All states require that a “physical mailing address” be identified when creating a limited liability company (or LLC). Therefore, if one wants to do business anonymously (See Anonymous LLC’s), one must not publish an address that can be easily looked up to identify ownership of the physical mailing address.
There are two general rules for a “physical mailing address:”
- The physical mailing address can be located anywhere in the world (i.e. not tied to a specific state — although at least AL, CA, MA, MD and OR have different rules — a LLC registered in those two states must have a physical mailing address located in those states).
- The physical mailing address cannot be a PO Box. This is because the postmaster will not accept service of process on behalf of a PO box owner (think Sheriff coming to deliver a court order or summons).
Many people confuse the LLC’s “Physical Mailing Address” with the “Registered Agent Address.” Some of our competition will permit their clients to use the Registered Agent Address for mail for the company. Please read our knowledge-base article on why It’s Bad Practice to Use Registered Agent Address as Company Address.
Product overview of the L4SB Virtual Mailbox Service
- Unique address that fulfills the “physical mailing address” for all states
- Mail is stored and forwarded to any address you tell us (even PO Boxes) once a month
- You can request additional sends, for the cost of postage and a $10 handling fee
- Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Low volume service: Up to 15 pieces per month, letter sized
- Regular volume: Unlimited, letter sized
- Cancel at any time
- Up to two (2) recipients
We created a Virtual Mailbox Service to address this issue for our clients. It’s low-cost and simple, and we don’t lock you into a contract. You can have up to two (2) recipients (i.e. up to two companies can use the same mailbox). Cancel any time.
We give you an address out of our law office — which means it’s a New Mexico address in Albuquerque.
We give you a measure of “attorney client privilege” and “attorney-client confidentiality” that you cannot get otherwise. It permits us to open up an Anonymous LLC for you very quickly, using our address, and if you should want to change it someday, just tell us to cancel the service. No hassle and no strings attached.
We collect your mail and shove it in a folder. Once a month, we simply mail your mail to you. If you’re expecting something important, like a check or credit card, you can call us and ask us to overnight the mail to you. We will charge you the FedEx fee, plus a $10 handling fee.
We are in the process of upgrading the service, and will soon be able to offer review, scanning and other services soon.
For full disclosure, you do not need to use our Virtual Mailbox Service for an Anonymous LLC. You have other options. Perhaps the most popular option for most of our clients is the local UPS store. They can provide a (somewhat — price does fluctuate) cost-effect mailbox with a street address that will work for this purpose. There are other virtual mail providers on the Internet, so you should investigate your options.
What you should be careful about, is that there are a lot of “fly-by-night” providers on the Internet. In order to legally establish a Virtual Mailbox Service, federal law requires that you fill out a “Form 1583”. This form has sensitive information on it that must be disclosed to the virtual mailbox service.
Our Virtual Mailbox Service is available:
- As a standalone service. Order now.
- As an option for any entity formation. Learn more or order an Anonymous LLC, Regular LLC, or Corporation.
What L4SB provides — better than anyone else — is security and confidentiality. Our folks are trained on how to deal with inquiries from private investigators and more.