Countries > Germany


Germany - Register a Business

From Wikiprocedure
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Introduction

When starting a business – and after starting operating a company or a business has to be registered in the public commercial/trade register.

Eligibility

Businesses that are operating a commercial transaction or operation.

Ads by Google


Instructions

The application for registration in the commercial register is electronically filed in publicly certified form by a notary to the responsible commercial register..

Required Information

  • Names of owner or partners
  • Name/Company
  • Street Address
  • Zip code and City
  • Type of business

Procedure

The application form is electronically filled.

  • Clear the name of company at the local chamber of industry and commerce.
  • A notary notarizes the articles of association and memorandum of association.
  • Notify the local office of business and standards of the establishment of the company
  • Notify the local labor office of the establishment of the company
  • Register employees for health and social insurance
  • Mail out the documentation to the Tax Office

Ads by Google


Required Documents

  • Certificate of registration
  • Identification documents.

Fees

  • Minimum EUR 250
  • For GmbH, at least EUR 400
  • For AG minimum EUR 500


Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Original certificate of registration http://handelsregisterauszug-online.de/intertimer.pdf

Sample Documents

https://www.handelsregister.de/rp_web/div/examples/NW_R1101_HRB_49578_AD_Muster.pdf

Processing Time

Maximum of 30 days

Office Locations & Contacts

Amtsgericht Hagen
Servicestelle Registerportal
Heinitzstr. 42
58097 Hagen (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)2331 36748-0
Fax: +49 (0)211 87565 114 100
E-mail: service@handelsregister.de

Ads by Google


Video

Doing Business in Germany



Germany business

Information which might help

Small businesses, freelancers, civil partnerships and branch offices do not have to to be registered.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Common register portal of the German federal states
https://www.handelsregister.de/rp_web/help.do?Thema=muster
German Company Register Research (Handelsregisterauszug)
http://handelsregisterauszug-online.de/default.aspx?lng=en-US
Business Registration
http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Investment-guide/Establishing-a-company/business-registration.html

Others

The costs and fees are not levied on an arbitrary basis but are regulated by law. They largely depend on the number of partners and the share capital. Further costs can be incurred by the provision of additional legal advice.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox