What are the filing requirements for mergers between foreign corporations and domestic corporations?
If the merging or surviving corporation is registered in Hawaii:
If the merger is permitted by the jurisdiction under which each foreign corporation is incorporated, and the foreign corporation is the surviving entity, the foreign corporation shall comply with section 414-315.
If the domestic corporation is the surviving entity, the domestic corporation shall comply with the appropriate provisions in 414-311 through 414-315.
If the merging or surviving corporation is not registered in Hawaii:
If the surviving corporation chooses to register at the same time the merger is filed, the Department can accept the certificate evidencing the merger and the Application for Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Corporation (Form FC-1) one minute apart, even though the names of the corporations are the same.
If the merging corporation is not registered in Hawaii, the surviving corporation is still required to file one of the certificates.
Form FC-1 and more is available on our Foreign Profit Corporation Forms page. Please scroll to find your form.