How To Set Up A Representative Office Of A Foreign Not-For-Profit Organization In Argentina

Author:Mr Mario Eduardo Castro Sammartino
Profession:Castro Sammartino & Pierini

Not-for-profit organizations in Argentina are governed by the Civil and Commercial Code of the Nation (Book I, Title II) 1. Furthering the set up of these legal entities of the common good, the Public Registry of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires allows a foreign not-for-profit organization to establish and develop its activities in the country through a representative office.

Under Article 377 of General Resolution Number 7/20152, to file for registration of a representative office of a foreign not-for-profit organization in Argentina, the following documents must be submitted:

The foreign not-for-profit organization's articles of incorporation and bylaws, as amended; A certificate of "good standing" issued by the controlling agency of its jurisdiction, evidencing that the foreign not-for-profit organization is registered and authorized to operate as an entity of a common good, for not-for-profit purposes. This certificate may not be older than six months as of the date of submission; A document containing a resolution deciding: The opening of the representative office in Argentina, and the filing of the registration application with the Public Registry; The appointment of the individual filling in the position of legal representative in Argentina, and his / her capacities - sufficient enough to open up the permanent representation in Argentina, perform its not-for-profit purposes and set the legal address -; and The legal address the representative office will have within the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (or the authorization for the legal representative to appoint it). A note issued by the legal...

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