2017 ORS 65.707¹
Application for authority to transact business

(1) A foreign corporation may apply for authority to transact business in this state by delivering an application to the office of the Secretary of State for filing. The application must set forth:

(a) The name of the foreign corporation or, if the name the foreign corporation uses is unavailable for use in this state, a corporate name that satisfies the requirements of ORS 65.717 (Corporate name of foreign corporation);

(b) The name of the state or country under whose law the foreign corporation is incorporated;

(c) The foreign corporation’s registry number in the state or country under whose law the foreign corporation is incorporated;

(d) The foreign corporation’s date of incorporation and period of duration if the period is not perpetual;

(e) The address including street and number and mailing address, of the foreign corporation’s principal office;

(f) The address, including street and number, of the foreign corporation’s registered office in this state and the name of the foreign corporation’s registered agent at the registered office;

(g) The names and respective addresses of the president and secretary of the foreign corporation;

(h) Whether the foreign corporation has members; and

(i) Whether the foreign corporation, if the foreign corporation had been incorporated in this state, would be a public benefit, mutual benefit or religious corporation.

(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the foreign corporation shall deliver with the completed application a certificate of existence or a document of similar import, current within 60 days of delivery and authenticated by the official having custody of corporate records in the state or country under whose law the foreign corporation is incorporated.

(b) A foreign corporation need not submit a certificate of existence or document in accordance with paragraph (a) of this subsection if the official who has custody of corporate records in the state or country under whose law the foreign corporation is incorporated provides free access via the Internet to a searchable database that contains evidence of corporate registrations.

(3) A foreign corporation may not be denied authority to transact business in this state by reason of the fact that the laws of the state or country under which the corporation is organized governing the corporation’s organization and internal affairs differ from the laws of this state. [1989 c.1010 §149; 2011 c.147 §15]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 65—Nonprofit Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors065.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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