One of GTA Online’s first major updates came with the Bikers DLC in 2016 which allowed players to run their own Motorcycle Club. Once you’re the MC Clubhouse president you’ll also have access to ‘The Open Road’ online network, which acts as a sort of dark web set up by Lester Crest.
From here you can purchase and operate several illicit businesses which are scattered across San Andreas in Blaine County and Los Santos, including the option to start a Document Forgery Office.
These businesses might not be as lucrative as some of the game’s more recent heists, but they do provide a good source of passive income, so are well worth the time and money you’ll invest. Read on, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to set up your Document Forgery Office in GTA Online, including the best location to pick, the upgrades to buy and the max payout you can earn.
How To Setup A Document Forgery Office Business
Each business requires an initial set-up mission specific to the type of business purchased and for your Document Forgery Office, you’ll need to drive to a location, grab a duffel bag and bring it back to the Document Forgery Office. Once you’ve completed this mission you’ll be able to start managing the business.
Do note that you can’t start properly turning a profit if you run out of supplies, as business production will stop. You’ll need to either buy more supplies for $15,000 per unit (up to a max of $75,000) or earn them at no cost via missions that allow you to steal supplies from another organization.
GTA Online Document Forgery Office Best Location
First off, here are the locations and prices of the various Document Forgery Office in GTA Online:
- Grapeseed ($650,000)
- Paleto Bay ($732,000)
- Elysian Island ($975,000)
- Textile City ($1,235,000)
Now, which one is best? Generally speaking, it doesn’t actually matter as no Document Forgery Office is ‘better’ than any other. The price of the Document Forgery Office business doesn’t affect your productivity or profitability, it’s simply related to the location of where it is based.
However, the ‘best’ location is probably Textile City, as it’s reasonably close to some of the best locations for other MC Businesses. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive Document Forgery Office and as we’ll touch on further down, it’s not the most important Business anyway, so don’t worry too much.
You can see the location for Textile City on the map just below, along with the three other Document Forgery Office locations.
GTA Online Document Forgery Office Upgrades
Go to the laptop in your Document Forgery Office and you’ll be able to purchase upgrades, these can sometimes be quite costly, but they’ll vastly improve your productivity and profitability. The three upgrades you can purchase are listed below, along with their upgrade prices.
|Document Forgery Office Upgrades|
|Equipment Upgrade||$550000||Purchase this upgrade to install higher quality equipment. This will speed up your production rate, improve the overall value of your product and allow your supplies to stretch further.|
|Staff Upgrade||$195000||Purchase this upgrade to hire more staff. This will speed up your production rate and improve the overall value of your product.|
|Security Upgrade||$285000||Purchase this upgrade to install security personnel and surveillance equipment. This will reduce the likelihood of being raided by the cops or attacked by enemies.|
As you can see, the amount of money you can make and the time it takes to make your profit will vastly improve with the purchase of the Staff and Equipment upgrades. The security upgrades are helpful, but they will not improve your profit margins or productivity.
GTA Online Document Forgery Office Max Payout
Obviously, the max payout for the Document Forgery Office will depend greatly on a few different variables. For instance, do you have any upgrades and if so, which? Are you selling close to the Document Forgery Office or far away? Finally, are you buying your supplies, or are you stealing them?
The optimal way to make the max payout will be to have both upgrades, selling far away and stealing your supplies. Below you’ll find a table to help you work out the best max payout.
|Upgrade||Upgrade Cost||Unit Profit||Minutes per Unit||Capacity||Sell Local||Sell Remote||Profit per Hour|
Is The Document Forgery Office Worth It In GTA Online
The Document Forgery Office is not worth it. Of all five MC businesses you can own, the Document Forgery Office is comfortably the worst and offers the least amount of profit you can make.
If you are dead set on owning every MC Business, including the Document Forgery Office, we suggest you buy the Textile City location to complement the best locations for your other businesses. Assuming a total setup cost of $1,980,000, it should take you 47 hours to earn your money back before you start turning a profit.
GTA Online Document Forgery Office Not Producing?
As per Rockstar Support, here’s some help to get your Document Forgery Office producing product again if it stops working.
Question: What can I do if my Motorcycle Club Business will not produce any product?
Answer: Whether you are managing your business through the Nightclub or running it out of your Motorcycle Club, here are a few things to check to be sure your business can produce product.
Make sure all of the following conditions are met:
- The Set-Up Mission for the particular business has been completed
- The Business has supplies available
- If you are managing the Business from the Nightclub, a Nightclub Technician should be assigned to the desired product (Cocaine, Counterfeit Cash, Forged Documents, Methamphetamine, or Weed)
- You are playing in a public session
- You are playing while registered as a Motorcycle Club President
You should see your product level increase after 30 to 50 minutes of play – depending on the product.
If the business continues to not produce any product, you can try the following steps:
- Shut down the Business
- Play online in a public session for more than 30 minutes
- Re-open the Business and play as a Motorcycle Club President, making sure the conditions above are met
That’s everything you need to know about the GTA Online Document Forgery Office. If you’re looking for more GTA guides then follow the links below for more helpful tips, tricks and explainers.
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