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Applications & Forms

The Department makes available a number of forms for stakeholders to use in conducting business with the agency or providing notice. Forms are made available in several formats including Excel, PDF, and, if appropriate, on-line for financial institutions with access to one of our online applications.

Please carefully review instructions and forms to make certain that your application submission complies with the current requirements. Failure to use correct forms may delay processing and/or result in a return of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact our Corporate Activities Division.

OpenTexas State Chartered Banks & Holding Companies

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Letters of No Objection

Bank Charter and Conversion Applications and Information

Bank Branch and Branch Relocation Forms

Home Office Relocation Forms

Bank Merger, Reorganizations, or Share Exchange Forms

Bank Change of Control Forms

Subsidiary and Loan Production Office/Deposit Production Office Instructions

Other Bank Forms and Instructions

New Directors/Officers

OpenTrust Companies

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Letters of No Objection

General Trust Forms

Branch/Branch Relocation and Home Office Relocation Forms

Merger or Purchase of Asset Forms

Representative Office

Change of Control Forms

Change of Control Forms for Exempt Trust Companies

Other Forms

OpenForeign Banks & Representative Offices

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Applications

OpenMoney Services Businesses

General Application Information

Money Transmission License

  • Beginning September 2, 2014, new applicants for a Money Transmission License may apply via NMLS. NMLS is a web-based system where companies can maintain a single record which they use to apply for, maintain, and surrender license authorities in one or more states. More information about NMLS can be found on the NMLS Resource Center.
  • Applicants not conducting a multi-state business or choosing not to use NMLS should apply using the Money Transmission License Application (with exhibits & instructions).

Currency Exchange License

Change of Control

Money Transmission License Holders

Currency Exchange License Holders

Other Forms

OpenPrepaid Funeral Contracts

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Trust Funded Forms

Insurance Funded Forms

Preneed to At-Need Comparison Worksheet Forms

Miscellaneous Forms

OpenPerpetual Care Cemeteries

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

General Perpetual Care Forms

Recordkeeping

Monthly Trust Requirement Recapitulations

OpenCemetery Brokers

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Registration

OpenPrivate Child Support Enforcement Agencies

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

Initial Registration Forms

Renewal Registration Forms

OpenCheck Verification Entities

Submitting Applications

The Texas Department of Banking (the “Department”) Corporate Application Filing Entry System (“CAFE”) provides applicants the ability to submit application or notice (“filings”) electronically. Documentations submitted via CAFE are considered originals and applicants are not required to submit hard copy original documents.  However, filings fees, if any, must be mailed to the Department. 

Any filing submitted through CAFE is not considered received until the Department receives the entire filing and required filing fees, if any. Documentation or checks received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received at 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.

Applicants choosing not to use CAFE should mail applications and fees to the Department. 

Click here to register as a new CAFE user.  For more information please see the CAFE instructions manual and FAQ’s.

General Check Verification Entities Forms

Corporate Activities

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