(a) A foreign filing entity registers by filing an application for registration as provided by Article 4.
(b) The application must state:
(1) the entity's name or, if that name is not available for use in this state or otherwise would not comply with Article 5, a name that satisfies the requirements of Section 10A-1-7.07 under which the entity will transact business in this state;
(2) the entity's type;
(3) the entity's jurisdiction of formation;
(4) the date of the entity's formation;
(5) that the entity exists as a valid foreign filing entity of the stated type under the laws of the entity's jurisdiction of formation;
(6) the date the foreign entity began or will begin to transact business in this state;
(7) the street address and mailing address, if different, of the principal office of the foreign filing entity and;
(8) the street address and mailing address, if different, of the initial registered office and the name of the initial registered agent for service of process which Article 5 requires to be maintained at that office.
(c) A foreign filing entity may register regardless of any differences between the law of the entity's jurisdiction and of this state applicable to the governing of the internal affairs or to the liability of an owner, member, or managerial official. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no foreign filing entity may carry on in this state any business of a character that may not lawfully be carried on by a domestic filing entity of the same type.
(d) In the case of a foreign corporation filing an application pursuant to this section, the foreign corporation shall also, to the extent required by the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, file a copy of its articles or certificate of incorporation or association or other certificate of formation and all amendments thereto duly certified by the Secretary of State or other official having custody of corporate records in the state or other jurisdiction under whose law it is incorporated.