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Due to required maintenance, all COGENCY GLOBAL applications, including Entity Central® and UCC ProFile, will be unavailable from 6 PM until approximately 8 PM Eastern Time on Monday, May 22nd.
Updated May 22, 2017

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Holiday Closings for June and July 2017
Updated May 22, 2017

To assist you in planning closing dates and avoiding surprises, COGENCY GLOBAL has compiled a list of U.S. state holiday closings for June and July 2017. To download the list in PDF format, click here. To view remaining May holidays, 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 June and July, click here. To view remaining holidays, 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 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.


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


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


COGENCY GLOBAL’s CLE Seminar in Los Angeles on June 6th
Updated May 18, 2017

On Tuesday, June 6th, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. (formerly National Corporate Research, Ltd.) will be presenting a free 2-hour CLE seminar in Los Angeles, “Start Ups and Growing Companies: Key Considerations From a Legal and Tax Perspective”.

This program is for newly admitted and experienced attorneys, paralegals and other business professionals involved in working with start ups or companies seeking to expand.

The focus of this program will be on the current and future legal and tax issues that need to be considered when making decisions regarding entity type and formation/qualification jurisdiction. COGENCY GLOBAL will be joined by CPA firm, Gunnip, in presenting this seminar.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Choice of Entity Type with the Focus on Corporations and LLCs
  • Future Considerations, including Mergers, Conversions and Reorganizations
  • Choice of Jurisdiction, including tax considerations along with discussing the most popular jurisdictions
  • Financing and Tax Incentives to Consider


The seminar will be held at 600 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles and will run from 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM, with a complimentary continental breakfast beginning at 9 AM. Parking is available in the building at no charge to you.

This course is pending approval by the California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board for 2.0 MCLE credit hours and has been approved by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) for 2.0 CLE credit hours for paralegals.

While there is no fee to attend the seminar, advance registration is required. Since space is limited, we will accept registrations on a “first come, first served” basis. If you are involved in assisting start ups or companies seeking to expand, you won’t want to miss this program, so register now!

Click here for more details about the seminar and to access the registration form.

National Corporate Research is Now COGENCY GLOBAL
Updated April 30, 2017

We are pleased to share some fun and exciting news about our organization. Effective May 1, 2017, we have changed our company name from National Corporate Research, Ltd. to COGENCY GLOBAL INC.


The word COGENCY is defined as “clear, logical, and convincing.” It’s what all of us strive to be in our organizations, every day and on every issue we address. And it’s why you choose us to be your trusted partner, registered agent, and service company.


We made this change because in recent years we have evolved dramatically: offering many new and innovative products; opening offices in key international commercial centers; and now providing services on six continents. In addition to our new name, we are refreshing several aspects of our company identity, including a new logo, a new domain name, and a newly re-imagined website that will be launching soon. But while these aspects of our organization may be changing, most everything else about our brand is remaining exactly the same: Same Company. Same Ownership. Same Values. Same Management Team. Same Great Service Teams. Same Account Executives. And the same commitment to providing you with The Right Response at the Right Time, Every TimeSM.


Beginning today, we are co-branding our current website and many of our services with both our old name and our new name for a short transition period while everything is converted to COGENCY GLOBAL. Our office addresses and telephone numbers are remaining the same. You will still be able to find us at as well as at our new home, COGENCYGLOBAL.COM. You will be able to communicate with us using our current e-mail addresses and on our new domain name. For example, you can continue to reach us at e-mail addresses such as even as we begin to use INFO@COGENCYGLOBAL.COM. Our main objective during all of this is to ensure that in all cases and in every way, you will have no difficulty continuing to do business with us today and going forward.


For our Registered Agent customers, we are currently updating the public record in all jurisdictions to reflect our change of name in that representative capacity. But rest assured that this will have no effect on our ability to receive service of process and other critical documents on your behalf, as we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the highest quality of uninterrupted service available.


We hope you find our new company identity as fun and exciting as we do. If you have any questions about any of this please do not hesitate to contact your Account Executive or Client Service Specialist at any time.


To view a video message from our CEO, Bruce Jacobi, about our new name, visit the home page of our website.

Embassy and Consulate Closings in Early May
Updated April 24, 2017

Expect Delays at Affected Embassies and Consulates


In the event that you need documents legalized in early May, please note that a number of consulates and embassies in DC will be closed on May 1st for holiday celebrations.  The name of the holiday varies, but is celebrated as May Day in some countries and Labor Day in others. The processing time for the legalization of documents at affected embassies and consulates will likely be delayed by these closures. We have been able to confirm the following closings, but note that closings for this holiday may extend to embassies for other countries not listed here.


Embassies for the following countries will be closed:


·         China

·         Vietnam

·         Cambodia

·         Philippines

·         Indonesia


The embassy for Thailand will be closed on May 10th for Visakha Bucha or Buddha day.


If you have any questions, or if you need to know if a specific embassy or consulate will be open on a particular date, feel free to contact your NCR service specialist.

U.S. Department of State Changes Translation Policy
Updated April 14, 2017

National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) has recently been informed of a change in policy by the U.S. Department of State. The department now requires that a notarized translation accompany any document written in a language other than English in order to issue a Certificate of Authentication. The translator should certify the accuracy of the translation, and that certification must be notarized. The notary stamp on the translator’s certificate does not need to be separately authenticated at the local or state level before presentation to the U.S. Department of State. However, the notarization must be done in the U.S.  Notarized translations into English from other countries are currently not considered acceptable. 


Contact your NCR service specialist with any questions regarding this new policy or for assistance with your document legalization needs.

NCR Offers Formation Services in Additional Countries
Updated February 23, 2017

National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) has further expanded its international capabilities! We are pleased to announce that we have added Liberia, the Marshall Islands, Ireland and Luxembourg to the list of countries where we now provide formation and compliance services. When your deal calls for the formation of an entity in any of these countries, you can rely on our experienced, multilingual international team to provide the same kind of knowledgeable, responsive service you’ve experienced when working with us in the past.


NCR provides document retrieval and lien searching services all over the world.


The list of countries in which NCR provides formation and compliance services, in addition to document retrieval and lien searching services now includes:


The Americas


Asia Pacific




Hong Kong


Canada (all provinces/ territories)





United Kingdom

Marshall Islands


United States (all states/ jurisdictions)




U.S Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands)





For more information or to inquire about how we can assist you with an upcoming transaction, contact our international team