2006 Code of Virginia § 13.1-763 - Registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation
13.1-763. Registered office and registered agent of foreign corporation.
A. Each foreign corporation authorized to transact business in thisCommonwealth shall continuously maintain in this Commonwealth:
1. A registered office that may be the same as any of its places of business;and
2. A registered agent, who shall be:
a. An individual who is a resident of Virginia and either an officer ordirector of the corporation or a member of the Virginia State Bar, and whosebusiness office is identical with the registered office; or
b. A domestic or foreign stock or nonstock corporation, limited liabilitycompany or registered limited liability partnership authorized to transactbusiness in this Commonwealth, the business office of which is identical withthe registered office; provided such a registered agent (i) shall not be itsown registered agent and (ii) shall designate by instrument in writing,acknowledged before a notary public, one or more natural persons at theoffice of the registered agent upon whom any process, notice or demand may beserved and shall continuously maintain at least one such person at thatoffice. Whenever any such person accepts service, a photographic copy of suchinstrument shall be attached to the return.
B. The sole duty of the registered agent is to forward to the corporation atits last known address any process, notice or demand that is served on theregistered agent.
(Code 1950, 13.1-109; 1956, c. 428; 1985, c. 522; 1994, c. 348; 2000, c.162; 2001, cc. 517, 541.)
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