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PURPOSE: In order to register a foreign entity (any entity formed
outside of Alabama) to transact business in Alabama, the entity must
deliver to the Secretary of State for filing an Application for
Registration pursuant to Section 10A-1-7.04, Code of Alabama 1975.
INSTRUCTIONS: Mail two (2) signed copies of this completed
Application for Registration along with the appropriate fee to the
Office of the Secretary of State, Business Services, P.O. Box 5616,
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616. Include a check, money order, or
credit card payment for $150.00. The application is only accepted via
mail or courier and will not be accepted via email. Using a credit card
and our website, you may file the Foreign Corporation online in the time it takes to type this application. If you are
mailing/couriering the application and would like an acknowledgement include a copy and postage paid self-addressed
envelope. The entity
will not be registered if the credit card does not authorize and will be removed from the
index if the check is dishonored ($30 fee). All processing instructions are complete in this form and Payment Option
The i
nformation completing this form must be typed or laser printed.
Business/For-Profit Corporation Non-Profit Corporation
1. T
he legal name of the foreign corporation as recorded in the jurisdiction in which it was formed/incorporated:
2. The name of the foreign entity for use in Alabama you may use a fictitious name only if the legal name of the
corporation above is not available in Alabama or the name does not comply with Article 5 of Title 10A. The name
must contain the word "corporation" or "incorporated" or an abbreviation of one of the words (such as Inc. or Corp.)
and satisfy the requirements of 10A-1-7.07
3. I
f a fictitious name is used the undersigned certifies the resolution of the Corporation’s governing authority to adopt
the fictitious name for use in Alabama and affirms the authority to make such a certification under Title 10A-1-7.07.
4. A copy of the name reservation certificate received from the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State must be
5. Street (No PO Boxes) Address of principal office:
Mailing Address (if different from street address)
(For SOS Office Use Only)
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6. The undersigned certifies that the foreign entity currently exists as a valid entity of the type stated above under the
laws of the entity’s jurisdiction of formation.
7. Corporation’s jurisdiction of formation:
8. Date of the corporation’s formation in state/country of jurisdiction: / / (MM/DD/YYYY)
9. Name of registered agent for service of process in Alabama (MUST be physically located in Alabama):
10. Street (No PO Boxes) Address of registered office of registered agent (MUST be physically located in Alabama):
Mailing Address in Alabama (if different from street address)
11. The date the foreign corporation began or will begin transacting business in Alabama: / /
Date Typed Name and Title of Signature Below
Signature of Person Authorized to Sign per 10A-1-4.01, Alabama Code
In order to review the sections of the Code of Alabama 1975 referred to in the filing form you may access
and go to Records. Choose the Code of Alabama link to review.
Secretary of State Payment Option Sheet: If you do not send an acknowledgement copy and a pre-
addressed postage paid envelope with the filling, you will not receive a credit card or prepaid account
receipt from the Secretary of State’s Office. Hold for pickup request – acknowledgement copy will have
the receipt attached. The document of record will be stamped showing the receipt of the filing fee and
expedite fee but will not show convenience fees which will be charged; (generally these fees are between
2% and 5% of the total charge).
Information MUST be typed or laser printed on a computer.
Entity Name:
Service Requested: X $150.00 Registration filing fee
______$4.00 Copy Fee (Only if not submitting a duplicate copy of the
Registration form).
$100.00 Expedited Processing fee
Hold at Front Desk for Pick-up for:
(Service providers who run couriers for pick-up we do not have a call for pick-up service)
Check is attached - Please make one check payable for the total amount of the fees (i.e., $250 if
you are requesting expedited service) to the Alabama Secretary of State.
Charge fees to prepaid account: Account Number
and Account Name
Typed Name & Signature of Authorized Individual on Account
Credit Card Type: (Visa, MC, Discover & AmEx)
Card Number: Expiration Mo/Yr: / (MM/YY)
Card Holder Name:
Complete Billing Address:
Street or PO
City State Zip
Signature of Card Holder:
MUST be Signature of Card Holder