Puerto Rico Secretary of State Business Search Instructions

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

puerto rico flagThe Puerto Rico business corporation registry is the record house of corporate entities that are or were headquartered in the US state. All details like filing date, type, status, and authorization details can be found in the registry for the following entities:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Foreign Entities

How To Do A Puerto Rico Business Search

The Secretary of State of Puerto Rico facilitates an online search tool for the registered business entities in the state where users can get all the details related to entities registered with the Puerto Rico SOS. The databases can be searched provided you have the registration number or the business entity name available with you.

Below is a detailed guideline to assist you in your search for a registered entity in Puerto Rico.

Step 1 – Click on this Link which will take you to the search page for finding any registered corporate entity in the state. The page which follows looks similar to the screenshot given below.
Puerto Rico Business Entity Search

Step 2 – Key in the business entity name or the registration number whichever is handy. You can narrow down your search by choosing from the drop-down menu. Let us assume the search is conducted using the business entity name. Key in the entity name, say, “Fina Air,” with the search criteria chosen as Starting With. Let us have a look at the screenshot illustrating the same.
Puerto Rico Corporation Entity Search

Step 3 – Click on Search Active Entities Only to show entities that are active and running at present or Search All entities. Let us perform a search for all entities. The result page would soon appear, which looks like the screenshot below.
Puerto Rico Corporation Entity Search Details

Step 4 – Click on the name of corporations to get further details as shown below.
Puerto Rico SOS Result

Business Licenses

Business name registration is different from business licensing in Puerto Rico.  The State Department of Puerto Rico has more information regarding Puerto Rico business licenses.

Information on SOS Puerto Rico (PR)

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Office :

The Secretary of State of Puerto Rico is also known as the state’s Lieutenant Governor and has a broad set of responsibilities to serve. The position was created by the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the governor appoints the Puerto Rico Secretary of State. In the absence of the Governor or when he is unable to perform his duties, the Secretary of State of Puerto Rico serves as the acting governor.

Functionalities :

The Secretary of State of Puerto Rico is responsible for a broad set of duties that include promoting culture, economy and education in the state and strengthening the state’s relation with other nations.

In recent times, the Secretary of State of Puerto Rico has also evolved into the position of a foreign minister, looking after the relations of the state with others and also promoting his own state in various fields.

State Business Name Search Instructions


How much does it cost to do a business search in Puerto Rico?

There is no cost to search for businesses using the Puerto Rico business search database.