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Extracts from commercial register of Switzerland

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

The commercial register of Switzerland is a public information source administered by accountable authorities in Swiss cantons. All legal entities, associations, partnerships, and non-profit organisations in Switzerland with the annual turnover of more than 100 000 CHF are required to submit their documentation in the register. This does not apply to individual entrepreneurs (with the annual turnout of less than 100 000 CHF), people of “free professions” (jurists, doctors, tax advisors, architects, artists, etc.), and such non-profit organisations as family or church associations.

An extract from the commercial registers of Switzerland can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • Register legal entities with foreign participation
  • Apply for work visas to Switzerland
  • File legal claims
Current extract from commercial register of Switzerland

Current extract is an official document that contains up-to-date information about a company registered in Switzerland, including name, address, founding date, key management, registered capital, and bankruptcy or dissolution procedures. This is a main document that confirms the legal status of a company, and it can be apostilled.

Extract contains the following information:
  • Full legal name
  • Type of business
  • Legal address
  • Main activity
  • Board members and CEO
  • Registered capital
  • Share capital
  • Bankruptcy and dissolution records, etc.

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

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 273,70 from 230,00

Historical extract from commercial of Switzerland

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

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 273,70 from 230,00

Other documents from dommercial register of Switzerland

You can also get the following documents from comercial register of Switzerland:

  • Corporate documents contain company’s charter, memorandum of association, available at the point of registration. Such extract comes in the official languages of a canton it was issued in.
  • Annual financial statements are all legal entities in Switzerland are required to submit financial and balance sheets, profits and losses, etc. However, it is only companies that are present at stock exchange that are obliged to make this information public in the official business register of Switzerland

To get a required document, you will need a company’s name, type of business, and legal address.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 273,70 from 230,00

Main types of businesses in Switzerland:

Legal entities:
AG/SA – joint-stock company
GmbH/Sarl – limited liability company
SICAV – investment company with variable capital
SICAF – investment company with fixed capital
Verein – non-profit organisation
Stiftung – fund

Unincorporated:
Einzelunternehmen – individual entrepreneur
eG (einfache Gesellschaft) – simple partnership
Kollektivgesellschaft – full partnership
Kommanditgesellschaft – limited partnership
Kommanditaktiengesellschaft – joint-stock partnership in commendam
Kommanditgesellschaft für kollektive Kapitalanlagen (KkK) – joint-stock partnership for capital investments
Genossenschaft – cooperative

An extract is provided in the form of a PDF-file in French, German, or Italian. Original documents can be translated, sent by post, in a notarised or apostilled form.

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Swiss Confederation 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 Switzerland

Switzerland acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 10 January 1973.

Therefore, the documents issued in Switzerland 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 German, French or Italian.

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.

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Electronic extract

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