(805 ILCS 180/45-5)
Admission to transact business.
(a) Except as provided in Article V of the Illinois Insurance Code,
before transacting business in this State, a
foreign limited liability company shall be admitted to do so
by the Secretary of State. In order to be admitted, a
foreign limited liability company shall submit to the Office
of the Secretary of State an application for admission to
transact business as a foreign limited liability company
setting forth all of the following:
(1) The name of the foreign limited liability company
and, if different, the name under which it proposes to transact business in this State.
(2) The jurisdiction, date of its formation, and
(3) A certificate stating that the company is in
existence under the laws of the jurisdiction wherein it is organized executed by the Secretary of State of that jurisdiction or by some other official that may have custody of the records pertaining to limited liability companies (or affidavit from an appropriate official of the jurisdiction that good standing certificates are not issued or other evidence of existence which the Secretary of State shall deem appropriate).
(4) The name and business address of the proposed
registered agent in this State, which registered agent shall be an individual resident of this State, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation having a place of business in, and authorized to do business in, this State; if the registered agent is a corporation, the corporation must be authorized by its articles of incorporation to act as a registered agent.
(5) The address of the office required to be
maintained in the jurisdiction of its organization by the laws of that jurisdiction or, if not so required, of the principal place of business of the foreign limited liability company.
(6) The purpose or purposes for which it was
organized and the purpose or purposes which it proposes to conduct in the transaction of business in this State.
(7) A statement whether the limited liability company
is managed by a manager or managers or whether management of the limited liability company is vested in the members.
(8) A statement that the Secretary of State is
appointed the agent of the foreign limited liability company for service of process under the circumstances set forth in subsection (b) of Section 1-50.
(9) All additional information that may be necessary
or appropriate in order to enable the Secretary of State to determine whether the limited liability company is entitled to transact business in this State.
(b) No foreign limited liability company shall transact
in this State any business that a limited liability company
formed under the laws of this State is not permitted to
transact. A foreign limited liability company
admitted to transact business in this State shall, until
admission is revoked as provided in this Act,
enjoy the same, but no greater, rights and privileges as a
limited liability company formed under the laws of this
(c) The acceptance and filing by the Office of the
Secretary of State of a foreign limited liability company's
application shall admit the foreign limited liability company
to transact business in the State.
(Source: P.A. 90-424, eff. 1-1-98; 91-593, eff. 8-14-99.)