Until further notice, and as a preventive measure due to the Covid-19 pandemic the CMVM will be altering the procedure for certificates by issuing them exclusively to the email address provided by the investors in the application. The email certificate has the same legal value as the paper certificate.
Before proceeding with the submission, the CMVM will send the applicant an e-mail with the billing data, which must be paid by bank transfer and the respective proof of payment to the CMVM by e-mail. The above procedure will not apply if the applicant does not have an email address, in which case the certificate will be sent by COD post.
Anyone who needs a certificate is requested to do so via the form available in this area of the CMVM website, filled in legibly and sent to the e-mail address
2. What form is used to request a certificate?
A form is available under the "Certificate Application" button on the upper left corner of this page of the CMVM website either online or offline.
This form may also be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the CMVM premises at:
Rua Laura Alves, nº 4, Lisbon
The applicant's information must be that of the estate administrator for inheritance purposes or that of the trustee for endowment purposes. The certificate application may also be requested by a legal representative/attorney-in-fact.
3. Where should the certificate application be submitted to?
The application may be sent by email to
email@example.com or sent by post or fax to the CMVM premises at the abovementioned addresses or delivered in person at our premises.
4. Delivery of the certificate
The applicant may choose either to receive the certificate via:
a) Post; and
b) Collect it at the CMVM premises after the 10th working day,
from the business day following the application, provided it is duly complete, between the hours of 09h00 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h30.
5. What are the costs for issuing the certificate?
The issuance of the certificate is subject to a fee of € 3 for each category of securities. The costs of registered mail or with return receipt, are also due if requested by the applicant.
6. When is payment made to the CMVM?
Payment is due when:
a) Post arrives at the address given by the applicant or collecting it at the post-office;
b) Collecting the certificate at the CMVM's premises.
7. What is the delivery time for the certificate?
The CMVM issues the certificate within 10 working days,
from the business day following the submission of the application, provided it is complete.