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How to set up a company?


All legal and administrative procedures apply to all local and foreign individuals or organizations interested in setting-up a company in Macao. 
Procedures for Company Set up
Legal mean/location
1.  Application of admissibility of  trade name    
Commercial Registry Office (CRCBM)
Fill up the required form with proposed name, and a clear definition of the objectives of the company
2. Memorandum and Articles of Association
* (within 60 days of obtaining trade name )
 - through IPIM's private notary; or
 - lawyer registered in Macao; or
 - document written by the  applicant and certified by the notary
Notarial contract or individual contract confirmed by a public or private notary, according to type of company and legal requirements in force
3. Registry of the Company
*(within 15 days of signing of the  memorandum)
Commercial Registry Office (CRCBM)
1. Letter of Application (with the verification
of signature)
2. Company Constitution Document
3. List of names of shareholders and I.D. copies
4. List of names of the administrative board
5. Letter of Appointment of the administrative board
6. Copy Certificate of Admissibility of Trade Name
4. Declaration of commencement of operation
 Macau Finances Services Bureau (DSF)
1.        Filing in the Industrial Tax ( Form M1, 2 copies) with the verification of signature
2.        List of names of the shareholders and their ID copies
3.        List of names and Letter of Appointment of the administrative board
4.        Certificate of registration issued by Commercial Registry Office (CRCBM)
5.        Copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
6.        Payment of the Industrial Tax (Form M 7)