West 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 West Virginia.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-1: Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division
Form:

Form NR-2: Application to Register a Company Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

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