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Company Incorporation in Portugal

How to start a Portuguese limited company. Incorporation or formation of a company in Portugal.



To constitute a “Sociedade por Quotas Lda”

  • We need full names, date of birth, address and nationality of the likely managers
  • The full name or corporate name of the shareholders
  • The aim of the company specifying in detail the main activity
  • The suggested name for the company or Company Name
  • The amount of share capital and number of shares subscribed by each partner. It is required to deposit 5000 in share capital.

Limited Company (Sociedade por Quotas) in Portugal: Managers

Where to incorporate?
Companies in Europe

It only require one manager who can be of any nationality and resident anywhere in the world.


Every company needs a head office where all the official letters can be sent, as well as for company control and taxation purposes. All the company records should stay in the head office.

Fiscal number Portugal

Each person who wants to be a shareholder or a manager (“gerente”) of a Portuguese company needs a fiscal ID number.

  • It only takes a day to obtain your number.
  • The only requirement for obtaining a number is to appoint a representative for your tax affairs in Portugal.