How can I register a UK company in Brazil?

Question posted by Solange Da Silva, on behalf of LAISRA LTD in M1

The main purpose of my business is to select and recruit students from Latin America to study in the UK, but I have decided to start selecting students from Brazil.
I have dual nationalities (British and Brazilian). I registered the company in the UK where I live.
However, it seems that my company needs to be registered in Brazil in order to join some Brazilian associations and educational institutions.
Could anybody, please give me advice on the best way to register my UK company in Brazil? Thank you.

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Paul Buckingham, on behalf of ICPR 1200 Limited in CT11.

Dear Ms. Da Silva,

If you wish to register your business in Brazil, my company can assist you with this, or alternatively, it may be possible for our partner in Brazil to conduct activity on your behalf, and lessen the burden of cost etc.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.

Paul Buckingham
director@icpr1200.com

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Philip Gray, on behalf of Commercial Doctor Ltd in B29.

Dear Solange,

Registering a company in Brazil is a fairly complex and lengthy process - you will need well-qualified local advice specific to your business sector.
Another avenue you might want to explore (at least initially) is to work with a local partner who complements your service offering.
UKTI is a great first port of call, to test out your ideas and to carry out market research activity for you.
My company specialises in helping UK companies to establish business operations in Brazil. We work in association with UKTI, providing comprehensive advice and practical assistance in-territory.
Kind regards
Philip

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Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, on behalf of Sunny Sky Solutions in Uruguay.

Prezada Solange
Seeking local advice is key in this case, I wouldn't underesitmate that. You're Brazilian so you will know how bureaucratic things can get (check out this BBC 2012 article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18020623 with stats about registering and running a business in Brazil).
However, the point made about partnerships is also important - before registering your company, please make sure it's the right strategy for you.
If you want some further advice on registering a company in Brazil, this World Bank information can help to get you started http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/brazil/starting-a-business/
Make sure you also understand the tax and paperwork implications of having a company registered in Brazil. I'd explore other avenues in more detail, to be honest!
We don't give this kind of legal advice and I'd encourage you to find someone in Brazil to advice you, only they can give you the real picture.
Good luck with it all.
Gabriela

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As already mentioned there is a lot of risk involved because of the high levels of bureaucracy in Brazil, which you should already know.Therefore you need expert local advice.
Whilst I am travelling to Brazil myself very shortly , I won't have time to act on your behalf.

I would advise you to simply contact fabiana.andrade@fco.gsi.gov.uk .
She works for UKTI based in Rio de Janeiro .

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Querida Solange,

It's very simple and straight forward. Here's the link to the official Brazilian website. I'm a translator and interpreter in case you don't manage the lingo.

http://www.portaldoempreendedor.gov.br/how-to-open-business-in-brazil

At you service,

Claire

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