Application for Authority to Transact Business - Nonprofit Form Instructions

The instructions are listed in numerical order to align with the form. 

The name of a corporation must be written in the alphabet used to write the English language and may include Arabic and Roman numerals and incidental punctuation.

  1. NAME OF THE CORPORATION: Must be identical to the name of record in home jurisdiction.

  2. REGISTRY NUMBER IN HOME JURISDICTION: Provide a web-verifiable registry number from the entity's home jurisdiction. Otherwise, attach a certificate of existence from the home jurisdiction. Certificates must be current within 60 days. Certain states, such as Delaware and New Jersey, do not provide status information online. Entities from such places must instead attach an official certificate of existence.

  3. DATE OF INCORPORATION: Date organized in home juridiction. DURATION, IF NOT PERPETUAL: Enter date if applicable.

  4. STATE OR COUNTRY OF INCORPORATION: Home juridiction.​​

  5. TYPE OF CORPORATION: Public benefit, mutual benefit or religious.

  6. WILL THE CORPORATION HAVE MEMBERS?: ORS 65.001(28) "Member" means any person or persons entitled, pursuant to a domestic or foreign corporation's articles or bylaws, without regard to what a person is called in the articles or bylaws, to vote on more than one occasion for the election of a director or directors.​

  7. ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE BUSINESS: Physical street address. The principal office may not be a commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business or a virtual office. 

  8. REGISTERED AGENT: Name of the person who is going to accept legal service for this business.

  9. OREGON STREET ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED AGENT: The address must be in Oregon and must match the address of the registered agent's business office. The registered office may not be a commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business or a virtual office.

  10. ADDRESS TO SEND NOTIFICATIONS: Mailing address.

  11. NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY: List the names of the individuals who are the president and secretary of the corporation.

  12. EXECUTION: (Must be signed by at least one officer or director) Signer declares as authorized signer, under penalty of perjury, that this document does not conceal fraudulently, fraudulently alters or misrepresents the identity of the person or any official, director, employee or agent of the corporation. This document has been examined and true, correct and complete. Making false statements in this document is against the law and can be penalized with fines, imprisonment or both.
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