Business re-registration

The relocation of a standing commercial enterprise within the territory of the competent authority as well as a change or expansion of the goods or services offered that are not customary for the registered business require a re-registration of the business.

  • Identity card or passport
  • Excerpt from the Commercial Register
  • if applicable, proof of registration with the Chamber of Crafts
  • If applicable, certificate of permission
  • Craft card , if applicable
  • in case of representation:
    • Power of Attorney

In the business registration procedure, the display forms prescribed in accordance with § 14 of the Industrial Code (GewO) must be used.

Related Links

  • § 14 Industrial Code (GewO)


Service providers who meet the requirements of Article 4 No. 5 of Directive (EC) No. 2006/123 on services in the internal market within the scope of the Industrial Code (GewO) and therefore do not fall under § 4 para. 1 sentence 2 GewO are also obliged to notify, even if they have a branch in another EU Member State. Exceptionally, the permanent activity outside or without having one may also be notifiable if it is triggered on the initiative of the client.

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

Related Links

  • § 14 Abs. 1 Gewerbeordnung (GewO)
  • § 15 Abs. 1 Gewerbeordnung (GewO)

Among others, the tax office, chamber of crafts, chamber of industry and commerce, district court, employers' liability insurance associations and the trade supervisory office are informed about the business re-registration.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

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