U21 – Tutorial For Creating & Submitting Business Registration Forms Online 0:00 Welcome to the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Tutorial for Creating and Submitting Business Registration Forms online. 0:07 The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office provides online form creation and…

U21 – Tutorial For Creating & Submitting Business Registration Forms Online
Welcome to the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Tutorial for Creating and Submitting Business Registration Forms online.
The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office provides online form creation and electronic submission. For many of the most popular business creation forms, This video will walk you through the process of creating and submitting a form online for violin.
The process begins at the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website, SOS NC dot gov, by clicking the online services menu and choosing the link to submit a creation filing from the Business Registration link.
Clicking submit a creation filing from any page of SOS NC dot gov, will bring you to the landing page for online form creation.
Click the Create and Submit button to begin creating your form.
In this example, we’ll be creating a domestic limited liability company. The first question is to determine if the entity will be a North Carolina or domestic entity, or if the filing is for foreign entity or entity based outside the state wanting to conduct business in North Carolina.
Since I’m creating in North Carolina, a limited liability company, the answer for the first data field is no.
If I have a question about what’s being requested in a data field, I can hover my cursor over the question mark, and a definition will appear.
The second data field asked me to select the entity type, I choose the limited liability company and click Next.
The name I want to register is Jumping Jack FLASHE, LLC.
This process checks for name availability. So let’s see if the name I want is available.
I entered jumping Jack Flash, LLC into the field and click Next.
It seems the name ivon has already taken. The red text under the field provides the names of the entities already using this name.
However, North Carolina is a distinguishable upon the record state and an addition of one word or number is acceptable for filing by re-enter the name jumpin Jack flash for LLC, and click Next.
Each domestic and foreign entity is required to maintain a registered agent and registered Agent Office of Record in North Carolina.
The sole duty of the registered agent is to receive any notice or demand on behalf of the company and forward to the principal office of the company.
I need to designate a registered agent, I can choose from the first list and pay that company to be my registered agent. Or, I can select an entity or person not on the list.
I can provide anyone I know who’s living in North Carolina and agrees to be my registered agent even myself.
I don’t want to hire a corporate registered agent. In fact, I want to be the registered agent.
Twice, select the second option and click Next.
I’m required to provide the e-mail address of my selected registered agent.
I enter my e-mail address, jump J F at gmail dot com, and the first field, in the second field, they want to know if my registered agent is a company or an individual. In this case, the registered agent is an individual. I can’t use the company I’m creating, as it hasn’t been created yet.
But I can change the registered agent to my company after creation if I choose.
I select to know when the second data field Morefield to open up for the registered edge its name.
I enter my name, Mary L Flowers, and click Next.
Now, I need to put in my Registered Agents Physical Address.
This should be a business address, as I don’t want my residential address on the form, I enter 3 14 summit drive, Sanford, North Carolina, Zip code 273, 3 0 in the county.
I notice North Carolina is the default as the requirement is for the registered agent to reside in North Carolina.
I add the rest of the information for my address.
If this address is also the mailing address, I can click the box. If I don’t, the next page will ask for the mailing address.
I click the box, indicating that the same, the address gets verified at this point. So, if this is not an actual address, as recognized by the United States Postal Service, I will get an error and be requested to review the address for typos, or more information, such as a suite or apartment number.
When I’m finished, I click Next.
Upon creation of my company, I don’t actually have a principal office, but if I did, I would enter the telephone number on this page and the address on the next page.
Just as with the registered agent address, the principal office mailing address can be the same as the physical address. I click the down arrow and choose no.
Then next, I need to add at least one organizer who will be signing the document. Since I’m completing this process, I’m the organizer.
I click to add an entity or individual as organizer.
I am then asked if the organizer is a company which is a commercial entity.
Since I’m an individual, I choose no from the down arrow selections.
I’m then asked for the capacity member organizer, or both a member and an organizer.
A member is a person who has an ownership interest in the company, while an organizer, as the person who forms the company, by signing the document and submitting it to the North Carolina Secretary of State for filing. A member can be the organizer, but the organizer does not have to be a member. I choose both, as I have a membership interest in the LLC, and I’m filling out this form. I enter my personal information, and click Save.
If there are more organizer’s, I can add them at this time. All organizers will be required to sign the document.
