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Holiday Closures at Chinese Embassy and Consulates
Updated January 12, 2017

Expect Delays in Legalizing Documents for China

 

For those who need documents legalized for China, please note that Chinese consulates will be closed Friday, January 27th through Monday, January 30th for the Chinese New Year. The Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. will also be closed on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Friday January 20th for Inauguration 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/Inauguration Closings
Updated January 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of State will be closed for three days next week due to the Martin Luther King Holiday and the presidential inauguration.  As U.S. Department of State authentication is an important step in the legalization process, this will cause delays in processing time.

 

The U.S. Department of State will be closed on the following days:

 

·         Monday, January, 16th:  Martin Luther King  Jr. Day observance

·         Thursday, January 19th:  Inauguration

·         Friday, January 20th:  Inauguration

 

Also note that ALL federal offices, D.C. government offices and many embassies will be closed on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and for the inauguration on Friday, January 20th.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to know if a particular embassy will be open on inauguration day, feel free to contact your National Corporate Research 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.

 

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.