How to form an LLC in Virginia
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Virginia.
Virginia LLC Costs:
Virginia LLC cost: $100
Virginia LLC annual fee: $50
★ Check out Northwest vs LegalZoom
Note: The Virginia State Corporation Commission has updated their business search tool since the making of this video. While the video above may not appear the same as the current tool, the way to search your Virginia LLC name is still the same.
Search your Virginia LLC Name
There are two ways to search for an available LLC name in Virginia.
You can use the Business Entity Search to look at existing businesses registered in the state. You can also use the Name Availability Search, which will tell you whether or not your LLC name is distinguishable. We recommend using both search tools.
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)
Contact Info: Virginia State Corporation Commission
Next Step: Virginia Registered Agent
After you’ve found an available Virginia LLC name, you can proceed to the next lesson: Virginia Registered Agent.
And check out TRUIC’s business name generator if you need help coming up with an LLC name.