Hi, I am Inês Azevedo, your Global Legal Advisor.
I will help you with the migration planning and make sure you get the right type of visa and residency according to your professional background or investment objectives. I will be in touch with Portuguese consulates in your country of origin and relevant institutions in Portugal.
Hi, I am José Calejo Guerra, your Global Tax Advisor.
Understanding the Portuguese tax system and tax residency is essential for a successful integration. I will advise you on how to choose the best tax plan for you or your business and how to make the best out of the Portuguese tax incentive models.
Hi, I am Ricardo Dias, your Real Estate Specialist.
With me, you will find a temporary housing solution before you land hassle-free. I will also help you rent short-, mid- or long-term accommodation for you and your family, rent or purchase an office space that suits your business best purchase your dream home. With our legal team I will make sure all contractual and regulatory matters concerning the real estate are met.
Hi, I am João Gonçalves, your Global Tax Advisor.
We will help you get all the must have’s once you land in Portugal in order to make sure your relocation and future integration runs smoothly: acquire a tax identification number, open a bank account, register your address of residence, get your health and social security number, enrol your children to school, receive mail for your company.
Hi, I am Joana Ribeiro, your Global Job Advisor.
Land a job in Portugal. Recruit your staff locally or internationally and provide them with the right type of the work visa. Plan a career.
Hi, I am Vivian Aldet, your Global Legal Advisor.
If you are establishing a new company or relocating an existing one, we provide full-fledge business incorporation service.
The cost of setting up a company by using the traditional method is € 75,00 for the request of name approval certificate, € 400,00 for the incorporation and 87,5 to appoint corporate bodies.
Under the On-the-Spot Firm procedure, it is possible to incorporate a quota company (both with single or multiple partners) or a share company within a very short period of time (twenty-four hours) and at a single location by following a very simple procedure.
In what concern to the costs, it will depend if the partners wish to choose the corporate name (€ 435,00) or if they opt for a pre-approved corporate name (€ 360,00)
Incorporation of Public and Private Limited Liability Companies (with the exception of European Companies and companies whose contributions of capital involve real estate assets) is available via “Portal da Empresa” website.
The costs are lower than in the on-the-spot procedure: € 180,00 for pre-approved model of articles of association or € 380 for articles prepared by applicant and agreed between the participants.
Drafting and executing legal documents (bilingual PT/ ENG)
Taxation (Detailed tax analysis to determine best tax solution for the company)
Analysis of the best solutions of the company and employees
Obtaining Portuguese Fiscal Number (NIF)
Opening of a bank account
Obtaining Social Security Number (NSS)
Obtaining National Health Insurance Number (NU)
Our fees are without VAT and do not include Portuguese Authorities costs for documents, fees, taxes, etc. , traveling costs, nor expenses with translations and communications.
At the “On the Spot Firm” desk and online, only three types of companies can be set up.
The company has a sole partner/shareholder, liability being limited to the amount of his/her share. A certified accountant must be hired.
The company has a minimum of two partners, liability being limited to the amount of each partners’ share. The minimum share capital is €1 per partner. A certified accountant must be hired.
The company has a minimum of five individual shareholders (or, alternatively, one legal person shareholder). The minimum share capital is €50,000 each share being issued for a minimum amount of € 0,01. Shareholder liability is limited to the total amount of his/her shares. In addition to a certified accountant, a statutory auditor must be appointed.
The share capital represents the total sum of shares owned by the partners or shareholders. The share capital may be paid-up in kind (tangible or intangible assets, whether movable or immovable), partially or in full.
Even if the company does not need office space, a place of business must be registered, thus becoming the incoming address for all official correspondence (namely from the Tax Authority, Social Security).
Company objects are associated with a CAE code (economic activity classification), which identifies its area of operations. Each company will be registered under a main code and up to three secondary codes. The full list of CAEs, its 3rd revision having been adjusted to NACE (Nomenclature Générale des Activités Économiques dans les Communautés Européennes), is available here (check Cae Rev 3).
It is possible to appoint a specific certified accountant or choose from a list. The appointed certified accountant will not need to attend the set-up of the company, but his/her name, taxpayer identification number, professional address and registration number with the Certified Accountants Association will have to be filled in.
Partners/shareholders may choose one of the standard memorandum and articles of association/by-laws from the pre-approved templates available at the “On the Spot Firm” website or desks.If partners/shareholders would rather, however, have these drafted by an attorney, for instance, they will have to upload a file to a private forum and await notification of approval from every member, an option which entails a delay of two working days and an additional fee.
Upon registration, applicants shall receive:
As soon as the company is incorporated, the Start-up of Activity Statement, duly completed and signed by the certified accountant, can be filed either at the “On the Spot Firm” desk or within 15 days at any tax office or at the Tax Authority website.
Up to 5 working days upon incorporation, partners/shareholders must deposit the share capital in a bank, in the name of the company. This period can be extended to the end of the first fiscal year in the case of Single-member Companies and Private Limited Companies.
Do you want to invest in a Portuguese company or real estate? We will help you find the most suitable investment plan and will guide you throughout the entire investment process.
We try to provide full-fledge relocation and integration services. And our approach is to recognize special requirements and build an offer that can include all you can think of, at any stage of your relocation process.