After you approve the draft documents, we will send copies of final documents for your signature. For your convenience, the documents can be signed electronically, saving you a trip into our office. In order to finalize your documents, the N.C. Secretary of State must first return a copy of your company’s Articles of Organization. The processing time is outside of our firm’s control and can take up to 2-3 weeks. If you are in a hurry, you may want to consider paying for expedited processing, a service offered by the Secretary of State for an additional $100.