The Commercial Registry publishes the legal and economic data of companies and other entities that are registered on same, so that they can be known by those who contract with them, contributing to the security of commercial trade.
The Commercial Registry is responsible for publication of the BORME and the Official State Gazette Agency has the function of publishing this official gazette.
The Official Gazette of the Commercial Registry” publishes all the data provided for by Law and the Regulation in two sections:
The legal acts contained in the Section One are published classified in blocks, with one for each province. The order of the blocks is for the codes corresponding to each of the provinces.
In Section Two: “Announcements and Legal Notifications”, the following are published:
The publications of Section Two follow the alphabetical order of the names of companies.
You can access the latest published issue of the BORME from the homepage of the website www.boe.es.
The website of the day’s BORME offers the summary, the complete index of everything published on that date ordered by sections of publication. Nevertheless, you may select the Section or Subsection of interest to you.
Under the header of any provision, the links offered provide direct access to the pdf format and to the other formats available where applicable:
If you need to consult a recent issue of the BORME, click on the icon located on the upper right corner of screen;
To access the gazettes published on other dates, on the homepage of the website you will find access to the “Calendar” where you can browse the gazettes published from 02 January 2001 to date (Sections One and Two, available since 2009).
You can also click directly on the date you are looking for in the window:
Yes, from 1 January 2009. Before this date, only the printed BORME is official and authentic.
Yes, the electronic issue of the Official Gazette of the Commercial Registry published on the website of the Agency, from 1 January 2009 on, has official and authentic status.
Prior to this date only the printed issue of the BORME is considered official and authentic.
To guarantee the authenticity, integrity and inalterability of the contents of the BORME the electronic edition published on the Agency's website has, since 1 January 2009, included an advanced digital signature.
Said signature is included separately in each of the provisions published. This ensures the authenticity of a specific provision without having to download the full gazette.
The process of an electronic signature blocks and "freezes" the content of the document in such a manner that the alteration of same invalidates the electronic signature.
The electronic signature process is comprised of two operations:
To validated a document signed electronically, that is to confirm that no cause is altered from the signing of the document, three operations must be executed:
The method of calculating the summaries of the three properties: (a) the length is always fixed, regardless of the length of the summarised document, (b) a minimum alteration of the content of the document results in a very different summary and (c) calculating a summary is not a systematic operation: one can easily calculate the summary of a text but it is not possible to reconstruct the text based on the summary.
To validate the pdf documents of the electronic BORME, follow the instructions of the Configuration manual for the validation of the signature (PDF) and install the certificates of the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre:
The CVE, or electronic Verification code consists of a set of characters that uniquely identify the unique the provisions, acts and announcements published in the Official Gazette of the Commercial Registry.
This code is printed on each of the pages of each provision, act or announcement published and facilitates access to the original electronic document on the website of the Official State Gazette Agency.
Because any paper copy of the electronic originals of the Official Gazette of the Commercial Registry, since 1 January 2009, is considered official and authentic if it includes the CVE.
The CVE allows for the authenticity of any page of the printed BORME to be verified by matching it with the original electronic document.
To do so, on the BORME you can enter the CVE and obtain the original document, signed electronically, directly from the electronic archive on the Official State Gazette Agency website.
Users with older versions of the program Acrobat Reader (from 5.0 to 7.1) may experience problems printing PDF documents. Specifically, it has been detected that, in some cases, the first page of a provision appears correctly but the following ones only contain the BOE logo.
This has two solutions:
You can find more information on this problem on Adobe's own website.
We hope that this can resolve the problem when it comes to printing documents and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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