Form LLC-6 "Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name Change Amendment" - California

What Is Form LLC-6?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Secretary of State - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on November 1, 2020;
  • The latest edition provided by the California Secretary of State;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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This form can be submitted electronically through eForms Online:
1. Complete and print the fillable PDF form.
2. Sign the form (i.e. wet signature;
electronic
and
digital
signatures are not acceptable).
3. Scan and save the signed document to your personal computer, tablet or phone:
PDF file format only;
10 MB file size maximum;
PDF must be unlocked and not password protected.
4. Upload your completed and signed PDF form and submit electronically through
eForms
Online.
Your submission will be reviewed for legal compliance and you will receive an email with an approval or a
notice to correct your submission.
If you prefer submitting this form via mail or in person, fill out the
Submission Cover Sheet
and attach it to
your filing. Note: In person submissions require an additional $15 handling fee.
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Instructions for Completing the
Foreign Limited Liability Company Name Change (Form LLC-6)
To amend the name of your Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) registered in California, you must file a Foreign
Limited Liability Company Name Change Amendment (Form LLC-6) with the California Secretary of State.
Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific business
needs.
You must file a Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) to change the foreign LLC’s business address(es) or the name
or address of the foreign LLC’s manager(s) or agent for service of process, which can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI.
A certificate by the agency where the foreign LLC was formed, issued within the last six (6) months and certifying that the
name was changed in that state, country or other place of formation, must be attached to Form LLC-6.
Fees:
Filing Fee: The fee for filing an Amendment to Foreign Limited Liability Company Name Change Amendment (Form
LLC-6) is $30.00.
Faster Service Fee:
Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to our
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Sacramento office.
Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in person
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(drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee provides priority
service over documents submitted by mail. The drop off fee does not apply to mail submissions. The special
handling fee is not refundable whether the document is filed or rejected.
Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
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guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee in lieu of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information about
this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon request
and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of the filed document, include payment
for copy fees and certification fees at the time the document is submitted. Additional copy fees are $1.00 for the first page
and $0.50 for each additional page. For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per document.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by mail.
If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card (Visa or
Mastercard®).
Processing Dates: For current processing dates, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-dates.
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Foreign
Limited Liability Company Name Change Amendment (Form LLC-6) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
• To ensure you have the exact name that the foreign LLC
Enter the name of the foreign LLC used
1.
in California transacts business in
uses in California, look to your registration document filed
California, exactly as listed on the
with the California Secretary of State and any name change
records of the California Secretary of
amendments
State.
• Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
our Business Search at
While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your LLC
correctly including the jurisdiction that matches your LLC.
2.
Enter the 12-digit entity (file) number
• To ensure you have the correct entity (file) number and exact
issued to the LLC by the California
name of the LLC, look to your registration document filed with
Secretary of State at the time of
the California Secretary of State and any name change
registration.
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• Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through
our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your LLC
correctly including the jurisdiction that matches your LLC.
• The name must match the new name listed in the certificate
3.
If changed, list the name of the limited
evidencing the name change issued by the government
liability company you use now in the
agency where the LLC was formed that must be attached to
state, country or other place where the
the Foreign Limited Liability Company Name Change
foreign LLC was formed. The
Amendment (Form LLC-6).
name must match the name listed in
• The certificate must certify that the name was changed and
the certificate of name change issued by
the agency where the foreign LLC was
show both the old name and new name.
formed.
Note: If you are only filing this form to
change an existing alternate name,
leave Item 3 blank and proceed to Item
4a.
4.
Complete either 4a, 4b, or 4c.
• If this LLC registered in California after December 31, 2013,
4a.
List an alternate name to be used in
California, if:
and the foreign LLC name now used in the state, country or
other place of the LLC’s formation complies with California
The foreign LLC name in Item 3
Corporations Code section 17701.08, you must transact
does not comply with California
intrastate business in California under the foreign LLC name
naming requirements
now used in the state, country or other place of the LLC’s
(Section 17701.08); or
formation.
Form LLC-6 is being filed only to
• California Corporations Code section 17701.08 requires:
change an existing alternate
name in California.
The LLC name must include: LLC, L.L.C., Limited
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Liability Company, Limited Liability Co., Ltd. Liability
List the alternate name exactly as it is to
Company, or Ltd. Liability Co.
appear on the records of the California
Secretary of State.
The LLC name may not include: bank, trust, trustee,
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incorporated, inc., corporation, or corp.
Note: If you check the box in Item 4a, do
The LLC name may not include: insurer, insurance
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not complete Item 4b or 4c.
company, or any other words suggesting that the limited
liability company is in the business of issuing policies of
insurance and assuming insurance risks.
The name is not likely to mislead the public and is
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distinguishable from other LLCs of record or reserved
with the California Secretary of State.
• A preliminary search of LLC names already of record can be
made online through our Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. Please note: The Business
Search is only a preliminary search and not intended to serve
as a formal name availability search.
• For information on checking or reserving a name, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-reservations.
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• If this foreign LLC registered in California before January 1,
4b.
