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Shelf Company in Spain

Updated on Tuesday 08th November 2016

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Shelf-Company-in-SpainForeign investors coming to Spain have two possibilities of starting a company. The first one is to register a new company and the second one is to buy an already-registered one. Ready-made or shelf companies are available for entrepreneurs who need to start operating in Spain as soon as possible. Our  company formation agents in Spain can help you buy a shelf company.

Why purchase a shelf company in Spain?

The greatest advantage of selecting to purchase a shelf company instead of registering a new company in Spain is that you will save a lot of time with the administrative procedures. Spanish shelf companies are already operative compared to the newly registered ones, considering some of them also require other licenses or permit which will prolong the registration period. A shelf company in Spain comes with the following features:

  • -          it has the incorporation documents prepared and notarized,
  • -          it has a registered address in Spain
  • -          it is already registered with the Spanish Companies Registry,
  • -          it has a fiscal identity number,
  • -          it has a bank account.

Shelf companies in Spain come in all the forms recognized by the Commercial Law. Also, the fact that the shelf company has a fiscal identity number will allow to start trading throughout Europe right away. You will also be able to incorporate any existing business history in your shelf company, thus obtaining easier access to apply for a loan if necessary.

Businessmen can watch a short video on the steps involved in the purchase of a shelf company in Spain


Requirements to buy a shelf company in Spain

It is quite simple to buy a shelf company in Spain. You do not need to come to the country to make the purchase. You only need to grant power of attorney to our Spanish agents who will handle the purchase. The only thing required is the tax identity number (NIE) for the Spanish shelf company’s director. Our experts can also apply for the NIE number on your behalf. Once the purchase is completed you will be able to change the company’s name, to modify its Articles of Association according to your needs and also make other modifications you see fit.

Whether you want to buy a shelf company or open a new company in Spain you can request the services of our local agents. You can also contact us for additional services, such as accounting services.



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