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BUSINESS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

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Statistic

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Daily Statistic of Business Registration

Sole Trader

24582

Single Shareholder

15729

Join Shareholder

5509

Joint Stock

93

Foreign Branch

130

State Owned

6

Latest News

Consultation on Timor-Leste’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the municipality of Ermera

Ermera, January 24, 2023, Executive Director of SERVE,IP, Mr. Florêncio da Conceição Sanches, in the company of the working team […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 25/01/2023


Consultation on Timor-Leste’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the municipality of Bobonaro

Bobonaro, January 23, 2023, Executive Director of SERVE,IP, Mr. Florêncio da Conceição Sanches, in the company of the working team […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 24/01/2023


Socialisation and consultation of Timor-Leste’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Dili, January 18, 2023, Executive Director of SERVE,IP, Mr. Florêncio da Conceição Sanches, as a member of the technical group […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 18/01/2023


Technical workshop of the proposal and framework of the result of the operational plan of the development strategy 2023 – 2038

Dili, January 10th, 2023, Executive Director of SERVE,IP, Mr. Florêncio da Conceição Sanches, participates in the technical workshop of the […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 10/01/2023


MCAE officially launches new SERVE,I.P. website

Dili, 28th of December 2022, His Excellency Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs (MCAE), Mr. Eng. Joaquim Amaral, officially launches the […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 29/12/2022


Forms

New Registrations
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The Form (SERVE_F_1-3) View View
Renewal
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The Form (SERVE, I.P._F_1-13) View -
Alter and Changes
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The Form (SERVE_F_11-18) View -
Add Business Activity
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The Form (SERVE_F_1-14) View -
Power of Attorney
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The Form View View
FAQ's

Yes, it is. Foreigners can own businesses and company up to 100% of shares, except petroleum and media communication that foreigners could own less than 100% of shares. Foreign business entity or it shareholders are allowed to own or subsidiary other business entity in Timor-Leste.

There are 6 types and character of business and companies as follows:

  1. ENIN (Sole Trader/Sole Proprietorship – ST)
  2. UNIPESSOAL, LDA. (Single Shareholder with Limited Liability – SSLL)
  3. LDA. (Limiter Liability Partnership – LLP)
  4. S.A. – Sociedade Anônima (Joint Stock Company – JSC)
  5. R.P. – Representação Permanente (Foreign Branch or Permanent Representative – FB)
  6. E.P. – Empresa Pública (State Owned Enterprise – SOE)

Please refer to the business types section.

Foreigners are allow to be member of board of the Director if she/he holds Working Visa or Permanent Residence Visa
If not, one of the member of the board of Director or Administration Council can be anyone with any citizen that holds Working Visa or Permanent Residence Visa.

The minimum share capital for the businesses or companies is US$ 1.00 and there is no maximum limit and for the Joint Stock Company the minimum value is US$ 50,000.00 and there is no maximum limit and the cost for the share is US$ 1.00 each, and while for Foreign Branch or Permanent Representative, the minimum share capital is US$ 5,000.00 and there is also no maximum limit. The share capital value is in accordance with New Law of the Company Act N. 10/2017, 17 of May.

The registration process may take 1 to 5 days and this is in accordance with the article 25.º – Deadline in the Decree-Law (DL) n. 16/2017, 17 of May – Business Registration and the registration process is free of charge.

SERVE,I.P. can be contacted via:

  1. Phone (fixed line):  (+670) 3110116
  2. Mobile Phone: (+670) 78122222
  3. Email address: info@serve.gov.tl

Please refer to Tax Law n. 8/2008, 30 of June by visiting www.mof.gov.tl at Ministry of Finance of Timor-Leste.

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Awards


SERVE,I.P. bestow as being deserved and merited awards
Certficate ISO-8000-116

Certificate TL.CR to confirm Authoritative Legal Entity Identifier Prefix (ALEI) published in the Companies Register (CR) maintened by the country of Timor-Leste (TL). Awarded on 19-06-2022.

Top 100 in the world

Appreciation of International Finance Corporation ( IFC ) between 100 best service agencies in the world. Awarded on 12-12-2014.


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