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This is a list of official business registers around the world. There are many types of official business registers, usually maintained for various purposes by a state authority, such as a government agency, or a
court of law A court is any person or institution, often as a government institution, with the authority to Adjudication, adjudicate legal disputes between Party (law), parties and carry out the administration of justice in Civil law (common law), civil, C ...
. In some cases, it may also be devolved to
self-governing __NOTOC__ Self-governance, self-government, or self-rule is the ability of a person or group to exercise all necessary functions of regulation without intervention from an external authority (sociology), authority. It may refer to personal co ...
bodies, either commercial (a
chamber of commerce A chamber of commerce, or board of trade, is a form of business network. For example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to ad ...
) or professional (a
regulatory college Regulatory colleges are legal entities in Canada charged with serving the public interest by regulating the practice of a profession. They function as professional associations that are state-sanctioned occupational closure, to regulate the practic ...
); or to a dedicated, highly regulated company (i.e., operator of a
stock exchange A stock exchange, securities exchange, or bourse is an Exchange (organized market), exchange where stockbrokers and stock trader, traders can buy and sell security (finance), securities, such as share (finance), shares of stock, Bond (finance) ...
, a
multilateral trading facility A multilateral trading facility (MTF) is a European Union financial regulation, regulatory term for a self-regulated financial trading venue. These are alternatives to the traditional stock exchanges where a market maker, market is made in securi ...
, a central securities depository or an
alternative trading system Alternative trading system (ATS) is a US and Canadian Financial regulation, regulatory term for a non-exchange trading venue that matches buyers and sellers to find counterparties for transactions. Alternative trading systems are typically regulate ...
). The following is an incomplete list of official business registers by country.


Types of registers

A business register may include data on entities, as well as on their status for various purposes. Examples of such registers include: * company register — a register of legal entities in the jurisdiction they operate under, for the purpose of establishing, dissolving, acquisition of legal capacity and (in some cases) juridical personality, determination of legal representation, protection, accountability, and control of legal entities. * list of undertakings cleared for access to classified information — register of companies authorized to work on contracts involving dealing with sensitive information documents of a government or an international otganisation, usually maintained by a counter-intelligence service. *
statistical business register A statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office. A company register has a different purpose: protection, accountability and control of legal entities. Regist ...
— plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office. Another group of business registers is focused on various
asset In financial accounting, an asset is any resource owned or controlled by a business or an economic entity. It is anything (tangible or intangible) that can be used to produce positive economic value. Assets represent value of ownership that c ...
s or liabilities of an entity, rather than on entities themselves, these include: * public contract register — a repository that aims at keeping track of all procurements, usually awarded through a tender, concluded by the public institutions, making this information available online, thereby providing a basis for monitoring the way in which public money is spent. * public aid register — an official register of businesses in difficulties which received aid from the state. * ultimate beneficial owner register — an official repository of natural person or persons who ultimately own or control a company, maintained to counteract
money laundering Money laundering is the process of concealing the origin of money, obtained from illicit activities such as drug trafficking, corruption, embezzlement or gambling, by converting it into a legitimate source. It is a crime in many jurisdictions ...
and
terrorist financing Terrorism financing is the provision of funds or providing financial support to individual terrorist Terrorism, in its broadest sense, is the use of criminal violence to provoke a state of terror or fear, mostly with the intention to achi ...
. * land and mortgage register — concerns titles, rights, and liabilities (such as real estate
lien A lien ( or ) is a form of security interest granted over an item of property to secure the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. The owner of the property, who grants the lien, is referred to as the ''lienee'' and the pers ...
s or pledges) related to
real estate Real estate is property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, (more general ...
, consisting of premises specified in a cadaster, such as land, buildings, or condominium units, * cadaster — determines the
geospatial Geographic data and information is defined in the ISO/TC 211 series of standards as data and information having an implicit or explicit association with a location relative to Earth (a geographic location or geographic position). It is also call ...
localization, the extent, and (in some cases) the value of premises, including land parcels, buildings, and
condominium A condominium (or condo for short) is an ownership structure whereby a building is divided into several units that are each separately owned, surrounded by common areas that are jointly owned. The term can be applied to the building or complex ...
units, which together form real estate, subject to rights and liabilities registered in a land and mortgage register, * vehicle register (such as those for motor vehicles,
rolling stock The term rolling stock in the rail transport industry refers to railway vehicles, including both powered and unpowered vehicles: for example, locomotives, Railroad car#Freight cars, freight and Railroad car#Passenger cars, passenger cars (or co ...
, boat or ships, or
aircraft An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. ...
) — includes entries containing data on
vehicle identification number A vehicle identification number (VIN) (also called a chassis number or frame number) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry The automotive industry comprises a wide range of company, companies and o ...
,
vehicle registration plate A vehicle registration plate, also known as a number plate (British English), license plate (American English), or licence plate (Canadian English), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or Trailer (vehicle), trailer for offi ...
number,
vehicle title In the United States, the certificate of title for a vehicle (also known as a car title, automobile title, or pink slip) is a legal form, establishing a person or business as the Title (property), legal owner of a vehicle. Vehicle titles in the U.S ...
,
type approval Type approval or certificate of conformity is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements. Generally, type approval is required before a product is allowed to be sold in a particular country, so ...
,
vehicle inspection Vehicle inspection is a procedure mandated by national or subnational governments in many countries, in which a vehicle is inspected to ensure that it conforms to regulations governing safety, emissions, or both. Inspection can be required at ...
s,
liability insurance Liability insurance (also called third-party insurance) is a part of the general insurance system of risk financing to protect the purchaser (the "insured") from the risks of Legal liability, liabilities imposed by lawsuits and similar claims and ...
, as well as vehicle
lien A lien ( or ) is a form of security interest granted over an item of property to secure the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. The owner of the property, who grants the lien, is referred to as the ''lienee'' and the pers ...
s, such as maritime liens, and which sometimes may be connected to a register of pledges or
tax lien A tax lien is a lien which is imposed upon a property by law in order to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for the purpose of collecting delinquent taxes which are owed on real property or personal property, or it may be im ...
s. * register of pledges — includes entries concerning liabilities (pledges and voluntary specific liens) of a pledgor to a creditor, secured by tying them to a pledgor's collateral, such as a movable, a
security Security is protection from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted Coercion, coercive change) caused by others, by restraining the freedom of others to act. Beneficiaries (technically referents) of security may be of persons an ...
, or an
intellectual property right Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are many types of intellectual property, and some countries recognize more than others. The best-known types are patents, cop ...
. *
industrial property Industrial property is one of two subsets of intellectual property Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are many types of intellectual property, and some co ...
register — an official database containing registered
trade mark A trademark (also written trade mark or trade-mark) is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of ...
s, as well as
patent A patent is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period of time in exchange for publishing an sufficiency of disclosure, enabling disclo ...
ed
invention An invention is a unique or novelty (patent), novel machine, device, method, composition, idea or process. An invention may be an improvement upon a machine, product, or process for increasing efficiency or lowering cost. It may also be an ent ...
s,
industrial design Industrial design is a process of design applied to physical Product (business), products that are to be manufactured by mass production. It is the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features, which takes place in advan ...
s,
utility model A utility model is a patent-like intellectual property right to protect inventions. This type of right is available in many countries but, notably, not in the United States, United Kingdom or Canada. Although a utility model is similar to a patent ...
s, or
integrated circuit An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, usually silicon. Large numbers of ti ...
s, thus protecting and reserving the rights of the company which developed them or bought rights to them. * plant breeders’ rights register — registers rights to a protected plant variety, developed and registered by a
plant breeder Plant breeding is the science of changing the traits of plants Plants are predominantly Photosynthesis, photosynthetic eukaryotes of the Kingdom (biology), kingdom Plantae. Historically, the plant kingdom encompassed all living things th ...
. Some types of business registers combine the features of both groups, these include: * tax register — a register used for the purpose of revenue collection, including taxes, duties such as
tariffs A tariff is a tax imposed by the government of a country or by a supranational union on imports or exports of goods. Besides being a source of revenue for the government, import duties can also be a form of regulation of International trade, fo ...
or
excise file:Lincoln Beer Stamp 1871.JPG, upright=1.2, 1871 U.S. Revenue stamp for 1/6 barrel of beer. Brewers would receive the stamp sheets, cut them into individual stamps, cancel them, and paste them over the Bunghole, bung of the beer barrel so when ...
, as well as mandatory
social insurance Social insurance is a form of Social protection, social welfare that provides insurance against economic risks. The insurance may be provided publicly or through the subsidizing of private insurance. In contrast to other forms of Welfare, soci ...
and
health insurance Health insurance or medical insurance (also known as medical aid in South Africa) is a type of insurance that covers the whole or a part of the risk of a person incurring medical expenses. As with other types of insurance, risk is shared among ma ...
contributions; such a register includes all taxable entities, as well as their tax liabilities, including
tax lien A tax lien is a lien which is imposed upon a property by law in order to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for the purpose of collecting delinquent taxes which are owed on real property or personal property, or it may be im ...
s. *
public company A public company is a company whose ownership is organized via shares of share capital, stock which are intended to be freely traded on a stock exchange or in Over-the-counter (finance), over-the-counter markets. A public (publicly traded) comp ...
and
securities A security is a tradable financial asset. The term commonly refers to any form of financial instrument, but its legal definition varies by jurisdiction. In some countries and languages people commonly use the term "security" to refer to any for ...
register — the official repository of publicly-listed or unlisted companies whose at least one emission of securities was offered for the purpose of free trading to a number of persons exceeding certain threshold (varying according to jurisdiction), thus placing such a company under specific regulatory obligations, mainly concerning mandatory publication of information on the terms and rights attached to the offered security, as well as information on the company itself and its finances. * list of companies and their securities publicly traded on a stock market — maintained by a
stock exchange A stock exchange, securities exchange, or bourse is an Exchange (organized market), exchange where stockbrokers and stock trader, traders can buy and sell security (finance), securities, such as share (finance), shares of stock, Bond (finance) ...
or an
alternative trading system Alternative trading system (ATS) is a US and Canadian Financial regulation, regulatory term for a non-exchange trading venue that matches buyers and sellers to find counterparties for transactions. Alternative trading systems are typically regulate ...
for the purpose of
trading Trade involves the transfer of goods and services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. Economists refer to a system A system is a group of interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of ...
and quoting companies’ stocks. * insolvency register — contains information on companies who entered
insolvency In accounting, insolvency is the state of being unable to pay the debts, by a Natural person, person or company (debtor), at Maturity (finance), maturity; those in a state of insolvency are said to be ''insolvent''. There are two forms: Cash flow ...
,
bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a legal process through which people or other entities who cannot repay debts to creditors may seek relief from some or all of their debts. In most jurisdictions, bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debt ...
,
liquidation Liquidation is the process in accounting by which a company (law), company is brought to an end in Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Republic of Ireland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and many other countries. The assets and p ...
,
administration Administration may refer to: Management of organizations * Management, the act of directing people towards accomplishing a goal ** Administrative Assistant, traditionally known as a Secretary, or also known as an administrative officer, admini ...
,
receivership In law, receivership is a situation in which an institution or enterprise is held by a receiver—a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights"—especially in ca ...
,
debt restructuring Debt restructuring is a process that allows a private or public company or a sovereign entity facing cash flow problems and financial distress to reduce and renegotiate its delinquent debts to improve or restore accounting liquidity, liquidity so ...
, or have been under futile execution, either of an administrative debt (by a government agency) or of a private debt (by a bailiff), for longer than an amount of time specified by law, as well as on their liabilities. * register or a list of a specified type of regulated entities or activities — contains entries on companies officially authorized to perform a specified type of business, where prior obtaining of a permit, a license, a concession, or registration on such a list or register is a prerequisite required by law. Depending on situation, regulation may apply to an entity type, or to a type of entity's activity.__NOTOC__


