Puerto Rico Company Documents
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation are filed with the state government to create a corporation. Upon filing the articles of incorporation, the state will issue a certificate of incorporation or a corporate charter.
Regulations, Statutes, Bylaws
The regulation or bylaws are the provisions to which any natural or legal person who owns or is a member of the corporation is subject. These provisions are contained in the constitutional document of the corporation and presents detailed standards or rules that allow the inner workings of the organisation. The regulation is not filed with the Department of State because it is internal to the corporation.
Additional $100 for any of the services required within 24 hours of request.
Certificate of Good Standing – Certificate of Existence
To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing or a Certificado de Existencia, all filed annual reports must be visible on the corporation’s page.
If an annual report is missing the certificate must be requested personally in the Department of State with evidence of the missing annual reports subsequent to the last good standing and report of the year before the certificate was issued.
If the corporation has never applied for a Certificate of Good Standing then evidence of any missing annual report of the last five years must be submitted.
Validate Certificate of Good Standing
Entities can validate their Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Existence an unlimited number of times until its expiration date. Expiration date is 1 year from issue date.
The expiration date can be located on the bottom of the certificate, right above the validation number.
To validate the certificate enter the Certificate Validation Number.
When the certificate is found the screen will display the certificate’s information. Print the page to have evidence of the validation.
The expiration date can be located on the bottom of the certificate, right above the validation number. To validate the certificate enter the Certificate Validation Number. When the certificate is found the screen will display the certificate’s information.
We can file for Restoration for a Cancelled or Dissolved
We can begin their search by entering the following information:
- Register Number
- Entity Name – Search for your entity by name
Once on the details section of the entity citizens will be able to view general information regarding the entity, transactions, annual filings and certificates.
According to the laws in the Government Puerto Rico, principals of a business entity have the legal right to voluntarily terminate the registered corporation and dissolve the business entity.
Dissolution by a public user is permitted if the corporation is in Good Standing with the last 5 annual reports filed.
Only an authorized officer of a business entity can file to dissolve the registered corporation.
In order to process dissolution for your corporation, the corporation must at least have two officers, and email information up to date. Filer must also provide a corporate resolution at the time of the dissolution action.
When dissolution is made effective, the name of the corporation is reserved for a maximum of 30 days since the day of dissolution. For example, if the corporation is cancelled or dissolved on June 1, the corporation name is not available until midnight July 1 as the name is reserved effectively through all of the month of June.
The information required in order to successfully dissolve an entity online are the following:
— GENERAL INFORMATION (includes corporation information and authorized person’s general information)
— Confirmation of RESIDENT AGENT
— Information regarding DIRECTORS and OFFICERS
— SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (you are required to upload a corporate resolution in order to proceed to the next phase of the dissolution process)
— Must have a WITNESS confirm that all information provided is accurate and complete (at least one authorized officer needs to witness the dissolution process)
— PAYMENT of dissolution fee