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Delaware Schedule Change This Friday, December 9th
Updated December 6, 2016

Note Changed Filing Deadlines

 

The Delaware Division of Corporations will be holding an Employee Recognition Luncheon this Friday, December 9th, resulting in the following schedule changes:

 

  • 30-Minute and one-hour requests must be received by the state by 5 PM Eastern Time (ET)
  • Requests for two-hour service must be received by the state by 4 PM ET
  • All other cutoff times remain unchanged.

 

Note that No filings will be processed between the hours of 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

 

Please plan on getting your filings to National Corporate Research (NCR) as early as possible before the deadlines listed above so that we'll have time to review them before submitting them for you. 

 

For an updated version of NCR’s state holiday closing list for all states for December and January, click here.  To view our list of closings for popular international jurisdictions, click here.        

 

Please note that with the exception of a few dates, our New York City Corporate Specialists will be available to assist you until 8 PM Eastern Time during the month of December (for details, click here). And our office in Dover, Delaware is always available to assist you until 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

 

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



Delaware Schedule Change This Friday, December 9th
Updated December 6, 2016

Note Changed Filing Deadlines

The Delaware Division of Corporations will be holding an Employee Recognition Luncheon this Friday, December 9th, resulting in the following schedule changes:

 

  • 30-Minute and one-hour requests must be received by the state by 5 PM Eastern Time (ET)
  • Requests for two-hour service must be received by the state by 4 PM ET
  • All other cutoff times remain unchanged.

 

Note that No filings will be processed between the hours of 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

 

Please plan on getting your filings to National Corporate Research (NCR) as early as possible before the deadlines listed above so that we'll have time to review them before submitting them for you. 

 

For an updated version of NCR’s state holiday closing list for all states for December and January, click here.  To view our list of closings for popular international jurisdictions, click here.        

 

Please note that with the exception of a few dates, our New York City Corporate Specialists will be available to assist you until 8 PM Eastern Time during the month of December (for details, click here). And our office in Dover, Delaware is always available to assist you until 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

 

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



Now You Can Access Entity Central® From Your Mobile Device
Updated November 28, 2016

National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), your trusted registered agent partner, has just made it easier for you to access all of your entity information anytime and anywhere. Our new mobile optimized version of Entity Central® is now available on iOS and Android devices.

 

Here are some examples of how you can use the mobile friendly version of Entity Central® daily in your work life:

 

View Your Group of Entities, Anywhere Anytime:

 

With the new mobile optimized version of Entity Central®, you can view a Group Summary, your NCR contacts and a dynamic list of all of your entities from your mobile device.

 

View Your Core Entity Information for Each State:

 

Access important entity information, such as the exact legal name of your companies, state of incorporation or qualification, date of formation/qualification and status in each state

 

Track Upcoming Events and View Event Details:

 

Stay up-to-date on all upcoming annual and periodic event filing dates to ensure you maintain good standing in each state where you are registered.

 

Just as with the desktop version, you can access Entity Central® in two ways; from the My NCR Applications page of the NCR website or by going directly to www.entitycentral.com.

 

We look forward to continuing to make your job easier and would welcome your feedback on the new mobile friendly version of Entity Central®. If you have any questions or comments or would like to request information or access to Entity Central®, please contact us by sending e-mail to entitycentral@nationalcorp.com.



Holiday Closings for December 2016 and January 2017
Updated November 22, 2016

To assist you in planning closing dates and avoiding surprises during the busy holiday season, National Corporate Research (NCR) has compiled a list of U.S. state holiday closings for December 2016 and January 2017. To download the list in PDF format, click here.

 

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

 

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 Thursday, December 1st until Friday, 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.

 

Subscribe to our updates to receive e-mail alerts of holiday closings every two months.

 



Did You Know You Can File in Delaware When the State is Closed?
Updated November 2, 2016

With the end of the year quick approaching and the expectation that many important business entity documents will need to be filed with the Delaware Secretary of State’s office, we thought it would be helpful to remind you of Delaware’s global filing procedure, which has been in place for quite some time.

 

This special service enables you to have your corporate filing dated on days the Delaware Division of Corporations is closed. The cost is an additional $1,000 above the normal filing fee. The filing will take place on the next business day but the official filing date will be the date and time requested.

 

In order to utilize this service, contact your National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) service specialist a few days in advance. We will then contact a manager or administrator at the Delaware Division of Corporations (note that they require notification at least 24 hours in advance). We will confirm the state’s receipt of the document and provide you with the evidence in the morning of the next business day after the closure when the state is open.

 

While this costly procedure is not used very often, we know that there are times when clients require a certain filing date and just wanted to make you aware of this option.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your NCR service specialist.



Chile to Begin Accepting Apostilles on August 30, 2016
Updated August 23, 2016

Please note that effective August 30, 2016, documents destined for use in Chile 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. 

 

You 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. 



Brazil and Morocco to Begin Accepting Apostilles
Updated August 8, 2016

Please note that effective August 14th, 2016, documents destined for use in Brazil or Morocco 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. 

 

You 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.