Form SI-200 for foreign officers
The officers are all foreign persons living outside of US, however the form itself precludes a US address by not having a field for Country.
What is the standard way to solve this task please?
3 attorney answers
Having helped dozens of foreign clients, I'll offer the following general advice, with specific situations addressed below. General answer: Squeeze the information in the best that you can.
1. Using the online equivalent of the SI-200, non-US addresses are almost impossible to enter effectively.
2. Using the fillable PDF SI-200, the task is a little easier, but you still are limited by the field sizes and locations on the form.
3. If you print the PDF, fill it in by hand and submit hard copy, you can insert whatever information you want to, shifting the problem to the Secretary of State's data entry personnel to figure out what to do with it. (I suspect they have greater flexibility than the form offers.)
This information does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
One of the considerations that many clients have is one of privacy. So, as an alternative to the one offered by Mr. Doland, I would consider listing the address of the headquarters of the corporation if the address of the corporation is a California domestic address. For that matter, I would do the same for one that had an address outside of California but in another state.
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Very good point. Sometimes my clients have their business address care of my office as well.
Most of my foreign clients use our office as the California address for their corporation or LLC.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts not reflected in the question. I am not your attorney until retained by a written retainer agreement signed by both of us. I am only licensed in California. See also avvo.com terms and conditions item 9, incorporated as if it was reprinted here.
Thank you, I was having the corporate officers in my mind; they need to also fill in their personal address and this is the point I'm having a problem with as they are not having a US address.
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