How long does it take to set up a subsidiary?

Forming a subsidiary in the US as an international company is a lengthy and complex process. You can expect it to take at least three months to incorporate a subsidiary overseas, but that’s only if things run smoothly. Factor in a contingency time, allowing four months before you’re able to start hiring employees in America.

If you’re planning on incorporating a subsidiary in the US, you should expect the process to be lengthy and complex. Due to the amount of legal administration that needs to take place, as well as complex tax and employment rules to learn, your business should expect the process to take at least three months.

However, we recommend factoring in a little contingency time, taking your total time to create a subsidiary to around four months. This will ensure that you process everything properly and have accounted for one or two set backs, such as additional forms that need processing.

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