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Specialized Entities

Rhode Island does not recognize certain foreign corporate structures. If your business is required to register with our office, you may need to register using a different structure. Review the list of “special” entity types and which form you should submit to qualify your foreign business in Rhode Island.

If your entity type is… Register in RI as… Using form…
Professional Corporation (PC) Foreign Business Corporation

Certificate of Authority
Form 150

Benefit Corporation Foreign Business Corporation

Certificate of Authority
Form 150

Business Trust Foreign Business Corporation

Certificate of Authority
Form 150

Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) Foreign Limited Liability Company

Application for Registration
Form 450

L3C Limited Liability Company (L3C) Foreign Limited Liability Company

Application for Registration
Form 450

Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP) Foreign Limited Partnership

Certificate of Registration
Form 350