Public Commerce Registry Certificate in Chile: Essential Guide

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What is it?

The Public Commerce Registry Certificate in Chile is a legal document that verifies the details of a business or company, such as its commercial name, legal representative, and registered address. This certificate is essential for various business operations, including opening a bank account, applying for loans, and participating in government tenders.

Who needs it?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and foreign investors looking to operate legally in Chile need the Public Commerce Registry Certificate. This service is crucial for new businesses setting up operations and existing companies needing to update their commercial information.


  1. Access the official website of Chile’s Civil Registry and Identification Service.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Public Commerce Registry’ section.
  3. Fill in the necessary online form with your business details.
  4. Upload the required documents.
  5. Pay the associated processing fee via the online payment gateway.
  6. Submit the completed application form.
  7. Wait for the approval and issuance of the certificate, which will be sent to your registered email address.

Required documents

  • National ID or Passport: Valid identification for the business owner or legal representative.
  • Business Registration Document: Official paperwork proving the business is legally registered in Chile.
  • Proof of Address: Utility bill or rental agreement to verify the business’s physical address.
  • Legal Representation Authorization: Document authorizing the person applying on behalf of the business, if applicable.

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Additional details

  • Processing Time: It generally takes 3-5 business days to process the application.
  • Fees: The typical cost is around CLP $10,000 but may vary depending on additional services or expedited processing.
  • Renewals: The certificate needs to be renewed annually for continued validity.


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