Chile Company Formations

After the public deed forming the company is signed, the Articles of Incorporation of the company are submitted to the Commerce Register and published in the Official Gazette, then the company can obtain its identification tax number at the Chilean IRS. After this point the company is fully functional.

A Chilean company requires either a Chilean native or a foreigner with a working visa to act as the legal representative of the company

The process starting from the date signing the public deed until the identification tax number is obtained should take about 10 days.

  • Advise on the optimal legal structure for the new company, including capital structure.
  • Drafting and legalization of incorporation deed.
  • Preparation of Power of Attorney (if needed for remote incorporation).
  • Tax Identification Number processing for the Company under the Servicio de Impuestos Internos (SII).
  • Registration of the company in the "Registro de Comercio".
  • Publication of “Extracto” of the new company in the Official Gazette (Diario Oficial).
  • Local bank account opening.

The shareholders may be Chilean or foreign, individuals, or legal entities, but cannot number less than two or more than 50.

Registration Information

To incorporate a Chile company the following is required for the company registrar:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Chile Registered Office Address
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - Which we draft for you

Chile Company Name

We check that your Chile company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Chile Companies Registry.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Chilean 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.

Registered Office

Your Chile company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Chile. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company, we provide this registered office service in Chile.

Company Directors and Shareholders

  • Directors and Shareholders may be of any nationality
  • The names of directors and shareholders are filed at the companies registry
  • There is no requirement to appoint a Chile resident director
  • The shareholders of the Chile company can be either corporations or individuals

To start the incorporation of your Chile company we initially only require, the proposed company name, details of the company directors, shareholders and the proposed activities.

Chile Ready Made Company

Ready made companies are not available in Chile.

The World Bank has ranked Chile 22nd in the world for starting a new business, due to the fast and simple process which allows a company to be fully incorporated in just a few days.

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Chile Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £2940
  • Provision of Registered Office - £780
Chile Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £780
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Chile Advantages
  • Time - 1 - 2 months to incorporate your Chile company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Chile, which we can provide
  • 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