If the secretary of state finds that an application for a certificate of authority conforms to law and all fees have been paid, the secretary shall:
(1) endorse on the application the word "Filed" and the date of the filing of it;
(2) file the original of the application; and
(3) return the original of the application to the person who filed it with a certificate of authority issued by the secretary of state.
A certificate of authority issued under this section is effective from the date the application is filed with the secretary of state accompanied by the payment of the requisite fees.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes