CSCL/CD-560 (Rev. 08/15)
Date Received
This document is effective on the date filed, unless a
subsequent effective date within 90 days after received
date is stated in the document.
City State ZIP Code
Document will be returned to the name and address you enter above.
If left blank, document will be returned to the registered office.
For use by Foreign Corporations
(Please read information and instructions on the last page)
Pursuant to the provisions of Act 284, Public Acts of 1972 (profit corporations), or Act 162, Public Acts of 1982 (nonprofit corporations),
the undersigned execute the following Application:
1. The name of the corporation is:
2. (Complete this item only if the corporate name in item 1 is not available for use in Michigan.)
The assumed name of the corporation to be used in all its dealings with the Bureau and in the transaction of its business
or conducting of its affairs in Michigan is:
b. The mailing address if different than above:
4. a. The address of the main business or headquarters office of the corporation is:
(Street Address) (City)
(ZIP Code)
(Street Address) (City)
(ZIP Code)
, and the term of existence
It is incorporated under the laws of
The date of its incorporation is
if other than perpetual is
7. (To be completed by profit corporations only)
The total authorized shares of the corporation are:
Signed this day of ,
(Type of Print Name)
(Signature of Authorized Officer or Agent)
, Michigan
(Street Address or P.O. Box) (City)
(ZIP Code)
(Street Address) (City)
The mailing address of the registered office in Michigan, if different than above:
, Michigan
(ZIP Code)
5. The street address of its registered office in Michigan is:
The name of the resident agent at the registered office is:
The resident agent is an agent of the corporation upon whom process against the corporation may be served.
6. The specific business or affairs which the corporation is to transact or conduct in Michigan is as follows:
The corporation is authorized to transact such business or conduct those affairs in the jurisdiction of its incorporation.
If the applicant is a trust, please specify any powers or privileges possessed by the trust that are not possessed by an
individual or a partnership.
CSCL/CD-560 (Rev. 08/15)
Submit with check or money order by mail:
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
s Division
P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909
To submit in person:
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI
Telephone: (517) 241-6470
Fees may be paid by check, money order, VISA, Mastercard or
Discover when delivered in person to our office.
MICH-ELF (Michigan Electronic Filing System):
First Time Users: Call (517) 241-6470, or visit our website at
Customer with MICH-ELF Filer Account: Send document to (517) 636-6437
This Application for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs must be used to procure a Certificate of Authority to
Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Michigan. A document required or permitted to be filed under the act cannot be filed unless it
contains the minimum information required by the act. This is a legal document and agency staff cannot provide legal advice.
2. Submit one original of this document. Upon filing, the document will be added to the records of the Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing
Bureau. The original will be returned to your registered office address unless you enter a different address in the box on the front of this document.
Since this document will be maintained on electronic format, it is important that the filing be legible. Documents with poor black and white contrast, or
otherwise illegible, will be rejected.
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request to individuals
with disabilities.
This Application is to be used pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 10 of 1972 PA 284 or 1982 PA 162, by a foreign corporation for the purpose of
obtaining a Certificate of Authority to
Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in this state. If the foreign corporation subsequently changes any of the
information set forth in the Application for Certificate of Authority, it must file an Amended Application for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business
in Michigan (form CSCL/CD-562 for use by foreign profit corporations or form CSCL/CD-565 for use by foreign nonprofit corporations) with the Bureau
not later than 30 days after the time a change becomes effective.
Attach to this Application a certificate executed by the official of the jurisdiction having custody of corporate records stating that the corporation is in
good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation. The certificate cannot be dated earlier than 30 days prior to the date of receipt
in this office.
5. Item 2 - A foreign corporation whose true name is not available for use in Michigan is permitted to apply for a Certificate of Authority under an
assumed name which is available for use and which becomes the corporation's name in Michigan to be used in all transactions and in its dealings
with the administrator. Item 2 of the Application for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Michigan is to be completed
for this purpose only. Corporations may also transact business or conduct affairs under one or more assumed names by filing separate
Certificates of Assumed Name.
( )
Preparer's Name
Business Telephone Number
FEES: Make remittance payable to the State of Michigan. Include corporation name on check or money order.
Profit Corporations
INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE....................
Nonprofit Corporations
FRANCHISE FEE..................................
The Application must be signed by an authorized officer or agent of the corporation.
This document is effective on the date endorsed "filed" by the Bureau. A later effective date, no more than 90 days after the date
of delivery, may be stated.
Item 7 - Indicate the total authorized shares (not amount issued) from the Articles of Incorporation or most recent amendment.
60,000 shares will be considered initially attributable to Michigan. If shares attributable to Michigan increase to over 60,000, or are subsequently
changed, the corporation shall file an amended application in accordance with section 1021. To determine the total authorized shares attributable to
Michigan, multiply the total authorized shares by the most recent appointment percentage from the Michigan tax return.
Item 6 - This item should state only the specific business or affairs to be transacted or conducted in Michigan. An all purpose activities statement is not
permitted. Foreign corporations cannot transact business or conduct affairs that a dom
estic corporation cannot lawfully transact or conduct.
Optional expedited service.
Expedited review and filing, if fileable, is available for all documents for profit corporations, limited
liability companies, limited partnerships and nonprofit corporations.
The nonrefundable expedited service fee is in addition to the regular fees applicable to the specific
Please complete a separate CSCL/CD-272 form for expedited service for each document submitted
in person, by mail or MICH-ELF.
24-hour service - $50 for formation documents and applications for certificate of authority.
24-hour service - $100 for any document concerning an existing entity.
Same day service
Same day - $100 for formation documents and applications for certificate of
Same day - $200 for any document concerning an existing entity.
Review completed on day of receipt. Document and request for same day expedited
service must be received by 1 p.m. EST OR EDT.
Two hour - $500
Review completed within two hours on day of receipt. Document and request for two hour
expedited service must be received by 3 p.m. EST OR EDT.
One hour - $1000
Review completed within one hour on day of receipt. Document and request for 1 hour
expedited service must be received by 4 p.m. EST OR EDT.
First time MICH-ELF user requesting expedited service must obtain a MICH-ELF filer number prior
to submitting a document for expedited service. CSCL/CD-901.
Changes to information on MICH-ELF user's account must be submitted before requesting
expedited service. CSCL/CD-901.
Documents submitted by mail are delivered to a remote location for receipts processing and are
then forwarded to the Corporation
s Division for review. Day of receipt for mailed expedited service
requests is the day the Corporations Division receives the request.
Rev. 08/15