Register a business - partnership/KG, OHG or GbR Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A business registration is always necessary if an independent operation of a

  • of a standing trade,
  • a branch office or
  • a dependent branch office

is taken up.

A business registration is required in order to be allowed to operate a trade. In addition, a permit or an entry in the register of skilled crafts may be required, which must be applied for at the respective competent office.

  • completed business registration form,

    (registration and transmission is also possible online - see procedures)

  • Identity card or passport,

    - one copy is sufficient in case of written notification
    - in case of representation with written power of attorney, the authorised representative must be able to identify himself with an identity card or passport

  • any necessary permits,

    (e.g. restaurant concession)

  • Craft card, if applicable


The registered office of the commercial enterprise, the branch office or the dependent branch is in the city of Bremen.

  • § 14 Gewerbeordnung (GewO) (Anzeigepflicht)
  • Kostenverordnung der Wirtschaftsverwaltung (WKostV)
  • With eMeldung (see button in the top right-hand corner under "Further information"), you have the option of entering your business registration online and transferring it electronically to the trade registration office. You will be guided by an assistant when entering your data. At the end of the process, print out the notification, which is then simultaneously the confirmation. There is no extra confirmation from the trade registration office.
  • In the case of partnerships, a separate trade registration is required for each personally liable partner.
  • The business registration can also be made in writing or in person during opening hours.
  • The business registration can also be processed at the single point of contact, the central contact and service point for the economy at Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH ( ).

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