Feb. 8, 2023: All Nonprofit Annual Report, Articles of Incorporation and Reinstatement filings should be filed online via the Corporations and Charities Filings System. When logging into CCFS, please be sure to refresh and/or remove browser cache. The system requires you to reset your password every 120 days.

Feb. 8, 2023: In 2022 our office temporarily suspended the dissolution process for business entities. In Feb. 2023 our office is resuming standard dissolution processes. Effective immediately all delinquent business entities that have not successfully filed their 2022 Annual Report will be subject to dissolution. For additional details on the business entity’s next step please review the page My Business was Administratively Dissolved/Terminated

International Student Exchange Agency Program (ISEA)

All international student exchange visitor placement organizations that place students in public schools in Washington State are required to register with the Office of the Secretary of State.

The purpose of International Student Exchange Act is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of international student exchange visitors in Washington in accordance with uniform national standards, while providing a quality educational and living experience. It also helps to promote international awareness among Washington residents, by encouraging them to interact with international student exchange visitors.

The program encourages public confidence in international student exchange visitor placement organizations by helping the organizations to comply with United States Information Agency regulations and nationally established standards.

For information on the relevant laws and rules governing International Student Exchange Agencies see RCW 19.166 and WAC 434-166.

Important information

No organization that is a foreign corporation or limited partnership defined in RCW 23B.01.400(2), 24.03.005(2), 24.06.005(2) and 25.10.010(4) will be registered under this program unless and until the organization complies with foreign corporation or limited partnership registration requirements (WAC 434-166-270)

Registrations are due in the Office of the Secretary of State during the enrollment period of March 1 through June 15 preceding the beginning of the next school year. Registrations filed during the renewal period are valid until June 15 of the next year. All other registrations expire June 15 of the next enrollment period.

The Office of the Secretary of State will provide the Superintendent of Public Instruction a list of all organizations that have registered by June 15 on or before August 5.

Any changes must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State within 30 days (RCW 19.166.040).

To receive a registration packet including copies of the RCW and WAC please contact our office at 360-725-0377.