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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 one (1) signed original and one (1) copy of this completed form along with a self-addressed,
stamped envelope with the filing fee of $150.00 (credit card, check, or money order) to the Secretary of State, Business
Services, P.O. Box 5616, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5616. The entity will not be registered if the credit/debit card
does not authorize and will be removed from the index if the check is dishonored ($30 fee). Using a credit card and our
website, you may file the Foreign Corporation online in the time it takes to type this application.
This form must be typed.
Emailed applications will not be acknowledged, reviewed, processed, or returned.
Check One: Business/For-Profit Corporation Non-Profit Corporation
1. The 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 (only if different from the legal name*):
*A fictitious name may be used only if the legal entity name is not available for use in Alabama or the name does
not contain the words "corporation" or "incorporated" or an abbreviation of one of the words (such as Inc. or Corp.)
3. If 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 received from the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State must be attached.
5. Street (No PO Boxes) Address of principal office:
Mailing Address (if different from street address)
This form was prepared by: (type name and full address)
(For SOS 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 (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 of registered agent/office (if different from street address)
11. The foreign corporation began or will begin transacting business in Alabama (a date must be provided):
Began or Will begin doing business: / / (MM/DD/YYYY)
/ /
Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 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.
Foreign Registration Credit Card Payment Slip- 1/2021
Secretary of State Credit Card or Prepaid Payment Option/Return/Hold Sheet: If you do not send an
acknowledgement copy and a pre-addressed postage paid envelope with the filing you will not receive a receipt from
the Secretary of State’s Office. Hold for pickup request will have the receipt attached. The document of record will
be stamped showing the receipt of the filing fee but will not show convenience fees (generally these fees are between
2% and 5% of the total charge).
Information MUST be typed or filing will be returned without review.
Entity Name:
Service Requested: X $150.00 Registration filing fee
Hold at Front Desk for Pick-up by:
There is no notification service/call for pick-up. (Service providers who run couriers for pick-up)
Choose one of the following:
Check/money order is attached-Please make one check payable for each filing to the Alabama Secretary of
State. Do not use one check for multiple filings.
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