How to Enroll as an Individual Entrepreneur

Understand the process involved when registering as a small business or sole trader in Brazil...

The registration for the Individual Entrepreneur can be done completely free via the Internet. The process takes no more than 30 minutes.

Step-by-step registration

  • Before registering, check the acceptability of the business with SEBRAE
  • Use the Portal do Empreendedor to check that the chosen name of the business is not already in use

Once the company name is approved, enter personal details and declare to obey the legislation. A CNPJ is generated automatically.

A document will then be generated. It is obligatory that this be printed, signed and enclosed with a photocopy of the applicant's CPF and sent to the Juntas Comerciais within 60 days.

  • To find the nearest Juntas Comerciais: Click here

Help Available During and After Registration

The Individual Entrepreneur is offered (free of charge) the help of certain accounting companies, which assist with the legalization and the annual declaration. This service is provided free of charge for the first year of trading.

  • SEBRAE 
    Tel: 0800 570 0800 or 135