Business Registration in Macau

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There are two major types of Company registration in Macau:

1) Macau Limited Company (L.D.A.) OR Macau "One-Man" Limited (Sociedade Unipessoal Lda.)

This is the most common type of company formation in Macau. For this type of Macau company, each shareholder is required to subscribe 1 share and the value of share will be equal to the amount of capital he/she contributed. The liabilities of shareholders will be limited to their capital contribution. The name of this company should be ended with "Limited" (L.D.A.). However, if the company only have 1 shareholder, the company name should be ended with "One-Man Limited" (Sociedade Unipessoal Lda.).

Below is the requirement for registration of Macau Limited Company:

Registered Capital Minimum MOP$25,000
Share Subscribtion 1 is required (The value of share is equal to the capital contribution (Not less than HK$1,000 and should be the multiplier of HK$100)
No. of Shareholder Minimum 1 (Not more than 30 people)
No. of Officer(Similar to Director)                                Minimum 1
Company Secretary                Required (If "One-Man" company)

2) Macau Holdings Limited Company (S.A.)

In compare with the Macau Limited Company, the Macau Holdings Company will give a feeling of much more well-structured. It requires the company to divide its capital into each equal shares and the liabilities of shareholders will be limited to their subscribed shares. Apart from this, the company will be registered until all of its shares have been subscribed and the paid-up capital reach to 25%.

Below is the requirement for business registration of Macau Holdings Limited Company:

Registered Capital Minimum MOP$1,000,000
Share Subscribtion Minimum 1(The value of each share should not less than HK$100 and should be the multiplier of HK$100
No. of Shareholder Minimum 3
No. of Officer(Similar to Director) Minimum 3
Company Secretary Required

3) Other Types of Company

  No. of Shareholder Registered Capital Type of Capital Contribution
Unlimited Company (S.N.C.) 2 or above No minimum Capital Contribution
Mixed Company (S.C.) Minimum 1 unlimited liabilities partner and 1 limited liabilities partner No minimum Capital Contribution
Mixed Holdings Company (S.C.A.)

Minimum 1 unlimited liabilities partner and 3 limited liabilities partner


Minimum MOP$1,000,000 Subscription of Shares

Procedure for Registration of Macau Company:

  1. Do search for the proposed company name and business nature 
  2. Drafting the Memorandum and Article of Association / Constitution
  3. Notarisation of company document
  4. Registration of company at Business and Movable Property Registry
  5. Application for commencement of business (Say Form M1 and Business Registration License)

Document required for Registration of Macau Company:

  1. List of shareholder with their passport copy
  2. List of officer (director) with their passport copy

Additional Services:      Macau Virtual Office       Macau Serviced Office


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