SRL Company Registration in Romania - Business Starting & Setup

Want to set up a firm in Romania? We can assist you in starting a business or in buying a shelf company in Romania with a full package of necessary documents, legal advice and follow-up support. Incorporation of a firm in Romania includes provision of a registered office (for at least 1 year in any of our service plans), an apostilled set of constitutional documents, secretarial services and assistance with compliance fee and pre-approval for opening an account in banks of Romania. The total price of company formation in Romania includes all necessary fees and charges for the first year of operation, as well as full one-year nominee service (package Optimum).

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Company registration
Legal address per year
Secretarial services for the first year
Fees and duties for the first year
Apostilled bound set of incorporation documents
Nominee service per year
Bank Account Pre-approval
3 860 USD

3 860 USD

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General corporate information

Organizational and legal forms in Romania

Romanian legislation provides for the possibility of creating the following organizational and legal forms:

  • Societate pe Actiuni (SA) - joint stock company;
  • Societatea in nume Colectiv (SNC) - full partnership;
  • Societate in Comandita Simpla (SCS) - limited partnership;
  • Societatea in Comandita pe Actiuni (SCA) - share partnership;
  • Societate cu Raspundere Limitata (SRL) - limited liability company.

The most popular and common forms are Limited Liability Company (SRL) and Joint Stock Company (SA).

Restrictions for SRL (standard, do not have the right to conduct regulated activities without a license):

  • do not have the right to conduct banking or insurance activities (related to them) without a license;
  • do not have the right to conduct investment activities involving funds from third parties without a license;
  • are not allowed to publicly subscribe to shares without a license.

All SRLs registered in Romania are treated as resident companies in Romania for tax and corporate purposes, and therefore must comply with the requirements for keeping accounting records and comply with the Law.


Company name

Romania has the following requirements for a company name:

  • should not be identical or similar to the name of an existing company;
  • limited use of geographical names of the word "Romania", require special approval (at least 30 days);can be in any language using the Latin alphabet;
  • must end with an indication of the organizational and legal form (for example, SRL).

Procedure of a company registration in Romania

To register a company, you must:

1) Determine:

  • company name to check for uniqueness (at least 3 options);
  • company structure (administrator, members);
  • registration address;
  • the size of the authorized capital and the distribution of shares between the participants (RON 200);
  • activities and regions.

2) Pay for services.

3) It is necessary to submit documents for administrators / participants / attorneys:

  • internal and foreign passports;
  • document confirming the address (if there is no registration mark in the internal passport).

4) Pay the authorized capital.

5) Prepare a set of documents for registering a company, sign documents with directors and participants.

6) Submit an application for company registration to the Commercial Register. After receiving and processing the application, the Registry will issue a Certificate of Registration.

The general period for registering a company in Romania is on average 2 weeks.

Registered Office

Every company in Romania must have a registered office in the country of registration.

Only one company can be registered at one address. Exceptions are office space, which is divided into several separate rooms for separate use.


There are no printing requirements.

Information availability

The register of administrators / directors and shareholders is filed with the Commercial Register. Information is available to third parties - public.

Information publicly available in the Trade Register:

  • administrator's name (no other details);
  • the names of the Shareholders (no other details);
  • legal address;
  • the size of the authorized capital;
  • actual address;
  • company status;
  • date of incorporation.

Company structure


The affairs of a limited liability company in Romania are managed by the administrator.

The administrator can only be an individual; the minimum number of administrators is one. The same individual can be both administrator and member.


Romanian limited liability companies are not required to have a company secretary.


The minimum number of shareholders/members in a company is one; they can be individuals or legal entities; there are no statutory requirements as to their residency. The maximum number of members is 50.

An individual or a legal entity can be the sole member of more than one limited liability company (LLC / SRL).

A limited liability company (LLC / SRL) can have another LLC consisting of a single person as its sole shareholder.


The law on the introduction of the Register of Beneficiaries in the country entered into force on July 21, 2019. The law states that legal entities are required to provide the necessary information about their beneficiaries no later than November 1, 2020.

The Romanian National Commercial Registry has issued and is updating a form that must be completed in order to be included in the Registry. This is only information that must be provided under EU common law: full name, date of birth, place of birth, personal digital code, series and number of identity card, citizenship, place of residence or residence.

Access to the Register is available to tax authorities, judicial authorities, persons or organizations that carry out due diligence in relation to money laundering or terrorist financing.

Share Capital and Shares

The minimum share capital is RON 200 (appr. EUR 45) divided into shares of min. RON 10 (appr. EUR 3) each. It must be paid up by the time of filing the company for registration.

Bearer shares and no par value shares are prohibited.

Frequently Asked Questions about Company Registration in Romania

How much does it cost to register a company in Romania?
The cost of opening a company in Romania depends on the type of company to be registered and the type of activity you will be engaged in. The minimum package of services costs USD 3850 and includes: registration of the company on a turnkey basis, lease of the registered office for a year and secretarial services, payment of all necessary duties and fees, as well as apostilled translation of the constituent documents.
How long does it take to set up a company in Romania?
The process of setting up a new company in Romania, from applying for registration to receiving a set of documents, is 15 days.
Can a foreigner open a company in Romania?
Yes, a foreigner can open a company in Romania. The process of setting up a company in Romania is similar to the process in other countries and involves several steps, including choosing a company name, preparing the articles of association, registering the company with the Trade Register, and obtaining the necessary licenses and permits.
Is Romania an offshore?
No, Romania is not considered an offshore. A tax haven is a jurisdiction with low or no taxes that offers a high level of secrecy and confidentiality for individuals and businesses. Offshores are typically used to reduce tax liability and to protect assets from public scrutiny. While Romania has a low and simple tax system that makes it an attractive location for international business, it is not considered a tax haven. The Romanian government has taken measures to ensure that its tax regime is transparent and compliant with international standards, and to prevent the abuse of its tax regime for illegal purposes. It is worth noting that Romania is a member of the European Union and complies with the EU's tax transparency and information exchange standards. The country is also making efforts to improve its business environment and attract foreign investment, but it is not typically seen as an offshore.

Core Services and fees for the formation of a company in Romania

— Incorporation

Price3 850 EUR

(including incorporation tax and state registry fee)

— Annual government fees


— Corporate legal services

Price4 950 EUR

(including registered address and registered agent)

—Delivery of documents by courier mail

Price220 EUR

DHL or TNT, at cost of a Courier Service

Nominee Director

Paid-up “nominee director” set includes the following documents

Nominee Shareholder

Paid-up “nominee shareholder” set includes the following documents

Compliance fee in Romania

Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: incorporation of a company, renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder), signing of documents


Price350 USD

simple company structure with only 1 physical person

For legal entity in structure under GSL administration

Price150 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For legal entity in structure not under GSL administration

Price200 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For client with high risk Status

Price450 USD

Signing of documents

Price100 USD

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