Company Incorporation and Registration
Constitution and Registrar of Companies at IBC
In the IBC it is possible to register ...
… companies already existing or the ones to be incorporated, as well as branches, in Portugal or abroad.
In order to accelerate the incorporation and registration process, it was created the Private Deeds Registry Office, consisting of the Notary office and the Commercial registry, totally exempt of notary and registration fees.
In case of a new company, for the Name approval it’s necessary a name approval certificate and a provisional identification card, both must be requested to the National Company Register (RNPC – Registo Nacional de Pessoas Colectivas), which can be done over the internet.
These documents must be solicited by either a shareholder of the company to be formed or by a duly authorized entity. The certificate is valid for 180 days for registration purposes and for one year after the company incorporation.
Must be requested to the Private Deeds Registry Office, and the following documentation must be submitted:
a) Company name approval certificate;
b) Provisional identification card;
c) Copy of the identification documents of the applicants;
d) Report from the Official Account Auditor for capital shares entrances in goods;
e) Licence and Authorization from the Regional Secretary of Finances.
Tax and Customs Authority's Commencement of Activity Declaration
The information on the incorporation of the company is automatically communicated to the Tax and Customs Authority by the Private Commercial Registry and Notarial Office upon registration.
The Commencement of Activity Declaration must be submitted to the Tax and Customs Authority within 15 days after registration, submission after that period may represent the payment of a fine.
Social Security Registration
Companies must proceed with the registration at the Regional Social Security Centre within 30 days counting from the Commencement of Activity.
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