European Union and the European Economic Area

* company registers **
European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the Executive (government), executive of the European Union (EU). It operates as a cabinet government, with 27 European Commissioner, members of the Commission (informally known as "Commissioners") headed by a P ...
- the Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS) (uses data from national registers operated by the member states) (searchable); List of European Research Infrastructure Consortia (online web list) **
European Committee of the Regions The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the European Union The European Union (EU) is a supranational union, supranational political union, political and economic union of Member state of the European Union, member states that ...
- Register of European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (uses data from national lists operated by the member states) (available unrestricted as a search engine and a GIS/cadaster) ** the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations - Register of European political parties and
European political foundation A European political foundation, formally a political foundation at European level, informally a Eurofoundation, is a Think tank, research and advocacy organization close to, but independent from a Europarty. They are funded by the European Parl ...
s (EU only) (online web lists) * tax registers (
European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the Executive (government), executive of the European Union (EU). It operates as a cabinet government, with 27 European Commissioner, members of the Commission (informally known as "Commissioners") headed by a P ...
) ** VAT Information Exchange System (uses data from national registers operated by the member states) - taxpayers who obtained registration allowing to perform intra-community supply transactions; not mandatory for VAT-exempt entities involved in intra-commumity supply transactions of low worth in the given year, unless they do not perform services by delegating their employees to another EU country (online VAT number check) ** System of Exchange of Excise Data (SEED) (uses data from national lists operated by the member states) - (SEED number check) ** Registered Exporter System (REX) (central register with input operated by the member states) (REX number check) ** Economic Operator Identification and Registration System (EORI) (central register with input operated by the member states) – (EORI number check) ** Economic Operator Systems Authorized Economic Operator (central register with input operated by the member states) – Authorized Economic Operator Database (searchable) *vehicle registers ** EU Fleet Register (EU only, uses data from national lists operated by the member states) - registry of maritime commercial vessels used in
fisheries Fishery can mean either the Big business, enterprise of Animal husbandry#Aquaculture, raising or Fishing, harvesting fish and other aquatic life; or more commonly, the site where such enterprise takes place (wikt:AKA, a.k.a. fishing ground). Com ...
within the
Common Fisheries Policy The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fishery, fisheries policy of the European Union (EU). It sets quotas for which Member state of the European Union, member states are allowed to catch each type of fish, as well as encouraging the fishin ...
(searchable) ** EUCARIS (European Car and Driving License Information System)


Austria

* ''
Wiener Zeitung ''Wiener Zeitung'' is an Austrian newspaper. It is List of the oldest newspapers, one of the oldest, still published newspapers in the world. It is the official publication used by the Government of the Republic of Austria for legally-required an ...
'' ' — the
official gazette A government gazette (also known as an official gazette, official journal, official newspaper, official monitor or official bulletin) is a periodical publication that has been authorised to publish public or legal notices. It is usually establi ...
. (languages: German only) * ''Firmenbuch'' — the searchable database. (languages: German only) * Financial Market Authority (FMA) — has searchable database for companies that hold FMA-issued licenses. (languages: German only)


Belgium

* KBO Public Search — searchable database for public information on every registered active enterprise and establishment in Belgium. (languages: Dutch, French) * Central Balance Sheet Office (
National Bank of Belgium The National Bank of Belgium (NBB; nl, Nationale Bank van België, french: Banque nationale de Belgique, german: Belgische Nationalbank) has been the central bank of Belgium since 1850. The National Bank of Belgium was established with 100% pr ...
) — has the accounts of companies, associations, and foundations active in Belgium. (languages: Dutch, French, German, English) * Crossroads Bank for Enterprises * Enterprise Search — maintained by the
Federal Public Service Justice The FPS Justice ( nl, FOD Justitie, french: SPF Justice, german: FÖD Justiz), formerly the Ministry of Justice, is a federal public service of Belgium Belgium, ; french: Belgique ; german: Belgien officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a ...
(languages: French only) * Public companies register (''STORI'') — maintained by the Financial Services and Markets Authority


Bulgaria

* Trade Register — electronic register. Companies must be entered into the commercial register that is kept with the relevant district court, where they can be viewed by the public. (languages: Bulgarian only) *D&B Report Guide Bulgaria — information on the different types of companies * Trade Register (Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


Croatia

*Biznet — provides information and statistics on the Croatian economy, and access to the Register of Business Entities. It is maintained by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Biznet. (languages: Croatian and English) *D&B Report Guide Croatia — provides information on legal forms and filing requirements. *Croatian Company Directory * Business Register — maintained by the
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
. (languages: Croatian only) * Export Directory — maintained by the Chamber of Economy. (languages: Croatian only)


Cyprus

* Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver — responsible for keeping the Register of Companies, Partnerships, Business Names, Trade Marks, Patents and Industrial Designs, as well as for administering properties of insolvent legal and natural persons. *Cyprus-Data.com — searchable database for companies in Cyprus


Czech Republic

* Public register and the collection of documents — maintained by the
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
. (language: Czech) *Register of economic entities — maintained by the
Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a part of the government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of le ...
*Trade Licensing Register — maintained by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. (Czech version has additional detail.)


Denmark

* Danish Commerce and Companies Agency — the official registry for Danish businesses. * Central Business Register — searchable database for Danish businesses. * Database ( Financial Supervisory Authority) — database for enterprises under supervision of the Financial Supervisory Authority.


Estonia

* Central Commercial Register () — an online service based on the central database of Estonian registration departments of the courts. *Database of the Financial Supervision Authority () — searchable database of supervised entities. (languages: Estonian, English)


Finland

* Finnish Trade Register — official company register for Finnish companies, maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. (languages: Finnish, English, Swedish) *BIS Search — trade register of 470,000 Finnish companies via the Business Information System of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. * : Åland Online — companies, organizations and associations


France

* Trade and Companies Register () — official register of over 3,200,000 French companies, maintained by the Commercial Court. (languages: French) *''Sirene'' —
statistical business register A statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office. A company register has a different purpose: protection, accountability and control of legal entities. Regist ...
maintained by INSEE. (languages: French only) * Bulletin of Obligatory Legal Announcements — maintained by Journal officiel de la République française. (languages: French only) * Official Bulletin of Civil and Commercial Announcements (''Bulletin officiel des annonces civiles et commerciales'', ''BODACC'') — publishes companies registered in the RCS (''registre du commerce et des sociétés''). (languages: French only) *: Paris Registry — maintained by the Clerk of the Commercial Court of Paris (''Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris'')


Germany

* German Commercial Register — judicial register of the
federal states A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity characterized by a political union, union of partially Federated state, self-governing provinces, states, or other regions under a central #Federal governments, federal gover ...
. (languages: German only) * Business Register System () — centralized
statistical business register A statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office. A company register has a different purpose: protection, accountability and control of legal entities. Regist ...
. (languages: German, English, French, Italian, and
Spanish Spanish might refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards are a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language, spoken in Spain and many Latin American countries **Spanish cuisine Other places * Spanish, Ontario, Cana ...
) *
Bundesanzeiger The ''Bundesanzeiger'' is an official publication of the Germany, Federal Republic of Germany published by the German department of Justice with a scope similar to that of the Federal Register in the United States. It is used for announcing laws, ...
— official
gazette A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper. In English and French speaking countries, newspaper publishers have applied the name ''Gazette'' since the 17th century; today, numerous weekly and daily newspapers ...
*
Federal Financial Supervisory Authority The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (german: Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) better known by its abbreviation BaFin is the Financial regulation, financial regulatory auth ...
— listed companies. (languages: German only)


Greece

* General Commercial Registry (''Γενικό Εμπορικό Μητρώο'') * Official gazette – Company search * Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EBEA)


Hungary

* Court of Company Registration — provides company information and electronic company registration service. It is maintained by the
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
. (languages: Hungarian) *Cégtaláló — searchable database. (languages: Hungarian) *Financial Services Register — maintained by the
Hungarian National Bank The Hungarian National Bank ( hu, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB)) is the central bank A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages the currency and monetary policy of a country or monetary union, and over ...
, also provides supervision of listed companies on Budapest Stock Exchange


Iceland

* Company Directory (Directorate of Internal Revenue) — (languages: Icelandic)


Ireland

* Companies Registration Office **Company Search — company directory **Registry of Friendly Societies


Italy

* Italian Business Register — public register of company details, maintained by the Italian Business Register Office, found in local Chambers of Commerce in Italy. (languages: Italian, English) *Infocamere — company register of the Italian Chambers of Commerce. Information can be obtained from Infocamere and via the
European Business Register The European Business Register Network (EBR Network) is a network of trade registers kept by the registration authorities of several European countries, managed by the European Business Registry Association. The EBR was developed as a part of the f ...
(EBR). (languages: Italian, mostly) * Infoimprese — (languages: Italian) * Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa listed companies


Latvia

* Registry of Enterprises of Latvia. Registry also publish free publicly accessible database of companies of Latvia. * Lursoft — database of all enterprises, public organizations, and foreign company agencies registered within the territory of Latvia, including information of their managers, shareholders
fixed capital In accounting, fixed capital is any kind of real, physical asset that is used repeatedly in the production of a product. In economics, fixed capital is a type of capital good that as a real, physical asset is used as a means of production which i ...
, and annual accounts. The information is based on original documents of the State Register of Enterprises. (languages: Latvian, mostly)


Liechtenstein

* Commercial Register — maintained by the Office of Justice. (languages: German only)


Lithuania

* Register of Legal Entities


Luxembourg

* Luxembourg Business Registers * Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés — the official register of companies and associations in Luxembourg. (languages: German, French) * Business permits * Official Gazette "Mémorial C"(Legilux) * Supervised entities ( Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier)


Malta

* Malta Business Registry — registry of companies


The Netherlands

*Trade Register — company search, maintained by
Kamer van Koophandel The ''Kamer van Koophandel'' (KVK) is the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. It is operated as a quango, guided by the ''Wet op de Kamer van Koophandel'' (Chamber of commerce law) 2013 and the ''Handelsregisterwet'' (Trade registry law) 2007. ...
. In the Netherlands, registration in the trade register is compulsory for almost every company. (languages: Dutch, English)


Norway

* Brønnøysund Register Centre — government body under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, and consists of several different national EDP registers. (languages: Norwegian, mostly) * List of companies ( Agency for Public Management and eGovernment) * Registry of supervised entities ( Financial Supervisory Authority)


Poland


Regular company registers

There are two registers of entities which are obligated or allowed to register as entrepreneurs: * Ministry of Development (MR) – Central Registration and Information on Business (CEIDG) – company register for natural persons trading as
sole trader A sole proprietorship, also known as a sole tradership, individual entrepreneurship or proprietorship, is a type of enterprise owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity In l ...
s or their civil law partnerships (searchable); such companies are prohibited from performing certain activities (e.g. operating a life insurance company), and proper agricultural activity (
animal breeding Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of livestock. Selecting for breeding animals with superior EB ...
,
plant cultivation Plants are predominantly Photosynthesis, photosynthetic eukaryotes of the Kingdom (biology), kingdom Plantae. Historically, the plant kingdom encompassed all living things that were not animals, and included algae and fungi; however, all curr ...
) of an individual farmer is also excluded from registration in CEIDG; the register does not assign its own registration number, using the NIP (see below) for this purpose instead *
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
(MS): **National Court Register (KRS) (searchable) — register of the majority of juridical persons types, a well as other collective (private) legal entities (there are, however, numerous exceptions, see List of official business registers#Registers of businesses excluded from registration as entrepreneurs); assigns a registration number (numer KRS), mandatory to be exposed on all outbound company documents and letters; some activities (e.g. operating a school) are not available to all entities registered in KRS, but only to those who are juridical persons; members of some professions are not allowed to practise in all of the company types (e.g. an advocate is prohibited from practising the profession in the form of a limited liability company); its constituent parts are: *** Register of Entrepreneurs (''Rejestr przedsiębiorców'') — the company register for entities other than natural persons which hold an obligatory status of entrepreneurs: trade partnerships: either entities with legal capacity but lacking juridical personality (registered partnerships, limited partnerships, limited joint-stock partnerships, professional partnerships), or juridical persons (limited liability companies, joint-stock companies), as well as for other types of entrepreneurs who are juridical persons, as well as any of the juridical persons registered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organizations, Foundations and Independent Public Healthcare Institutions (see below) if they intend to perform business activities (when allowed by their bylaws, excluding the stand-alone public healthcare institutions, as they are not allowed to register as an entrepreneur, as well as those of juridical persons or other legal entities who are registered in the KRS exclusively for the purpose of obtaining status of an officially recognized charity - public benefit organization, and would otherwise be excluded from the registration in the KRS - see below) *** Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organizations, Foundations and Stand-alone Public Healthcare Institutions (''Rejestr stowarzyszeń, innych organizacji społecznych i zawodowych, fundacji oraz samodzielnych publicznych zakładów opieki zdrowotnej'') — the other part of the KRS, is responsible for the registration of various other types of juridical persons. If any of the registered entities intends to perform business activities (when allowed by its bylaws), it also has to obtain registration in the Register of Entrepreneurs; in addition, juridical persons or any other legal entities (including those otherwise excluded or exempt from the registration in the KRS – see below) also have to register, if they apply for the status of an officially recognized charity (public benefit organization); however, as an exception, registration solely for that purpose neither confers juridical personality to entities lacking one, nor does it create obligation or right to register as an entrepreneur; ** Court and Commercial Gazette (''Monitor Sądowy i Gospodarczy'') – official gazette (searchable); ** Financial document viewer (''Przeglądarka dokumentów finansowych'') - the official free viewer of financial documents that allows to download financial documents of an entity entered in the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register, in particular financial statements, reports on activities, resolutions on the allocation of profit or coverage of losses. The KRS number of the entity is needed to search.


