Register Your Business in Peru: Complete Commerce Registry Guide

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What is it?

Commerce registry registration in Peru is the formal process of registering your business with the Peruvian government. This legal imperative ensures that your business is recognized as a legitimate entity, capable of entering into contracts, opening business accounts, and attracting customers. Having a registered business also allows you to gain access to various government programs and legal protections.

Who needs it?

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and digital nomads aiming to establish or expand their presence in Peru need this service. It is essential for anyone who wants to ensure that their business complies with Peruvian laws, gain the trust of customers, and unlock various benefits offered by the government and financial institutions. Ideal candidates include local businesses, e-commerce ventures, and international companies looking to operate within Peru.


  1. Choose a unique business name and check its availability.
  2. Draft the company’s articles of incorporation.
  3. Notarize the articles of incorporation at a public notary’s office.
  4. Submit the notarized documents to the Public Registry Office.
  5. Pay the registration fee.
  6. Wait for the registry to process and approve your registration.
  7. Obtain your official business registration certificate.

Required documents

  • Articles of Incorporation - Drafted by the business owner or a legal advisor.
  • Identification Documents - Passport or national ID for all founders.
  • Proof of Business Address - Utility bill or lease agreement.
  • Payment Receipt - For the registration fee, paid at the Public Registry Office.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Processing time for registration can vary, typically taking from a few days to a few weeks.
  • Ensure all documents are in Spanish or officially translated.
  • Consulting with a legal advisor can expedite the process and ensure all legalities are covered.


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