Liechtenstein Company IncorporationLiechtenstein Company Documents

As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Liechtenstein Handelsregister means we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Liechtenstein company searches.

In Liechtenstein the documents available from the Handelsregister vary depending on the legal form of the target company. When legal form is a Aktiengesellschaft company (Ltd) we can provide a copy of the whole company file, certified copies can be provided at an additional cost.

If the legal form is an establishment then only the extract included in the company search is available. Statutes or other document for an establishment can only be provided by the Handelsregister if, you have a legitimate interest under Liechtenstein Law. The documents would be provided in German.

Liechtenstein Company Search Report

The contents of a Liechtenstein company search report will include:

  • Company Name
  • Previous registered business names
  • Company Registration Number / Firmennummer
  • Date of Incorporation / Eintragung
  • Date Cancelled - if status in liquidation
  • Company Type /Legal Status - Rechtsnatur - Anstalt
  • Legal Seat / Sitz
  • Current Status: i.e. active, in liquidation
  • List of Filings & Attachments
  • Share Capital: Authorised Capital or Number of Shares Issued
  • Journal numbers filed and date filed at the Handelsregister
  • Registered Office Address / Adresse der Firma
  • Previous registered office addresses
  • Additional details not from the registry - where available

The additional contents of the company search report depend on the legal form of the Liechtenstein company. The company extract is in German which, is the official language in Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Liechtenstein Handelsregister and is delivered by email in 5 days.

Liechtenstein Foundation

With a Liechtenstein Foundation - private non-registered foundation (Art:955a PGR), due to Liechtenstein laws information can only be obtained by a member of the foundation. The company search at the registry with only confirm the entity is a private non-registered foundation.

Liechtenstein Certificate of Incorporation

The Liechtenstein Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Liechtenstein companies registry when a Liechtenstein company is incorporated, We can provide a registry copy of a Liechtenstein company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.

Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing is not available from the Liechtenstein companies registry.

Company Statutes

Company Statutes for an establishment are not publicly available from the Liechtenstein Handelsregister. To provide a copy of the statutes for a company you have prove a legitimate interest under Liechtenstein Law PGR: Art. 953, Abs. 3.

Liechtenstein Company Documents

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Liechtenstein Limited Liability Company Incorporation

  • The Anstalt: an entity with no shareholders, which is like a foundation, and is often used to hold shares of companies outside Liechtenstein. The Anstalt can operate freely in Liechtenstein on an exemption basis as long as it does not carry on business activities in Liechtenstein.
  • The limited liability company: called the Aktiengesellschaft (AG) or a special category of limited liability company called the Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - GmbH.

The Anstalt, the AG and the GmbH have a number of characteristics:

  • There must be written company statutes; these are deposited with the Registrar and are available for public viewing. including details of shares or capital, share structure of the entity and their registered office
  • The names of the directors, officers and shareholders are kept at the registered office

Anstalt - Special Holding Company Structure

The Anstalt, is a holding company in Liechtenstein. There are no shareholders as such, simply beneficiaries, rather like a foundation or a trust.

This structure is used for holding patents or royalties or real estate.

The capital is at least CHF 30,000.

One director is required, which would normally be the person nominated to keep the company in good standing. This could well be the Liechtenstein based agent of the company.

Aktiengesellschaft (AG)- Limited Liability Company

The standard Limited Liability Company (Aktiengesellschaft) is incorporated by two or more shareholders and has a minimum capital of CHF 50,000. The minimum amount which can be subscribed to by any one shareholder is CHF 50.

  • Exempt from taxes in Liechtenstein - because their activity is outside, needs to have a local professional as an agent
  • Audited annual accounts have to be lodged

Company Directors and Shareholders

  • Directors and Shareholders may be of any nationality
  • The names of directors and shareholders are filed at the companies registry
  • One director is required for a Aktiengesellschaft, GmbH and Anstalt. At least one director must be a resident of Liechtenstein.

One director must be holder of a Liechtenstein Trustee licence. Article 180a Act

Company Classification

All companies registered in Liechtenstein are classified into 1 of 4 types - micro, small, medium or large - based upon a company's balance sheet, turnover and number of employees. The category dictates which accounting and reporting documents a company must produce and file as well as how much detail each document must include.

A company is classified if it meets any two of that categories criteria for two consecutive years.


  • Balance sheet does not exceed CHF 421,000 (€345,000)
  • Turnover does not exceed CHF 842,000 (€690,000)
  • Average number of employees is less than 10


  • Balance sheet is between CHF 421,000 - 7,500,000 (€345,000 - 6,150,000)
  • Turnover is between CHF 842,000 - 15,000,000 (€690,000 - 12,300,000)
  • Average number of employees is between 10 - 50

Companies have differing accounting and reporting requirements depending on the classification of the company:

Company Registers

Details of beneficial owners, shareholders and directors are available to the authorities via mandatory registers that each company must prepare and file. This information is not available for public inspection.

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Liechtenstein Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £112
  • Express Search - an additional £75