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Incorporating a Corporation in Alaska

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Name of Alaska corporation cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to any other organized entity, reserved or registered name. Company Express will research your company name to make sure that it meets Alaska standards. 

Permitted Designations: Alaska corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
  • Co
Restricted Designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state: 
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance
Prohibited Designations: 
  • City
  • Municipality
  • Village

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

Turnaround time: About 5-7 business days. Apostille legalization will take about 3-6 weeks.

Follow-up filings: An initial biennial report is due within the first six months of the corporation's formation. A Business License Application must be filed prior to the entity transacting business.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office has be located inside the state, local registered agent aslo required in Alaska.

Biennial Reports

Time to file: The first report must be filed by January 2 of the year following incorporation and every two years thereafter.  The state fee is $100.

Signatures: Only the company president or vice president are authorized to sign biennial reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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