International Agreements and memoranda of understanding of a non-commercial nature
between the State of North Carolina, or any agency of the State, and a foreign government
should be filed with the NC Department of the Secretary of State Publications Division.
The Publications Division policy for filing foreign agreements is that one
complete copy of the original agreement in English and any other signatory languages
must be filed with the Division within thirty (30) working days after the date of
signature.Filings must be mailed to:
N.C. Department of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
Please note that only agencies of the State should file foreign agreements
with us. Public educational institutions are not agencies of the state to the extent
that their foreign agreements relate to their educational, research, or extension
activities. Affected agencies that have entered into foreign agreements since July
1, 1999 should file copies of those agreements with us. There is no charge for filing
Once agreements are filed with our office, certified copies may be obtained
for $10 per certification, plus $0.20 per page and applicable NC sales tax.
Uncertified copies may be obtained at a cost of $0.20 per page, plus applicable
NC sales tax.The Publications Division accepts cash, personal checks, business checks
and money orders for payment, but cannot accept credit cards. Please
do not send cash payments by mail.