What Documents Are Required to Form a US Company?

So, you’re gearing up to kickstart your US company, but the paperwork hustle has you scratching your head. Don’t worry, below we’ll break down what you need to set the wheels in motion with doola, whether you’re opting for an LLC or a C-Corp.

What You Will Need

1. A name

The starting line is marking down your dream company name. The state will need this crucial piece of info. At doola we suggest having some backup names ready just in case your first choice is a no-go.

Worried about name clashes? No problem. doola’s got your back with a complimentary name check during the filing process. You can also hit up the state’s website for a quick search.

2. An email address

Next up, your digital lifeline – an email address. This isn’t just for pleasantries; it’s to keep you in the loop with notifications and to reach out if we need more deets from you. So, make sure it’s an inbox you check regularly.

3. Your personal address

Next up is your personal address as doola will need to know where to send you mail. The cool part is it can be anywhere in the world.

Yep, no need to stress about having a US address. Whether you’re sipping chai in India, taking a stroll in the UK, or catching some rays in Latin America, your global address works just fine.

Do I need to submit my passport to form a company?

You won’t need to submit a passport at this stage. However, if you’re eyeing a US business bank account down the road, you’ll need it.


To wrap it up, the initial formation of your US business boils down to three key pieces of information:

Get Started With doola

Not sure how to proceed with forming a US company? We’ve got you! If you have any lingering questions or need more guidance, feel free to reach out.

Check out our FAQ page and the full list of our Business Solutions to see which one is right for you!

Here’s to a smooth business journey!

Suhailul Aslam
Suhailul Aslam
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