501c3 Form Explanation
501c3 Form Definition
The application form for 501(c)3 status is form 1023.
There is also an expedited form, 1023-EZ, for sufficiently small organizations.
The full form charges a $600 filing fee; the expedited $275.
These forms are only available to be filed electronically on the IRS website.
Approval can take 2-12 months depending on the size of the applying organization.