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Form HI Articles of Incorporation

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Form HI Articles of Incorporation




Use this form if you’re attempting to form a corporation in the state of Hawaii.  You can find requirements for the Articles of Incorporation in §414-32 of the Revised Statutes. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 1”

Write the name for the corporation exactly as it appears in section I.  If you’ve filed a name reservation form in the state of Hawaii, attach the certificate from the Department of Commerce to this form.  The name of the corporation needs to contain the word Corporation, Incorporation, Limited, Corp., Inc., or Ltd. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 2”

Indicate the mailing address for the corporation’s initial principal office in section II including city, state, and zip code. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 3”

In section III(a), provide the name of the corporation’s registered agent.  A qualified registered agent is an individual, domestic business entity, or a foreign business entity allowed to conduct business in Hawaii.  If the registered agent is an entity, provide its state or country. 


Provide the street address for the registered agent in section III(b).  Any future service of process and other documents will be forwarded to this address. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 4”

Highlight the number of common shares the corporation can legally issue in section IV. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 5”

Provide the name and full address of each incorporator in section V.  If more room is needed, attach a separate sheet. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 6”

At least one incorporator needs to date and sign the bottom of this form.  Additional incorporators can choose to sign the form as well. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 7”

The filing fee for this form is $25.00, and the fee is non-refundable.  If you request certified copies, each copy will cost $10.00.  Make all checks payable to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. 


“HI Articles of Incorporation Step 8”

Make a copy of the original and the documents and filing fee to the following address:


State of Hawaii

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Business Registration Division

P.O. Box 40

Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

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