Secretary of State Information
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S&DC-NONPROFIT (REV 03/2005)
REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFICATION
OF FOREIGN NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
Foreign nonprofit corporations must file a signed statement consistent with the requirements of California
Corporations Code Section 2105 to qualify to transact intrastate business in California. A Statement and
Designation by Foreign Corporation form designed for compliance with these requirements is attached.
A certificate by an authorized public official of the state or place of incorporation, to the effect that the
corporation is an existing corporation in good standing status in that state or place, must be attached to the
Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation form at the time of filing. The certificate must also
indicate the corporation is a nonstock, nonprofit corporation. A certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation
does not meet statutory requirements and cannot be accepted in lieu of the required certificate.
Upon the filing of the Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation form, a Certificate of Qualification
will be issued to the corporation. The certificate is issued only at the time of qualification and will not be
reissued if lost or misplaced.
The fee for filing the Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation for a nonprofit, nonstock
corporation is $30.00. Check(s) should be made payable to the Secretary of State.
PLEASE NOTE: Corporations qualified to transact intrastate business in California are subject to California
corporation franchise tax requirements until such time as they formally surrender their right to transact
intrastate business unless a determination of exemption is issued by the Franchise Tax Board. Application
for a determination of exemption must be made after qualification by mailing an Exemption Application
(FTB Form 3500), along with an endorsed copy of the Statement and Designation form and any other
supporting documentation, to the Franchise Tax Board, Post