Form 150 "Application for Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Business Corporation" - Rhode Island

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State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Application for Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Business Corporation
Section 7-1.2-1405
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:
9. State the number of shares the corporation has the
authority to issue, itemized by class and series if
1. State the name of the corporation. It must match the
applicable. All corporations have authorized shares. If
name on your
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of
you are unsure of the corporation’s number of authorized
Status
from the state or country of formation, which must
shares, contact the state in which the corporation was
be attached to this form.
formed.
2. State the state or country under whose laws the
10. State the percentage of the corporation’s property to be
corporation was incorporated.
located in Rhode Island (obtained from worksheet).
3. Complete section 3 if the name on Line 1 needs to be
11. State the percentage of the corporation’s total business
modified to be used in Rhode Island. Your entity name
that will be conducted in Rhode Island (obtained from
must be distinguishable from any name on file in this
worksheet).
office. You may check
name availability
on our website;
12. A
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Status
from the
however, this does not ensure the name will still be
state or country of formation dated within 60 days of the
available upon filing.
date of this filing must accompany this application.
a. Complete 3a, if the name does not include
13. Check “Date received” unless you prefer that the
“corporation,” “company,” “incorporated,” “limited,” or one
Application go into effect at a later date than when it is
of these abbreviations: “inc.,” “co.,” “corp.,” or “ltd.”
received in this office. Any later date must be within 90
b. Complete 3b, if after an initial name availability
days of filing.
check through the Corporate Database on our website
14. An Authorized Officer MUST sign and date the form.
or by phoning our office, the original name is unavailable
for use in Rhode Island. A Fictitious Business Name
How to complete the worksheet:
Statement,
Form
624A, must be filed and submitted with
this application. The Fictitious Business Name Statement
This section is to be completed to obtain the percentages
has a $50 filing fee.
required in sections 10 and 11 on the form.
4. State the date of incorporation in the state or country of
1. In 1a, state the estimated value of all property owned by
formation. Check the appropriate box for the duration of
the corporation, regardless of its location. In 1b, state the
the corporation. Check “date certain for dissolution” only
estimated value of the property owned by the corporation
if there is a designated dissolution date in the state or
that will be located in Rhode Island. In 1c, estimate the
country of formation, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
percentage of the corporation’s property to be located in
5. State the principal place of business for the
Rhode Island.
corporation.
2. In 2a, estimate the gross amount of business the
6. State the name of the registered agent. The registered
corporation will do in the upcoming year. In 2b, estimate
agent is an individual or entity that will accept all legal
the gross amount of business that will specifically be
service for this entity. The agent must be a Rhode Island
done in Rhode Island in the upcoming year. In 2c,
resident or entity qualified to do business in this state.
calculate the estimated percentage of the corporation’s
A Rhode Island street address is required, NOT a P.O.
total business that will be conducted in Rhode Island.
Box. In addition to all legal service of process, other
important correspondence from the state will be sent to
this address.
7. State the specific purpose(s) for transacting business in
Rhode Island.
8. In 8a, list the names and addresses of directors (optional,
unless directors are required in the state of formation).
In 8b, list the name and addresses of principal officers
(mandatory if you did not fill out 8a).
FORM 150 - Revised: 12/2017
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Application for Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Business Corporation
Section 7-1.2-1405
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:
9. State the number of shares the corporation has the
authority to issue, itemized by class and series if
1. State the name of the corporation. It must match the
applicable. All corporations have authorized shares. If
name on your
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of
you are unsure of the corporation’s number of authorized
Status
from the state or country of formation, which must
shares, contact the state in which the corporation was
be attached to this form.
formed.
2. State the state or country under whose laws the
10. State the percentage of the corporation’s property to be
corporation was incorporated.
located in Rhode Island (obtained from worksheet).
