Form 251 "Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Non-profit Corporation" - Rhode Island

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This is a legal form that was released by the Rhode Island Secretary of State - a government authority operating within Rhode Island. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on August 1, 2020;
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Download Form 251 "Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Non-profit Corporation" - Rhode Island

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State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
Section 7-6-82
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and the
information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods
including, without limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to complete the form:
How to pay the filing fee:
1. List the corporation’s ID number. The ID number can
The filing fee is $25, payable either by mail via check
be found by looking up your entity in the
Corporate
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
Database.
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
2. List the name of the corporation. The entity name can be
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
verified through our
Corporate
Database.
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
3. List the date the RI Department of State issued the
information.
Certificate of Authority. This date can be verified through
How to confirm your filing:
our
Corporate
Database.
4. If the entity’s name has changed, state the new name.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
The new name must match the name on your
Certificate
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
of Good Standing/Letter of Status
from the state or
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
country of formation, which must be attached to this
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
form. The
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Status
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
must be issued by the state or country of formation and
Go to our
Corporate Database
dated within sixty days of when you file this form. You
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
may check
name availability
on our website. If there is
“Search”
no change to the name, check the box to indicate no
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
change.
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
4a. If the name is unavailable for use in Rhode Island, list
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
an elected name and complete a Fictitious Business
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
Name Statement,
Form
626, to be submitted with this
application. The Fictitious Business Name Statement has
a $20 filing fee.
How to maintain your status:
5. If the entity’s purpose is changing, so state. If there is
no change to the purpose, check the box to indicate no
The corporation is responsible for filing an annual report
change.
each calendar year, excluding the year of incorporation,
6. Except as herein modified, the original Application for
between June 1 and June 30. A courtesy reminder will
Certificate of Authority continues in full force and effect
be mailed to the registered agent prior to June 1 of each
and is hereby confirmed, ratified and incorporated by
year. Be sure to follow up with your registered agent
reference into this Application for Amended Certificate of
concerning filing this report. Failure to file an annual
Authority.
report or maintain a registered agent/office may result in
7. The President OR Vice President AND the Secretary OR
the revocation of the Articles of Incorporation pursuant to
Assistant Secretary MUST sign and date the form.
RIGL 7-6-86.
Your business may require additional licensing. Please
visit our
website
for further information.
FORM 251 - Revised: 08/2020
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
Section 7-6-82
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and the
information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods
including, without limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to complete the form:
How to pay the filing fee:
1. List the corporation’s ID number. The ID number can
The filing fee is $25, payable either by mail via check
be found by looking up your entity in the
Corporate
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
Database.
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
2. List the name of the corporation. The entity name can be
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
verified through our
Corporate
Database.
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
3. List the date the RI Department of State issued the
information.
Certificate of Authority. This date can be verified through
How to confirm your filing:
our
Corporate
Database.
4. If the entity’s name has changed, state the new name.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
The new name must match the name on your
Certificate
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
of Good Standing/Letter of Status
from the state or
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
country of formation, which must be attached to this
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
form. The
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Status
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
must be issued by the state or country of formation and
Go to our
Corporate Database
dated within sixty days of when you file this form. You
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
may check
name availability
on our website. If there is
“Search”
no change to the name, check the box to indicate no
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
change.
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
4a. If the name is unavailable for use in Rhode Island, list
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
an elected name and complete a Fictitious Business
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
Name Statement,
Form
626, to be submitted with this
application. The Fictitious Business Name Statement has
a $20 filing fee.
How to maintain your status:
5. If the entity’s purpose is changing, so state. If there is
no change to the purpose, check the box to indicate no
The corporation is responsible for filing an annual report
change.
each calendar year, excluding the year of incorporation,
6. Except as herein modified, the original Application for
between June 1 and June 30. A courtesy reminder will
Certificate of Authority continues in full force and effect
be mailed to the registered agent prior to June 1 of each
and is hereby confirmed, ratified and incorporated by
year. Be sure to follow up with your registered agent
reference into this Application for Amended Certificate of
concerning filing this report. Failure to file an annual
Authority.
report or maintain a registered agent/office may result in
7. The President OR Vice President AND the Secretary OR
the revocation of the Articles of Incorporation pursuant to
Assistant Secretary MUST sign and date the form.
RIGL 7-6-86.
Your business may require additional licensing. Please
visit our
website
for further information.
FORM 251 - Revised: 08/2020
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
STAMP
Application for an Amended Certificate of Authority
FOREIGN Non-Profit Corporation
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
Filing Fee: $25.00
USE ONLY
Pursuant to the provisions of RIGL 7-6-82, the undersigned foreign non-profit corporation hereby
applies for an Amended Certificate of Authority to conduct affairs in the state of Rhode Island, and
for that purpose submits the following statement:
1. Entity ID Number:
2. The name of the corporation is:
3. List the date the Certificate of Authority was issued by
the RI Department of State:
4. If the entity’s name has changed,
state the new name:
Check the box to indicate no change
4a. The name, if different, which it elects to use in Rhode Island is:
* If the corporate name is not available in Rhode Island, then set forth below the fictitious name under which the
corporation will transact business in Rhode Island as stated in the “Fictitious Business Name Statement” to be filed with
this application:
5. If the entity’s purpose is changing complete the following section:
*The new purpose should include ALL activity to be
transacted in the State of Rhode Island.
Check the box to indicate no change
Check the box to indicate an attachment
MAIL TO:
STAMP
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
Website: www.sos.ri.gov
USE ONLY
FORM 251 - Revised: 08/2020
6. Except as herein modified, the original Application for Certificate of Authority continues in full force and effect and is
hereby confirmed, ratified and incorporated by reference into this Application for Amended Certificate of Authority.
Under penalty of perjury, I declare and affirm that I have examined this Application for Amended Certificate of Authority,
including any accompanying attachments, and that all statements contained herein are true and correct.
Type or Print Corporate Name of the Non-Profit Corporation
Date
Type or Print Name of the
President OR
Vice President
Signature of President OR Vice President
Date
Type or Print Name of the
Secretary OR
Assistant Secretary
Signature of the Secretary OR Assistant Secretary
TWO SIGNATURES ARE REQURIED
If you have any questions, please call us at (401) 222-3040, Monday through Friday,
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or email corporations@sos.ri.gov.
FORM 251 - Revised: 08/2020
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Filer Contact Information
In the event our office needs more information in order to complete the filing of this
document, we ask for the filer’s contact information. All fields are REQUIRED.
Name:
Date:
Entity Name:
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
If you have any questions, please call us at (401) 222-3040, Monday through Friday,
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or email corporations@sos.ri.gov.
FORM 251 - Revised: 08/2020
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