Republic of Guatemala is a sovereign state in Central America. This is a unitary presidential republic. Local currency is the Quetzal. Official language is Spanish. Guatemala is the member of the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, and Organisation of American States.
Guatemala is the largest economy in the Central America, but still one of the poorest states in Latin America. More than a half of the population is below the poverty line. More than 60% of GDP are taken by the services sector. Guatemala is highly dependent on remittances – it is a top recipient of remittances in Central America. Development of local economy is impeded by high levels of corruption, crime, poverty, and economic inequality.
Nowadays the Guatemalan government are prioritising the reformation of financial services and liberation of trade. They also want to simplify the current complicated tax regime.
Business activities in Guatemala are regulated by Commercial Code, Civil Code, and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Guatemala
- Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada is limited liability company
- Sociedad Anónima is joint-stock company
There are also permanent establishments and branches of foreign companies.
Companies are registered in the General Commercial Registry of Guatemala (Registro Mercantil General de la Republica de Guatemala), a subsidiary to the Ministry of Economy. Company registration usually takes two days.
The Registry is regulated by the Commercial Code and the Decree №2-70.
Contents from commercial register of Guatemala
Main extract available from the business register of Guatemala is a company profile. It comes in the Spanish language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Contact details
- Owners and key management
- Financial data
- Corporate statistics
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Additional documents (if applicable)
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
An extract from the business register of Guatemala can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Guatemala acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 18 September 2017.
Therefore, the documents issued in Guatemala are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from Spanish.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Guatemala and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 614,00 €||from 600,00 €|