In observance of Memorial Day, Fairchild offices and all Washington State offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th. Our office will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
We would like to announce that Kathy Staloch, who has been a part of the Fairchild team for over 30 years, will be starting the next chapter in her life. We would like to thank her for her services and wish her well always.
Here’s to Kathy!
The Legend has Retired!
Here’s to her Family!
I’m Retired, go around me!
No Alarm Clock, No Commute, No Problems!
Holiday Closure Update!
Holiday Closure Update:
Various state/county jurisdictions across the US may be closed Friday, April 14th 2017 in observance of Good Friday. Fairchild will remain open this day, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you!
CA SOS update!
State of California Update:
The California Secretary of State and all state agencies will be closed Friday, March 31st in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Please contact Fairchild today if you have any questions!
New York SOS Closures.
Due to blizzard conditions and heavy snow, the New York Secretary of State’s office will be closed today, 03/14/2017. Normal business hours are expected to resume Wednesday, 03/15/2017. We will provide updates as they become available.
Recent changes to Department of Health Certificates.
Please see attached for more information.
2016 Delaware Annual Report/Franchise Tax
DELAWARE ANNUAL REPORT/FRANCHISE TAX REMINDER
Don’t forget to file your Delaware annual report/franchise taxes! They are due on or before March 1st, 2017. Failure to file by March 1st will result in a penalty and interest, on top of the minimum fee. Reports can be filed online at: https://corp.delaware.gov/paytaxes.shtml. If you have an LLC or LP, these taxes will be due by June 1st, 2017. Please contact us if you would like assistance with these filings!
WA DOL Internal System is down. UPDATED!!!
Their system is back online and all services resumed.
WA DOL internal system is down due to a Fiber Optic Cable is damaged and was more severe than they first thought. Online system is not affected.
Filing UCC and search for UCC online is not affected by this issue. However, if you were to submit your UCC filing to the WA DOL, your filing will not be recorded until their computers are back on. There is an ETA of Monday 01-23-2017 for the systems to be back up and running again.
If you need help on Filing or Search for UCCs, please contact us and we can assist you.
Have a wonderful day and stay tuned.
U.S State Department Service Update.
The office of Authentications at the U.S. State Department will be closed January 16th (observing MLK Jr. day), as well as January 19th and 20th due to the upcoming inauguration. During these times, no documents requiring authentication can be submitted or retrieved. Normal business hours for submission will resume on Monday, January 23rd. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.”
We can now assist you with your background searching needs. From County Criminal Search to Federal Criminal Search, we offer a wide range of searches.
Please click here to learn more.
DELAWARE SOS Service Update
On Friday 12/09/2016, the Delaware Secretary of State has planned an Employee Recognition Luncheon. This means that all 30 Minute and 1 Hour filings must be received prior to 5:00 PM ET, and 2 Hour filings will need to be received prior to 4:00 PM. All other cutoff times will remain the same. Their office will be unavailable from 11:00AM -2:00PM. 30 Minute, 1 hour, and 2 Hour filings will not be processed during that time, and must be submitted prior to 10:00 AM ET.
Upcoming WA SOS Procedure Change!
WA SOS Procedure Change coming in December 1, 2016.
Please see below:
Upcoming State Closures
Please see above for upcoming Closures.
Have a fun and safe Holidays.
Urgent Chinese Embassy Update:
URGENT CHINESE EMBASSY UPDATE:
The Embassy of China in Washington, DC currently is experiencing a major processing delay for documents submitted for legalization. Currently, the embassy cannot process any payments. Due to the fact that payments are made at the time the work is completed, this means that all completed work cannot be retrieved until their systems are restored. The Embassy advised they are actively working to resolve the issue, but it may take several days to complete. Documents can still be submitted to the embassy during this time. We will provide more information when it becomes available. As always, feel free to contact our staff if you have further questions or concerns.
WA SOS Annual Report filing interruptions.
From 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 20th to 6:00 am Wednesday, September 21st the Department of Revenue/Business License Service will be performing maintenance on their system. Profit Corporation and LLC annual reports may not be available during that time.
United Kingdom Embassy Closures.
List of UK Embassy Closures dates for Eid.
ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
9-9-16 to 9-13-16
9-12-16 to 9-16-16
LIBYA, IRAQ, YEMEN, UAE, QATAR, EGYPT
9-12-16 to 9-14-16
OMAN, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, JORDAN, SUDAN, ALGERIA
9-12-16 to 9-13-16
BAHRAIN, PAKISTAN, LEBANON
DELAWARE Employee Recognition Luncheon.
On Thursday, September 8, 2016 an Employee Recognition Luncheon is planned for all the employees of the Delaware Secretary of State – Division of Corporations. State services have been altered.
All 30 Minute and One-Hour service filings must be received prior to 6:00 PM (ET) and Two-Hour service filings will need to be received prior to 5:00 PM (ET). All other cut-off times will remain unchanged.
We will be able to secure filing dates and times until 12:00 AM (ET).
To meet these deadlines, Fairchild must receive all filings AT LEAST 45 MINUTES before the DE SOS corresponding cut-off times.
Important Apostille & Legalization Update!
Important Apostille & Legalization Update!
Brazil, Chile, and Morocco have now joined the Hague Apostille Convention! This means that documents for these countries will no longer require full legalization from a consulate/embassy, and can now be completely processed through the Secretary of State (or equivalent) in each state. This change is already in effect for Brazil and Morocco – Apostilles for Chile can be processed in Washington starting August 30th.
CA Secretary of State Computer System Down.
URGENT CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE UPDATE
The California Secretary of State is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Their public website is down, as well as their internal processing systems. The scope of the issue has yet to be determined, but turnaround times for Corporate/UCC filings, Certificates, and document retrievals are being affected.
Currently, no ETA has been given for when their systems may be restored. We are closely monitoring the situation, and further updates will be provided if new information becomes available.
Montana Secretary of State new system installation.
COMING SOON!!! The Montana Secretary of State will be installing a new computer system.
They will not be able to offer 24-hour priority or one-hour expedite services during that time.