eFile Express Eligibility

eFile Express may not be used to form a(n):

  • Virginia nonstock corporation;
  • Professional corporation or professional limited liability company;
  • Public service company(including a common carrier that registers with DMV);
  • Bank, credit union or other financial institution;
  • Insurance company;
  • Cooperative association; or
  • Government authority.


  • eFile Express may not be used to form a corporation or limited liability company:

  • That will have more than one incorporator or organizer;
  • With a limited specific purpose;
  • That will be engaged in the practice of dentistry or law;
  • That will have multiple classes or series of shares or a class of shares other than "common" (for stock corporations only);
  • Whose name is not distinguishable from the other business entity names of record with the Commission;
  • Whose name includes a word or abbreviation that is impermissible or restricted by law;
  • Using a name that has been reserved or registered;
  • Whose articles will be filed with a delayed effective date; or
  • By domestication or entity conversion.


  • eFile express may not be used to:

  • Register a foreign corporation or limited liability company to transact business in Virginia;
  • Reinstate the existence of a terminated Virginia corporation or canceled Virginia LLC;


  • Visit our Entity Formation page for more information.