Business register extract Transmission
The Business Central Register (GZR) is held by the German Federal Office of Justice. An excerpt from the Business Central Register (GZR) is - to put it simply - a certificate of management under commercial law. For example, in order to check personal reliability, it is required by the regulatory authority before a business subject to authorisation (e.g. restaurants, brokers) is approved. The information contains all decisions which are stored in the central business register of the applicant.
Application as a natural person: Identity card or passport with last registration certificate Application as legal person: Identity card or passport with last registration certificate Commercial register extract for proof of the power of representation Additionally, in case of written application (exception): Application with official or publicly certified signature of the applicant If necessary, commercial register extract for proof of the power of representation
Alternatively, the application can be made via the online portal of the Federal Office of Justice. For the online application via the online portal, the new electronic identity card or an electronic residence permit and a card reader are required.
The applicant must be the subject. This is only the one through which entries in the central business register can be available.
Please note that only the request for an extract from the central business register is submitted to the competent authority. The latter then sends your application to the Federal Office of Justice in Bonn, from where you will then receive the official information. The application must be made in person, or in writing (exception) with an officially or publicly certified signature. It is not possible to represent the applicant by an agent (e.g. lawyer, spouse). Similarly, it is not possible to submit a direct application to the Central Register of Trades. The applicant shall prove his identity and, if he acts as the legal representative of a legal person, his power of representation with an extract of the commercial register.
Section 149 et seq. Trade Code (GewO)
As a private individual or legal person and associations of persons, you request information from the central business register by informal letter to the competent authority. - Attach the required documents/evidence. - In principle, the information is sent to the applicant by the Federal Office of Justice (Bonn) by post. - It is not possible to send it to an authorised person. For certain purposes, direct transmission to an authority may be requested. For this purpose, the address of the authority shall be indicated at the time of application.