3. Complete section 3 if the name on Line 1 needs to be
11. State the percentage of the corporation’s total business
modified to be used in Rhode Island. Your entity name
that will be conducted in Rhode Island (obtained from
must be distinguishable from any name on file in this
worksheet).
office. You may check
name availability
on our website;
12. A
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Status
from the
however, this does not ensure the name will still be
state or country of formation dated within 60 days of the
available upon filing.
date of this filing must accompany this application.
a. Complete 3a, if the name does not include
13. Check “Date received” unless you prefer that the
“corporation,” “company,” “incorporated,” “limited,” or one
Application go into effect at a later date than when it is
of these abbreviations: “inc.,” “co.,” “corp.,” or “ltd.”
received in this office. Any later date must be within 90
b. Complete 3b, if after an initial name availability
days of filing.
check through the Corporate Database on our website
14. An Authorized Officer MUST sign and date the form.
or by phoning our office, the original name is unavailable
for use in Rhode Island. A Fictitious Business Name
How to complete the worksheet:
Statement,
Form
624A, must be filed and submitted with
this application. The Fictitious Business Name Statement
This section is to be completed to obtain the percentages
has a $50 filing fee.
required in sections 10 and 11 on the form.
4. State the date of incorporation in the state or country of
1. In 1a, state the estimated value of all property owned by
formation. Check the appropriate box for the duration of
the corporation, regardless of its location. In 1b, state the
the corporation. Check “date certain for dissolution” only
estimated value of the property owned by the corporation
if there is a designated dissolution date in the state or
that will be located in Rhode Island. In 1c, estimate the
country of formation, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
percentage of the corporation’s property to be located in
5. State the principal place of business for the
Rhode Island.
corporation.
2. In 2a, estimate the gross amount of business the
6. State the name of the registered agent. The registered
corporation will do in the upcoming year. In 2b, estimate
agent is an individual or entity that will accept all legal
the gross amount of business that will specifically be
service for this entity. The agent must be a Rhode Island
done in Rhode Island in the upcoming year. In 2c,
resident or entity qualified to do business in this state.
calculate the estimated percentage of the corporation’s
A Rhode Island street address is required, NOT a P.O.
total business that will be conducted in Rhode Island.
Box. In addition to all legal service of process, other
important correspondence from the state will be sent to
this address.
7. State the specific purpose(s) for transacting business in
Rhode Island.
8. In 8a, list the names and addresses of directors (optional,
unless directors are required in the state of formation).
In 8b, list the name and addresses of principal officers
(mandatory if you did not fill out 8a).
FORM 150 - Revised: 12/2017
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing (continued)
Application for Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Business Corporation
Section 7-1.2-1405
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
Evidence necessary for businesses
How to pay the filing fee:
providing professional services:
The minimum filing fee is $310, payable either in person
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
Prior approval required for Engineers:
Division, or by mail to the Business Services Division
If the entity is engaged in the practice of Engineering a
via check made payable to the R.I. Department of
Certification of Authorization from the RI Department of
State. Unless the corporation has more than 75 million
Business Regulation, Board of Design Professionals (401)
authorized shares, the minimum filing fee applies.
462-9592 or
bdp.ri.gov
is required.
Contact our office for further information.
How to confirm your filing:
Licensing requirements – all entities:
If the entity is engaged in the practice of law, the applicant
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
must apply for a limited liability entity license from the
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
Rhode Island Supreme Court within thirty (30) days of
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
filing with the Department of State. You may contact the
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
Rhode Island Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
(401) 222-3272 or courts.ri.gov.
Go to our
Corporate Database
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
If the entity is engaged in the practice of medicine
“Search”
(see RIGL 7-5.1-2 for all applicable disciplines) the
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
applicant must apply for licensing from the Rhode Island
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
Department of Health, Professional Regulation. You may
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF” under
contact the Rhode Island Department of Health at (401)
“Files” to view and print the record
222-5960 or health.ri.gov.
Filing rejections can be viewed online, via the
Rejected
Filings Viewer
on our website.
If the entity is engaged in the practice of land surveying,
architecture or landscape architecture, the applicant must
How to maintain your status:
apply for licensing from the Rhode Island Department of
Business Regulations, Board of Design Professionals at
The corporation is responsible for filing an annual report
(401) 462-9530 or bdp.ri.gov.
each calendar year, excluding the year of qualification,
between January 1 and March 1. A courtesy reminder will
If the entity is engaged in the practice of accountancy, the
be mailed to the registered agent prior to January 1 of
applicant must apply for licensing from the Rhode Island
each year. Be sure to follow up with your registered agent
Department of Business Regulation, Board of Accountancy
concerning the filing of this report. Failure to file an annual
at (401) 462-9500 or dbr.ri.gov.
report or maintain a registered agent/office may result in
the revocation of the Certificate of Authority pursuant to
RIGL 7-1.2-1414.
