The Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is an autonomous territory, formerly a Portuguese colony, that was returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1999. Macau is allowed a great deal of autonomy until at least 2049. Macau is the most densely populated region in the world. Local currency is the Macanese Pataca (MOP), the official languages are Portuguese and Chinese. Macau is a member of many international organisations, independently from China.
The economy is strong and well-developed, in terms of GDP per capita, Macau ranks fourth in the entire world. Roughly 70% of that GDP is accumulated through tourism and gambling.
Main types of businesses:
- Unlimited company (S.N.C) – Unlimited liability company, minimum number of shareholders: 2.
- General Combination company (S.C) – Combined company, at least one proprietor has unlimited liability.
- Share combination company (S.C.A.) – Combined company, at least one proprietor has unlimited liability, at least 3 proprietors have limited liability. Common stock: min. US$ 125.000.
- Limited company (L.D.A.) – Limited liability company, maximum number of proprietors limited to 30, common stock: min. US$ 3.125.
- One member limited company (Lda.) – One-man company with limited liability. Common stock: min. US$ 3.125.
- Limited company by share (S.A.) – Limited liability company, common stock: min. US$ 125.000.
Contents of the commercial register of Macau:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Macau acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1969. China ratified this on December 20, 1999.
Therefore, the documents issued in Macau are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
An extract from the business register of Macau can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
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|Price for the translation of an Extract from Macau||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 416,50 €||from 350,00 €|