Most filings, such as articles of formation, revisions, mergers, and dissolutions, are completed within two business days of receipt. If you go to the office in person, the filings may usually be done while you wait (due to heavy volumes of filings, there is currently a 48 hour turnaround time for all drop-offs). In any case, a filing’s effective date is the day it is received by the BCS Division. Obviously, if the document specifies a post-effective date, the filing becomes effective on that day. Annual reports take one to two weeks to process; they can also be filed online and are updated nightly.