Business Deregistration Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Do you want to close your business, move it to a place that falls within the remit of a municipality other than the municipality responsible for the past, or do you want to change the legal form of your trade? Then you need to log out of your operation. You can find out more here.

If you wish to cease operating your business, you are obliged to unsubscribe from your business.

The same applies if you move the headquarters of your company or branch or branch of your company to a new location and this gives rise to the competence of a different municipality. First, log off your business or business at the previous location. You then log it back in to the new site.

If you change the legal form of your trade, a business deregistration is also required. First, you must unsubscribe from your business under the previous legal form. You then re-register your trade under the new legal form.

If you move your headquarters of your company or branch or branch of your company to a new location without changing the responsibilities within the municipality, a trade change notice is sufficient.

The following persons or their authorised representatives shall be deregistration:

  • in the case of individual trades by the trader himself,
  • in the case of corporations (e.B. GmbH, AG) by the legal representative(s).

In the case of partnerships (e.B. OHG, KG, GbR/BGB-Gesellschaft, GmbH & Co. KG), all shareholders entitled to the management must make commercial declarations in each case.

  • The fully completed and signed "Commercial registration" - GewA 3
  • Copy of the identity card or passport with registration certificate or presentation on site. In the case of electronic registration, depending on the municipality, other appropriate and appropriate procedures for establishing identity (e.B. PIN/TAN procedures, electronic identification function, de-mail or a self-declaration of identity).
  • Copy of the Commercial Registerexcerpt if your company is registered in the commercial register (also: cooperative register, association register)
  • You can unsubscribe from your business in person or by electronic means.
  • In case of personal deregistration, you must fill in the form form "Commercial Registration" - GewA 3 and sign it in person.
  • The same data is collected in the electronic procedure as in the context of personal deregistration. However, the form form of the form form may be deviated from and there is no signature requirement.
  • The body responsible for deregistration may, in the case of electronic deregistration in the online procedure, use appropriate and appropriate procedures to establish your identity (e.B. PIN/TAN procedure, electronic identification function, de-mail or a self-declaration of identity).

Related Links

  • Section 14 Trade Code (GewO)

Preconditions

  • The fully completed and signed "Commercial registration" - GewA 3
  • Copy of the identity card or passport with registration certificate or presentation on site. In the case of electronic registration, depending on the municipality, other appropriate and appropriate procedures for establishing identity (e.B. PIN/TAN procedures, electronic identification function, de-mail or a self-declaration of identity).
  • Copy of the Commercial Registerexcerpt if your company is registered in the commercial register (also: cooperative register, association register)

Hints

If the closure of the company is clearly determined and you do not deregister your business, the deregistration will be made of your own motion.

  • Directive (EC) No 2006/123 on services in the internal market
  • Section 4 Trade Code (GewO)

Related Links

  • Section 14 (1) Of the Commercial Code (GewO)
  • Section 2 (1) Trade Notice Ordinance (GewAnzV)

You can unsubscribe from your business in writing or electronically.

You will receive a certificate from the authority to receive your business deregistration.

The body responsible for deregistration directs the deregistration to other bodies, such as the tax office, the trade association, the Chamber of Crafts or the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and, if necessary, the the Register Court.

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Last update or date of publication
09.02.2021