Portuguese associations and cooperatives - change of legal representative

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    Request to change the legal representative

This is the procedure for changing the person who is allowed to represent a given legal entity before the Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (SGPCM) in the context of any process concerning a declaration of public interest or in connection with a foundation, and also for the purposes of the annual reporting or communication of legally required information. Every entity has a single representative (a natural person) for this purpose.

Procedure and requirements


  • Submission of the request.
  • Examination of the applicant’s powers to represent the entity by the SGPCM.
  • Change made to the SGPCM database to allow the new representative to be recognised by the authentication system of the Administrative Modernisation Agency (AMA).
  • Communication to the person concerned.



Additional Data

If you have any questions, please contact the SGPCM via email at utilidade.publica@sg.pcm.gov.pt.

Legislation, refusals, contests, claims

Reasons for refusal


Competent Entity

Secretaria-Geral da Presidência de Conselho de Ministros

Address: Rua Professor Gomes Teixeira, n.º 2 1399-022 LISBOA

Phone number: 213 927 600

Email address: sec-geral@sg.pcm.gov.pt

Web url: https://www.sg.pcm.gov.pt/