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The USA consists of 50 states and one district. The District of Columbia, which in fact has the same boundaries as Washington D.C. is a federal territory, which was established in 1790, with the specific purpose of becoming home to the new nation's capital city. Washington D.C., occupying 176 km2 at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers on the eastern coast, is not to be confused with Washington State in the west. As the capital of the USA, Washington D.C. is dominated by government activity, which provides a major source of employment, though other industries such as tourism, scientific research and the manufacture of technical equipment are also important. Washington D.C. is home to many famous buildings and monuments, including the Capitol, the Pentagon, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial to name but a few. The city is home to more than half a million inhabitants, who enjoy hot, humid summers and cold, damp winters.


The District of Columbia was established in 1790 as the site of the capital city of the new nation, and Washington D.C. has served as the seat of the federal government since 1800. Problems began almost immediately as the States refused to pay the taxes requested to finance the establishment of the new capital. Funding proved a constant problem, and meant that the city was slow to develop. The city was burnt by the British in 1814, prompting unsuccessful calls to move the capital to a new site. Following the Civil War, Washington became a leader in social reform, and was the first place to enforce the emancipation of slaves. By the turn of the century the core of the city had finally developed into a modern capital, but vast differences appeared between the "Federal Triangle" and the poorer, mainly black, areas. In the 1930s Washington introduced the country's first public housing authority, and a strong civil rights movement developed. The relationship between city and capital remains uneasy to this day.


Washington D.C. is the only part of the USA which lacks full political representation. According to the Constitution, Congress has full legislative power over the capital, though the Home Rule Act of 1974 re-introduced elections for a mayor and city council. Financial problems, however, persist, and Congress retains power to review legislation and authorise the budget of the capital.

Method of incorporation / registration: The Articles of Organization must be signed by the organiser of the Company. The original documents submitted to the Secretary of State for filing.
Company form: Limited Liability Company.
Company status: Non-resident company.
Source of corporate legislation: Limited Liability Company Act of State of Columbia.
Possible suffixes to company name: LLC or Limited Liability Company.
Restrictions on company name: The terms Bank, Insurance, University, Trust and Trustee may not appear in the company name.
Time required for incorporation: 3-4 weeks
Number of directors: Minimum 1 manager of any nationality
Number of shareholders: Minimum 1 member is required
Capitalisation: No minimum
Accounting / reporting requirements: A short annual report is required by the Secretary of State.
Type of shares: No shares are issued
Annual tax and duties: 65 USD + 25 USD filing fee
Information publicly available: Registered office, registered agent, managers
Disclosure of beneficiaries: Not required
Registered office: Local registered office is required by law.
Registered secretary / agent: Local registered agent is required by law.
Double tax treaty: Non-resident LLCs are not subject to any US DTTs.

COMPULSORY COSTS (payable prior to registration)

Incorporation fee: 390 USD
Notarial certification: 160 USD
International authentication (Apostille): 160 USD
Legal expenses, filing fees and stamp duties: 215 USD
Issuing of share certificates and initial minutes and forms: 70 USD
Corporate seal: 50 USD
Courier fees: 50 USD
Subtotal: 1095 USD
Registered office and registered agent: 700 USD
Annual tax and duties: 90 USD
Subtotal: 790 USD
Total: 1885 USD

*The annual fees for the first year of existence of the company are payable prior to registration. Subsequently, the amount of 790 USD is payable annually, beginning from the second year of existence of the company. Non-payment of the annual fees results in the company being struck off the Company Register.

The amount of 1885 USD includes the following services: formation of the company, duties payable to the local authorities for the registration of the company, filing fees, provision of registered office and registered agent from formation for 1 year, annual tax for the 1st year, luxury leather corporate kit containing certificates of ownership, Articles of Organization with State Secretary and Apostille certification, Operating Agreement, initial forms and minutes, and 2 company seals. The price contains no hidden costs!

Nominee Director (private person): {#Washington DC LLC - nominee manager#}
Nominee member: 190 USD
Certificate of Status Letter: 330 USD
Power of Attorney with Notarial Certification: 390 USD
Notarial Certification or Apostille: 160 USD
Certificate of Good Standing: 330 USD

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Formation fees including annual fees for the first year. Ready made Washington D.C. LLC with nominee manager, nominee member and notarised Power of Attorney: 3155 USD
Fees payable from the second year. Registered office and registered agent, annual tax and duties, nominee member, nominee manager and notarised Power of Attorney: 2060 USD

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