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Information for Foreign Businesses

Foreign businesses are businesses already operating in another state or country. This information will help you register your business in Rhode Island and stay in good standing.

Foreign Business Basics

Have questions about establishing your foreign entity in RI? Be sure to read our Foreign Business Basics for guidance!

Foreign Business Basics


Start Your Business

Register with the State of Rhode Island

Learn more about how to register your business.

Maintain Your Business

Maintain a Business

Learn more about the steps you must take to keep your business in good standing.

Cancel or Withdraw Your Business

Withdraw/Cancel a Business Registration

Learn more about how to formally withdraw/cancel your business registration.