Belion Partners is the first firm (and the only one at the time of writing) to provide full online company services in Portugal, including incorporation, registration, domiciliation, bank account opening, accounting, regulatory compliance, etc, as needed by the client.
For the time being, the firm provides online order forms for incorporating a private company limited by quotas (Lda) and registering a branch of a foreign company in Portugal. This is a straightforward process. The client just has to complete and submit the online order form and choose the payment method, which can be PayPal or debit/credit card, or else a wire transfer. Within a few hours of submitting the form, the client receives the bill and simple instructions on the documentation that may be needed to be submitted to the Portuguese authorities. Upon payment and submission of the documentation, it will take up to 8 working days (or 4 if the “Express Service” is selected) for the new company or branch to be up and running.
The Lda and the Branch are the most popular formats and therefore the first ones to be offered online, but Belion Partners offer incorporation and management services in connection with all Portuguese company formats. A description of these formats and of the main regulations that apply to the registration and the running of corporate entities in Portugal can be found on the Belion Partners’ website.
Other company and fiduciary services
Belion Partners offer a full range of company and other fiduciary services to both individuals and businesses, most of which can be ordered online. Such services include obtaining a Portuguese taxpayer identification number, appointing a local tax representative, an accountant or an auditor, virtual office services, registration changes, re-domiciling services, and many more.
In addition, because of their wide network of connections worldwide, Belion Partners may be able to assist with legalising documents in many countries in accordance with the Portuguese legal requirements in case a client needs it.
Belion Partners provide company services in the capacity of agent and/or legal representative of their clients, and do not provide legal advice or other services that may only be provided by legal professionals under applicable legislation. However, the firm has teamed up with top Portuguese lawyers who are in a position to provide all types of legal services, including advice in connection with Portugal’s company and laws.
Fees and costs
Belion Partners’ company services fees are very competitive, are clearly shown on the website and are inclusive of any applicable Government fees. They are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT), which may be added to bills where applicable.