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virginia state mapHow to do a Virginia Business Corporation Registry Search

The business registry is the record of the registered business and corporate entities in the US state of Virginia. The record has information regarding the filing name and registration details of the following types of business entities:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Companies
  • Non profit organization
  • Foreign entities

If you are looking for a registered business entity in the state of Virginia, then you are at the right place. Here we provide you a detailed guideline for assisting you in your search.

For conducting the search, you need to have the business or corporate entity name or the business identification number handy.

Read on to get a clear illustration of the process for finding a registered entity with Virginia Secretary of State.

Search by Business Name

Step 1 – Visit the Virginia State Corporation Commission website to search for registered business entities in Virginia. The search page looks similar to the screenshot below.
How to do a Virginia Business Entity Search

Step 2 – Type in the business entity name or the business id in the appropriate field.
Let us conduct a search assuming you have the business name’ handy. Let us type in “Biovista“. The screenshot is shown below.
Virginia Business Name Search

Step 3 – Now click on reserved or registered names.The result page with the list of entities would appear and the page looks something like the screenshot below.
Virginia Corporation Entity Search Details List

Step 4 – Click on the entity name to view further details about the entity.  Some of the available information includes;

  • Business Name
  • ID Number
  • Date of Formation
  • Status (Active Good Standing, Inactive, etc)
  • Principal Office Address
  • Registered Agent Information

For a small fee the certificate of existence can be ordered from this page. Virginia SOS Result

Name Availability Search

Each registered entity (corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc) has to have a unique name before registering in Virginia.  The SCC has a Name Distinguishability Search in their database so you can see if the name you want is available.

Information on SCC Virginia (VA)

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State Corporation Commission Contact Information

Tyler Building, 1st Floor
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219

866-722-2551
SCCeFile@scc.virginia.gov


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