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The Oregon DMV will accept a hand printed SR22 certificate on an approved form. The form is available from a licensed and authorized insurance agent. A computer printed form may be acceptable on white paper as long as it is signed by an authorized officer of the insurance company. Also, an insurance company can send to the Salem, Oregon address of the DMV a certificate by mail. This may take a little longer to be received than if you hand deliver the certificate yourself. Be careful not to accept an SR22 certificate from anyone who is not a licensed agent and who only charges you for just the certificate.
The point of an SR22 is to prove you have insurance. If you own a car, then the SR22 certificate will list the name of the insurance company and the car being insured. If you don't own a car then you can purchase a Non-Owner policy. You must also have signed an application for insurance. The agent should give you a receipt. If you didn't get a receipt for the insurance policy the SR22 certificate confirms, you may not have actually bought insurance. Some unscrupulous persons have been known to sell just the certificate. You and he may be both investigated and charge with insurance fraud if there is no insurance policy backing up the SR22 certificate.