Argentina Company Documents

As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Registro Publico de Comercio means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Argentine company searches. Argentina has standard accounting, auditing and reporting requirements allowing us to obtain substantial information on Argentina companies through a company search.

We can provide copies of Argentine company documents held at the company register, an apostille service can also be provided on certified copies of Argentine company documents issued by the Registro Publico de Comercio.

Argentina Company Search

We can provide a company search report on companies registered in Argentina, this includes the latest information filed with the Companies Registry.

We can provide a search on a company includes:

  • Company Name
  • Name Change - if applicable
  • Company Registration Number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Mercantile Registry reference
  • Legal Form - privately-held corporation
  • Current Legal Status - Good Standing, Struck Off
  • Historical company summary - where available
  • Dates of any bylaw alterations at the Registry
  • Capital structure including authorised nominal capital, issued capital and paid-up capital
  • Controlling shareholders name and shares held
  • Board of Directors - including position held and names - where available
  • Business Category
  • Financial Statements including balance sheet - where filed - Companies in Argentina are required to file accounts, company registers and an annual return with the Registro Publico de Comercio
  • Company principal activity
  • Registered trading address/ office address
  • Company contact details

Argentina Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Registry and delivered by email in 14 days. A Company Search Report can be provided on an express service in 7 working days.

Financial Statements

Companies incorporated in Argentina must produce annual financial statements within three months of the year end. These statements must include a balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes to equity and statement of sources and application of funds. It should be signed by the directors, approved at the shareholders meeting and filed with the Registro Publico de Comercio. The accounting books must have the seal of the Registro Publico de Comercio.

Annual Return

All companies in Argentina must lodge an annual return with the Registro Publico de Comercio that includes information such as director details, shareholder details, share structure, registered address and principle business activities. This information is all available publicly upon request.

Argentina Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Argentina companies registry and we can provide a registry copy of the company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is incorporated under the relevant companies acts.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

We can provide copies of Argentine companies Memorandum of Association which includes, the company name, registered office, registered agent, business activities, share capital the company is authorised to issue, objects and powers of the Argentine company. All companies are required to have Articles of Association in order to be incorporated. Company Articles of Association are a statutory company document which form the company's constitution and internal rules under which the Argentine company will be run.

Documents along with the other incorporation documents are filed with the Inspección General de Justicia - IGJ, the Argentine Companies Registry for approval.

Argentina Company Formation

It takes up to 3 months to incorporate an SRL in Argentina, the company must be published at the Official Gazette, Boletín Oficial de la República. The notice must include name, age, nationality, occupation, address, date of the articles of incorporation, company name, purpose, term, capital, managing and members and terms if applicable

The following is required for the Registro Publico de Comercio:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Argentine Registered Office Address
  • The minutes of the board meeting concluding to register the company
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

Argentina Company Name

Private Limited Company in Argentina, the "Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada", or just "S.R.L.", equivalent to the "Ltd" and "LLC" (Limited Liability Company).

Company Directors

Only one director is required and may be of any nationality and do not need to reside in Argentina.

Company Shareholders

A minimum of two shareholders of any nationality and residency is required. They can be either foreign companies or individuals.

Share Capital

The Argentine law – Decree 1331/2012 - requires a minimum of AR$ 100.000 is required for an SA incorporation. The share capital must be fully subscribed upon incorporation. There is no minimum share capital requirement for an SRL incorporation.

Argentina Company Documents

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Argentina Document Fees
  • Express Company Search Report - 7 Days - £250
  • Company Search - 14 Days - £196