NOTE TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

NOTE TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – Accepted Articles, Forms, and Certificates


There has been recent discussion about differences in online, printed and down-loadable corporations forms provided by the Secretary of State, and the proof of filing required by some financial institutions.


The most common concern is that banks and financial institutions in some cases will not accept certain web confirmations, validated forms or certificates provided by the Secretary of State because the format does not meet the financial institutions expectations of how the document should look. Please see the samples below of approved certificates and various formats issued by the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations and Charities:

 
Should you have any specific questions, or would like to research the filing of articles, forms or certificates, please contact the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations and Charities at 360-725-0377 or corps@sos.wa.gov