We specialise in incorporating Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH) Companies in Germany and are familiar with the documents available from the Commercial Register - Handelsregistereintragung.
Copies of the official filed German documents can be obtained for you from the Commercial Register - Handelsregistereintragung.
Certified copies of company documents are provided from the district court where the German company is registered.
This includes copies of:
A German company search report includes:
The search report will be ordered from the German Commercial Register and is delivered by email in 2 - 3 days.
A Certificate of Good Standing does not exist as such in Germany, but it is possible to obtain a HRB Certificate from the from the German Handelsregistereintragung that serves a similar purpose. An HRB Certificate is issued by the register of companies which contains the current information on the company. The certificate from the German Handelsregistereintragung confirms on the date issued the company name, company registration number (HRB number), registered office, domestic business address, branches of the company, company activity, directors, issued share capital and other current filed details. An electronic copy of the HRB certificate can be supplied.
The certificate can be provided from the Handelsregistereintragung with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an authorised officer. The certificate can also be supplied certified by the court and with an Apostille.
The size of the company dictates which documents are required and which are required for disclosure with the Federal Gazette (Elektronischer Bundesanzeiger).
To be deemed small your company must not exceed at least two of the following:
Small companies must produce financial statements and notes on the financial statements. Management reports are not required and only the balance sheet information must be disclosed to the Federal Gazette.
Every company in Germany is obliged to prepare financial statement (balance sheets and income statements) for a period not exceeding 12 months. Notes must accompany the financial statements that provide information regarding accounting policies, remuneration policies and other financial matters.
A GmbH company in Germany is required to keep a list of shareholders and directors, however, only the shareholder register must be filed with the Commercial Register.
An Apostille Certificate enables the presenter to bypass any further legislation to ensure immediate use of a documents in the country of intent. We can provide German company documents from the Handelsregistereintragung which are certified by the court and Apostilled.
We can provide copies of official company documents and conduct searches for companies registered in Germany.
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