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Mexico Company Registration Legal Consultation

Get tailor-made legal support for your business ventures in Mexico.

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Embark on your company formation journey with a partner who understands the importance of your goals. Get tailored solutions that meet your specific needs, allowing you to focus on what matters most, growing your business.

What types of Companies can we Incorporate in Mexico?

Setting up a business in Mexico? There are various options for establishing your business presence here:

  1. Representative Office: This option is for businesses not looking to generate income in Mexico immediately. It’s ideal for conducting market research or exploring the business environment without financial transactions.
  2. Branch: A branch acts as an extension of your foreign company, carrying out business activities in Mexico to generate income. It operates under the foreign company’s legal umbrella, without a separate legal identity in Mexico.
  3. Subsidiary: For a more permanent presence, you can incorporate or acquire a subsidiary in Mexico. This entity operates independently, allowing full commercial and legal transactions within Mexican regulations. It’s the preferred approach for foreign companies aiming for a significant footprint in the Mexican market.

Forming a company in Mexico is a structured process that unfolds in a few critical steps. Here’s a streamlined guide to navigating the registration requirements and ensuring your venture hits the ground running:


  1. Choose Your Legal Entity
  2. Secure Your Company Name
  3. Identify the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO)
  4. Determine the structure of foreign investment in your company and outline the clauses related to the admission of foreign capital.
  5. Draft and Notarize Incorporation Documents
  6. Register with the Public Registry of Commerce
  7. Obtain Tax ID and e.Signature from Mexican Tax Authorities
  8. Open a Corporate Bank Account in Mexico
  9. Register with the National Registry of Foreign Investments
  10. Enroll with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS)
  11. Register with the State Tax Authority

Each step is a building block in establishing a solid foundation for your business in Mexico. While the process may seem daunting, remember that meticulous planning and compliance are your allies in setting up a successful business venture.

  • Legal Representation: If you’re not planning to reside in Mexico, you’ll need a legal representative in the country. This is a legal requirement. Your representative should ideally be well-versed in the local business environment, and having a background in corporate law or accounting is a plus.
  • Qualifications of Your Representative: The person you choose must either be a Mexican citizen or a permanent resident and possess a Mexican Tax ID. They will act on your behalf with local authorities and handle legal matters for your business.


Choosing the right legal representative is a strategic decision that can influence your business’s success in Mexico. 


An experienced corporate lawyer is your front-line support in navigating the local business landscape, ensuring your operations run smoothly and comply with Mexican laws. Ready to take the next step? Transparent, results-focused legal advice is just a call (or a click) away.

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Company’s Tax-ID number and Company E-Signature

Register your Company before the Mexican Tax Authorities. Skipping this step leaves your business on the sidelines, unable to operate legally within Mexico.

Corporate Compliance Program

Especially crucial for companies with international ties. It navigates legal and operational risks, keeping you compliant and steering clear of legal troubles.

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Embark on your company formation journey with a partner who understands the importance of your goals. Get tailored solutions that meet your specific needs, allowing you to focus on what matters most, growing your business.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me With Starting a Business in Mexico?

Starting a business in Mexico can be complex for international entrepreneurs, but you don’t have to go it alone. We offer:

  • Clear Incorporation Guidelines: Cut through the bureaucracy. We offer straightforward advice on the ins and outs of setting up your business in Mexico.
  • Efficient Setup Process: Our local expertise means your company formation is handled with precision and speed, eliminating any unnecessary complications.
  • Proactive Issue Management: Encounter an obstacle? We’re on it, providing targeted solutions to meet the unique challenges of your business setup.
  • Dedicated Ongoing Support: From initial paperwork to post-formation adjustments, our team is committed to your venture’s growth and success, guiding you every step of the way.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Don’t try to go through the Company Formation process on your own. Seek the help of an experienced corporate lawyer to increase your chances of success and make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Starting a Company in Mexico

Absolutely. Mexican regulations require every company to have a legal representative for dealings with local authorities.

Indeed, foreigners can own 100% of a business, whether as individuals or legal entities. Note, though, some sectors have restrictions or are off-limits to foreign investment according to Mexican law.

Prepare for a 10-12 week journey from document submission to company setup, ensuring all your paperwork is in order.

Pros: Mexico shines with its open economic policies, including no profit repatriation controls, strong property rights protection, no minimum capital requirements, a skilled workforce, and an impressive network of free-trade agreements with around 50 countries.

Cons: However, potential challenges include navigating slow permit procedures, complex tax regulations, and addressing concerns around crime and corruption.