Monitor the progress of your notification via the Virre information service.

Start-up notification for limited liability companies

Every new limited liability company is obliged to file a start-up notification with the Finnish Trade Register. Limited liability companies come into being through registration.

You can also use the same start-up notification to register your company with the Finnish Tax Administration. We at the PRH will process those parts of the notification that apply to the Trade Register, and the Tax Administration will process the parts that apply to its own registers.

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.

Choosing a name for your company is an important step. You can study registered company names in advance using our name checking service for companies. Go to the Name checking service for companies.

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When to file

File a start-up notification for your limited liability company with the Trade Register within three months of signing the memorandum of association. If you fail to meet the deadline, the incorporation will lapse and no company will be formed.

Does the company have share capital?

There is no minimum amount of share capital required for a limited liability company. You can start your company with or without share capital.

If the company has no share capital, we will record in the Trade Register that the amount of share capital is 0 euros.

Please note that for now, if you start a limited liability company online at ytj.fi, the share capital must be 0 euros. If you want to start a company with share capital, go to our instructions for filing the start-up notification on forms.

How to start a limited liability company and file a start-up notification online at ytj.fi

You can start a limited liability company and file a start-up notification for the company using our online filing service at ytj.fi. Please note that the service is only available in Finnish and Swedish.

Use the service if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Finnish personal identity code and, additionally, either Finnish personal internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an electronic identity card (HST card).
  • All the share subscribers are adults, and they and the members of the board of directors and the managing director, if any, have a Finnish personal identity code and, additionally, either personal internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an electronic identity card (HST card).
  • Standard articles of association are sufficient for the company.
  • There is no subscription price for the shares, and the share capital is 0 euros.
  • All the auditors, holders of procuration rights and persons authorised to represent the company, if any, have a Finnish personal identity code. Read more about permits for persons living permanently outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

If you cannot meet the above requirements, go to our instructions for filing the start-up notification on forms.

Details required for filing online at ytj.fi

Please note that the online filing service at ytj.fi is only available in Finnish and Swedish.

Log in to the service and select “Yrityksen perustaminen" or “Grunda företag" on the front page. The service will help you fill in the notification.

The service will automatically create a memorandum of association and articles of association for your company.

You will need to file the following details:

  • company name, line of business, financial period, place of registered office
  • auxiliary company names and their lines of business, if any
  • the names and personal identity codes of the members of the board of directors
  • the name and personal identity code of the managing director, if any
  • the names and personal identity codes of auditors, holders of procuration or persons authorised to represent the company, if any.

The price

The fee for filing online at ytj.fi is 240 euros.

The online service will calculate the fee automatically. After the notification has been signed, you can pay the fee using your internet banking codes or by credit card.

The fee for an auxiliary company name is 60 euros per name. Read more about auxiliary company names.

Go to the service at ytj.fi to file your notification online in Finnish or Swedish.

File your notification online.

If you file your notification using forms, the processing time will be longer than when filing online at ytj.fi. Go to our instructions for filing a start-up notification on forms.

Monitor the progress of your notification

You can monitor the progress of your notification using the notification search in the Virre Information Service. Go to the notification search in Virre.

If you do not know the Business ID of your new company, you can first look it up using the company search in the Virre Information Service.

After registration: file a notification of beneficial owners free of charge

You will receive a Trade Register extract when we have registered the company at the Trade Register. After that, you must file a separate notification of the actual beneficial owners of the company. The notification is required by law and it is free of charge. Read more about the notification of beneficial owners.

Private trader continuing business as a limited liability company

Do you want to continue your private trader business as a limited liability company or close down your private trader business when registering a new limited liability company? Use our forms to file a start-up notification for the limited liability company, and ask us to process both of the notifications at the same time. Go to our instructions for filing a start-up notification on forms.

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Latest update 11.11.2022