USA Delaware Incorporation (Inc) & Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Like an LLC in the UK or a GmbH in Austria and Germany, a US Limited Liability Company is a legal entity that is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it. For sole traders and for people in partnerships, the individuals’ personal assets are at risk if there is a claim against the organisation but shareholders in an LLC are liable to lose only the value of the share capital to which they subscribe.
There are more than 850,000 business entities registered in Delaware, with more than 50% of these being publicly-traded. Delaware is one of the most popular jurisdictions in the USA to incorporate because it provides a complete package of incorporation services including modern and flexible laws, a respected Court of Chancery and a business friendly state government.
Company names must be unique and not deceptively similar to other company names registered in Delaware. We are able to check that your proposed company name is appropriate. Limited Liability Company names must end with the suffix LLC or LC and Incorporations must end with the suffix Co, Corp, Inc or Ltd. It is also possible to use the full word rather than the abbreviation. Certain words such as Bank, Mortgage and Loan require approval from the Department of Financial Regulation to use.
Companies require a registered agent and a registered office where the Secretary of State and other official parties may send legal documents.
Delaware, we can provide you with a resident agent and registered address as part of our Corporate Administration Package.
Only one director of any nationality or residency is required to incorporate in Delaware.
Only a single shareholder is required and corporate shareholders are permitted. For LLC and C Corporations shareholders may be of any residency but S Corporations require a resident shareholder. There is no requirement to file shareholder registers with the authorities meaning shareholder details are not publicly available.
There is no minimum share capital requirement in Delaware.
Companies must generally keep accounting records, but these may be kept anywhere in the world and there is no obligation to file annual financial statements with the authorities. Companies are required to file an annual return along with paying the filing fee.
Once we have received all the necessary documentation and conducted a company name check the incorporation process is complete in four days.
Proof of Identity
As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders of the company.
There is no requirement to visit Delaware in order to incorporate.
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