Oregon Secretary of State

Application for Authority to Transact Business - Corporation Form Instructions

​The instructions are listed in numerical order to align with the form.  They supplement the instructions on the form itself.​

Select the appropriate business type:

BUSINESS CORPORATION (Complete all items except item 10)



  1. NAME OF CORPORATION: Must be identical to the name as registered in home jurisdiction, including punctuation.  
    NOTE: The name must be written in the alphabet used to write the English language and may include Arabic and Roman numerals.
  2. REGISTRY NUMBER IN HOME JURISDICTION: “Registry Number” can be called an Entity #, File #, or another term in other states. It is used for verifying a business online. For a state with no online search tool, attach a Certificate of Existence (or Certificate of Good Standing). The certificate must bear a date within the last 60 days.

  3. DATE OF INCORPORATION: Date of original filing in the home jurisdiction.
    DURATION, IF NOT PERPETUAL: Most corporations have no duration date.

  4. STATE OR COUNTRY OF ORGANIZATION: Home jurisdiction, the state of domestic registration.

  5. ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE BUSINESS: Physical street address, either in the home jurisdiction or in Oregon. The principal office may not be a PO Box, commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business, or a virtual office.

  6. NAME OF OREGON REGISTERED AGENT: A person or registered business with an Oregon street address who has agreed to accept legal documents and notify the corporation.

  7. REGISTERED AGENT’S PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ADDRESS: This Oregon street address must be suitable for physical delivery of legal papers during normal business hours. It may not be a PO Box, commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business, or a virtual office.

  8. ADDRESS FOR MAILING NOTICES: An address where renewal notices can be received.

  9. NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY: The individuals who are the president and secretary of the corporation. Addresses may be business or mailing addresses.

  10. PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS SERVICES:  Describe briefly. (Professional Corporation only)

  11. EXECUTION: This legal declaration must be signed. If another form is generated, this exact wording must be used​.​

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