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How do I establish a corporation or business in Michigan?

Michigan corporations are regulated by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The Bureau of Commercial Services provides services that enable corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships to be formed, and for foreign entities to obtain a certificate of authority to transact business. For more information, you can access their website at http://www.michigan.gov/lara under "Bureau of Commercial Services."

 

 

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How do I obtain vital records?

To find out how to obtain vital records you can visit the CDC Website - Where to write for vital records. You must first determine the State or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that State or area. Please follow the provided guidelines to ensure an accurate response to your request.

 

 

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How do I obtain a passport?

Detailed information on applying for a new U.S. passport can be found at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

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How do I obtain a duplicate birth certificate, marriage license or divorce decree?

Event occurred in Michigan:
You can order a record online using a debit or credit card, print an application to order by mail or to change a record, or get information about available services. The State of Michigan Vital Records Office has records of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in Michigan that were filed with the state as early as 1867.

Event occurred outside of Michigan:
To find out how to obtain vital records you can visit the CDC Website - Where to write for vital records. You must first determine the State or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that State or area. Please follow the provided guidelines to ensure an accurate response to your request.

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Where do I get information about business licenses, insurance, securities and workers' compensation?

To obtain information about starting a business, verifying a professional, business or health care provider license, financial institutions, insurance and securities, workers' compensation and other consumer- and industry-related concerns, visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) home page at www.michigan.gov/lara or call 517-373-3034.

 

 

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