Virginia Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Virginia.

Virginia Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Virginia Business Entity Name Reservation

Agency:Virginia State Corporation Commission
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Reservation or for Renewal of Reservation of a Business Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Name reservations are good for 120 days from the date of filing.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Reservation or for Renewal of Reservation of a Business Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed by filing a new application during the 45-day period preceding the expiration of the current reservation.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Virginia Corporate Name Registration

Agency:Virginia State Corporation Commission
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Name registrations are good for one year from the date of filing.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Name registrations expire annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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