Blog Tips - How to Register a Company in Portugal

"I want to open a company. Now what?" In this blog post we will explain to you how you can do it, where you can do it, what are the costs and what documents are necessary for this purpose.



First of all, you should know what kind of companies you can open. There are different types for both individual and collective companies.

Singular Form

  • Individual Entrepreneur;

  • Unipersonal limited liability company;

  • Individual Limited Liability Establishment.

Collective Form

  • Partnership for Quotas;

  • Limited Company;

  • Partnership in the collective name;

  • Sociedade em Comandita;

  • Cooperative.

Know more about the legal status of companies here.


The second question to be asked is "what does it take to open a business?". Like everything in life, before making a big decision you need to make a plan. Starting a business is no exception. According to DGAE - General Directorate of Economic Activities, before opening a company, you will have to carry out a business plan. This is very important to obtain credit for your new company. In addition, you will have to do a market analysis to assess the potential for receptivity and competition, as well as the risk associated with your decision.