How to Register a Company in Mexico?

Steps to Register a Company in Mexico:

  • Step 1: Find the right type of business structure
  • Step 2: Register Company’s name
  • Step 3: Articles of Incorporation drawing up and approval
  • Step 4: Fiscal Address of the Mexican company
  • Step 5: Registration of Foreign investment

How to Register a Company in Mexico?

Follow the steps below to Register a Company in Mexico,

Step 1: Find the right type of business structure

There are 2 main business structure types, these are Limited liability stock company and Limited liability company.

Limited liability stock company
(Mexican Sociedad Anónima, S.A. de C.V)
Limited liability company
(Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada, S. de R.L.)
Number of partnersAt least twoA minimum of two and a maximum of fifty.
Integration of the share capitalShares. The partners (shareholders) can have more than one share.Equity interests. Partners can only have one equity interest, regardless of the value of their contribution to the company.
Limit of liability of the partnersUp to the amount of their shares.Up to the amount of their equity interest.
Transfer of the shares of the capitalShares may be transferred freely.Requires that partners representing the majority of the capital stock approve the transfer of the equity interest.
AccountingRequires AccountantDoes not require an accountant
Capital Requirements Min. fixed capitalUS $3,000
(20% needs to be paid upon company formation)
US $200
(50% needs to be paid upon company formation)

Step 2: Register Company’s name

The Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economia) handles name approval.

Optional: Register the trademark at the Mexican authority IMPI (Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial) to avoid another company will use the same trademark.

Step 3: Articles of Incorporation drawing up and approval

All required documents need a notary certification, an apostille, and be translated by an official Mexican Translator.

Step 4: Fiscal Address of the Mexican company

All required documents need a notary certification, an apostille, and be translated by an official Mexican Translator.

Step 5: Registration of Foreign investment

Registration at the Ministry of Foreign Investment has to be done within 40 days after the business incorporation date.