Registers of businesses excluded from registration as entrepreneurs

Registers of some of the types of businesses excluded from registration as entrepreneurs which are available online include the following (the list does not include registries of entities established through a centralized
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-level procedure, namely the European Research Infrastructure Consortia, the European political parties and the
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s): * Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMiR) – National Register of the Rural Women's Associations (searchable);Register of Producers, Agricultural Holdings and Applications for Payment Entitlements - (non-searchable; however, the bulk of data may be obtained from the Directory of
Common Agricultural Policy The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the agricultural policy of the European Union. It implements a system of agricultural subsidies and other programmes. It was introduced in 1962 and has since then undergone several changes to reduce the ...
Beneficiaries - see above); * Polish Waters National Water Management Holding (PGW WP) – IT system for protection against extraordinary hazards (ISOK) – Informatics System for Water Management (SIGW) – water cadaster, which includes the centralized register of water corporations, levee unions (input operated at the local level by the starostas) and the unions of water companies or levee unions (input operated at the local level by the voivodes) (searchable) * Central Office of Geodesy (Land Survey) and Cartography – 'Land and Buildings Records (EGiB) – land and buildings cadaster, which includes the centralized register of common land management corporations (input operated at the local level by the starostas) (searchable) * Polish Hunting Association (PZŁ) – Registers of Hunting Clubs, available on websites of each of the 49 district boards of the Association, located in: Biała Podlaska , Białystok , Bielsko-Biała , Bydgoszcz , Chełm , Ciechanów , Częstochowa , Elbląg , Gdańsk , Gorzów Wlkp. , Jelenia Góra , Kalisz , Katowice , Kielce , Konin , Koszalin , Kraków , Krosno , Legnica , Leszno , Lublin , Łomża , Łódź , Nowy Sącz , Olsztyn , Opole , Ostrołęka , Piła , Piotrków Tryb. , Płock , Poznań , Przemyśl , Radom , Rzeszów , Siedlce , Sieradz , Skierniewice , Słupsk , Suwałki , Szczecin , Tarnobrzeg , Tarnów , Toruń , Wałbrzych , Warszawa , Włocławek , Wrocław , Zamość , Zielona Góra *
Polish Academy of Sciences The Polish Academy of Sciences ( pl, Polska Akademia Nauk, PAN) is a Polish state-sponsored institution of higher learning. Headquartered in Warsaw, it is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of ...
(PAN) – Register of (PAN) Research Institutes (searchable) * Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) – Register of Higher Education Institutions – includes both public and private institutions (searchable) * Ministry of National Education (MEN) – Register of Schools and Educational Institutions – includes also the ''jednostki systemu oświaty'' (schools or educational institutions other than higher education institutions) (searchable) * Ministry of Interior and Administration – register of inter-municipal unions, inter-county unions, as well as cross-category unions of municipalities and counties , (downloadable lists); Database of Territorial Self-Government Units , (downloadable lists in various formats); Register of Churches and Other Confessional Communities , (only the list of denominations downloadable; non-searchable is the detailed part of the register, covering ecclesiastical juridical persons or other legal entities); * Ministry of Justice - List of judicial enforcement officers (bailiffs) , (searchable), the list is also available as a search engine on the website of their regulatory college, the National Council of Judicial Officers , * General Directorate for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ) – Central Register of Forms of Environmental Protection – includes the register of national parks, available as a search engine , or a GIS/cadaster (searchable), * Bureau for Forest Management and Geodesy State Enterprise on behalf of the State Forests National Forest Holding - Forest Data Bank - the official forest inventory and the forestry cadaster, also includes data on all territorial units of the State Forests (searchable), * District Court in Warsaw (SO w Warszawie) – Register of Political Parties (searchable); Register of Pension Funds (searchable only in person; however, the bulk of the data may be obtained from the combined search engine of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority - see below); Register of Investment Funds (searchable only in person; however, the bulk of the data may be obtained from the combined search engine of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority - see below); Register of Family Foundations * Ministry of Foreign Affairs – List of European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation registered in Poland (downloadable list) * Ministry of Infrastructure – info-car.pl website operated under contract with the Ministry by the Polish Security Printing Works – database of voivodeship road traffic centers (searchable) Notably absent are: * a central register of public cultural institutions. Each of the actual or potential parent entities (a ministry, a central government agency, or a territorial self-government unit) is obligated to maintain its own register of subordinate public cultural institutions, which results in almost 3000 separate official registers of such institutions, operated in various forms and independently of each other, each containing only a few to a dozen entries (if any), available on website of each of the parent entities; * a register of homeowner communities * a register of
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communities


Other general official business registers

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(MS): **National Register of the Indebted (''Krajowy Rejestr Zadłużonych'') — insolvency register separate from the KRS, designed to include entries on insolvent debtors: either private natural persons (e.g. child support, maintenance or tax debtors, consumer bankrupts), entrepreneurs, or any other legal entities, regardless whether they are registered in the National Court Register or the Central Registration and Information on Business ; (searchable) ** Register of Pledges (''Rejestr Zastawów'') – allows to submit an inquiry concerning registered (thus legally binding) pledges and voluntary specific liens put on a collateral, either a movable, such as a vehicle (a road vehicle, a rolling stock vehicle, an aircraft, a boat, or a ship, excluding ships registered by one of the 2 maritime chambers in the Register of Ships, because they are covered by a dedicated instrument called ship mortgage), other types of machines, a controlled weapon, a movable object of
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, or on a security, as well as on an intellectual property right; the register is connected to the relevant vehicle, security, or intellectual property right register, in cases, where such exists ; ** Land and Mortgage Register (''Elektroniczne Księgi Wieczyste'') – contains official and legally binding entries (done by selected '' sąd rejonowy'' courts) on real estate rights (including ownership), obligations (such as any pledges or liens), as well as warnings concerning unsettled or ongoing claims, any detected outdated entries (e.g. a dead person or a dissolved entity listed as owner), or any detected discrepancies with the referenced relevant Land and Buildings Records (the cadaster) entry – search by the register number (searchable); ** National Criminal Register (''Krajowy Rejestr Karny'') – contains entries on all entities convicted and sentenced for a felony or crime, or for a fiscal felony or crime, either natural persons (including entrepreneurs), or (in selected types of felony or crime) juridical persons or other collective legal entities (such as trade partnerships) (access to data on a person or an entity is available on a paid request by the person or the entity concerned; on a paid request by an employer, in cases concerning a job restricted by law to unconvicted persons; on a paid request by a juridical person or other collective legal entity, in cases concerning membership of its governing body, status of its authorized signaotory, or acquisition of its shares, when restricted by law to unconvicted persons; on a free-of-charge-demand by an authorized public institution or authorities of another EU state (or a non-EU state, under an international agreement, or under the principle of reciprocity) ); * Central Office of Geodesy (Land Survey) and Cartography – Geoportal – provides access to the: ** Land and Buildings Records (EGiB) – the official cadaster of land, buildings, and owner-occupancies, ** Geodetic Records of Utilities Networks (GESUT) – the official cadaster of utilities networks, * Ministry of Finance (MF) – Central Register of Beneficial Owners (CRBR) – a register of ultimate beneficial owners (searchable) * National Fiscal Administration (KAS) ** Central Register of Entities – National Register of Taxpayers – tax register which assigns the Tax Identification Number (NIP) to all taxable entities, including companies, with the exception of natural persons not registered in the Central Registration and Information on Business, as they are required to use their Personal Identification Number (PESEL) instead of NIP for tax purposes. It is mandatory to include both seller's and buyer's NIP on all invoices (excluding those concerning consumer sales to private natural persons, where only the seller's NIP is required); its validation is available online (NIP validity check) ; *** List of VAT Taxpayers (so-called VAT white list) – list of registered, unregistered and deleted entities and restored to the VAT register (VAT status check by NIP); **** List of EU VAT Taxpayers – includes those Polish taxpayers who obtained registration allowing to perform intra-community supply transactions and to use their NIP with the ''PL-'' prefix as their EU VAT number; not mandatory for VAT-exempt entities involved in intra-commumity supply transactions worth altogether less than 50000PLN in the given year, unless they do not perform services by delegating their employees to another EU country (EU VAT status check available through the EU-operated VAT Information Exchange System ; ** Tax and Customs Service (SCS) – Electronic Services Portal of the Tax and Customs Service (PUESC) (searchable) – assigns the IDSISC number for customs or excise purposes, and provides access to the: *** Central Register of Excise Entities (CRPA) – confirms granting of excise authorization to excise entities, supplies their data to the EU Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) through the System for the Exchange of Excise Data (SEED), and registers their IDSISC number in the SEED PL database (searchable), IDSISC (SEED PL) number validation is also available on the website operated by the EU (SEED number check) *** (EU customs) Registered Exporter System (REX) – registered Polish entities (searchable), REX number validation oś also available on the website operated by the EU (REX number check) *** (EU customs) Economic Operator Identification and Registration System (EORI) (for registration purposes only) – EORI number validation is available on the website operated by the EU (EORI number check) *** (EU customs) Economic Operator Systems Authorized Economic Operator Database (EOS AEO) (for registration purposes only) – Authorized Economic Operator Database is available on the website operated by the EU (searchable) ** Register of Tax Liens – register of tax liens put on a collateral, either a movable, such as a vehicle (a road vehicle, a rolling stock vehicle, an aircraft, a boat, or a ship, excluding ships registered by one of the 2 maritime chambers in the Register of Ships, because they are covered by a dedicated instrument called ship mortgage), other types of machines, a firearm, a movable object of cultural property, or on a security, as well as on an intellectual property right; (searchable by serial or identification number) ; * Polish Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) – Central Register of Contribution Payers (non-searchable) – tax register of all entities (including companies) paying compulsory social and health insurance contributions for their employees (or health insurance only, in the case of professions covered by special non-insurance pensions systems funded by the state budget: judges, public prosecutors, professional soldiers and members of other national uniformed services), as well as natural persons obligated to pay social and/or health insurance contributions for themselves (including sole traders, partners of a civil law partnership, registered partnership, limited partnership, limited joint-stock partnership, professional partnership, single-shareholder limited liability company, as well as artists), and people paying voluntary social and/or health insurance contributions; the register does not include individual farmers paying their social and health insurance contributions to the separate Agricultural Social Insurance Fund, as well as members of uniformed services delegated to work an undercover job. It does not assign a dedicated identification number, using the existing numbers (NIP, REGON, PESEL) for identification purposes instead; * Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) - Register of Agricultural Social Insurance and Health Insurance Contribution Payers (non-searchable) – tax register of individual farmers for the purposes of collecting compulsory agricultural social insurance and health insurance contributions. Farmers paying the agricultural social insurance for at least 3 years may register as entrepreneurs in CEIDG and engage in additional business activities while retaining the right to remain in the agricultural social insurance system, under the conditions that they continue agricultural production and do not exceed certain limits on income from the additional activity. Farmers may also pay to KRUS health insurance and diminished social insurance contributions (limited to sickness, maternity and accident insurance, but excluding the pension and disability insurance) for seasonal workers employed up to 180 days per year for harvesting fruits, vegetables, herbs, tobacco, hop, or flowers. Any other employees of a farmer fall under the general Social Insurance Institution system. * Central Statistical Office (GUS) – National Official Business Register –
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which assigns the Statistical Identification Number (REGON) to all public and private juridical persons, as well as all other entities, with the exception of natural persons other than entrepreneurs. It is mandatory to expose REGON on all company stamps as well as outbound documents and letters (searchable); * Intellectual property registers ** Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) – Patent Office Registries e-Search industrial property database which includes trade marks, industrial designs, utility models, and integrated circuits (excluding those of the four types, which have been registered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office), as well as inventions (national patents), and (
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s, including the EU unitary patents (but without their unitary effect due to Polish opt-out caused by EU's failure to award the
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the status in the scheme equal to that of German, English or French, and therefore, such patents are treated in Poland as ordinary EPO patents) (searchable) ** Research Centre for Cultivar Testing (COBORU) – The List of Varieties Protected by Plant Breeders' Rights and The List of Varieties Which are the Subject of an Application for the Grant of the Plant Breeders' Rights – Protected by Provisional PBR – national register of plant breeders’ rights, does not include the varieties registered by the
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(downloadable list); List of breeders, breeders’ representatives and licensees (searchable); (some of these lists may also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies); * Official vehicle registries ** Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland – Central Registry of Vehicles and Drivers *** Central Registry of Vehicles – contains data on all registered road vehicles. Vehicle History service (searchable by entering combination of vehicle registration number, date of first registration of the vehicle, and VIN number) ** Office of Rail Transport (UTK) – National Rail Vehicle Registry (non-searchable); **
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(ULC) – Register of Civil Aircraft (non-searchable); ** Registries of vessels (registration is permitted in only single of the five registries at a time, depending on the vessel's size, designation, equipment, usage, and ownership; some of the vessels may require an additional registration: by a ship classification society, or for the purposes of obtaining the
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, the
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, or the MMSI number - see sector specific registers and lists below; ships belonging to the Navy, the Border Guard or the Police are excluded from registration): *** Ministry of Infrastructure – Registry of Yachts and Other Vessels up to 24 m in Length (searchable by entering combination of: vessel registration number; vessel identification number such as HIN Hull Identification Number, CIN Craft Identification Number, WIN Watercraft Identification Number, vessels lacking any of them are awarded INI Individual Identification Number at first registration; date of first registration of the vessel) – responsible for the registration of following vessels up to 24 meters in length: all yachts (defined as ships used exclusively for sports and recreation, including jetski, houseboats, and wooden replicas of historical vessels); inland or maritime non-commercial yachts; inland or maritime commercial yachts up to 12 passengers (including yachts used for paid cruises, training cruises, chartered cruises, commercial lending for
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and
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or for other purposes); other inland commercial and non-commercial fishing or angling vessels; *** Inland Navigation Offices: in Bydgoszcz, in Szczecin, and in Wrocław – Administrative Registry of Inland Waterways Vessels (non-searchable) – registry of inland waterways vessels not covered by the Registry of Yachts and Other Vessels up to 24 m in Length; *** Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MRiRW) – Registry of Fishing Vessels (non-searchable at national level) – registry of Polish maritime commercial vessels used in
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within the
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(searchable via the EU Fleet Register operated by the European Commission) *** Maritime Chambers: by the District Court in Szczecin and by the District Court in Gdańsk (seated Gdynia) – Registry of Ships (''Rejestr okrętowy'') (searchable in person on site free of charge, or on a written paid request, access unrestricted) – the primary official registry of all maritime ships used in international traffic and owned by Polish entities or other EU entities (if not registered in an other EU country), including merchant ships, excluding ships covered by the Registry of Yachts and Other Vessels up to 24 m in Length, or the Registry of Fishing Vessels. Contains information on all rights to the ship, as well as on all obligations ( ship mortgage, ship liens). May also contain entries (on a voluntary basis) on maritime ships owned by entities other than Polish, which obtained temporary Polish registration, maritime ships under construction on the Polish territory, and maritime ships exempt from obligation to register by the Maritime Chamber (see below); *** Maritime Offices: in Szczecin and in Gdynia: Administrative Registry of Maritime Ships (non-searchable) – obligatory registry for maritime ships exempt from registration in the ordinary Registry of Ships (maritime vessels not covered by the Registry of Yachts and Other Vessels up to 24 m in Length or by the Registry of Fishing Vessels, which are not used in international traffic: up to 15 m in length when equipped with mechanical propulsion, or any length when not equipped with mechanical propulsion) – unless owners of such vessel decided to waive exemption and choose to register in the regular Register of Ships; * Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) – Public Aid Data Sharing System (searchable) * Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MRiRW) – Directory of
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Beneficiaries (searchable) * Public Procurement Office – (UZP) e-Zamówienia (e-Procurement) Platform (searchable) * National Institute of Cultural Heritage - Registry of Cultural Property (partially searchable) - operated by the Voivodeship Offices for Cultural Property Protection, include immovable (monuments, buildings), archeological, and movable (artifacts)
cultural property Cultural property does not have a universal definition, but it is commonly considered to be tangible (physical, material) items that are part of the cultural heritage of a group or society, as opposed to less tangible cultural expressions. They in ...
, in the latter two cases excluding movable items included in the national library fonds, the national archival fonds or in an inventory of a registered museum * Ministry of Interior and Administration - Arms Registration System (SRB) (non-searchable) - operated by the Policja and (in regard to private firearms of soldiers in active service) by the Military Gendarmerie; includes all firearms held by private persons, companies and public institutions, as well as their history, excluding the service firearms of the state uniformed services or other state armed formations (but not the municipal ones), issues the European Firearms Pass * Internal Security Agency (ABW) – (civilian) list of entities holding industrial security clearance (downloadable list with levels of awarded clearances, and their applicability to NATO, EU or ESA classified information) * Military Counterintelligence Service (SKW) – (military) list of issued industrial security clearances confirming the capability of an entrepreneur to protect classified information (downloadable lists with levels of awarded clearances, separately for national, NATO, EU and ESA classified information) * Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) – list of public stock issues after 1 January 2020 and their issuers (public companies) (searchable); list of public issues of financial instruments (including public stock issues) prior 1 January 2020 and their issuers (public companies, in the case of stocks) (downloadable list); * Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) State Research Institute - National Domain Register - the Polish
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register, member of Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries and Country Code Names Supporting Organization (searchable) * GS1 Poland Foundation - assigns the GTIN/ EAN codes *
Warsaw Stock Exchange The Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), pl, Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie, is a stock exchange in Warsaw, Poland. It has a market capitalization of PLN 1.05 trillion (EUR 232 billion; as of December 23, 2020). The WSE is a member of the ...
(GPW) Group ** GPW Main Market – the regulated market; ** NewConnect – an alternative (unregulated) stock exchange (
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), * Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW) – central securities depository registering dematerialized securities and their owners, and the
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which assigns the Financial Instrument Short Name, Classification of Financial Instruments code,
International Securities Identification Number An International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security (finance), security. Its structure is defined in ISO 6166. The ISIN code is a 12-character alphanumeric code that serves for uniform identification of a securi ...
, as well as Legal Entity Identifier. Its subsidiary KDPW_CCP is the national central counterparty clearing house.


