Wyoming Secretary of State


Continuation vs. Domestication

There are several different requirements for Continuation and Domestication filings. Below is a summary of the requirements of each as well as the common requirements.


Continuation:

  • Continuation occurs when an out-of-state or out-of-country entity wishes to transfer its state or country of formation to Wyoming and become a Wyoming entity.

  • Additional amendments to the entity may be filed within the continuation document for no additional fee.

  • Corporations and LLCs are required to provide a copy of the company's resolution authorizing the continuance.

  • A copy of the Articles of Dissolution which you have yet to file in your home jurisdiction needs to be submitted with your continuance.

  • Corporation, LLC, and Statutory Trust continuance filings must be notarized.

  • A duplicate certificate of continuance must be sent to the home state or country in which the entity was formed.

  • After the continuance has been processed in Wyoming, you will need to submit Articles of Dissolution to the state or country of formation of record prior to continuing into Wyoming.

  • Once the dissolution has been filed in the former domestic state, evidence of the dissolution, via a filed stamped copy, must be provided to Wyoming.


Domestication:

  • Domestication occurs when an out-of-state entity wishes to transfer their state of formation to Wyoming and become a Wyoming entity. Entities formed in another country cannot domesticate.

  • A certificate of existence or good standing is required.

  • Articles of Amendment must be filed separately with the additional, appropriate fee.



Common Requirements:

In addition to the above, specific requirements, both Continuance and Domestication filings must be submitted with the following information:


  • A certified copy of the entity's original Articles of Incorporation and all amendments currently certified within the last six (6) months by the proper officer off the state or country of formation.

  • A written consent to appointment signed by the registered agent.

  • NOTE: for consistency, the Secretary of State's Office will only keep one version of the agent's name and address (for individuals) on file.

  • One originally signed document, executed by the appropriate officer or board member. After filing, an electronic copy of the filing will be provided via email. See our page titled Electronic Certificates of Evidence for additional information.