10 steps to incorporating in Brazil

Healy Consultants will be pleased to help Clients located worldwide to legally conduct business in Brazil. Generally, Brazil incorporation timelines are recorded at around 20 weeks. General steps are as follows:
Brazil business incorporation procedures

  1. Our Client i) settles Healy Consultant’s fees, ii) signs and returns our Clients Engagement Letter and iii) provide us with due diligence from each director and shareholder. All Client supporting documents will be translated into Portuguese by a translator, before being submitted to any government-approved agency;
  2. Healy Consultants drafts a detailed Brazil business incorporation engagement project, mapping out by week each step of the company incorporation process, optimizing transparency and setting Clients expectations;
  3. Healy Consultants checks company name availability with the State Commercial Registry Office. The exact corporate structure is agreed with our Client;
  4. Healy Consultants will arrange for all legal documents required for incorporating our Client’s company in Brazil to be translated into Portuguese by a specialist Government approved translation company;
  5. Healy Consultants register the company with i) the State Board of Commerce to obtain the Identification Number (NIRE), ii) Secretary of Federal Revenue for tax registration, iii) State Department of Finance, iv) Social Security Institute, v) the Patronal Union and vi) Employees Union. Healy Consultants will also obtain a National Company Registration Number (CNPJ) which identifies the company as a tax-payer;
  6. Healy Consultants arranges for a state tax inspection of the company being incorporated, on behalf of our Client;
  7. Healy Consultants will obtain authorization to print the receipts and invoices from the Secretaria da Fazenda Estadual and order the same;
  8. Healy Consultants assists our client to open a corporate bank account with a Bank located in Brazil, open a special fund for unemployment account with the bank and apply for business visas;
  9. Healy Consultant’s Brazil incorporation service provider will assist our Client in obtaining any necessary operational licenses for their business;
  10. Following engagement completion, Healy Consultants couriers a full company kit to our client, including original Brazil corporate documents, unopened bank correspondence and a client feedback survey regarding our Firm’s Brazil business incorporation services.

Contact us

For additional information on our company incorporation services in Brazil, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi