Contents of the documents

The Trade Register extracts, articles of association, partnership agreements, by-laws or rules are either in Finnish or in Swedish depending on the language the company has used for registering their information.

Please note that the Finnish Trade Register Act changed on 1 January 2014. As a result, the home addresses of persons living outside Finland or Finnish personal identity codes will no longer be shown on Trade Register extracts. Read more about the change.

Trade Register extracts

Trade Register extracts contain all current register entries of a company or business.

The contents of the Trade Register are regulated by Finnish law. The Finnish Trade Register Act and Finnish legislation on company types or business activities in general define what details are entered in the Trade Register (see for example the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, Partnerships Act, or Restructuring of Enterprises Act).

Usually, at least the following details are registered for each company type:

  • company name
  • registered office, or municipality where the company is managed
  • line of business
  • representative(s) for the company
  • address

Translated information from a Trade Register extract

You may order a document with translated information from a Trade Register extract in English, Finnish or Swedish for the following types of companies: limited liability companies, public limited companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, private traders, or branches of a foreign trader.

The fee for a document automatically created by our system is 40 euros. Please note however that we do not provide translations of the line of business, as they are not automatically created by the system.

The contents of the document will vary depending on the type of company concerned, on the kind of information contained in the register, and on the company’s situation (if it is in liquidation, bankrupt, or under restructuring etc.). The following details are usually listed for a limited liability company:

  • Identifiers: company name, Business ID, registration date, company type, address and contact details
  • Name details: company name and any parallel or auxiliary company names
  • Registered office
  • Share capital
  • Financial period
  • Financial statements: the latest financial period for which financial statements have been submitted to the Trade Register
  • Representation: legal representation and representation based on position
  • Persons: their roles, names and addresses; representation by persons authorised to represent the company or representation by holders of a procuration
  • Name history

If you need any other registered details to be translated into English, please contact our Client Service on +358 29 509 5900 (Monday to Friday 9.00–16.15). In this case, the fee for a translated extract is 95 euros + VAT.

Please note that we do not provide translations of the line of business, articles of association, partnership agreements, rules or by-laws.

Certified extracts from the official record of correspondence

A certified extract from the official record of correspondence certifies that a notification submitted by a company or business is registered as having arrived at the Trade Register. It contains the following details:

  • the record number and date of arrival of a notification, type of notification, and status of the notification
  • any company name suggestions; the Business ID and name of the registered company or business

Registration certificates

Registration certificates contain the date when the company or business was registered at the Trade Register, and the company name, Business ID and registered office. You can order a registration certificate in Finnish, Swedish, English, German or French. Please enter the language in the 'Other information' field on the online order form .

Certified print-outs containing business information


You can get a certified print-out of business and company details available from the Finnish Business Information System, BIS, including the company name (‘trade name’), the company’s main line of business, auxiliary company names, and contact details. Print-outs are available in Finnish, Swedish and English (please enter the language in the 'Other information' field on the online order form ).

Printable version
Latest update 27.03.2014