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An Important Update regarding Recent Invitations and All Communications

 

Important update on the February 2020 invitations: The Secretary of State (“SOS”) ​is encouraging companies who know they want to enroll in the VDA Program to send in a completed VDA-1 within the prescribed 60-day timeframe.  Due to the current state of emergency declared by Governor John Carney as well as many other declarations made across the country and the world, the SOS, in consultation with the Department of Finance and the State Escheator, realizes that many companies have not had full access to their mail or the proper time to route the invitation to the appropriate individual(s).  As a result, holders who received an invitation from the SOS to join the VDA Program during February 2020 will be allowed to join the SOS VDA Program through May 22, 2020.

 

After May 22, 2020, all companies that do not enroll in the SOS VDA will be referred to the State Escheator for examination.  Holders should be mindful that, under Delaware law, they may not join the VDA Program after a Notice of Examination has been mailed by the State Escheator.

 

All VDA-1s and other communications should be sent to us via email (sos.vda@delaware.gov) and not regular mail at this time.  Please email sos.vda@delaware.gov if you need an electronic version of the VDA-1 that can be signed through DocuSign.

As of March 17, 2020, All communications should be sent electronically to sos.vda@delaware.gov until further notice.

Please do not send communications only through regular mail as our staff is telecommuting with limited access to the office and mailed documents may not be processed timely.

 

 


Legal Disclaimer: The materials contained herein are intended to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered. The Delaware Department of State is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If legal advice or other professional assistance is required, the services of a qualified professional should be sought.


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