Foreign corporation

A foreign corporation is a corporation that is registered to do business in a state other than the one in which it was incorporated. By registering in multiple states, a corporation can do business over a broader geographical area without having to create a separate corporation in each state. For example, if an entity is incorporated in the state of Delaware and registered to do business in other states, it is classified as a domestic corporation in Delaware and as a foreign corporation in those states in which it is registered to do business.