The largest country in South America; Brazil or the Federative Republic of Brazil, is a regional economic power. Starting a business in Brazil is a viable option for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to expand internationally. It is the eighth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and by purchasing power parity. A leader among emerging markets, the economy of Brazil mainly relies on Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing and the Service Industry. Listed below are a few reasons why setting up a business in Brazil could prove advantageous for your business:

  • It has a stable political and social environment.

  • The dividends are exempt from tax.

  • A pro-business government that actively works to raise employment levels, consumption power and income, while trying to usher more financial programs thereby increasing business dynamics.

  • It has a huge growing consumer market.

  • It has an abundant and diversified energy resource.

  • It is one of the world’s largest producer and exporter of minerals and food.

  • Incorporating a company in Brazil is especially attractive for the Oil and Gas, IT/BPO, Life Sciences, Private Equity and Venture Capital and the Tourism industry.

  • It has stable economic growth and low inflation.

  • It has a well-positioned economy globally due to its size and interaction with other economies



  • Minimum two Shareholders
  • Minimum one Director (any nationality)
  • One Brazilian Legal Representative
  • No minimum share capital required (with the exception of a few)
  • A local registered agent and office address


  • Article of Association
  • Collection document of the Federal Revenue
  • Company name consultation
  • National registration form
  • Notarized copy of identification document (owner or partners)
  • Proof of residence
  • Identity proof of foreign shareholders
  • Proof of existence of company in the country of origin
  • Articles of Incorporation


  • Checking of Name and reservation
  • Provision for locally registered office address
  • Preparing the Articles of Association
  • Legal Representation of the company
  • Filing the documents with the Board of Trade, Federal Revenue and the City Council
  • Registering the company tax payer number
  • Accountancy and legal services (if required)
  • Register the Company with the National Registry of Legal Entities
  • Register the company with JUCERJA


It takes approximately 3 – 6 weeks for company incorporation in Brazil, which is subject to the time taken to complete formalities.
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