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Registry of
Corporations and Entities

The Department of State is responsible for administering the public registry of legal entities in Puerto Rico or authorized to do business in Puerto Rico, whether for profit or not-for-profit.

Passport
Services

Passport offices process Passport and Passport Card applications for U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico.

Information for
Entrepreneurs

The Department of State supports entrepreneurs through corporate, trademark and trade name registrations and business transactions.

Executive Orders

Executive Orders are an instrument of the Governor derived from the exercise of executive power by force of law, whereby the Governor issues an order to an Executive Branch entity.

Proclamations

Proclamations seek to educate on issues that can benefit the community in some social aspects.

Bylaws

The Electronic Registry allows searches of Agency Bylaws registered with the Department of State.

Recent News

2022 State Department Summary of Achievements (Spanish Only)

The Secretary of the State Department, Omar J. Marrero Díaz, shares a summary of the achievements of the State Department team this year 2022. With this we recognize the hard work of these excellent public servants.

State Department processes 11,000 more passports than last year

The Passport Office of the Puerto Rico Department of State (PRD) handled 11,391 additional passport applications compared to the same date last year, Secretary of State Omar J. Marrero Díaz announced today.

Secretary of State receives J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program students and professors

September 8, 2022 [San Juan, Puerto Rico] Secretary of State Omar J. Marrero Díaz received 14 students and professors participating in the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program. This program is attached to the Office of...

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Services

As one of the most important governmental instrumentalities, the Department of State is responsible for fostering cultural, political and economic relations between Puerto Rico and foreign countries as well as with other jurisdictions of the United States of America. In addition, it performs various administrative functions such as:

  • To enact, publish, certify, and sell the laws and bylaws of the Government of Puerto Rico;
  • To regulate the use of the flag and coat of arms of Puerto Rico;
  • To issue licenses for the exercise of professions or trades regulated by the State through the Examining Boards;
  • Preparing and keeping various registries: consuls; corporations and partnerships; trademarks; notaries and intellectual property, among others.
  • Process passport applications for U.S. citizens, a task delegated by the Federal Government;
  • Coordinate matters of a protocol nature that fall within the Government's purview.

The Department of State offers several services for citizens, businesses and foreigners, among them:

Popular forms

For your convenience, we have collected here some of the most searched forms by citizens on our platform. Download them and fill them out in advance to speed up your dealings with the Department of State.

Administrative
Documents

Administrative documents are available on the Department of State's website so that our citizens always have the most relevant information at hand.