2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
CHAPTER 15 - FOREIGN CORPORATIONS
Section 33-15-103. Application for certificate of authority.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 33-15-103 (2017)

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

(1) the name of the foreign corporation or, if its name is unavailable for use in this State, a corporation name that satisfies the requirements of Section 33-15-106;

(2) the name of the state or country under whose law it is incorporated;

(3) its date of incorporation and period of duration;

(4) the street address of its principal office;

(5) the address of its proposed registered office in this State and the name of its proposed registered agent at that office;

(6) the names and usual business addresses of its current directors and officers;

(7) a statement of the aggregate number of shares which the corporation has authority to issue, itemized by classes and series, if any, within a class."

(b) The foreign corporation shall deliver with the completed application a certificate of existence (or a document of similar import) duly authenticated by the Secretary of State or other official having custody or corporate records in the state or country under whose law it is incorporated.

(c) The foreign corporation shall deliver with the completed application the initial annual report of the corporation as specified in Section 12-20-40.

HISTORY: Derived from 1976 Code Section 33-23-20 [1962 Code Section 12-23.2; 1952 Code Sections 12-721, 12-724; 1942 Code Sections 7765, 7766; 1932 Code Sections 7765, 7766; Civ. C. '22 Sections 4029, 4030; Civ. C. '12 Sections 2665, 2666; Civ. C '02 Sections 1780, 1781; R. S. 1466; 1893 (21) 409; 1922 (32) 1023; 1923 (33) 9; 1933 (38) 486; 1962 (52) 1996; 1963 (53) 327; 1976 Act No. 553 Section 3; 1981 Act No. 146, Section 2; 1984 Act No. 496, Section 3; Repealed, 1988 Act No. 444, Section 4(1)]; 1988 Act No. 444, Section 2; 1990 Act No. 446, Section 1994 Act No. 466, Section 3; 2004 Act No. 221, Section 22.

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