The commercial register of Portugal is administered by the Institute of Registrars and Notaries (Instituto dos Registos e Notariado – IRN), a subordinate body of the Ministry of Justice.
The goal of the register is to publish information about commercial entities in the country. This implies the following: the legal situation of individual entrepreneurs, commercial and non-profit organisations, joint-stock companies, limited liability companies, cooperatives, additional company groups and European Economic Interest Groups, etc.
In Portugal, it is obligatory to submit information about companies within two weeks since their foundation. The IRN only accepts data supported by documentary evidence. The register is administered in the form of a digital database, but extracts are also available in hard copy.
An extract from commercial register of Portugal 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
An extract is provided in the form of a PDF-file with a translation. Original documents can be sent by post, in a notarised or apostilled form.
Current extract is an official document that contains up-to-date information about a company registered in Portugal.
Current extract contains the following information:
- Full legal name
- Foundation date
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Contact information
- Registered capital
- Board members
- Branches and subsidiaries
- Balance sheets
- Shareholders and their shares
- Bankruptcy commissioners
- Copies of initially submitted documents
NB: Amount of information depends on the type of business. Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 95,20 €||from 80,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- ID number
Main types of businesses in Portugal
Sociedade anónima (S.A.) – joint-stock companies
Limitada unipessoal por Quotas (Lda. unipessoal) – one-person limited liability company
Sociedade por Quotas Limitada (Lda.) – limited liability company
Sociedade em comandita por acções (SCA) – joint-stock partnership in commendam
Sociedade civil – full partnership
Sociedade em nome colectivo (SNC) – registered partnership
Sociedade em comandita simples (SCS) – limited partnership
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Portuguese Republic 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.
Portugal acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 6 December 1968.
Therefore, the documents issued in Poland are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from Portuguese.