Using VirtualPostMail as your DELAWARE Registered Agent
If you own or are thinking of establishing a DELAWARE corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or any state-level entity requiring a registered agent, then you can use VirtualPostMail (VPM) as your Registered Agent to receive and process legal mail for your business. This guide lists the steps to change your existing agent service to us.
Registered Agent Service Is FREE for Your Company
Registered Agent Service is offered free of charge to select plans. Costs to scan or forward your mail are based on those pricing plans — no extra monthly or annual fees!
You must fulfill these requirements in order to use VPM as your registered agent:
- You must have a Delaware VPM mailbox account in order to use us as your Delaware Registered Agent. Sign up for a mailbox if you don't have one at our Claymont, DE address.
- You account with us must be in good standing.
- The corporation, LLC, or LP is, or will be, registered with the State of Delaware as either a domestic or foreign business entity. Domestic means that Delaware is the state where your business was initially chartered. Foreign means that your existing business is registered to do business in a state or jurisdiction other than where it was originally incorporated.
- You must add the business as a recipient to your mailbox account. The business name must match the one that is registered with the state.
- Notify us that you're utilizing us as your registered agent once you update or file your formation documents.
Updating Your Registered Agent to VPM for Your Existing Entity
If you have an existing company with another registered agent, please follow the steps below:
- Head over to the Delaware State's Division of Corporation's Change of Agent page and download the proper Change of Agent form for your business entity type. For your convenience, here are the direct download links for the Corporation and the LLC.
- Read the instructions. But in short, just complete the last page, where you will enter your business name and also the registered agent name. You will enter it as follows:
The Registered Office of the corporation in the State of Delaware is changed to 2093 Philadelphia Pike (street), in the City of Claymont, County of New Castle, Zip Code 19703. The name of the Registered Agent at such address upon whom process against this Corporation may be served is Virtual Post Solutions, Inc.
- Download and Complete the Filing Cover Memo. This will contain the contact info, payment info, and any special filing instructions.
- Mail the Filing Cover Memo along with your Change of Agent form to the secretary of state with the appropriate fees, which is listed on the first page of the document. As of 2019, it is $50.00. If you are a non-profit corporation, you MUST let us know as the filing fee is only $5.
Alternatively, you may request us to mail the form out. In this case, you are not required to complete the Filing Cover Memo; we do take care of that. We will bill you the filing fee plus a $20 service fee. This fee will be deducted from your mailbox account. Your form will be mailed out using First Class Mail and will take around 3 business days to arrive. When we receive the returned filed copy, we will place in your mailbox.
- Email us that you are utilizing us as your registered agent with your company name and mailbox number.
Using VPM as Your Registered Agent for a NEW Entity
If you are forming a new company and using a formation service or lawyer to form your new business, you just need to provide them our information as your registered agent. They will take care of the rest.
After Switching Your Registered Agent Service to VPM
Once you have formally switched to us, everything works similarly to how we process your regular mail.
- When we receive formal legal mail, including any litigation notice, we scan it online for you to view and process.
- You can either ask us to forward the mail or open and scan it. For urgent matters, you may submit a special request to forward mail using Express Mail.
Keep Your Account in Good Standing
If your mailbox is suspended or canceled, we will no longer act as your registered agent. We will file with the state to remove ourselves as your agent. Note that if you do not have a designated registered agent, the Delaware State may suspend your company or revoke your status. So make sure to keep your VPM account in good standing.
Reminder: Use Our Corporate Name
Again, make sure to use our corporate name—Virtual Post Solutions, Inc.—as your registered agent. Do not list "VirtualPostMail," which is a brand.