Registration of sole traders, commercial partnerships and corporations in the commercial register

If your commercial enterprise requires a commercial business operation or if you want to set up a corporation, an entry in the commercial register is required.

Description

Prerequisites

Bayernweite Ergänzung

Welche Tatsachen eintragungspflichtig und eintragungsfähig sind, ist in den einschlägigen Rechtsvorschriften (z. B. Handelsgesetzbuch, GmbH-Gesetz, Aktiengesetz) im Einzelnen geregelt. Bei Kaufleuten umfasst die Eintragung u. a. Angaben zu Inhaber, Firma, Niederlassung, Prokuristen, bei einer Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung u. a. Angaben zu Sitz, Firma, Unternehmensgegenstand, Geschäftsführern und Vertretungsbefugnissen. Auch die Auflösung einer Gesellschaft ist im Handelsregister einzutragen.

Procedure

You can register with the commercial register on site or online with a notary.

The notary will notarize the application, check its registrability and send it as an electronic document with a qualified electronic signature to the electronic court and administrative mailbox of the competent registry court. If desired, the notary will also prepare the draft for the application and provide you with comprehensive advice on this.

The registry court enters the entry in the court's internal database and also publishes the entry on the Internet (www.handelsregister.de). You will receive a notification of registration.

If there are important changes, you must also register these with a notary for entry in the commercial register.

Special notes

There are no indications or special features.

Deadlines

There is no deadline. Changes must be notified promptly. The registry court may enforce the registration by imposing a penalty payment if the registration is not made.

Processing time

The registration court decides on the entry immediately after the application has been received. If all documents are available and no objections from the court are necessary, entries are usually made within a few working days.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Publicly notarized application to the commercial register
    • Depending on the legal form of your company and the type of facts to be entered, further documents are required (in some cases also in notarized or publicly certified form)

    You can find out which documents you need to submit in each individual case from the notary and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).

Online procedures

  • Notarielles Online-Verfahren für Registeranmeldungen

    Anmeldungen zum Handelsregister, Genossenschaftsregister, Partnerschaftsregister, Vereinsregister und zum Gesellschaftsregister können online mittels Videokonferenz von einer Notarin oder einem Notar beglaubigt und an das jeweils zuständige Registergericht weitergeleitet werden.

Fees

  • Fixed fees are charged for entries in the commercial register in accordance with the Commercial Register Fees Ordinance. In addition, notary fees are regularly incurred for the preparation of the draft or notarization of the required commercial register application.

Remedy

  • Complaint

Status:20.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium der Justiz

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