According to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus a Representative office (RO) is is a separate entity which is located in the Republic of Belarus which fulfills representation functions of foreign organization.
!Representative Office doesn’t have the right to carry out a business activity!
What does it mean? It means that if you arrived to Belarus and you want to make business – RO is not for you – in this case you have to establish a company.
Representative Office is registered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (MFA).
To open a Representative Office of a foreign company in Belarus you have to get a special permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the legislation a Representative Office in the Republic of Belarus can be opened for the following purposes:
· represent the interests of a commercial organization;
· market research;
· research on how and where to invest in Belarus;
· encourage closer trade and economic ties among countries;
· protect the interests of a foreign commercial organization in Belarus.
Government fees for RO incorporation
Government fee for 1 (one) year permission is approximately 850 USD.
Documents and application process
1. Application form, stated the aim (aims) of RO opening, description of activity and other information.
2. The copy of articles of association of the organization legalized;
3. The copy of document confirmed the state registration of organization in the authorized body of the country-applicant, legalized in the established order;
4. Power of attorney;
5. The charter of representative office where the purpose (purposes) of opening the representative office in the territory of the Republic of Belarus is stated;
6. Government fee payment proof.
It will take approximately 1 (one) month to register a Representative Office in Belarus.
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