Before meeting an agreement with a foreign partner, you should examine their reliability, credibility and integrity first. Unfortunately, it often happens that exporters fall victim to scammers with dummy companies, for they did not examine their partner sufficiently. Although official information might cost a small amount of money, they help you to mitigate your risk greatly.

Schmidt & Schmidt offers extracts on legal entities, partnerships and sole proprietors. Furthermore, we provide financial statements and balance sheets of legal entities. We will send you an extract from the commercial register on your business via e-mail in the form of a PDF file, together with a translation, should you request one. , if needed. This allows you to confirm your partner's solvency before making any deals. We can also have the files authenticated with an apostille and sent to you by mail.

Extracts from Russia and EEU

Company extracts from Russia and EAEU

We offer extracts from commercial registers of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan), as well as information about legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.

Extracts from Europe

Company extracts from Europe

An extract from the European countries, as well as accounting data, gives you a unique opportunity to get important information about financial solvency and condition of your business partners.

Extracts from Asia

Company extracts from Asia

For those who would like to minimise risks when setting up foreign trade contracts or investing in companies in Asia, extracts from a commercial register are a first step towards obtaining reliable and comprehensive information about a business partner or client.

Extracts from the Americas

Company extracts from the Americas

Extracts from commercial registers of North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean let you obtain reliable and comprehensive information about business partners in 35 sovereign states and 25 dependent territories.

Extracts from Africa

Company extracts from Africa

Schmidt & Schmidt offers extracts from commercial registers of the African countries, as well as other documentation that may significantly reduce your business risks.

Extracts from Oceania

Company extracts from Oceania

Oceania is the region comprising Australia, New Zealand, and nearby island states. Schmidt & Schmidt offers extracts from commercial registers of Oceania, its accounting statements, balance sheets, a variety of corporate documents you might need.

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from commercial registers of more than 100 countries of the world. Moreover, we offer accounting statements, balance sheets, annual reports, and other documentation from various economic entities. Electronic extracts come in the form of PDF-documents and sent via email. Hard copies can be apostilled and delivered by post.

We will help you with the information requested – customised for your industry:

Corporate & B2B

Corporate & B2B

It is our intention to reduce the risks you are facing when dealing with clients and to enhance your business’ success. Thanks to our help, you will be able to inform yourself in-depth about the economic situation of your suppliers and customers.

Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions

We provide banks, insurance companies and other institutions with up-to-date data. No matter, if you are aiming to valuate a company or to figure out the credibility of a debtor.

Legal, Audit & Consulting

Legal, Audit & Consulting

Is your client involved in a transaction, does he want to improve his understanding of his own ecosystem or is it you who want to know more about their customer? In all cases company information is essential to improve your services.

Government & NGOs

Government & NGOs

The public sector is also heavily reliant on company information. Our services will help you to increase your efficiency, but they can also be valuable for regional business development or the fight against financial crime.

We offer commercial register extracts and other company information for the following purposes:

Sales and Business Development

Credit Risk


Corporate Finance and M&A



Very often, it is not enough to only examine the key figures of prospective business partners. Many companies or reference persons are involved in dubious practices or are on sanction lists and it is a crime to do business with them. Our employees are perfectly trained in the areas KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (anti-money laundering) and can help you mitigating this risk. We are also able to review politically exposed persons (PEP) for you.

We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:

  • Availability of an entry in a commercial register
  • Cost of extract from a commercial register
  • Other available documents
  • Deadline for discharge
  • Cost of apostille
  • Commercial register extract sample (if available)

Our work is based on the German business traditions. Our philosophy is based on responsibility, competence, and commitment.

We guarantee individual approach to each client, as well as transparency and high quality of service. Our goal is to build long-term, strong, and mutually beneficial business relations with our clients and partners.

  • No information about a company – no charge
  • Apostille for extracts
  • Confidentiality and personal data protection guaranteed
  • Quality service and happy customers

Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

Apostille and legalization

All documents have to be legalized for use abroad. The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents unites 115 countries of the world and allows the simplified legalization procedure in the form of apostilling. Documents certified with an apostille gain legal force in all Convention member states after certified translation.

Today there are 115 countries that have ratified the Convention. Schmidt & Schmidt offers help with legalization and apostilling of official documents, that might be needed in courts or for notaries.

Certified translation

When foreign documents have to be presented to local authorities, a certified translation is required. These documents therefore must be translated and signed by a sworn translator and then certified by a notary, court or any other authority.

We work with qualified sworn translators and offer you certified translations of various documents such as contracts, extracts from commercial registers, court decisions and certificates into various languages.

The certified translations we offer will be recognized in more than 100 countries.

Our Company

Schmidt & Schmidt is an internationally operating consulting company based in Passau. Our broad spectrum of corporate services aims to cross borders and overcome boundaries together with our clients. We assist our customers, especially medium-sized enterprises, with entering foreign markets and developing their brand.

Our company is a reliable and reputable partner. We strive to provide individual approaches, unrestricted transparency, great reliability and nothing but the highest standards for all our services. Thanks to our knowledgable management and the consistent expansion of competences we have assembled a team of highly qualified, multilingual employees and established excellent connections and cooperations with companies and authorities all around the world.


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