Sector-specific registers and lists of regulated activities

* Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) – register of securities listed on an exchange or on an alternative trading system; registers of various types of regulated financial entities (list incomplete): banks, co-operative banks, credit unions, pension funds, insurance companies, life insurance companies, mutual insurance companies, investment funds, stock exchanges, alternative trading systems, and commodities exchanges. A combined search engine. * Polish Bar Council (NRA) – National Register of Barristers (and their offices) (searchable); * National Chamber of Attorneys at Law (KIRP) – List of Attorneys at Law (and their offices) (searchable); * National Council of Notaries (KRN) – List of notarial offices (searchable), available also through the EU e-Justice Portal (searchable), as well as the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (searchable) * Polish Agency for Audit Oversight (PANA) – List of Audit Firms (searchable); * National Chamber of Tax Advisors (KIDP) – Register of Juridical Persons Authorized to Perform Tax Advisory Activities (downloadable list); List of Tax Advisors (and either their offices, in the forms of sole tradeship, registered partnerships, limited partnerships, limited joint-stock partnerships, professional partnerships, or of juridical persons employing them) (downloadable list) * Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) – List of Patent Attorneys (and either their offices, in the forms of sole tradeship, registered partnerships, limited partnerships, limited joint-stock partnerships, professional partnerships, or of juridical persons employing them) (searchable) * Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration (MSWiA) – Register of Undertakings Licensed to Manufacture and Trade Explosives, Arms, Ammunition, and Devices or Technologies Designated for Police or Military Use (searchable); Register of Undertakings Performing Private Investigator Services (searchable); Register of Undertakings Licensed to Perform Personal and Property Protection Services (non-searchable); Register of Entities Performing Professional Lobbying Activities (downloadable list); *
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(MF) – List of licensed casinos (downloadable list); List of licensed bookmakers and licensed internet gambling entities (downloadable list); * Ministry of National Education (MEN) – Register of Schools and Educational Institutions – public and private schools and educational institutions, excluding higher education (searchable) * Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) – List of Non-Public Higher Education Institutions – list of licensed non-public universities and colleges (searchable) * Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy (MRPiPS) – National Register of Employment Agencies (searchable); Register of Nurseries and Children's Clubs (searchable); Register of Social Assistance Units – register of public and private entities such as retirement homes, assisted living homes (but not nursing homes, as they are considered healthcare entities) (searchable) * Ministry of Health (MZ) ** Register of Entities Performing Medical Activities (RPWDL) , consists of: *** Register of Health Entities - includes public and private, commercial and non-commercial healthcare entities, registered by the relevant
voivode Voivode (, also spelled ''voievod'', ''voevod'', ''voivoda'', ''vojvoda'' or ''wojewoda'') is a title denoting a military leader or warlord in Central Europe, Central, Southeastern Europe, Southeastern and Eastern Europe since the Early Middle ...
, without caps on the numbers of medical professionals employed or (in case of private entities) specific restrictions on legal form or stakeholder composition of the entity; assigns an identification number (''kod resortowy'') to the whole entity, with an extension number for each of its organisational units; the catalogue of the covered types includes among others: hospitals, larger clinics (including dental), health spa entities, nursing homes, hospices, medical transport entities, diagnostic medical laboratories (obligated to register also on the List of Diagnostic Medical Laboratories of the National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians (KIDL), as well as stores (dispensaries) employing qualified medical technicians or craftsmen, involved in retail, fitting and repairs of various medical prosthetic devices (such as glasses, dental prostheses, hearing aides, orthopaedic devices); *** registers of individual and group professional practices of physicians, dentists, nurses, midwives, and physiotherapists (but excluding pharmacists, as pharmacies are registered in a separate register - see below, and laboratory diagnosticians, as a medical laboratory is in any case a health entity or a part of one - see above), operated by the respective
regulatory college Regulatory colleges are legal entities in Canada charged with serving the public interest by regulating the practice of a profession. They function as professional associations that are state-sanctioned occupational closure, to regulate the practic ...
s, with legal entity types limited exclusively to
sole proprietorship A sole proprietorship, also known as a sole tradership, individual entrepreneurship or proprietorship, is a type of enterprise owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the Types of business entity ...
in the case of individual practices, as well as to two types of trade partnerships (registered partnership or professional partnership) in the case of group practices; services are provided primarily by their owners, while employment of other-than-owner members of the same medical profession is generally prohibited, except for only a few specific situations, such as hiring for professional training, or hiring a temporary substitution during the owner's absence (searchable); ** Register of Pharmacies - with the State Pharmaceutical Inspection organs fulfilling the role of registration authority; includes community pharmacies, community dispensaries (scope-limited, allowed exclusively in rural areas lacking otherwise a pharmacy), establishment pharmacies (in prisons or military garrisons), hospital pharmacies, hospital dispensaries other than pharmacies (scope-limited, fulfilling basic dispensary tasks, with more advanced functions outsourced to an external
hospital pharmacy A hospital pharmacy is a department within a hospital that prepares, compounds, stocks and dispenses inpatient medications. Hospital pharmacies usually stock a larger range of medications, including more specialized and investigational medicatio ...
), the latter two types required to be also included as a unit of the parent entity in the Register of Heath Entities (searchable); ** Register of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (searchable) * National Health Fund (NFZ) – ''Central List of Healthcare Providers (CWŚ)'' – a public contract list of public and private healthcare providers operating under a contract with the NFZ within the general health insurance system (searchable) * State Sanitary Inspection - Register of Establishments Producing or Marketing Food Subject to the Official Control of the State Sanitary Inspection (non-searchable) - includes farmers cultivating plants, wholesalers, retailers and other undertakings involved in production, processing or marketing of food intended for human consumption, other than production, processing or marketing of animal-derived food already supervised by the Veterinary Inspection), as well as all gastronomy establishments, and producers or recyclers of materials designated for contact with food intended for human consumption; Register of Cosmetic Product Producers (non-searchable); List of designated yellow fever vaccination centers (downloadable list) * State Pharmaceutical Inspection (PIF) – Register of Manufacturers and Importers of Medicinal Products (searchable); National Register of Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of Active Substances (searchable); * Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products (URPLWMiPB) – Register of Medicinal Products and the Register of Marketing Aurhorization Holders – register of all medicines with market authorization in Poland; including those authorized by the
European Medicines Agency The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is an Agencies of the European Union, agency of the European Union (EU) in charge of the evaluation and supervision of Medication, medicinal products. Prior to 2004, it was known as the European Agency for t ...
; Record of manufacturers of active substances used in the manufacture of veterinary medicinal products with anabolic, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, hormonal or psychotropic properties (non-searchable); * Polish Medicines Verification Organisation Foundation (KOWAL) - national operator of the European Medicines Verification System (non-searchable) * National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians (KIDL) – List of Diagnostic Medical Laboratories – list of healthcare entities operating a clinical laboratory (searchable) * Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MRiRW) – Register of entities producing or bottling wine products (downloadable list); Register of entities producing or processing ethyl alcohol (downloadable list); Register of entities producing tobacco products (downloadable list); Register of entities producing or bottling liquor drinks (downloadable list); (some of these lists also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies); * Veterinary Inspection (IW) – Lists and registers of supervised establishments, including: production, processing and marketing of meat, eggs, fish, milk, and dairy, production and marketing of animal feed, list of veterinary pharmaceutical wholesalers (some of these lists also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies) (downloadable lists); * Polish National Veterinary Chamber (KILW) - List of Veterinary Care Establishments (searchable) * State Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service (PIORiN) – various registers of undertakings performing activities related to plant health, plant protection products and equipment used to apply them, seed production, as well as integrated plant production (some of these lists also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies) (partially available as downloadable lists); * National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) (some of these lists also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies) – Register of biocomponent producers (downloadable list); Register of entities importing biocomponents (downloadable list); Register of farmers producing biofuels for their own use (downloadable list); Register of agricultural biogas producers (downloadable list); Register of first purchasers of cow milk (downloadable list); * Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMiR) – Register of Producers, Agricultural Holdings and Applications for Payment Entitlements – system operated for the purposes of state-funded, EU-funded or co-funded payment mechanisms in agriculture and fisheries; its constituent Register of Producers includes agricultural producers, animal holders, beneficiaries of fisheries programmes, organizations of producers, entities operating a rendering plant, and potential beneficiaries, as well as their farmę agricultural holdings (non-searchable); (some of these lists also include individual farmers whose farms have not been registered as companies); * Ministry of Sport and Tourism (MSiT) – Central List of Hotel Establishments – list of officially rated establishments providing legally specified services, including room service, bed-making and cleaning of sanitary facilities, at least on a daily basis, classified as: hotels, motels, boarding houses (all are rated category * to *****), trail shelters (rated „compliant”), inns, youth hostels, school youth hostels (all rated category I to III), as well as camping sites (rated category * to ****) and tent camp sites (rated „compliant”); it does not include certain other unrated and unclassified accommodation