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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?

Read more about other service providers offering help for starting a business.

Trade Register’s advisory service provides advice in matters relating to notifications and applications to be filed with the Trade Register.

Read more about the Advisory service of 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 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.

Read more about the processing of personal data at the PRH.

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.

Read more about the Virre Information Service.