Argentina Company Formations

An Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (SRL) is the equivalent of a private limited company. The company can have a corporation as its principal shareholder, and an SRL can be later converted into a SA. Unless you intend to go public in Argentina, SRLs are frequently preferred by international companies.

SRL - Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada Registration

Once we have received all the necessary due diligence information we prepare the Memorandum and Articles of Association for your Argentine SRL. These documents along with the other incorporation documents are filed with the Inspección General de Justicia - IGJ, the Argentine Companies Registry for approval along with all necessary fees. The Registrar will approve the documentation and issue a Certificate of Incorporation which certifies the SRL is fully registered and incorporated in Argentina.

Our Argentina formation package includes:

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Standard Government Duty
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Articles
  • Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier
  • Provision of the Registered Office & Registered Agent in Argentina
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements

Management

The SA Corporation is managed by a Board of Directors which includes a President that will sign and seal in the Corporation’s name and Vice-Presidents that may be appointed optionally. Its shareholders do not necessarily have to include shareholders or local residents but the majority need to reside in Argentina. The Board of Directors is appointed by the shareholders. Shareholder meetings: must be held annually to consider the financial statements, determine allocation of profits and appoint new authorities or discuss their fees. Shareholders resolutions must be recorded in the appropriate minutes books. The majority of its members must be Argentine residents. Meetings could be ordinary or extraordinary. Anything that does not involve regular matters of the business - discussed in ordinary meetings - is considered extraordinary

Timescale

It takes 6 - 8 weeks to incorporate an SRL in Argentina. This is because 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

Registration Information Required

To incorporate an Argentine company 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 - which we draft for you

Argentine Company Name

We check that your Argentine company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Argentine Companies Registry, certain company names are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country.

Private Limited Company in Argentina, which are locally named "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. Directors do not need to reside in Argentina, as we can incorporate the SRL with a Power of Attorney. If you require a resident director we can provide this service.

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. Only 25% needs to be paid on such shares and the balance within the subsequent 2 years. There is no minimum share capital requirement for an SRL incorporation.

Registered Office

Your company must have a registered office in Argentina. This is where documents may be legally served - we can provide a registered office.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Argentine company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

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Argentina Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £1800
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1250
  • Government Fee - US$250
  • Resident Director if required - £2900
  • Company Secretary if required - £850
Argentina Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1250
  • Government Fee - US$250
  • Resident Director if required - £2900
  • Company Secretary if required - £850
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Argentina Advantages
  • Time 6 - 8 weeks to incorporate your Argentina company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Directors - the majority of shareholders must be resident in Argentina
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement for an SRL. Minimum of AR$ 100.000 is required for an SA incorporation
  • Shareholders - a minimum of 2 shareholders are required
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office and registered agent, which we can provide
  • Travel - it is not necessary to travel to Argentina to incorporate
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here