Extracts from commercial register of Liechtenstein

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of Liechtenstein with a translation and an apostille.

The Principality of Liechtenstein is not a part of the European Union, but belongs to the European Single Market. The local taxation system is attractive to businesses, that is why there is a lot of offshore companies registered in this microstate.

The commercial register of Liechtenstein (Handelsregister) is a public information source created to ensure legal certainty of business activities in the country. It discloses commercial agreements between companies and legal entities or individuals.

The register was created in 1866, and switched to the electronic form in 2004. Since 1 February 2013 the register has been managed by the Department of Justice in Vaduz, which is also responsible for the real estate register.

An extract from the business register of Liechtenstein is an official document that contains information about businesses, individual entrepreneurs, legal entities, and branches of foreign companies registered in the Principality. There are more than 40 000 entries in the register today. It includes accounting and financial statements as well.

An extract from the commercial register of Liechtenstein can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • Register legal entities with foreign participation
  • File legal claims

There are two stages in the procedure of obtaining information from the Liechtensteiner business register. Firstly, you can request an electronic extract from the database: it contains the name of a company, its legal address, and registration number. Secondly, to get any further information, you have to submit an official request to the Department of Justice. The officials in the Department will evaluate if you have got a valid reason to obtain such information, and will make a decision whether to issue a requested extract or not.

If the Department officials grant your request, an extract will be provided in the form of a PDF-file with a translation. Original documents can be sent by post, in a notarised or apostilled form.

Current extract from commercial register of Liechtenstein

Current extract is an official document that contains up-to-date information about a company registered in Liechtenstein, including name, address, key management, and registered capital. This is the main document that confirms the legal status of a company in the Principality, similar to a Certificate of Registration. This extract can be apostilled.

Current extract from commercial register of Liechtenstein contains following information:
  • Full legal name
  • Registration number
  • Type of business
  • Legal address
  • Date of inclusion in the register
  • Company’s charter
  • Auditor’s reports
  • Registered capital
  • Board members
  • Copies of corporate documents
  • Accounting statements

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

You can also obtain following extracts from commercial register of Liechtenstein :

  • Historical extract contains information valid at a certain period of company’s history, as well as the record of changes, eg. name, address, type of business and management.
  • Company profile copies of all documents submitted to the register, that are legally allowed to be published.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 23,80 from 20,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Main types of businesses in Liechtenstein:

Aktiengesellschaft – joint-stock company
Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung – limited liability company
Anstalt – an incorporated organisation, a mix between a foundation and a company limited by shares
Stiftung – closed end fund
Treuhänderschaft – trust

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.

Apostille for extracts from commercial register of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 19 July 1972.

Therefore, the documents issued in Liechtenstein are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.

Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.

In addition, you can order notarised translation from the German language.

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.

SEPA Bank Transfer

Electronic extract

Within 24 hours after payment you will receive an email containing an electronic extract in PDF

No subscription

You can order without registration and subscription

Convenient payment options

You can pay via bank transaction, PayPal or Credit Card.

Proper invoicing

You will receive all closing documents required for VAT accounting, such as invoices and certificates of completion.