Complete Guide to Association Registration in Brazil

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What is it?

Association Registration in Brazil involves the official process of legally establishing an association, which is a group formed by individuals for a common purpose not intended to generate profit. It includes steps such as naming the association, drafting and approving bylaws, and registering with the appropriate governmental body.

Who needs it?

This service is ideally suited for individuals or groups wishing to form a not-for-profit organization in Brazil, such as community groups, cultural organizations, or any collective aiming to provide social, environmental, or other services without commercial objectives.


  1. Choose an appropriate name for your association.
  2. Draft the association’s bylaws, detailing the organization’s purpose, governance structure, and operating procedures.
  3. Convene a general meeting to approve the bylaws and elect the board of directors.
  4. Prepare all required documentation, including minutes of the meeting and a list of members.
  5. Submit the necessary documents to the Registry of Civil Organizations, along with the applicable registration fee.
  6. Await approval and receive the official registration certificate.

Required documents

  • Draft Bylaws: Outline the organization’s operational procedures and purposes.
  • Meeting Minutes: Document the founding meeting and approval of bylaws.
  • List of Members: Provide a roster of the initial members and board of directors.
  • Official Registration Form: Obtainable from the Registry of Civil Organizations.

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Additional details

  • Make sure your association’s name is unique and not already in use.
  • Registration fees vary by region, so check the local requirements.
  • It’s beneficial to consult with a legal expert to ensure all documents meet legal standards.


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