A notary is a person with legal training who is licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems.A notary’s specific, authorized duties vary by state but can include: • Administer oaths and affirmations;
• Take and certify the acknowledgment of a document;
• Take and certify affidavits;
• Take and certify depositions;
• Issue protests of notes and bills;
• Witness the opening of safe deposit boxes and certify a list of contents;
• Perform civil marriage ceremonies
the signer must physically appear before the notary, prove his/her identity to the notary, and acknowledge his/her comprehension of the document and willingness to sign OR swear/affirm that the contents of the document are true
What is a Registered Agent?
A registered agent acts on a company's behalf in receiving legal documents such as Service of Process (i.e., Lawsuits, Liens, Subpoenas, etc.), Annual Reports, Tax Correspondence, and other mailings from regulatory agencies. In some jurisdictions, a registered agent may be referred to as a resident agent or statutory agent.
Nearly all states require that a company, specifically corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), limited partnerships (LP) and other corporate entity types, appoint and maintain a registered agent with the Secretary of State (or equivalent agency). The registered agent is a matter of public record and is listed with the relevant state agency.
A registered agent must maintain a physical presence (street address) within the state and be available during all business hours so that consumers may properly serve claims upon a company. A post office box (PO Box) does not constitute a physical presence by statutory requirements.
Why use a Professional Registered Agent?
Incorporations / Formations
The initial corporate filing that creates a company is most commonly referred to as the Articles of Incorporation, sometimes known as the Articles of Organization or Charter Documents. The actual name of the initial filing varies by state and more so by company type (entity type). There are numerous entity types including C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Non Profits and many more. We strongly suggest you consult an attorney to determine which type of entity is most appropriate for your business activities (AHAYA VENTURE GROUP LLC does not provide legal advice).
Regardless of the entity type, a company can only be formed in one state referred to as the "domestic state" also known as the "state of incorporation." Upon the formation (or incorporation) of a company the domestic state, in this case Florida, will require statutory fees to be paid. The selection of your domestic state can be an important decision with various business registration and tax consequences.
Certificate of Good Standing
A Certificate of Good Standing is often required in order to obtain a loan, renew a business license or for the filing of taxes. The document will verify that the organization is compliant within the state of incorporation and therefore is in “Good Standing”. It is also known as a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Status, the Good Standing Certificate is a one page document provided by the Secretary of State and provides conclusive evidence of the status of the entity. In many cases it can be valid up to three months.
To obtain a Good Standing Certificate, the business entity must be registered as a legal entity with the Secretary of State, and cannot be in default of corporate regulations, suspended or revoked by the state.
Get started in the few simple steps at the end of the page! For Registered Agent services select one of the address services under the address tab. This is usually done during incorporating and annual filings. If this is needed outside of these two events state fees for amending filings are applicable. It has more benefits and flexibility as your business grows. For Incorporation services, we have a low price of only $29 plus state filing fees.
Incorporation include the following:
Conducting a name search for availability of the name you desire to use.
Filing the State documents required to establish the entity of your choice.(i.e. LLC, Corp)
Sending you your Articles of Incorporation expedited via email.
Acquiring an EIN number for your entity through the IRS. (social security number required)
Acquiring and Providing you with your Certificate of Status at no additional charge. (other than state fee)