Changes – private traders

Private traders are obliged to notify the Trade Register of any changes in their registered details, for instance if their company name or line of business has changed. We recommend that you check your current Trade Register details in our Virre Information Service before you submit a notification to the register to see what changes and additions you have to make.Go to Virre.

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 Y6
  • 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.
  • The form must be signed by the private trader, or by a person authorised by the private trader.

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

  • Receipt for the handling fee if you file your notification on paper.
  • Please note: Do not enclose any documents, such as minutes or partnership agreements, containing personal identity codes or addresses of natural persons. Read more.
  • If an authorised person signs Form Y6, enclose either the original general power of attorney or a certified copy of a special power of attorney.
  • No other documents are usually necessary.

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:

  • It is free of charge to change your address or contact details.
  • The fee is 40 euros per matter if the line of business or place of registered office has changed.
  • The fee is 65 euros for change of company name.
  • 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.
  • Procuration rights: 40 euros per matter
  • You pay the handling fee through the online service.

Handling fees for paper notifications:

  • It is free of charge to change your address or contact details. Please note: If the home address of a person living outside Finland has changed, use a specific Personal Data Form for submitting the new address.
  • The fee is 100 euros for change of company name
  • The fee is 85 euros for other changes, for example if the place of registered office, or line of business has changed.
  • The fee is 100 euros for each auxiliary company name that is notified to the register. Read more about auxiliary company names.
  • The handling fee must be paid in advance.

See our payment instructions.

Go to the price list.

Deadlines

  • There are no exact deadlines, but you should submit the notification without delay.

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.

Tips

If your line of business has changed

When you submit the change to the register, write the new line of business in its entirety. If you add something new to your registered line of business, remember also to include the 'old' line of business as part of the new one.

If your address or contact details have changed

Read more in the following instruction on this website:

Please note:

  • A private trader may only have one single Business ID, which is always attached to the person who set up as that private trader. If you pass on your business to someone else, in other words sell your business, the Business ID will not be transferred to the buyer.
  • You can find the bilingual notification forms in Finnish and in English on the Business Information System website at ytj.fi.
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Latest update 15.12.2016