Welcome to the Finnish Trade Register
The Finnish Trade Register is a public register that contains information on traders and businesses. The majority of businesses are limited liability companies and private traders. The register contains official details of businesses all over Finland. Read more about the Trade Register.
Are you starting a business?
Do you need help with choosing a company form? Do you need help with practical arrangements of starting a business?
Trade Register’s advisory service provides advice in matters relating to notifications and applications to be filed with the Trade Register.
How to file a notification with the Trade Register
Are you starting a business? Are you changing your business details? Are you closing down your company?
Choose the type of notification and the correct company form in the menu for further instructions. Online notification is easier and faster than sending paper notifications. Please note however that the online service is only available in Finnish and in Swedish.
For more information about filing notifications with the Finnish VAT Register, Prepayment Register and Employer Register, visit the website of the Finnish Tax Administration at www.vero.fi.Open link in a new tab
See our estimated processing times for notifications
Each month, we estimate how long we will process notifications and then publish the estimated processing times on our website. See our estimated processing times.
Monitor the progress of your notification online
Monitor the progress of your notification using the notification search in the Virre Information Service. Search by using the Business ID or the record number. Go to the notification search in Virre.Open link in a new tab
Take special care of personal identity codes and home addresses
The Trade Register is a register for public use. Anyone is entitled to obtain information about the entries made in the register. This principle of open access also applies to all notifications and enclosures filed with the Trade Register.
When you send notifications, do not include any documents that contain personal identity codes, home addresses, or other sensitive details, such as health details. Such documents may include minutes and partnership agreements.
If you file your notification using our paper forms, file the person’s identification details on a separate personal data form. Do not fill in personal identity codes or home addresses on any other notification forms.
How to protect yourself from company takeovers and false notifications
The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) have services that can help you protect yourself from scams. These services are free of charge. Read more how to protect from scams.
Are you looking for information about businesses?
The Virre Information Service provides instant Trade Register information in electronic form.
Documents available in English include:
- translated information from the Trade Register extract
- the registration certificate
You can also make searches in English. Some information, for example financial statements, is available either in Finnish or in Swedish.
- Our customer service point will be closed for the entire day on Thursday 30 November – our telephone advisory service will be closed from 13.00
- Schedules for registration notifications to the Finnish Trade Register towards the end of the year
- Limited liability companies and co-operatives: File a notification of beneficial owners with the Finnish Trade Register immediately free of charge
- Trade Register, Register of Associations and auditors: Changes to handling fees from 1 January 2024
- Limited liability companies and co-operatives: File your financial statements by 28 February 2024 to avoid deregistration