Articles of Incorporation

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Articles of Incorporation

Filed by U.S. and Canada corporations with a state or other regulatory agency to establish the corporation’s existence and show how it will be governed.

You may be asked to provide this document if you’re using income from a corporation to qualify for a loan.


  • Include articles of incorporation, charter, articles of association, constitution, trust agreement, or other written instrument by which the organization was created.
  • For non-profit organizations, provide documents that are signed and dated by the authorized representative of the non-profit who certifies each document is a complete and accurate copy.

Tips for a smoother application process

  • Make sure documents are clear and legible.
  • Don't alter any pages (no strikethroughs, cross-outs, etc.).
  • Send all pages, even the blank ones.