BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P. O. BOX 29622 RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622
(Revised July 2017)
(Form B-09)
State of North Carolina
Department of the Secretary of State
APPL
ICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
Pursuant to §55-15-03 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, the undersigned corporation hereby applies for a Certificate of
Authority to transact business in the State of North Carolina, and for that purpose submits the following:
1. Th
e name of the corporation is ___________________________________________________________________;
and if the corporate name is unavailable for use in the State of North Carolina, the name the corporation wishes to use is:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________.
2. Th
e state or country under whose laws the corporation was organized is: ___________________.
3. Th
e date of incorporation was_____________________.
4. Its period of duration is: is perpetual or a date certain (mm/dd/yyyy) ______________________.
5. Prin
cipal office information: (Select either a or b.)
a. The corporation has a principal office.
The s
treet address and county of the principal office of the corporation is:
Numbe
r and Street __________________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code ______________________ County ________________________________________________
The m
ailing address, if different from the street address, of the principal office of the corporation is:
Numbe
r and Street __________________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code ______________________ County ________________________________________________
b. The corporation does not have a principal office.
6. Th
e street address and county of the registered office in the State of North Carolina is:
Numbe
r and Street _______________________________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________ State NC , Zip Code: ______________ County: _______________________________
7. The
mailing address, if different from the street address, of the registered office in the State of North Carolina is:
Numbe
r and Street _______________________________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________ State NC , Zip Code: ______________ County: _______________________________
8. Th
e name of the registered agent in the State of North Carolina is: __________________________________________________
BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P. O. BOX 29622 RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622
(Revised July 2017)
(Form B-09)
9. The names, titles, and usual business addresses of the current officers of the corporation are (attach if necessary):
Name Title Business Address
__________________________________ __________________________ ______________________________________________
__________________________________ __________________________ ______________________________________________
__________________________________ __________________________ ______________________________________________
10. Attached is a Certificate of Existence (or document of similar import) duly authenticated by the Secretary of State or other official
having custody of corporate records in the state or country of incorporation.
The Certificate of Existence must be an
original and less than six months old.
11. If the corporation is required to use a fictitious name in order to transact business in this State, a copy of the resolution of its board
of directors, certified by its secretary, adopting the fictitious name is attached.
12. This application will be effective upon filing, unless a delayed date and/or time is specified:______________________.
This is the _____________day of ____________ , 20 __________.
_______________________________________
NAME OF CORPORATION
_______________________________________
Signature
_______________________________________
Type or Print Name and Title
NOTES:
1. Filing fee is $250. This document must be filed with the Secretary of State.
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BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P. O. BOX 29622 RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622
(Revised July 2017)
(Form B-09)
Instructions for Filing
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
(Form B-09)
Item 1 Enter the complete name of the corporation exactly as it appears in the records of the appropriate
official in the state or country of incorporation. If the name cannot be used in North Carolina,
enter the name (including a corporate ending) that it wishes to use in North Carolina.
Item 2 Enter the state or country of incorporation.
Item 3 Enter the date of incorporation
Item 4 Check the applicable box for the period of duration and insert date if date certain.
Item 5 Select item “a” if the corporation has a principal office. Enter the complete street address of the
principal office and the county in which it is located. If mail is not delivered to the street address
of the principal office or if you prefer to receive mail at a P.O. Box or Drawer, enter the
complete mailing address of the principal office.
Select item “b” if the corporation does not have a principal office.
Item 6 Enter the complete street address of the corporation’s registered office and the county in which it
is located.
Item 7 Enter the complete mailing address of the corporation’s registered agent, only if mail is not
delivered to the street address above or if you prefer to receive mail at a P. O. Box or Drawer.
Item 8 Enter the name of the registered agent. The registered agent must be a North Carolina resident,
an existing domestic business corporation, nonprofit corporation or limited liability company, or
a foreign business corporation, nonprofit corporation or limited liability company authorized to
transact business or conduct affairs in North Carolina.
Item 9 Enter the names, titles, and usual business address of the current officers of the corporation.
Item 10 See Form
Item 11 See Form
Item 12 The document will be effective on the date and at the time of filing, unless a delayed date or an
effective time (on the date of filing) is specified. If a delayed effective date is specified without
a time, it will be effective at 11:59:59 p.m. A delayed effective date may be specified up to and
including the 90
th
day after the day of filing.
Date and Execution
Enter the date the document was executed.
In the blanks provided enter:
The name of the corporation as it appears in Item 1
The signature of the representative of the corporation executing the document (may
be the chairman of the board of directors or any officer of the corporation).
The name and title of the above-signed representative.
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