To the extent that interpretations of the law are presented on this page, we would like to point out that these are not binding and will ultimately be decided by a court of law.

The Company register is the central platform for making company data accessible. You can find all the areas you can access in the Company register under "How it works - Search - What aras can I search?" or via the search function.

With the (global) search on the homepage, you can search the entire available data stock for specific contents and dates of announcements, publications, capital market and register information as well as legally relevant company data of various sub-sectors.

The search results are displayed sorted by relevance and can be further narrowed down via company or publication data. Via the search results you also have access to register information of the register courts, such as the AD (current imprint) of a company with an overview of all currently valid entries.

For announcements in insolvency, general enforcement and comparison procedures as well as failures, the method of electronic publication follows legal provisions. Within 2 weeks after the first day of publication, you can perform an unrestricted search by announcements. After expiration of this period, a search of the entire database is permitted, but only via a search function of certain prescribed search criteria. In addition, an official publication on the internet is subject to strict deletion periods.

You can find information to search for deposited annual financial statement documents under "How it works - Deposited annual financial statement documents".

You can print search results or documents via your browser. When printing accounting documents, it is recommended to set the page layout to landscape format in the print menu.

An HTML print function is available as well as, as a rule, a PDF document (with the exception of ESEF/XHTML documents and register notices).

When you search on our pages, you are in a so-called "session" for security reasons. This is valid for 30 minutes if you do not make any further entries. This also applies to a bookmark that you place on a publication you have found. If you would like to send information to third parties, please use the corresponding PDF document.

The following register content can be retrieved:

  • AD: Current version (overview of all currently valid entries)
  • CD: Chronological version (with all data as of conversion to electronic register management)
  • HD: Historic version (with all data valid up to the conversion to electronic register management)
  • DK: Tree-structure of the documents submitted to the register (e.g. partner lists)
  • UT: Business Owners Data
  • SI: Structured register content (XML file with the AD and CD data for further automated processing)

To purchase deposited financial statement documents, registration and login to the platform is required. You can select the desired payment method during the payment process: Both payment by credit card and SEPA direct debit are available. You can view the invoice in the menu "My Data - Orders & Retrievals - Retrievals Company Register".

The document cart is the same as a normal web shopping cart. All deposited annual financial statement documents which you would like to request, is first put into the document cart. Up to 20 document retrievals per document cart are possible this way.

Then go to the "Payment" section and select an appropriate payment method. You must be registered and logged in to retrieve deposited annual financial statement documents.

You can view your requested documents under "My data – Orders & requests – Company Register requests".

If you are not registered, your document cart will be emptied at the end of your session or when the browser is closed and will not be saved.

If you have retrieved the documents and you are a registered user, you will find an overview of your retrieved documents in the menu "My Data- Orders & Retrievals- Retrievals Company Register". Here you can have an view of what documents you retrieved at what time. Furthermore, an electronic receipt (as a PDF file) will be made available to you.

In principle you do not need not register to use the Company Register.

Your once-off registration is only required should you want to

  • retrieve stored balances,
  • apply for certification of an annual financial statement,
  • save your document cart beyond the end of the session,
  • have unlimited access to your retrieved data,
  • if you wish to submit an order to the Company Register and/or the Federal Gazette (if your company is registered with the Register Court, please have your Commercial Register data - Register Court, Register Type and Register Number - ready).

Further information on the topic of "Registration" can be found on the publication platform under "Useful information - How it works - Register / Identify".

The publication platform at www.publikations-plattform.de is available for this purpose. There you will find all the necessary information in the "Useful information" section under "How it works".

You must complete a one-time registration for this. Once you have logged on to the platform, select the desired year-end account from the Company Register. Go to the individual publications and choose whether you want an electronic or paper authentication. The document will be put into your document cart. For more information about your document cart, see "How does the document cart work?"

For certifications of deposited balance sheets proceed as follows: put the deposited balance sheets in the document basket, access the document basket and then go to the document in question and either select the link "Add certification" if you want a paper certification or if you want an electronic certification click on the "Add e-certification" link.

After completing the payment process, the order is forwarded to the body keeping the Company Register and processed. For electronic authentication, a digitally signed PDF document will be made available to you in the menu "My Data". Hard copies of authentication will be sent by mail. The costs for an authentication can be found in the Justizverwaltungskostengesetz (Justice Administration Costs Act).

If the year-end account is not saved in the Company Register, please send an e-mail to support@unternehmensregister.de (companyregister.com) with all information pertaining to the desired year-end account and your contact information including your receipt information.


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Our service number: 0 800 - 1 23 43 44 Mon - Fri, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, free of charge from a German landline

From outside Germany: +49 221 - 9 76 68-0 fees apply

In case of problems, valuable information can be found in the area of FAQ.

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