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SERVE,I.P. reports progress to MCAE

Dili, July 9, 2024, Executive Director of SERVE,I.P., Mr. Fausto Soares Dias and the representative structure of SERVE,I.P., held a […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 10/07/2024

Vice- Executive Director at the seminar of dissemination of DL-90/2023 and DL-91/2023

Dili, June 28, 2024, Vice-Executive Director of SERVE,I.P., Mrs. Augusta Gomes, present at the seminar to disseminate decree-law no. 90/2023 […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 03/07/2024

Vice-Executive Director meets with PAM Ermera

Ermera, June 26, 2024, Vice-Executive Director, Mrs. Augusta Antónia Gomes, together with the representative of the supervisor for business registration […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 02/07/2024

Executive Director, Mr. Fausto Soares Dias, in the municipality of Manufahi

Manufahi, June 26, 2024, Executive Director of SERVE,I.P., Mr. Fausto Soares Dias and Business Registration Supervisor, Mr. Raul Sanches Lajes, […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 01/07/2024

Vice-Executive Director at the branch of Liquiçá

Liquiçá, June 25, 2024, Deputy Executive Director of SERVE,I.P., Mrs. Augusta Antónia Gomes, and representative of the Business Registration Supervisor, […]

SERVE,I.P. Publicated on 01/07/2024


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Alter and Changes
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Add Business Activity
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Power of Attorney
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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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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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