facilities (prohibited from using any of the abovementioned protected designations of type or category in their facility or company name), registered on a communal list only, such as hostels, holiday centres/dwellings, holiday youth centres, training-recreational centres, creative arts centres, complexes of tourist cottages, rooms for guests in private houses, private lodgings, rooms in spa healthcare entities, or agritourism facilities operated by farmers (searchable); List of Polish Sports Unions (list) * Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG) – Central Records of Tour Operators and Entrepreneurs Facilitating Linked Travel Arrangements (searchable); Database of Compulsory Vehicle Liability Insurance (insurance check by registration number) * Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) – Register of Postal Operators (searchable); Register of Telecommunications Undertakings (searchable); Register of Maritime and Inland Ship Radio Station Permits with assigned ship callsigns, MMSI and ATIS numbers (downloadable list); registers of various other permits, including radiocommunication, radio and TV broadcasting permits (concerning exclusively technical aspects, while the issues such as awarding radio and TV broadcasting licenses, assessment of proposed format or evaluation of already broadcast content, are handled by the National Broadcasting Council (see below) * Energy Regulatory Office (URE) – registries of various types of energy undertakings (list incomplete): holders of concessions for trade of liquid fuels, holders of concessions for trade of fuels other than liquid; electric energy distributors, operators of electric energy transmission systems; natural gas distributors, operators of natural gas transmission systems, natural gas storage facilities, natural gas liquefaction facilities, liquid natural gas regasification facilities. (downloadable lists) * Polish Centre for Accreditation - list of accredited organisations (includes: testing, medical and calibration laboratories; management systems, persons and product certification bodies, inspection bodies etc.) *
Civil Aviation Authority A civil aviation authority (CAA) is a national or supranational statutory authority A statutory body or statutory authority is a body set up by law (statute) that is authorised to implement certain legislation on behalf of the relevant count ...
(ULC) – List of Licensed Air Carriers, List of Holders of Air Operator Certificate (downloadable lists); List of holders of permits to provide ground handling services to third parties (downloadable list); List of Holders of Airport Handling Agent Certificate (downloadable list); List of Holders of Permits for Airport Management (downloadable list); Register of Civil Aerodromes, List of Officially Listed Civil Airfields (downloadable lists); * Polish Register of Shippingship classification society recognized at national, EU (both maritime and inland shipping), and IMO levels, member of
International Association of Classification Societies The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is a technically based non-governmental organization that currently consists of eleven member marine classification societies. More than 90% of the world's cargo-carrying ships’ ton ...
; it brokers assignment of the
IMO number The IMO number of the International Maritime Organization The International Maritime Organization (IMO, French: ''Organisation maritime internationale'') is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating Ship trans ...
(earchable) * Inland Navigation Offices (in Bydgoszcz, Szczecin and Warsaw) - Register of Ships Capable of Navigating on Inland European Waters – assigns the
ENI number An ENI number (European Number of Identification or European Vessel Identification Number) is a registration for ships capable of navigating on inland European waters. It is a unique, eight-digit identifier that is attached to a hull for its enti ...
to vessels requiring classification by an EU-recognised inland ship classification society for navigation in EU inland waterways, upon their registration either in the Register of Inland Waterways Vessels or in the Register of Yachts and Other Vessels up to 24 m in Length (non-searchable); * Office of Rail Transport (UTK) – List of licensed rail carriers (downloadable list); * Inspection of Road Transport (ITD) – Polish Registry of Road Transport Undertakings (searchable) * State Geological Institute-State Research Institute/State Geological Service (PIG-PIB/PSG) – System of management and protection of mineral resources in Poland – MIDAS – register of deposits, mining areas and mining countries as well as related concessions, synonymous with a mining cadaster (searchable) * National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) – List of public broadcasters ; List of licensed broadcasters, registered internet TV broadcasters, cable TV network and satellite TV platform operators


Portugal

* Citizen Portal – Company search *
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
– Entity Search


Romania

* Ministry of Public Finance – Business search *
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
– The National Trade Register Office (ONRC) * Financial Supervisory Authority * Bucharest Stock Exchange – Companies directory


Slovakia

*Companies Register of the Slovak Republic — searchable directory. (languages: Slovak, English)


Slovenia

* Slovenian Business Register (ePRS) — maintained by the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES). ePRS includes companies (partnerships and corporations), sole proprietors, legal entities governed by private law, societies, natural persons performing registered or regulated activities, subsidiaries and other divisions of business entities and main offices of foreign business entities. (languages: interface in Slovene, English, German, Italian; information in Slovene, English) * Firmica.si — provides company formation services in Slovenia; not an official registry *List of taxable legal entities (Financial Administration) — (languages: Slovene) * Central Securities Clearing Corporation * List of public companies (Securities Market Agency)


Spain

* Central Mercantile Registry (, RMC) — subscription service providing legal Information of companies, statistics, and company names. (languages: English, French, German, Spanish). * Association of Spanish Property & Commercial Registers — subscription service * National Securities Market Commission (''Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores''), search by entity — (languages: Spanish)


Sweden

* Companies Registration Office ( Swedish: ''Bolagsverket'') — (languages: Swedish, some English) * Financial Supervisory Authority: **Listed company search (''Börsinformation'') **Company register


Afghanistan

* Minister of Commerce and Industries – Central Business Registry


Albania

* National Business Center (''Qendra Kombetare e Biznesit'')


Algeria

*The National Center of The Trade Register (''Centre National du Registre du Commerce (CNRC)'')


Andorra

* Oficina de Marques


Angola

* Ministry of Justice and Human Rights – Central Register of Business Names (''Ficheiro Central de Denominações Sociais'') (not searchable) *
Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a part of the government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of le ...
– Registry of State Suppliers


Antigua and Barbuda

* Financial Services Regulatory Commission (not searchable)


Argentina

* Ministry of Justice and Human Rights * Official Gazette (Click on "Sociedades") * Federal Administration of Public Revenue – tax identification number (''CUIT'') check * National Securities Commission – Issuers * National Procurement Office – Providers * Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship – Directory of Importers/Exporters


Armenia

* Ministry of Justice – State Register of the Legal Entities * Tax Service – Taxpayers *
Central Bank of Armenia The Central Bank of Armenia ( hy, Հայաստանի Կենտրոնական Բանկ, translit=Hayastani Kentronakan Bank) is the central bank of Armenia with its headquarters in Yerevan. The CBA is an independent institution responsible for issu ...
– Listed Companies


Australia

*
Australian Securities and Investments Commission The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent commission of the Australian Government tasked as the national corporate regulator. ASIC's role is to regulate company and financial services and enforce laws to pro ...
– Search ASIC Registers * Australian Securities and Investments Commission – Datasets * Australian Business Register – Australian Business Number Lookup *
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) assists the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations in administering the ''Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006'' ("CATSI Act") and in supporting and regulating ...
– Search Corporations


Azerbaijan

* Ministry of Taxes – State Register of Business Entities * Ministry of Taxes – Businesses engaged in production


Bahamas

* Registrar General's Department


Bangladesh

* Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms


Bahrain

* Ministry of Industry & Commerce * Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Members Search * Central Bank of Bahrain – CBB Register


Barbados

* Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office – Registrants


Belarus

*Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs —
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
(In Russian)


Belize

* International Business Companies Registry of Belize


Benin

* Ministry of Industry, Trade, Small and Medium Enterprises – Business Registry (''GUFE'')


Bhutan

* Ministry of Economic Affairs (not searchable)


Bolivia

* Registry of Commerce (''Fundempresa'')


Bosnia and Herzegovina

* and
Brčko District Brčko District ( bs, Brčko Distrikt; hr, Brčko Distrikt; sr, Брчко Дистрикт, ), officially the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina ( bs, Brčko Distrikt Bosne i Hercegovine; hr, Brčko Distrikt Bosne i Hercegovine; ), i ...
: **Registers of Business Entities **Registry of Securities – Issuers * : **Registers of Business Entities **Central Registry of Securities – Issuers


Botswana

* Companies and Intellectual Property Authority


Brazil

*
BM&F Bovespa B3 S.A. - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão (in English, ''B3 - Brazil Stock Exchange and Over-the-Counter Market''), formerly BM&FBOVESPA, is a stock exchange located in São Paulo, Brazil, and the second oldest of the country. Its current form can be trac ...
– Listed Companies *
Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a part of the government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of le ...
– Federal Revenue – Legal entity tax identification number (
CNPJ The Brazilian National Registry of Legal Entities (Portuguese: ''Cadastro Nacional de Pessoas Jurídicas'', “CNPJ”) is a nationwide registry of corporations, partnerships, foundations, investment funds, and other legal entities, created and ...
) search * State registries ** Department of Business Registration and Integration (DREI) – Map of commercial registries (''juntas comerciais'')


Brunei

* Brunei Attorney General's Chamber


Burkina Faso

* House of Enterprises (''Maison de l'Entreprise'') – Company search


Burundi

* Investment Promotion Authority (not searchable)


Cambodia

* Ministry of Commerce – Business Registration


Cameroon

* Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts (CCIMA) – Company Directory * Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts (CCIMA) – Database of Industrial Enterprises * Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Development – Business Directory (''Annuaire des entreprises'') * National Institute of Statistics – List of companies


Canada

* Corporations Canada – Search for a Federal Corporation *Canada's Business Registries *Provincial and territorial registries


Cape Verde

* Official Gazette


Central African Republic

* Ministry of Commerce and Industry * Ministry for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises


Chad

* Business Formalities Center of National Agency for Investments and Exports of Chad.


