How to Serve Process on Unauthorized Foreign LLCs in New York

This article will provide guidance on How to Serve Process on Unauthorized Foreign LLC in New York. Discover the correct procedure to serve process on unauthorized foreign Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) in New York, according to N.Y. LLC. LAW § 304. This guide, aimed at “Registered Agent LLC New York,” provides comprehensive steps for legal professionals handling cases involving foreign entities not authorized for business within the state. Click here for How To Serve Legal Papers on the New York Secretary of State

Steps for Serving Foreign LLCs

If a foreign LLC meets New York’s jurisdiction criteria, the Secretary of State can act as the company’s agent for process service. Click here for How To Appoint The Secretary of State As Service Agent for Your LLC

Process Delivery Requirements

Directly deliver the process to the Secretary of State in Albany, along with the required fee. This ensures the process is officially recognized. Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions About Process Servers!

Validating Service

Ensure service sufficiency by delivering notice and process outside New York, adhering to the serving jurisdiction’s laws. Alternatively, use registered mail directed to the foreign LLC’s registered address. Click here for information on How Rush Process Service Can Expedite Your Case.

Confirming Service Completion

Submit a compliance affidavit and the process to the court clerk within 30 days for personal service, or upon receipt of mail service proof. Completion is recognized ten days post-filing.  Click here for information on How Process Servers Protect Your Rights: Myths Debunked

The Impact of Service

Service performed according to these steps holds the same legal weight as personal service within New York. The refusal of mail does not negate the service’s validity.

Additional Methods

This guide does not exclude other legal methods for serving process on foreign LLCs as permitted by New York law.


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