Step by Step Guide


Spain Key points

  • Less than 10 days to incorporate.
  • Only 1 director of any nationality is required.
  • Only 1 shareholder of any nationality is required.
  • Share Capital is only €3000.
  • We obtain an NIE number for the directors and shareholders.
  • VAT registration within 2 days.
  • We assist you in setting up a company bank account.
  • The incorporation includes Tax ID number (CIF), VAT number (NIE), notary fees, taxes and legal fees.
  • We provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the company formation process.

Select a Company Name

  • Select a name for your company and we will check it's availability and obtain a certificate from the Mercantile Registry.
  • Your company name must end in Sociedad Limitada or Sociedad Limitada Unipersonal.  

Documents and Information

You are required to provide the following information on the directors and shareholders of your company so we can draft the deed of incorporation:

  • Proof of identity. Either passport, photographic driving licence or national identity card.
  • Proof of residential address. A bank statement or gas/electricity bill dated within the last three months.

Every private company must have at least 1 director and 1 shareholder, which may be of any nationality. Only individuals may be directors but shareholders may be corporations. Directors may also be shareholders of the company.

Steps to Incorporate your Company

Once you have provided the required documentation (above) we will: 

  • Provide directors and shareholders with an NIE number through Power of Attorney if necessary
  • Open a company bank account to deposit share capital of 3000 euros, and obtain a deposit certificate
  • We draft the deed of incorporation for your company
  • We apply for provisional Tax Number, CIF
  • Filling of the incorporation documents with the Mercantile Registry
  • Arrange for a notary to sign the deed of incorporation - the statutes are signed by the directors and shareholders before the notary
  • A 1% share capital tax is paid at the Tax Office of the region (Comunidad Autonoma)
  • Obtain permanent CIF number from the Tax authorities
  • Your company must select a Registered Office, at Formacompany we can provide this service

The formation procedure to incorporate a Spanish Sociedad Limitada takes less than 10 days. To incorporate a Sociedad Limitada in Spain, please complete our online order form.

We also have a selection of ready made companies available for purchase. 

Sociedades sin Fronteras
Vallehermoso 82
28015 - Madrid