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Holiday Closings for December 2015 and January 2016
Updated November 17, 2015

To assist you in planning closing dates and avoiding unpleasant surprises, National Corporate Research (NCR) has compiled a list of U.S. state holiday closings for December and January. To download the list in PDF format, click here secure.To view the remaining November holidays, click here secure  


For clients who work on international transactions, we have also compiled a list of corporate registry holiday closures in select countries. To access our international list of holiday closings for December and January, click here secure. To view remaining November holidays, click here secure.


Please note that some jurisdictions declare holidays at the last minute. So if a particular filing date is important to you, contact your NCR service specialist and we will double check at that time to ensure the filing office will be open on the date you are interested in. Also note that as we become aware of any changes to the holiday closing lists, we will post updated versions of the lists to this page of our website.


For your convenience during the busy end-of-year season, NCR’s New York City corporate specialists will be available until 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, from Monday, December 1st until Tuesday, December 30th, with the exception of a few dates. For more details, click here. And, as always, our Delaware office is open until 8 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday to assist you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your NCR service specialist.


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Delaware Will Not Accept Paper UCC Filings Effective December 1st
Updated November 4, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015, the Delaware Division of Corporations will no longer accept paper UCC filings submitted directly to the state via mail, courier or fax.  Rather, the Division will require all UCC filings be submitted by an Authorized Filer or electronically via Delaware’s e-UCC web application. 

Following is a summary of the three methods of submission permitted by the Division:

  1. Authorized Filers with direct access to the Delaware Corporation Information System (DCIS), such as National Corporate Research, Ltd (NCR), can perform the data entry and upload the paper filings into DCIS. The Division of Corporations’ staff will review and verify the document and data entry for statutory compliance before approving the filing.
  2. Filings can be submitted via XML electronic filing utilizing online applications such as NCR’s UCC ProFile, which allows our clients to create, manage and track their financing statements 24/7. (Nothing will change for clients who have been choosing the electronic filing method for Delaware filings in UCC ProFile.)
  3. Filings can be submitted via the Division’s e-UCC web application.

NCR is seeking additional clarification from the Division regarding statutory fees, including expedite fees and turnaround of the acknowledgment receipts. We will be sending further communication regarding this change and its impact on our clients as soon as this information becomes available.  Sign up for our UCC and IP e-mail updates to ensure you get the latest news right away.

Tajikistan to Begin Accepting Apostilles on October 31, 2015
Updated October 23, 2015

Effective October 31, 2015, documents destined for use in Tajikistan will no longer require consular or embassy legalization. An apostille from the appropriate Secretary of State or U.S. Department of State will be accepted.  (However, Austria, Belgium and Germany have raised an objection to the accession of Tajikistan, meaning that the convention will not enter into force between these countries and Tajikistan.)


Registered clients of National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) can download a complete list of countries and territories that are party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization from the Authentication/Legalization Resources page of our website. On this page, you will also find our list of useful Authentication/Legalization websites and our list of notary search websites where you can verify the status of notaries.


If you are a client of NCR and would like to apply for a password, click here.     

Nolo and National Corporate Research Join Forces to Simplify Fundraising Registration for Nonprofits
Updated October 7, 2015

First-ever, 50-state digital subscription product enables nonprofits to handle fundraising registration tasks with minimal cost


BERKELEY, CA, NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2015) – Nolo and National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) today announced a new partnership that vastly simplifies and modernizes the process of keeping current with fundraising registration requirements for nonprofit organizations.


The result of the partnership is Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide, co-authored by NCR’s Ronald J. Barrett and Nolo’s Stephen Fishman, J.D. This groundbreaking digital subscription product provides all the information nonprofits need to easily handle initial and renewal fundraising registration without having to hire a professional firm. The Digital Guide is available for just $124.99 annually and will be updated quarterly with new links, changed forms, and the latest information on registration rules and requirements. Subscriptions purchased through the NCR nonprofit bookstore will be discounted 20%.


“State fundraising registration can be a difficult, confusing and costly process for nonprofits,” said Digital Guide co-author Ronald J. Barrett, who is Vice President of Nonprofit Services at NCR. “By partnering with Nolo, we have created a product that enables nonprofits to handle registrations in-house with a minimum of time and effort. This is truly a first-of-its-kind product.”


Bringing Together Two Business-Friendly Pioneers


Today’s announced partnership brings together the expertise of Nolo, a long-time publisher of do-it-yourself legal guides for consumers and businesses, and NCR, a professional registered agent company that helps businesses comply with countless legal requirements and provides public record transactional services throughout the U.S. and in many other countries. Nolo has been publishing legal guides since 1971, while NCR has been helping businesses with legal requirements and transactional services since 1980.


A New Day For Nonprofits


If a nonprofit solicits donations from the public, it’s very likely that it needs to register in one or more states. Failure to properly register can result in fines, penalties and even a requirement to return donations.


Each state has its own rules, forms, exemptions, procedures, and deadlines. Hiring a professional firm to handle registrations can run as high as $10,000 annually – a prohibitive figure for smaller organizations. Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo’s 50-State State Digital Guide allows nonprofits to register themselves for a fraction of this cost. Included in the product are links to all required forms, and information on filing fees, exemptions, signature and supporting document requirements, filing addresses, filing deadlines, and more for each state. The Digital Guide also contains an overview of the registration process—the IRS’s role, online fundraising, and strategies to avoid unnecessary registrations.


A Product That Never Goes Out-of-Date


Since state charity registration forms, fees, and rules are constantly changing, the Digital Guide comes with an annual subscription that provides users with completely updated information on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. With these quarterly updates, subscribers will have access to current forms and up-to-date information on state registration rules and requirements. Subscribers will be notified via e-mail to log into their Nolo accounts to access each quarterly update.


“We are ecstatic that our new partnership with NCR has led to the publication of the Digital Guide,” said co-author Stephen Fishman of Nolo. “This product truly advances the goal of both organizations to streamline complicated legal tasks for businesses, allowing them to focus on serving their customers and furthering their causes.”


In addition to the all-new Digital Guide, Nolo offers a host of legal forms and books to help nonprofits manage their businesses. These products are discounted 20% when purchased through the NCR nonprofit bookstore.


About Nolo


Nolo ( is a leading provider of plain-English legal information and products for consumers and businesses. A subsidiary of Internet Brands, Nolo focuses most of its efforts on its award-winning websites, which feature extensive free content, online tools, and a consumer-friendly lawyer directory. Nolo also develops market-leading software, online legal forms, as well as print and ebooks.


Nolo was founded in 1971 by two legal aid attorneys who set out to demystify the law for people who couldn’t afford lawyers. Since then Nolo has produced over 20 million plain-English legal guides across all areas of the law.


About National Corporate Research, Ltd.


Established in 1980, National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) is a professional registered agent company that provides nationwide and international corporate, secured transactions, business license, real property, court, agency, and library services for all industries, including the nonprofit sector. NCR is qualified to act as registered agent in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and provides statutory representation and process agent services for tens of thousands of companies across the country. NCR also offers registered agent services in many other countries throughout the world. In addition to a Hong Kong office, NCR recently opened an office in the United Kingdom to better serve clients on international transactions.