Chile

* Registry of Commerce of Santiago * Official gazette * Securities and Insurance Supervisor *
Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a part of the government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of le ...
– Directory of Providers


China, People's Republic of

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State Administration for Market Regulation The State Administration for Market Supervision (SAMR) (), is the ministerial-level agency directly under the State Council of the People's Republic of China in charge of regulating areas such as competition law, market competition, monopoly, mon ...
* Credit China * Ministry of Commerce – Corporate Credit Rating System * State Administration of Taxation – Corporate credit rating inquiry * Provincial, sub-provincial and municipal registries ** Anhui Province – Anhui Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Hefei Hefei (; ) is the capital and largest city of Anhui Provinces of China, Province, China, People's Republic of China. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural center of Anhui. Its population was 9,369,881 as of the 202 ...
– Hefei Administration for Industry and Commerce **Beijing – Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Chongqing Chongqing ( or ; ; Sichuanese dialects, Sichuanese pronunciation: , Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ), Postal Romanization, alternately romanized as Chungking (), is a Direct-administered municipalities of China, municipality in Southwes ...
– Chongqing Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Chongqing – Chongqing Enterprise Credit Information System ** Fujian Province – Fujian Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Fujian Province – Fujian Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Fuzhou Fuzhou (; , Fuzhounese: Hokchew, ''Hók-ciŭ''), alternately romanized as Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities A city is a human settlement In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or pop ...
– Fuzhou Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Xiamen Xiamen ( , ; ), also known as Amoy (, from Hokkien pronunciation ), is a sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian, People's Republic of China, beside the Taiwan Strait. It is divided into six District of the People's Republic of China, ...
– Xiamen Enterprise Credit Information System **
Gansu Gansu (, ; Chinese postal romanization, alternately romanized as Kansu) is a provinces of China, province in Northwest China. Its capital and largest city is Lanzhou, in the southeast part of the province. The seventh-largest administrative dis ...
– Gansu Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Guangdong Guangdong (, ), alternatively romanized as Canton or Kwangtung, is a coastal province in South China on the north shore of the South China Sea. The capital of the province is Guangzhou. With a population of 126.01 million (as of 202 ...
– Guangdong Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Guangzhou Guangzhou (, ; ; or ; ), also known as Canton () and alternatively romanized as Kwongchow or Kwangchow, is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in southern China. Located on the Pearl River about north-northwest of Hong K ...
– Guangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce *** Guangzhou – Guangzhou Commercial Registration Information ***
Shenzhen Shenzhen (; ; ; ), also historically known as Sham Chun, is a major Sub-provincial division, sub-provincial city and one of the Special economic zones of China, special economic zones of China. The city is located on the east bank of the Pea ...
– Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality *** Shenzhen – Shenzhen Enterprise Credit Information System **
Guangxi Guangxi (; ; Chinese postal romanization, alternately romanized as Kwanghsi; ; za, Gvangjsih, italics=yes), officially the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), is an Autonomous regions of China, autonomous region of the People's Republic ...
– Guangxi Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Guizhou Guizhou (; formerly Kweichow) is a landlocked province in the southwest region of the People's Republic of China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's List of countries ...
– Guizhou Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Guizhou Province – Guizhou Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Guiyang Guiyang (; ; Mandarin pronunciation: ), Chinese postal romanization, historically rendered as Kweiyang, is the capital of Guizhou province of the China, People's Republic of China. It is located in the center of the province, situated on the eas ...
– Guiyang Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Hainan Hainan (, ; ) is the smallest and southernmost provinces of China, province of the China, People's Republic of China (PRC), consisting of various islands in the South China Sea. , the largest and most populous List of islands of China, islan ...
– Hainan Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Hebei Hebei or , (; Postal romanization, alternately Hopeh) is a North China, northern Provinces of China, province of China. Hebei is China's List of Chinese administrative divisions by population, sixth most populous province, with over 75 mi ...
– Hebei Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Heilongjiang Heilongjiang () Postal romanization, formerly romanized as Heilungkiang, is a Provinces of China, province in northeast China. The standard one-character abbreviation for the province is (). It was formerly romanized as "Heilungkiang". It is th ...
– Heilongjiang Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Heilongjiang Province – Heilongjiang Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Harbin Harbin (; mnc, , v=Halbin; ) is a sub-provincial city and the provincial capital and the largest city of Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, as well as the second largest city by urban population after Shenyang and larges ...
– Harbin Enterprise Credit Information System **
Henan Henan (; or ; ; Chinese postal romanization, alternatively Honan) is a landlocked Provinces of China, province of China, in the Central China, central part of the country. Henan is often referred to as Zhongyuan or Zhongzhou (), which literall ...
– Henan Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Hubei Hubei (; ; Postal romanization, alternately Hupeh) is a landlocked provinces of China, province of the China, People's Republic of China, and is part of the Central China region. The name of the province means "north of the lake", referring t ...
– Hubei Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Wuhan Wuhan (, ; ; ) is the capital of Hubei, Hubei Province in the China, People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, with a population of over eleven million, the List of cities in China ...
– Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Hunan Hunan (, ; ) is a landlocked Provinces of China, province of the People's Republic of China, part of the South Central China region. Located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze watershed, it borders the Administrative divisions of China, prov ...
– Hunan Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Hunan Province – Hunan Enterprise Credit Information System **
Inner Mongolia Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is an Autonomous regions of China, autonomous region of the China, People's Republic of China. Its border includes most of the length of China's China–Mongolia border, border wit ...
– Inner Mongolia Administration for Industry and Commerce * Inner Mongolia – Inner Mongolia Enterprise Credit Information System **
Jiangsu Jiangsu (; ; pinyin: Jiāngsū, Postal romanization, alternatively romanized as Kiangsu or Chiangsu) is an Eastern China, eastern coastal Provinces of the People's Republic of China, province of the China, People's Republic of China. It is o ...
-– Jiangsu Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Wuxi Wuxi (, ) is a city in southern Jiangsu province, eastern China, by car to the northwest of downtown Shanghai, between Changzhou and Suzhou. In 2017 it had a population of 3,542,319, with 6,553,000 living in the entire prefecture-level city ar ...
– Wuxi Enterprise Credit Information System **
Jiangxi Jiangxi (; ; Postal romanization, formerly romanized as Kiangsi or Chianghsi) is a landlocked Provinces of China, province in East China, the east of the China, People's Republic of China. Its major cities include Nanchang and Jiujiang. Spannin ...
– Jiangxi Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Jilin Jilin (; Postal romanization, alternately romanized as Kirin or Chilin) is one of the three Provinces of China, provinces of Northeast China. Its capital and largest city is Changchun. Jilin borders North Korea (Rasŏn, North Hamgyong, R ...
– Jilin Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Liaoning Liaoning () is a coastal provinces of China, province in Northeast China that is the smallest, southernmost, and most populous province in the region. With its capital at Shenyang, it is located on the northern shore of the Yellow Sea, and i ...
– Liaoning Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Liaoning Province – Liaoning Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Dalian Dalian () is a major sub-provincial port city in Liaoning province, People's Republic of China, and is Liaoning's second largest city (after the provincial capital Shenyang) and the third-most populous city of Northeast China. Located on the ...
– Dalian Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Dandong Dandong (), formerly known as Andong, is a coastal prefecture-level city in southeastern Liaoning province, in the Northeast China, northeastern region of People's Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese border city, facing Sinuiju, North ...
– Dandong Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Shenyang Shenyang (, ; ; Mandarin pronunciation: ), formerly known as Fengtian () or by its Manchu language, Manchu name Mukden, is a major China, Chinese sub-provincial city and the List of capitals in China#Province capitals, provincial capital of Lia ...
– Shenyang Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Ningxia Ningxia (,; , ; alternately romanized as Ninghsia), officially the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region An autonomous administrative division (also referred to as an autonomous area, entity, unit, region, subdivis ...
Hui Autonomous Region – Ningxia Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Qinghai Qinghai (; Chinese postal romanization, alternately romanized as Tsinghai, Ch'inghai), also known as Kokonor, is a landlocked Provinces of China, province in Northwest China, the northwest of the China, People's Republic of China. It is the ...
– Qinghai Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Shaanxi Shaanxi (alternatively Shensi, see #Name, § Name) is a landlocked Provinces of China, province of China. Officially part of Northwest China, it borders the province-level divisions of Shanxi (NE, E), Henan (E), Hubei (SE), Chongqing (S), Sichu ...
– Shaanxi Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Shaanxi Province – Shaanxi enterprise credit information system ***
Xi'an Xi'an ( , ; ; Chinese: ), frequently spelled as Xian and also known by #Name, other names, is the list of capitals in China, capital of Shaanxi, Shaanxi Province. A Sub-provincial division#Sub-provincial municipalities, sub-provincial city o ...
– Xi'an Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Shandong Shandong ( , ; ; Chinese postal romanization, alternately romanized as Shantung) is a coastal Provinces of China, province of the China, People's Republic of China and is part of the East China region. Shandong has played a major role in His ...
– Shandong Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Dongying Dongying (), a prefecture-level city, lies on the northern (Bohai Sea) coast of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. As of the 2020 census, 2,193,518 people resided within its administrative area of and 1,188,656 in the built-up area ...
– Dongying Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Qingdao Qingdao (, Comparison of Chinese transcription systems, also spelled Tsingtao; , Mandarin: ) is a major city in eastern Shandong Provinces of China, Province. The city's name in Chinese characters literally means "Azure (color), azure island". ...
– Qingdao Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Weihai Weihai (), formerly called Weihaiwei (), is a prefecture-level city and major seaport in easternmost Shandong province. It borders Yantai to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east, and is the closest Chinese city to South Korea. Weihai's popula ...
– Weihai Administration for Industry and Commerce **Shanghai – Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Shanxi Shanxi (; ; formerly romanised as Shansi) is a landlocked province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or sovereign state, state. The term derives from the ancient Roman ''Roman province, provincia'', wh ...
– Shanxi Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Sichuan Sichuan (; zh, c=, labels=no, ; zh, p=Sìchuān; Postal romanization, alternatively romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan; formerly also referred to as "West China" or "Western China" by Protestantism in Sichuan, Protestant missions) is a Prov ...
– Sichuan Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Sichuan Province – Sichuan Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Chengdu Chengdu (, ; Simplified Chinese characters, simplified Chinese: 成都; pinyin: ''Chéngdū''; Sichuanese dialects, Sichuanese pronunciation: , Standard Chinese pronunciation: ), Chinese postal romanization, alternatively Romanization of Chi ...
– Chengdu Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Tianjin Tianjin (; ; Mandarin: ), Postal Map Romanization, alternately romanized as Tientsin (), is a Direct-administered municipalities of China, municipality and a coastal metropolis in North China, Northern China on the shore of the Bohai Sea. It ...
– Tianjin City Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Binhai Binhai, officially known as Binhai New Area (), is a sub-provincial division, sub-provincial district (China), district and new areas, state-level new area within the jurisdiction of Tianjin Direct-administered municipalities of China, Munici ...
– Binhai company search **
Tibet Autonomous Region The Tibet Autonomous Region or Xizang Autonomous Region, often shortened to Tibet or Xizang, is a Provinces of China, province-level Autonomous regions of China, autonomous region of the China, People's Republic of China in Southwest China. I ...
– Tibet Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Xinjiang Xinjiang, SASM/GNC: ''Xinjang''; zh, c=, p=Xīnjiāng; formerly romanized as Sinkiang (, ), officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest ...
Uyghur Autonomous Region – Xinjiang Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Yunnan Yunnan , () is a landlocked Provinces of China, province in Southwest China, the southwest of the People's Republic of China. The province spans approximately and has a population of 48.3 million (as of 2018). The capital of the province is ...
– Yunnan Administration for Industry and Commerce ***
Kunming Kunming (; ), also known as Yunnan-Fu, is the capital and largest city of Yunnan province, China. It is the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. The headquar ...
– Kunming Administration for Industry and Commerce **
Zhejiang Zhejiang ( or , ; , also romanized as Chekiang) is an eastern, coastal province of the People's Republic of China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's List of countri ...
– Zhejiang Administration for Industry and Commerce ** Zhejiang Province – Zhejiang Enterprise Credit Information System ***
Hangzhou Hangzhou ( or , ; , , Standard Chinese, Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ), also Chinese postal romanization, romanized as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang, China. It is located in the northwestern part of the prov ...
– Hangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce *** Hangzhou – Hangzhou Enterprise Credit Information System *Special Administrative Territories ** Hong Kong *** Hong Kong Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS) – Companies Register *** Inland Revenue Department – Business Registration Number Enquiry *** Securities and Futures Commission – Public Register of Licensed Persons and Registered Institutions **Macau *** Government Printing Bureau *** Directorate of Justice Affairs Services (not searchable)


