BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 284 of 1972
450.2016 Foreign corporation; application; attaching certificate of good standing; fees; issuance of certificate of authority; duration of authority.
(1) A certificate setting forth that the corporation is in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, executed by the official of the jurisdiction who has custody of the records pertaining to corporations and dated not earlier than 30 days before filing of the application, shall be attached to the application of a foreign corporation. If the certificate is in a foreign language, a translation of the certificate under oath of the translator shall be attached to the certificate.
(2) Upon filing of the application, accompanied by the filing and franchise fees prescribed by law, the administrator shall issue to the foreign corporation a certificate of authority to transact business in this state. Upon the issuance of a certificate of authority, the foreign corporation is authorized to transact in this state any business of the character set forth in its application, which a domestic corporation formed under this act may lawfully transact. The authority continues so long as the foreign corporation retains its authority to transact such business in the jurisdiction of its incorporation and its authority to transact business in this state has not been surrendered, suspended, or revoked.
History: 1972, Act 284, Eff. Jan. 1, 1973
Am. 1982, Act 407, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983
Am. 1993, Act 91, Eff. Oct. 1, 1993
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