DEFINITION of 'SEC Form T-3'
An application for the qualification of an indenture that must be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC Form T-3 must provide the form of business of the applicant, as well as its state of residence. The second part of the application states why the applicant should not have to register the indenture.
BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form T-3'
This form is required by the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. However, it is only necessary when the proposed securities to be issued are exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.