When I’m done entering the information, I click Next.
A business e-mail address is requested, but is optional for filing.
The Secretary of State’s Office uses your e-mail address to contact you regarding filings with the department, and to send you any documents filed on behalf of your company.
This will assist me in staying aware of any third party filings on my company and help guard against business identity theft.
I enter my company’s e-mail address.
The effective date is when I want the document to be effective.
I can choose the day of filing, meaning the day, the department to document examiner, files that, or I can choose any day up to 90 days in the future.
This is often used at the end of the calendar year when the business won’t be effective until January first of the following year. I leave this blank because I want the effective date to be the date the examiner files the document.
I click Next.
I’m submitting this document today, so I choose today’s date as the date the document signed.
The customer reference number is optional and may be used by attorneys with more than one client file and articles.
Those identified as organizers earlier in the process are available to sign.
Everyone listed earlier will need to sign the document, choose the down arrow and the first person then type the person’s name.
My name is the first and only name listed as an organizer, so I choose my name, then Android and the data field as my signature.
This is also where, if I had additional provisions to my articles, I would upload them.
If I had additional provisions, I would click to browse for attachment, and choose the appropriate file from my personal computer files, please note that the filename cannot contain certain characters listed.
When all documents, if need be, are attached, and all organizers have signed the document, click next, this is where I can review the form, and check for any typos or inaccurate information.
I can go back and make any changes as necessary.
at this point, I use the scroll bar to view the entire document. As you can see, I entered my e-mail address and it’s screened for privacy.
Everything looks great. So I click Next.
I’m asked to enter an e-mail address for use and sending the payment receipt for this submission.
This field will auto populate the e-mail address of record for the account I’m logged in on. That e-mail address can be changed at this point if it needs to go to a different address or person.
I then click Next.
The filing fee for the Articles of Organization is $125, and there is a $2 electronic transaction fee charged, So the total fee is $127.
I opened the drop-down menu for the payment type and see that I can choose to pay by a C, H, or debit or credit card.
I choose to use a debit or credit card, enter my financial information, and click submit.
I need to wait a few seconds for the page to come up, showing my transaction was successfully complete with copy of my receipt.
The receipt is a PDF, and if you scroll your cursor over the top of the document, you’ll see icons to print or download that received. The notification at the top of the page indicates the document has been received but not filed, and that I’ll be notified by the assigned examiner at the time of review with violent confirmation. I can check the status of the file and by logging into my account and choosing to check My Uploads on any Business online service page. I created a limited liability company, but if I had chosen to create a business corporation, other questions would have been provided in regard to shares of stock. This concludes the online form creation and submission video. If you have any questions regarding this process, you can contact the customer service unit at (919) 814-5400 or e-mail info at SOS, NC dot gov. You can also review the frequently asked questions for any division by clicking the FAQ link at the top of SOS NC dot gov. Thank you for your time and we welcome any feedback on this or any other video.


1. The tutorial begins by guiding users to the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website, SOS NC dot gov, to find the online services menu and the link for submitting a business creation filing.
2. Users are directed to choose the type of entity being created – domestic or foreign. For example, a domestic limited liability company might be chosen.
3. The system checks the availability of the chosen business name, with the option to modify it slightly if necessary to achieve a unique name.
4. Users must designate a registered agent who resides in North Carolina and is willing to receive and forward notices or demands on behalf of the company.
5. The tutorial explains that users can act as their own registered agent, and requires them to input an email address for their selected agent.
6. Users must provide a physical address for the registered agent and confirm whether it is also the mailing address.
7. The tutorial walks through the process of entering information about the company organizer, who is the individual submitting the form and will need to sign the document. It explains the distinction between being an organizer, a member, or both.
8. The user can specify an effective date for the filing, with the option to choose any date up to 90 days in the future.
9. After the document has been signed by all organizers and any additional documents have been attached, the user can review the form for accuracy before submission.
10. Users are prompted to pay a filing fee, which as of the tutorial recording is $125 plus a $2 electronic transaction fee, and can choose to pay by various methods. After payment, a receipt is provided and the document is submitted for review. Users can check the status of their filing by logging into their account on the website.

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