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Company Incorporation in Guatemala

How to start a Guatemalan limited company. Incorporation or formation of a company in Guatemala.



A Public Limited Company in Guatemala which does not do business in Guatemala is not subject to income tax or filing of annual income statement.

Purpose and activities of a Guatemalan company


Guatemalan companies can have any lawful purpose and may perform any commercial or industrial.

The objectives of the society need not be expressly stated in the Articles of Incorporation, as the Guatemalan Law on Companies allows the creation of companies whose Deed contains general objectives.

Requirements for setting up a company in Guatemala:

  • Two shareholders (foreign or national)
  • Name of the Company with S.A.
  • Minimum share capital of GTQ 5,000 (Guatemala currency)
  • Nominee Shares
  • Object of the company
  • Registered Office in Guatemala