Changes – general partnerships or limited partnerships

Changes to partnership agreement, and other changes

We recommend that you check your current Trade Register details in our Virre Information Service before you file a notification of changes, in order to see what changes and additions you have to make. It is also useful to check the contents of your registered partnership agreement. Go to Virre.

The following details are changed most often:

  • company name
  • the place of registered office (municipality in Finland)
  • line of business
  • partners, and silent partner’s contribution
  • signatory rights according to the partnership agreement (general partners on their own/two general partners jointly, etc.)
  • other changes to the partnership agreement (financial period, distribution of profits)
  • address and contact details
  • procuration rights
  • auxiliary company name

Notifications to the Trade Register

You can file notifications online using the service in Finnish or in Swedish provided by the PRH and the Finnish Tax Administration at ytj.fi or using paper notification forms.

Paper notification forms

  • Form Y5
  • Fill in the form in Finnish or in Swedish.
  • Use a specific Personal Data Form for submitting identification data of natural persons. Do not fill in personal identity codes or home addresses on any other notification forms. Read more.
  • In general partnerships, the form must be signed by a partner, or by someone a partner authorises.
  • In limited partnerships, the form must be signed by a general partner, or by someone a general partner authorises.
  • If an authorised person signs the notification, the original general power of attorney or a certified copy of a special power of attorney must be enclosed.

Enclosures to be submitted with online notifications or with paper notification forms

Changes to a partnership agreement:

  • Original agreement amending the partnership agreement. If you file your notification online at ytj.fi in Finnish or in Swedish, attach a scanned agreement to your notification. Both the partnership agreement and any agreements amending the partnership agreement must be signed by all partners, including silent partners. In some cases, a valid partnership agreement may include rules for a facilitated procedure for amending it.
  • Any other necessary information about the changes, such as a certified copy of the contract of sale for the assignment of a partnership share, if the assigner is not signatory to the agreement amending the partnership agreement
  • Receipt for the handling fee if you file your notification on paper.
  • If you file your notification online at ytj.fi in Finnish or in Swedish, save the scanned documents on your computer in advance to attach them to your notification in the online service.
  • Do not enclose any documents with your notification (such as minutes or partnership agreements) containing personal identity codes or addresses of natural persons. Read more.

Other changes or a new auxiliary company name:

  • For example, copy of the minutes of the general partners’ meeting (grant of procuration rights, or adopting an auxiliary company name, if such matters are not included in the partnership agreement). Please note: If the partners sign the form, no enclosure is needed.

Handling fees

Please note that the handling fees are different for online filing at ytj.fi and for filing on paper. The method of payment is also different.

Handling fees for online filing:

  • Changes to a partnership agreement: 120 euros
  • Change of company name: 65 euros
  • The fee is 65 euros for each parallel company name that is notified to the register.
  • The fee is 65 euros for each auxiliary company name that is notified to the register.
  • Notification of holders of procuration: 40 euros
  • Notification of managing director: 40 euros
  • You pay the handling fee for online filing through the online service.

Handling fees for paper notifications:

  • Changes to a partnership agreement: 190 euros. The fee covers any matters which are notified of at the same time, such as managing director or procuration rights or their changes. For the notification of an auxiliary company name you must always pay a separate fee.
  • A new auxiliary company name: 100 euros per name.
  • If you notify of a managing director and/or holders of procuration without any changes to the partnership agreement, the handling fee is 40 euros per matter + 45 euros per notification.
    For example: If you notify of a managing director, the handling fee is 85 euros.
    For example: If you notify of a managing director and of holders of procuration, the handling fee is 125 euros.
  • Other changes: 85 euros.
  • The handling fees for paper notifications must be paid in advance.

See our payment instructions.

Go to the price list.

Partnerships Act changed 1 January 2016

From the beginning of 2016, the decision to change the partnership agreement cannot be put into effect before registration. However, if a decision to change the partnership agreement has been made before 2016, then a transitional provision applies.

Online filing

You can file notifications online using the service in Finnish or in Swedish provided by the PRH and the Finnish Tax Administration at ytj.fi. Go to ytj.fi.

Model text for agreement amending partner agreement

Please note: Although the model is in English, a partnership agreement filed with the Trade Register must always be in Finnish or in Swedish.

The model is for a case where one of the partners resigns from the business.

Change in partnership agreement

By this agreement, the silent partner Richard Romeo Register resigns from the partnership. Consequently, we – the remaining partners in Valley Vendace Ky – change item 4 of the partnership agreement signed on 31 December 1995 to read as follows:

4. The partners in the partnership are:
Patty Patent, general partner,
Raymond Register, general partner and
Austin Administration, silent partner with a contribution of €1,500

Turku, 1 December 2009

Patty Patent, general partner

Raymond Register, general partner

Austin Administration, silent partner

Richard Romeo Register


Write the following information on Form Y5:

  • The agreement amending the partnership agreement was signed on 1 December 2009.
  • The partners’ personal details

If the personal identity code (or date of birth) of any of the partners carrying on business in the partnership is missing from the Trade Register, please give the following information:

  • position: general or silent partner
  • partner’s whole name
  • date of birth
  • citizenship
  • amount of the contribution if a silent partner

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Latest update 15.12.2016