or the events on the occurrence of which the limited liability company is dissolved and its affairs wound up.
A registered agent must be:
Oregon State law does not require a corporation to have a seal.
The redomiciliation of companies to or from Oregon is <b>permitted</b>.
There is no statutory requirement for a manager in an LLC. LLC can be managed by the members.
Management of LLC can be governed by its member(s) or by elected manager(s). If a limited liability company operating agreement states that management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, a minimum one manager is required.
Managers do not need to be members of the limited liability company. Residents of any country may become managers of Oregon LLC.
There is no statutory requirement for a secretary in Oregon.
An LLC must have a minimum of one member at any time. Members may be either a natural person or a corporate entity. There are no residency requirements.
Annual meetings of members are not required.
Beneficiaries’ details do not appear on a public profile. Generally, service providers including firms specializing in company formation, trust managers, lawyers, and accountants, keep beneficiaries’ information in strict confidentiality.
There is no minimum capital required to form a New York LLC.
The contributions of a member to the limited liability company may consist of cash, property, services rendered, a promissory note or other obligation to contribute cash or property or to perform services.
Price2 190 USD
including incorporation tax, state registry fee, including Compliance fee
Stamp Duty and Companies House incorporation fee
Price1 540 USD
including registered address and registered agent, NOT including Compliance fee
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Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder)
simple company structure with only 1 physical person
additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)
additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)