In accordance with Act No. 55-2020, known as the “Puerto Rico Civil Code,” corporations, companies, partnerships, special partnerships, trusts, foundations, and other associations of persons of particular interest, whether civil, commercial, or industrial must be registered in the Registry of Legal Entities administered by the Department of State. In addition, foreign entities that do business in Puerto Rico must register in the Registry of Legal Entities.

The Registry of Legal Entities should not be interpreted as constitutive for those entities whose creation is regulated by special laws, as is the case of corporations, limited liability companies, trusts, among others.

The Registry of Legal Entities was created by the Department of State on June 2, 2022, in compliance with the Civil Code of Puerto Rico. Entities created after June 2, 2022, are required to register. Entities created prior to said date are urged to register, but they will not be required to do so.

Registration Application

The registration process consists of completing the registration application. Once completed, the form must be sent to the email address Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt by email. After reviewing and approving the form, a registration certificate will be issued in the name of the legal entity with the assigned registration number.

It will not be required to attach to the registration application form the constituent documents of the legal person, by-laws, operating agreements, or regulations.

Complaints or legal actions

In the case of the application to inform complaints or legal actions filed against a legal entity, evidence of the filing of the complaint and/or legal action, as applicable, must be attached. Only complaints or legal actions filed in the government agencies and courts of Puerto Rico will be accepted.


The amendment form should be used in the event there is any change in the information provided in the registration application. The amendment form must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the change having been made or occurred.

For any questions, you can contact us at 787-722-2121 ext. 3702.


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