Check the box if (1) the foreign LLC
registered in California before January 1,
2014 or after using an alternate California name and the
2014; (2) currently transacts intrastate
foreign LLC’s new name in the jurisdiction of formation
business in California under the alternate
complies with California Corporations Code section
17701.08, you have the option to do business in California
name listed in Item 1; and (3) upon filing
under the new LLC name in Item 3 (17708.05).
Form LLC-6, the foreign LLC will
continue to transact intrastate business in
• In such case, check the box in 4c, do not list an alternate
California under the alternate name listed
name in Item 4a, and do not check the box in Item 4b.
in Item 1.
Note: If you check the box in Item 4b, do
not complete Item 4a or 4c.
4c.
Check this box if relinquishing an
alternate name.
Note: If you check the box in Item 4c, do
not complete Item 4a or 4b.
Signature
• Sign and type or print the name of the
• If you need more space for signatures:
signor(s).
Place the additional signatures on only one side of a
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standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11")
• Form LLC-6 must be signed by a
clearly marked as an attachment to Form LLC-6 and
person authorized by the foreign LLC.
attach the extra page(s) to the completed Form LLC-6.
• Do not use a computer-generated
All attachments are part of this document.
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signature.
• If Form LLC-6 is signed by a business entity, the person who
signs on behalf of the entity should note their name and
position/title and the entity name. Example: If a limited liability
company ("Smith LLC") is the manager, the signature of the
person signing on behalf of the Smith LLC should be
reflected as Joe Smith, Manager of Smith LLC, Manager.
• If Form LLC-6 is signed by a trust, the trustee should sign as
follows: _________________ , trustee for ___________
trust (including the exact name of the trust and date of the
trust, if applicable). Example: Mary Todd, trustee of the
Lincoln Family Trust (U/T 5-1-1994), Manager.
• Multiple Form LLC-6s with different signatures will be
returned without being filed – use only one form.
Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in Section 17708.05. All statutory references are to the
California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
Statement of Information: A Statement of Information must be filed with the California Secretary of State within 90
days after filing the Application to Register a Foreign LLC (Form LLC-5) and every two years thereafter during
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the
applicable filing period
(Section 17702.09). A Statement of Information can be filed online at
SI
or by submitting Form LLC-12.
Minimum Tax Requirement:
Registered LLCs in California may need to pay a minimum tax of $800 to the
California Franchise Tax Board each year (California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 17941). For more information,
please refer to the California Franchise Tax Board’s Guide for Corporations Starting Business in California (FTB
Publication 1060) at
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/misc/1060.html.
Additional Resources:
For a list of other agencies you may need to contact to ensure proper compliance,
go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/resources.
Note:
The
California
Secretary
of
State
does
not
license
LLCs. For licensing requirements, please contact the city and/or county where the principal place of business is
located and/or
the state agency with jurisdiction over the activities of the LLC.
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LLC-6
Secretary of State
Foreign Limited Liability
Company (LLC)
Name Change Amendment
IMPORTANT —
Read Instructions
before completing this form.
Must be submitted with a current certificate evidencing the name change issued by
the government agency where the LLC was formed.
See
Instructions.
Filing Fee
– $30.00
Copy Fees – First page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00
Note: You must file a Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) to change the LLC’s
business address(es), or to change the name or address of the LLC's agent for
service of process. Statements of Information (Form LLC-12) can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI.
Above Space For Office Use Only
1. LLC Exact Name Used in California
(Enter the name used in California exactly as listed on the records of the California Secretary of State.)
2. LLC 12-Digit (File) Entity Number
(Enter the exact 12-digit Entity (File) Number issued by the California Secretary of State.)
3. New LLC Name in the State, Country, or Other Place of LLC Formation
(If the LLC changed its name in the jurisdiction of
formation, list the new LLC name as listed on your attached certificate evidencing the name change.)
4. California Alternate Name, if Required
(See Instructions
- Complete either 4a, 4b, 4c)
4a. List an alternate name to be used in California if: (1) the LLC name in Item 3 does not comply with California naming requirements or
(2) you only are filing this form to change an existing alternate name used in California. List the alternate name exactly as it is to
appear on the records of the California Secretary of State.
4b. Check this box if you completed Item 3, above and if applicable. If you check this box, do not complete Item 4a above or 4c below.
This LLC registered in California before January 1, 2014; currently transacts intrastate business in California
under the alternate name listed in Item 1 above; and upon this filing, will continue to transact intrastate business in
California under the alternate name listed in Item 1 above.
4c. If you check this box, do not complete Item 4a or 4b above.
Check this box if you are relinquishing the California alternate name.
Signature
By signing, I affirm under penalty of perjury that the information herein is true and correct and that I am authorized to
sign on behalf of the foreign LLC.
Additional signatures set forth on attached pages, if any, are incorporated herein by reference and made part of this Form LLC-6. (All
attachments should be 8 ½ x 11, one-sided, legible and clearly marked as an attachment to this Form LLC-6.)
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Type or Print Name
Signature
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