China, Republic of (Taiwan)

* Ministry of Economic Affairs **Company Registration Enquiry **Business registration lists **Business registration lists (by municipality) **List of Taiwanese companies in mainland China **List of Taiwanese companies doing business outside of Taiwan **List of non-Taiwanese companies registered in Taiwan *
Taiwan Stock Exchange The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE; ) is a financial institution, located in Taipei 101, in Taipei, Taiwan. The TWSE was established in 1961 and began operating as a stock exchange on 9 February 1962. It is regulated by the Financial Su ...
– Market Observation Post System


Colombia

* Unified Commercial and Social Registry (''RUES'') * Superintendency of Corporations **Business Check **''SIREM'' Company Search * Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia – Comprehensive Stock Market Information System (''SIMEV'')


Congo, Democratic Republic of the

* Ministry of Justice and Human Rights – Business Registry (''Guichet unique'')


Congo, Republic of the

* National Center for Statistics and Economic Studies – "''Base de données''" * Official gazette


Cook Islands

* Financial Supervisory Commission – Registrar's Office (not searchable)


Costa Rica

* National Registry * General Directorate Of Taxation (DGT) – Company check * Government Procurement System – Provider search


Côte d'Ivoire

* Center for Investment Promotion – Company search


Cuba

* National Office of Statistics – Registries


Danish realms

*: Company Registration Authority *: Greenland Business Register — (language: Danish)


Djibouti

* Office of Industrial Property and Commerce (ODPIC) – Official Bulletin


Dominica

* Companies and Intellectual Property Office – Name search


Dominican Republic

* Generate Directorate of Internal Revenue (DGII) – Tax-paying companies search * Generate Directorate of Internal Revenue (DGII) – Companies without operations * National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) – Trade name search * General Directorate of Public Procurement – Provider search * Santo Domingo – Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce and Production


Dutch Caribbean

Dutch Caribbean The Dutch Caribbean (historically known as the Dutch West Indies) are the territories, colonies, and countries, former and current, of the Dutch Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea. They are in the north and south-west ...
: *: Aruba Chamber of Commerce and Industry *: Bonaire Commercial Register * : Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry * **: Sint Eustatius and Saba Commercial Register **: Sint Eustatius and Saba Commercial Register **: St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (not searchable)


Ecuador

* Superintendency of Companies * Internal Revenue Service (SRI) – Company check * National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) – Business Directory * National Secretariat of Policy Management – Directory of Social Organizations * Official Public Procurement System – Provider search


Egypt

* Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade – Egyptian International Trade Point * General Authority for Free Zones and Investment


El Salvador

* National Center of Registries – List of registered businesses * Official Gazette search * Salvadoran Institute of Social Security – Solvent companies * Public Procurement Unit (UNAC) – List of providers


Eritrea

* Ministry of Information – Official journal (''Haddas Ertra'')


Ethiopia

* Ministry of Trade * Ministry of Tourism


Fiji

* Fiji Government – Companies and Business Registration


Gabon

* Investment Promotion Agency (''Centre de Développement des Entreprises'') (not searchable)


Gambia

* iCommerce Registry


Georgia

* D&B Report Guide Georgia — summary of legal forms and filing requirements. (languages: Georgian only) *Public Registry — (languages: Georgian only)


Ghana

* Registrar General's Department * Public Procurement Authority – Registered Suppliers and Contractors


Grenada

* Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property (not searchable)


Guatemala

* Mercantile Registry * State Procurement System – Provider search


Guinea

* Investment Promotion Agency


Guyana

* Ministry of Legal Affairs – Deeds Registry (not searchable) * '' The Official Gazette of Guyana'' * Georgetown – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Directory of Members


Haiti

* Ministry of Commerce and Industry – Electronic Commerce Registry


Hong Kong

* Business Registration Office (of the Inland Revenue Department) * Companies Registry


Honduras

* Chamber of Commerce and Industry * Executive Directorate of Income – company tax identification code (''RTN'') check * State Office Procurement (ONCAE) – Provider search


India

* Ministry of Corporate Affairs – Find Company/LLP


Indonesia

* Ministry of Industry – Industrial Company Directory * Ministry of Trade – Corporate Directory * Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) * Indonesia Charter bus – Transportation


Iran

* Iranian Judiciary System - under (SSAA) Legal Entities National ID Portal Official Journal (RRK) older archived url https://web.archive.org/web/gazette.ir * Official Journal (Dastour) * Tehran – Tehran Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Mines – Trade Directory


Iraq

* Ministry of Trade – Iraq Registrar of Companies * Baghdad – Chamber of Commerce – Companies Search * Erbil – Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Companies List


Israel

*
Justice Ministry A justice ministry, ministry of justice, or department of justice is a Ministry (government department), ministry or other government agency in charge of the administration of justice. The ministry or department is often headed by a minister of ju ...
– Israeli Corporations Authority * Justice Ministry – Israeli Corporations Authority – Additional details available in company extract * Israel Securities Authority – List of Public Companies * Ministry of Construction – Contractors Registrar


Jamaica

* Office of the Registrar of Companies * National Contracts Commission – Registered Contractors


Japan

*
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry The or METI, is a Ministry (government department), ministry of the Government of Japan. It was created by the 2001 Central Government Reform when the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) merged with agencies from other ministrie ...
– Company Search


Jordan

* Companies Control Department * Ministry of Industry and Trade – Trade Names * Securities Depository Center – Public Shareholding Companies


Kazakhstan

* Ministry of Justice – Database of legal entities * State Revenue Committee – Legal entities * Business Licenses


Kenya

* State Law Office – Registrar General (not searchable) * National Construction Authority – Registered Contractors


Kiribati

* Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (not searchable)


Kosovo

* Ministry of Trade and Industry – Business Registration Agency


Kuwait

* Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Company Search * Kuwait Stock Exchange – Listed Companies


Kyrgyzstan

* Ministry of Justice – Register of Legal Entities


Laos

* Ministry of Industry and Commerce – Registered Enterprises


Lebanon

* Investment Development Authority of Lebanon


Lesotho

* Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing


Liberia

* Liberia Business Registry


Libya

* Libyan Commercial Registry. Available only for Libyan residents after registration.


Madagascar

* Economic Development Board of Madagascar – List of companies * General Directorate of Taxes (DGI) – Taxable entity search


Malawi

* Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs – Registrar General (not searchable)


Malaysia

* Companies Commission of Malaysia – Company search *
Labuan Labuan (), officially the Federal Territory of Labuan ( ms, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan), is a Federal Territories of Malaysia, Federal Territory of Malaysia. Its territory includes and six smaller islands, off the coast of the state of Sabah ...
– Labuan Financial Services Authority


Maldives

* Ministry of Economic Development


Mali

* Investment Promotion Agency


Marshall Islands

* Marshall Islands Maritime & Corporate Administrators


Mauritania

* Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (Click on "''Répertoires des entreprises''")


Mauritius

* Ministry of Finance and Economic Development – Corporate and Business Registration Department


Mexico

*
Secretariat of Economy In Mexico Mexico (Spanish language, Spanish: México), officially the United Mexican States, is a List of sovereign states, country in the southern portion of North America. It is borders of Mexico, bordered to the north by the United Stat ...
**National Business Information Registry (SIEM) **Company name search **Integrated System of Registry Management (SIGER) – list of all state and municipal commercial registries * Mexican Institute of Industrial Property – Trade name search * Registry of Suppliers and Contractors (RUPC) * ProMéxico – Directory of Exporters * State registries


Micronesia, Federated States of

* Registrar of Companies – Listing of FSM Corporations


Moldova

* Licensing Chamber *
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
**State Registration Chamber **State Register of non-profit Organizations * State Tax Service **Taxable entity search – search by Unique State Identification Number (IDNO) **List of taxable entities


Monaco

* Registry of Commerce and Industry


Montenegro

* Central Registry of Business Entities * Montenegro Stock Exchange – Company search


Mongolia

* General Authority for State Registration


Morocco

* Central Trade Registry (OMPIC) * Central Trade Registry (OMPIC) * Financial Markets Authority (CDVM) – Listed Companies *
Casablanca Casablanca, also known in Arabic as Dar al-Bayda ( ar, الدَّار الْبَيْضَاء, al-Dār al-Bayḍāʾ, ; ber, ⴹⴹⴰⵕⵍⴱⵉⴹⴰ, ḍḍaṛlbiḍa, : "White House") is the largest city in Morocco and the country's econom ...
– Register of Commerce * Fès – Register of Commerce *
Marrakech Marrakesh or Marrakech ( or ; ar, مراكش, murrākuš, ; ber, ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ, translit=mṛṛakc}) is the fourth largest city in the Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco. It is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco and is the capital of the ...
– Register of Commerce * Meknès – Register of Commerce *
Oujda Oujda ( ar, وجدة; ber, ⵡⵓⵊⴷⴰ, Wujda) is a major Morocco, Moroccan city in its northeast near the Algeria–Morocco border, border with Algeria. Oujda is the capital city of the Oriental (Morocco), Oriental region of northeastern Mo ...
– Register of Commerce *
Rabat Rabat (, also , ; ar, الرِّبَاط, er-Ribât; ber, ⵕⵕⴱⴰⵟ, ṛṛbaṭ) is the Capital (political), capital city of Morocco and the List of cities in Morocco, country's seventh largest city with an urban population of approximat ...
– Register of Commerce * Salé – Register of Commerce *
Tangier Tangier ( ; ; ar, طنجة, Ṭanja) is a city in northwestern Morocco. It is on the Moroccan coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. The town is the capit ...
– Register of Commerce


Mozambique

* Bulletin of the Republic


Myanmar

* Directorate of Investment and Company Administration


Namibia

* Business and Intellectual Property Authority


Nauru

* Registrar of Corporations


Nepal

* Office of Company Registrar


New Zealand

* Companies Office – Search for companies, company directors or shareholders


Nicaragua

* Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade * General Revenue Service (DGI) – Business search * General Directorate of State Procurement – Provider search


Niger

* National Institute of Statistics – Directory of Companies


Nigeria

* Corporate Affairs Commission * Bureau of Public Procurement – Registered Contractors


Niue

* Companies Office of Niue


North Macedonia

* Central Registry * Securities and Exchange Commission – Registry of joint stock companies


Oman

* Ministry of Commerce and Industry – Search Company Listings * Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Trade Directory


Pakistan

* Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan – Company Name Search


Palau

* Office of the Attorney General – Registrar of Corporations (not searchable)


Palestine

* Ministry of National Economy – Companies Registry


Panama

* Public Registry of Panama * Panadata


Papua New Guinea

* Investment Promotion Authority – Entity Search


Paraguay

* Ministry of Finance – Taxable entity search * Undersecretary of State Taxation (SET) – company tax identification number (''RUC'') check * National Directorate of Public Procurement – Provider search


Peru

* National Superintendency of Public Registries (SUNARP) * National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT) * National Superintendency for Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Fund Administrators (SBS) * National Superintendency for the Securities Market (SMV) - Supervised companies search * Supervisory Agency for State Contracts (OSCE) – Provider search


Philippines

* Department of Trade and Industry – Business Name Registration System


Qatar

* Ministry of Business and Trade – Companies Control Department (''Hukoomi'') * Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Business Directory * Qatar Financial Centre Authority – Public Register


Russia

* Federal Tax Service – Unified State Register of Legal Entities * National Classifier of Enterprises and Organizations


Rwanda

* Office of the Registrar General (ORG) * Rwanda Revenue Authority – VAT Registered Taxpayers


San Marino

* Trade Register


Saint Kitts and Nevis

* Financial Services Regulatory Commission – Registrar of Companies * Nevis Financial Regulatory Services Commission


Saint Lucia

* Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property (ROCIP) * Registry of International Business Companies and International Trusts (Pinnacle)


