Certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - Request

A certificate of admissibility contains information on the entity intending to use the company name or designation, its registered head office, legal status and activities exercised.  

Certificates of admissibility are valid for three months and there are several situations, which require presenting this certificate. You can request it online, easily and swiftly.

It is mandatory to submit a certificate of admissibility of company name or designation to:

  • incorporate a commercial company using a name not included in the list of pre-approved names (you can use names from this list when incorporating a company within the scope of the On the Spot Firm or Online Empresa);
  • change the company name
  • move the registered head office to another municipality
  • change the scope of activities exercised (corporate object).

Service channels

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    The certificate is valid for 3 months.

    See the associated costs in the 'What is the price' field.

    The certificate will be available online when the name is approved.

Who can certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - request?

When can you certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - request?

Online:

At portal ePortugal 

At Registo Nacional de Pessoas Coletivas (RNPC) service desks, at:

  • Coimbra (Complexo Tecnológico, Rua Coronel Veiga Simão)
  • Leiria (Arrabalde d'Aquém)
  • Lisboa (Praça Silvestre Pinheiro Ferreira, 1C)

 

(open on workdays from das 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.)

By post:

You can send your request by post, by submitting this form to the following address: 

Registo Nacional de Pessoas Coletivas, Apartado 4064, 1501-803 Lisboa

Where certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - request?

Online

Here, on the eServiçes Portal.

On the location

You may go to one of these reception desks of the National Registry of Legal Persons

(Business days from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.):

  • Coimbra (Complexo Tecnológico, Rua Coronel Veiga Simão | 239 499 700)
  • Funchal (Av. Arriaga, 42-A | 291 000 709)
  • Leiria (Arrabalde d'Aquém | 244 870 440)
  • Lisbon (Praça Silvestre Pinheiro Ferreira, 1C | 217 714 300)

By mail

You may send the request by mail:

Registo Nacional de Pessoas Colectivas

Apartado 4064, 1501-803 Lisboa

What is the price to certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - request?

  • Regular request (response time: up to 10 workdays): 75 €
  • Urgent request (response time: 1 workday): 150 €

 

If you request the certificate online, you can pay by ATM or Credit card (visa or mastercard).

If the request is made in person at RNPC, you can pay with: cash; ATM; certified or bank cheque in EUR, from a Portuguese account, payable to IRN, I.P.

If you request by post, you have the following means of payment available: bank reference, enabling payment by ATM or visa/mastercard, which should be requested at rnpc@irn.mj.pt ; certified or bank cheque in EUR, from a Portuguese account, payable to IRN, I.P..

How certificate of admissibility of company name or designation - request?

Certificates of admissibility may be requested at portal ePortugal.

Next, pay the request.

Upon completion, you will receive a code to access the certificate online. Nevertheless, only after Registo Nacional de Pessoas Coletivas approves the name does the certificate become available.

There is no need to authenticate nor to submit any document, to make the request.

You can then consult the certificate online by entering the code you were given.

TO REQUEST THE CERTIFICATE BY POST, YOU NEED TO:

Print, fill in and submit Modelo 1 of RNPC. If the person making the request is not a partner or an associate, he/she requires a proxy.

You will receive a code to access the certificate online. The certificate is available online as soon as Registo Nacional de Pessoas Coletivas approves the name.

Even when requested in person, the certificate will still be issued electronically.

The certificate of admissibility of company name or designation is only available in electronic form and can only be consulted online, by entering the access code given upon request. The certificate is valid for 3 months.