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Note: Due to an abnormally high number of reinstatement  requests at this time, processing for Reinstatement Applications can take up to 30 days from the date in which your Request of Reinstatement Application  is received in our office.

Effective July 1, 2008 the following changes were made to reinstating corporate entities according to Senate Bill 436: 

Domestic Profit :  O.C.G.A. 14-2-1422 Revisions
“(a)A corporation administratively dissolved under Code Section 14-2-1421 may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within five (5) years after the effective date of dissolution.”

“5 (b) The Secretary of State shall reserve the name of  a corporation administratively dissolved under Code Section  14-2-1421 for such corporation’s specific use for a period of five years after the date of the dissolution or until the corporation is reinstated, whichever is sooner.”

Domestic Non-Profit Corporations:  O.C.G.A.  14-3-1422 Revisions
“(a) a corporation administratively dissolved under Code Section 14-3-1421 may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within five (5) years after the effective date of dissolution.”

“5 (b) “The Secretary of State shall reserve the name of  corporation administratively dissolved under Code Section 14-3-1421 for such corporation’s specific use for a period of five years after the date of the dissolution or until the corporation is reinstated, whichever is sooner.”

Domestic Limited Liability Companies: O.C.G.A.  14-11-603 revisions
“(4) A limited liability company administratively dissolved under this Code section  may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within five(5) years after the effective of such dissolution”

“(6) The Secretary of State shall reserve the name of a limited liability company administratively dissolved under Code Section 14-11-601.1 for such limited liability company’s specific use for a period of five years after the date of the dissolution or until the limited liability company is reinstated, whichever is sooner.”

*** Please note that all foreign entities whose authority has been revoked, must re-qualify to do business here in Georgia. A foreign entity is not eligible for reinstatement.  

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