Filing Service – Oregon Certificate of Authority
OR Foreign Corporation
If you own a corporation headquartered in a state other than Oregon and want to conduct business in Oregon, you will need a Certificate of Authority from the State of Oregon. This is obtained by filing as a foreign corporation with the Corporations Division of the Oregon Secretary of State. After you submit your forms, the State of Oregon will return a filed certificate of authority to you. A foreign Oregon corporation is not to be confused with an out-of-country corporation. Any corporation not actually formed (created) in the State of Oregon is a foreign corporation.
We charge for the state filing fees plus $100 to prepare and submit the Foreign Oregon Corporation Certificate of Authority form with the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporations Division. We will also track down the forms needed from the home state of your incorporation to file your documents.
If you want to do the filing yourself: you just need to sign up for our registered agent service in Oregon and you’ll find the foreign corporation form is already in your client account immediately. There are also some tips on how to submit your documents with the state. You are required to have an Oregon registered agent anyway, so we try to make this a simple process for you, whether you want us to submit your papers or you want to do the filing yourself.
What Are My Next Steps?
Simply sign up for our registered agent service first.
Next, you can look at the foreign corporation form in your online account and also at our filing tips.
If you don’t want to do the filing yourself, you can click the “add services” tab in your account, and add our filing services for the state filing fees plus $100.
You can see real time status of our work in progress in your online account at all times. After we are finished with your Oregon foreign corporation registration, we always upload the filing into your client account, email you a copy, and mail you the original filed documents.