2005 Rhode Island Code - § 7-1.2-1406 — Filing of application for certificate of authority.(a) A foreign corporation must deliver the application for a certificate of authority to the secretary of state, together with a certificate of good standing issued by the proper officer of the state or country under the laws of which it is incorporated.
(b) If the secretary of state finds that the application conforms to law, the secretary of state shall, when all fees have been paid:
(1) Endorse on the original of the application the word "Filed," and the month, day, and year of the filing.
(2) File in his or her office the original of the application and a certificate of good standing issued by the proper officer of the state or country under the laws of which it is incorporated.
(3) Issue a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
(c) The secretary of state shall deliver the certificate of authority to the corporation or its representative.
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