Bolivia Commerce Registry: Essential Business Registration Guide

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What is it?

Commerce Registry Registration in Bolivia is an essential process for businesses to operate legally. This registration ensures that a business is recognized by the government, allowing it to conduct activities, enter into contracts, and enjoy legal protections.

Who needs it?

Entrepreneurs and businesses intending to operate in Bolivia need this service. Ideal for foreign investors, local startups, and established companies expanding into the Bolivian market.


  1. Determine the type of business entity you wish to register (e.g., LLC, corporation).
  2. Prepare all required documentation as per the entity type.
  3. Submit the documentation to the Bolivian Commerce Registry.
  4. Pay the requisite fees associated with registration.
  5. Await approval and confirmation from the registry, and receive your business registration certificate.

Required documents

  • Completed registration form: Obtainable from the Commerce Registry office or their official website.
  • Proof of identity for all founders: Valid passports or national IDs.
  • Proof of address: Recent utility bills or lease agreements.
  • Business plan: A detailed outline of the business activities, structure, and forecast.
  • Legal declaration: A notarized document attesting to the business’s planned operations.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish if originally in a foreign language.
  • Some entities may require additional sector-specific regulations or permits.
  • The registration process can take a few weeks, depending on the completeness of your application and any necessary corrections.
  • Consulting with a local legal advisor can streamline the complex registration process and ensure compliance with Bolivian law.


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