Portugal (Madeira) company registration - business setup

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5 simple steps are needed to register a company in Portugal

Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.

Portugal banking options

SFM offers a banking introduction service to various banks around the world. While your business is registered in Portugal, it is free to open bank accounts anywhere in the world. The banks offered on our website do not constitute an exhaustive list. The choice of banking institution is always determined by the client, and SFM will guide the client and streamline the whole process.


Portugal (Madeira) Company Formation

Good to Know
As well as the low Corporate Tax rate of 14.7% (11.9% up to 25,000 € taxable profit), there are many other benefits of doing business in Madeira. For example, the island of Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and part of the European Union.

Characteristics Of Portuguese Company

Company type
Limited Liability Company / Limitada (Lda)
Governing corporate legislation
Madeira companies are regulated under the Portuguese Commercial Companies Code.
Information published relating to company officers
Upon registration of the company, the names of company officers and shareholders will appear on public record.
Accounting requirement
Annual accounts and quarterly VAT returns must be filed.
Madeira’s corporate tax rate is 14.7% (11.9% up to 25,000 € taxable profit). Licensed Madeira International Business Centre’s companies can apply a reduced CIT rate of 5% under certain conditions.
Standard currency
Time to form
Madeira has a fast and efficient registry. Company formation can be processed within 2 weeks (upon validation of your identification documents)*
Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Good communication means.
Time zone
Convenient time zone (GMT).
Secretary required
Paid up capital requirement
Minimum share capital: EUR 2
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Civil Law
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Additional Facts
Madeira’s strong legal and regulatory landscape makes the country an attractive and stable place to do business. Portuguese regulators across different sectors have a strong reputation for excellence.

Documents Required

for the Creation of the Company

A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**

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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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