Every entity registered with the Rhode Island Department
of State - Business Services Division may have filing
requirements with the
Rhode Island Division of
Taxation,
even if no business is conducted within Rhode Island for
a particular year. Your business may require additional
licensing. Please visit our
website
for further information.
FORM 150 - Revised: 12/2017
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of State - Business Services Division
Application for Certificate of Authority
STAMP
FOREIGN Business Corporation
FOR
Filing Fee: $310.00 minimum
SECRETARY OF STATE
USE ONLY
Pursuant to the provisions of
RIGL
7-1.2-1405, the undersigned foreign corporation hereby
applies for a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the State of Rhode Island, and
for that purpose submits the following statement:
1. The name of the corporation is:
2. It is incorporated under the laws of:
3. The name, if different, which it elects to use in Rhode Island is:
(a) If the name of the corporation in its jurisdiction of incorporation does not contain the word “corporation”, “company”,
“incorporated”, or “limited,” or an abbreviation thereof, then list the name of the corporation with the addition of one of the
above corporate endings for use in Rhode Island:
(b) If the corporate name is not available in Rhode Island, then set forth below the fictitious name under which the
corporation will qualify and transact business in Rhode Island as stated in the “Fictitious Business Name Statement” to be
filed with this application:
4. The date of its incorporation is:
And the period of its duration is: CHECK ONE BOX ONLY
Perpetual (on-going)
Date certain for dissolution ___________________________________________________
5. The address of its principal office is:
6. The name and address of the initial registered agent/office in Rhode Island:
Agent Name
Street Address (NOT a P.O. Box)
City/Town
State
Zip Code
RHODE ISLAND
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 150 - Revised: 12/2017
7. The purpose or purposes which it proposes to pursue in the transaction of business in Rhode Island are:
8. (a) The names and respective addresses of its directors (optional, unless directors are required under the laws of the
state or country of which it is incorporated):
NAME
ADDRESS
Check the box to indicate an attachment
8. (b) The names and respective addresses of its principal officers (mandatory if directors are not required under the laws
of the state or country of which it is incorporated):
OFFICE
NAME
ADDRESS
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
Check the box to indicate an attachment
9. The aggregate number of shares which it has authority to issue; itemized by classes, par value of shares, shares without
par value, and series, if any, within a class, is:
NUMBER OF SHARES
CLASS
SERIES
PAR VALUE OR STATE NO PAR VALUE
________________
________________
______________________
___________________________
________________
________________
______________________
___________________________
________________
________________
______________________
___________________________
________________
________________
______________________
___________________________
10. An estimate, as a percentage, of the proportion that the estimated value of the property of the corporation to be
located within this state during the following year bears to the value of all property of the corporation to be owned during
the following year, wherever located. (Note: Percentage obtained from worksheet.)
______________ %
11. An estimate, as a percentage, of the proportion of the gross amount of business to be transacted by the corporation
at or from places of business in Rhode Island during the following year compared to the gross amount thereof which will be
transacted by the corporation during the following year. (Note: Percentage obtained from worksheet.)
______________ %
FORM 150 - Revised: 12/2017
12. This application must be accompanied by a
Certificate of Good Standing/Letter of Status
from the state or country of
formation dated within 60 days of the date of this filing.
13. Date when the Certificate of Authority will be effective: CHECK ONE BOX ONLY
Date received (Upon filing)
Later effective date (Date must be no more than 90 days from the date of filing)____________________________
Under penalty of perjury, I declare and affirm that I have examined this Application for Certificate of Authority, including any
accompanying attachments, and that all statements contained herein are true and correct.
Type or Print Name of Authorized Officer
Date
Signature of Authorized Officer of the Corporation
SIGN DOCUMENT HERE
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 150 - Revised: 12/2017
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