How can I be sure that I’m compliant with the laws and regulation of the US?
- We help our members to comply with all laws and regulations through our easy to follow standard compliance review. This compliance review is free for all level of membership.
- We need only your name, address, desired company name, and business that you intend to do.
- There is NO capital requirement in the US for company formation.
- The only thing you need to pay attention is the business nature that you intend to engage in. For national security reason, the US requires all foreign investors/entrepreneur to abide the laws and reguations set forth by CFIUS and FIRRMA. To learn more, go to details about CFIUS and FIRRMA.
Which countries or cases do you not serve?
- We serve most countries in the world with the exception of countries that are sanctioned by the US government.
- We do not serve countries that are sanctioned by the US government. Generally the list includes Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Cuba. Please visit US Department of Treasury for details: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/programs/pages/programs.aspx
- If you represent a sovereign entities such as state-owned enterprise, governments, or political party. We require that you must disclose the ultimate interests of such entities. This entity may or may not be from your country of origin. If you are from country A but may represent sovereign entities for country B, you must disclose to us. We may or may not be able to serve such cases.
Does the US impose any restriction on foreign investments, or on setting up companies in the US?
United States is a very open and welcoming country with very friendly business environment. Generally the US does not require you to declare a firm intent on your purpose of setting up a company. Generally the US government concerns mostly for the following two issues: 1. National security; and 2. Crime prevention, namely, money laundering.
What kind of company names will be acceptable?
Generally you want to have a name that reflects your business or something that is catchy to remember for the purpose of brand recognition and brand building. However, you may also use your home country’s company name as the business name for your US company. We can help you find an anglicized (English-sounding) name if your native language is not English.
Why do you need to know the nature of my business?
It’s required by law to disclose the business sector that you will be engaging in. We also need to know your business as per the KYC/KYB requirements as part of our standard compliance measures. Letting us know the nature of your business also help us set up your company in a structure that is best for you. Generally we set up all companies with the C Corp structure, which is specialized for startups and overseas shareholders/owners. If you are an investor intending to use the US company as a vehicle to hold individual real estate investments, an LLC may be more suitable for you. By default, all real estate investment holding companies are set up as LLC. All business operating companies and startups are set up as C Corp. If you have questions regarding the structure of your US company, please contact us for details.
Are there any business licensing requirements that I should be aware of?
For most foreign business owners, it is unlikely that you will need any special licenses to start your business in the US as most licensing requirements are placed on localized and personalized services. Examples are “Pawnbrokers License, Taxicab License, Video Game License, Amusement Device and Pool Table License, Live Entertainment”, and etc. If you have special concern regarding business licensing, please contact us for further details. Check here for a complete list of business licenses that are available for application.
What are the restrictions for foreign/non-US citizen shareholders?
Simply put, there are no special restrictions unless you engage in sensitive technologies or information service that may be sanctioned by the US government. Most businesses will not fall into this category. Please contact us if you have questions regarding US government sanctioned business activities.
What is the capital requirement for forming a US company?
- There is no capital requirement for starting or forming a US company. Credibility of your US company is established through your operations as well as your relationships with your financial partners – i.e. banking and lending institutions such as finance companies and credit card companies.
What are the application requirements?
- All you need to start is a company name and tell us what business you intend to use the US company for. Telling us your primary goal in forming a US company will let us help you determine the best structure and solutions for your new company.
- We conduct all compliance review individually in order to meet several government requirements. There is nothing you have to do in your part. Our compliance review is discreet and confidential. Please learn more here: Why do you need to know the nature of my business?
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What do I need to provide to start the application or subscription?
- You need only to provide a company name. It can be any name you want including your company name from your home country. On your request, we can also anglicized a name from your home language.
- You also want to tell us what business industry you will be using your US company for. You can simply check the boxes at the company detail form () when you apply. If you are not sure, just leave it blank and we will contact you directly and figure it out with you together.
- We strive to provide you with a simple, expedient, and worry-free company setup process. Our hassle-free satisfaction guarantee includes unlimited search in names, unlimited changes in corporate documents and filing, inclusive of all government fees.
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