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

* Commerce and Intellectual Property Office


Samoa

* Samoa Business Registry


São Tomé and Príncipe

* Ministry of Justice – Company Registry


Saudi Arabia

* Ministry of Commerce and Industry * Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority – License Search *
Riyadh Riyadh (, ar, الرياض, 'ar-Riyāḍ, Literal translation, lit.: 'The Gardens' Najdi Arabic, Najdi pronunciation: ), formerly known as Hajr al-Yamamah, is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of the Riyad ...
– Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry * Jeddah – Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Business Directory


Senegal

* Business Creation Support Bureau


Serbia

* Serbian Business Registers Agency — runs three registers. (languages: Serbian) **Business Register — business entities and entrepreneurs **Register of Pledges over Movable Property and Rights **Register of Financial Leasing *Central Securities Depository and Clearing House — includes ownership structure of companies * Public Company Register — maintained by the Securities Commission. (languages: Serbian) * Lists of Providers of Financial Services (
National Bank of Serbia The National Bank of Serbia ( sr, Народна банка Србије, Narodna banka Srbije) is the central bank of Serbia. Founded in 1884, the responsibilities of the bank are: monetary policy, sole issuer of Serbian Serbian dinar#Banknote ...
)


Seychelles

* Seychelles Business Register (onshore companies only) * Seychelles Financial Services Authority (not searchable)


Sierra Leone

* Office of the Administrator and Registrar General


Singapore

*
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Singapore The Government of Singapore is defined by the Constitution of Singapore to mean the Executive (g ...
– Entity search *
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a Statutory boards of the Singapore Government, statutory board under the Ministry of Finance (Singapore), Ministry of Finance of the Government of Singapore in charge of tax collection. Histo ...
– GST Registered Business Search *
Monetary Authority of Singapore The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is the central bank and Financial regulation, financial regulatory authority of Singapore. It administers the various statutes pertaining to money, banking, insurance, securities and the financial secto ...
– Financial Institutions Directory


Solomon Islands

* Solomon Islands Business Registry


South Africa

* Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)


South Korea

* Start-Biz Online * Small and Medium Business Administration *
Supreme Court A supreme court is the highest court A court is any person or institution, often as a government institution, with the authority to Adjudication, adjudicate legal disputes between Party (law), parties and carry out the administration of ju ...
– Registry * Financial Supervisory Service – Repository of Korea's Corporate Filings


South Sudan

*
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...
– Business Registry (not searchable)


Sri Lanka

* Department of Registrar of Companies


Sudan

* Ministry of Justice – Commercial Registrations Department


Suriname

* Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Swaziland

*


Switzerland

— Swiss company registers are organized at
cantonal The 26 cantons of Switzerland (german: Kanton; french: canton ; it, cantone; Sursilvan Sursilvan (; also ''romontsch sursilvan'' ; Sursilvan, Vallader, Surmiran, Sutsilvan, and Rumantsch Grischun: ''sursilvan''; Puter: ''sursilvaun'') is ...
level. (There are currently around 45 cantonal commercial registers in Switzerland.) * Central Business Names Index (''Zefix'') — maintained by the Federal Commercial Registry Office. Contains information of corporate bodies (corporations, corporations with unlimited partners, limited liability companies, co-operatives, non-profit associations and foundations) and public-law corporations registered in the Commercial Register. (languages: English, French, German, Italian) ** Swiss Commercial Gazette (SHAB) — official
gazette A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper. In English and French speaking countries, newspaper publishers have applied the name ''Gazette'' since the 17th century; today, numerous weekly and daily newspapers ...
that publishes new entries and changes in the commercial register.


Tajikistan

* Tax Committee – Register of Legal Entities


Tanzania

* Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)


Thailand

* Ministry of Commerce – Department of Business Development


Timor-Leste

* Institute for Business Support – Enterprises * Service Registry and Company Verification (not yet searchable) * Official Gazette


Tonga

* Business Registries Office


Togo

* Business Start-up Center


Tunisia

* Registry of Commerce * Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation – Directory of industrial enterprises


Turkey

* Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey – Turkish Trade Registry Gazette * Central Registration System (MERSİS) * Turkish Standards Institution – Company Search *
Adana Adana (; ; ) is a major city in southern Turkey. It is situated on the Seyhan River, inland from the Mediterranean Sea. The administrative seat of Adana Province, Adana province, it has a population of 2.26 million. Adana lies in the heart ...
– Adana Chamber of Commerce – Trade Name Search *
Aksaray Aksaray (, Koine Greek Koine Greek (; Koine el, ἡ κοινὴ διάλεκτος, hē koinè diálektos, the common dialect; ), also known as Hellenistic Greek, common Attic, the Alexandrian dialect, Biblical Greek or New Testament Greek ...
– Aksaray Chamber of Commerce *
Bursa ( grc-gre, Προῦσα, Proûsa, Latin: Prusa, ota, بورسه, Arabic, Arabic:بورصة) is a city in northwestern Turkey and the administrative center of Bursa Province. The list of cities in Turkey, fourth-most populous city in Turkey a ...
– Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Search for Member Companies *
Gaziantep Gaziantep (), previously and still informally #Name, called Aintab or Antep (), is a major city and capital of the Gaziantep Province, in the westernmost part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region and partially in the Mediterranean Region, Turk ...
– Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce – Member Search *
Istanbul Istanbul ( , ; tr, İstanbul ), formerly known as Constantinople ( grc-gre, Κωνσταντινούπολις; la, Constantinopolis), is the List of largest cities and towns in Turkey, largest city in Turkey, serving as the country's economic, ...
– Istanbul Chamber of Commerce – Company Search *
Konya Konya () is a major city in central Turkey, on the southwestern edge of the Central Anatolia Region, Central Anatolian Plateau, and is the capital of Konya Province. During antiquity and into Seljuk times it was known as Iconium (), although the ...
– Konya Chamber of Commerce – Company Directory *
Mersin Mersin (), also known as İçel, is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It is the provincial capital of Mersin Province, Mersin (İçel) Province. It is made up of four municipalities and dis ...
– Mersin Chamber of Commerce


Trinidad and Tobago

* Companies Registry *
Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) is the sole regulator of the securities industry in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Commission came into being as a result of the proclamation of the Securities Industry Ac ...
– Registered Companies, Individuals & Securities


Uganda

* Uganda Registration Services Bureau * Register of Providers


Ukraine

* State Enterprise Information Resource Centre () — official, searchable companies register for Ukraine. (languages: Ukrainian only) * State Fiscal Service: ** Business Search — (languages: Ukrainian only) ** Register of VAT payers — (languages: Ukrainian only) ** Register of Fixed (or single) tax payers — (languages: Ukrainian only) * State Commission for Regulation of Financial Services Markets: **Integrated Information System — (languages: Ukrainian only) **Other registers — (languages: Ukrainian only) * Unified Register of Civic Organizations — maintained by the
Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...


United Arab Emirates

* Ministry of Economy – Business Name Search * Securities and Commodities Authority – Company Details *
Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (, ; ar, أَبُو ظَبِي ' ) is the Capital city, capital and List of cities in the United Arab Emirates, second-most populous city (after Dubai) of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi ...
– Department of Economic Development – Trade Name Search * Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Business Center – Business License Search * Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Commercial Directory * Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority * Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange – Listed Companies *
Ajman Ajman ( ar, عجمان, '; Gulf Arabic: عيمان ʿymān) is the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. It is the List of cities in the United Arab Emirates, fifth-largest city in UAE after Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al ...
– Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Commercial Search * Ajman – Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Industrial Search * Ajman – Ajman Free Zone – Directory *
Dubai Dubai (, ; ar, wikt:دبي, دبي, translit=Dubayy, , ) is the List of cities in the United Arab Emirates#Major cities, most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, the most populated of the 7 ...
– Department of Economic Development – Trade Name Search * Dubai – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Commercial Directory * Dubai –
Dubai Financial Market The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) ( ar, سوق دبي المالي) is a stock exchange located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded on 26 March 2000. Overview , there are 67 companies listed on DFM. Most of them are United Arab Emirate ...
– Listed Companies * Dubai – Dubai Financial Services Authority – Public Register * Dubai – Dubai International Financial Centre – Client Directory * Dubai – Dubai Airport Freezone – Directory * Dubai – Jebel Ali Free Zone – Client Directory * Dubai – Dubai Internet City – Partners Directory * Dubai – Dubai Knowledge Village – Partners Directory * Dubai – NASDAQ Dubai – Listed Companies *
Fujairah Fujairah City ( ar, الفجيرة) is the capital of the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE; ar, اَلْإِمَارَات الْعَرَبِيَة الْمُتَحِدَة ), or simply the E ...
– Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Business Directory * Fujairah – Fujairah Free Zone – Company Listing *
Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) ( ar, رَأْس ٱلْخَيْمَة, historically Julfar) is the largest city and capital of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) ( ar, رأس الخيمة; ) is one of the Emirates of the United Arab E ...
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority *
Sharjah Sharjah (; ar, ٱلشَّارقَة ', Gulf Arabic: ''aš-Šārja'') is the List of cities in the United Arab Emirates, third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman me ...
– Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Business Directory * Sharjah – Hamriyah Free Zone – Directory * Sharjah – Sharjah Airport International Free Zone – Investor Directory * Umm al-Quwain – Chamber of Commerce and Industry


United Kingdom

* **
Companies House Companies House is the executive agency of the registrar of companies, company registrars of the United Kingdom, falling under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. All forms of Company, companies (as permitt ...
— the official UK body to which UK companies must send their accounts. Companies House has two ways to search for company and director information: ***WebCHeck ***Disqualified Directors Register ** Financial Services Register (
Financial Conduct Authority The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is a financial regulation, financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, but operates independently of the UK Government, and is financed by charging fees to members of the financial services industry. The ...
) *
British Overseas Territories The British Overseas Territories (BOTs), also known as the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs), are fourteen territories with a constitutional and historical link with the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain ...
** : Anguilla Financial Services — Anguilla Commercial Online Registration Network (ACORN) ** : Registrar of Companies ** : Financial Services Commission — Registry of Corporate Affairs (not searchable) ** : *** General Registry (subscription) ***
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is the primary financial services regulator of the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands () is a self-governing British Overseas Territories, British Overseas Territory—the largest by population in ...
— Search for Entities ** *** Companies House Gibraltar ** : Financial Services Commission — not searchable ** : Financial Services Commission, companies registry — not searchable * Crown Dependencies ** *** Guernsey Registry — includes the Bailiwick of Guernsey Intellectual Property Office which administers all trademark and design registrations and activities, and provides information on the intellectual property laws enacted in the
Bailiwick A bailiwick () is usually the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff, and once also applied to territories in which a privately appointed bailiff exercised the sheriff's functions under a royal or imperial writ. The bailiwick is probably modelled on the ...
. ** *** The Companies Registry — responsible for the regulation of Manx companies, as well as the administration of legislation relating to foreign companies, limited liability companies, business names, limited partnerships, and societies incorporated under the ''Industrial and Building Societies Acts''. It is part of the
Isle of Man Government The Isle of Man Government ( gv, Reiltys Ellan Vannin) is the government of the Isle of Man. The formal head of the Isle of Man Government is the Lieutenant Governor, the personal representative of Charles III Charles III (Charles Ph ...
. There is a searchable directory. ** *** JFSC Companies Registry — maintained by the
Jersey Financial Services Commission The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) is the regulatory body for financial services in Jersey. It is also the Registrar of Companies for Jersey. History The JFSC was set up as an independent body by law in 1998. Its responsibilities i ...
.


United States

* U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Search for Company Filings * State registries *District/Territorial registries +*
District of Columbia ) , image_skyline = , image_caption = Clockwise from top left: the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, United States Capitol, Logan Circle (Washington, D.C.), Logan Circle, Jefferson Memoria ...
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – Corporations Division **
Guam Guam (; ch, Guåhan ) is an Unincorporated territories of the United States, organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the Micronesia subregion of the western Pacific Ocean. It is the List of extreme points of the United Stat ...
– Department of Revenue and Taxation – General Licensing and Registration Branch (not searchable) **
Northern Mariana Islands The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; ch, Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas; cal, Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka Efáng llól Marianas), is an unincorporated territories of the Unit ...
– Department of Commerce – Registrar of Corporation (not searchable) **
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (; abbreviated PR; tnq, Boriken, ''Borinquen''), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ( es, link=yes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit=Free Associated State of Puerto Rico), is a Caribbean island and Unincorporated ...
Puerto Rico Department of State The Department of State of Puerto Rico was created in July 1952 and is responsible of promoting the international relations, cultural, political, and economical relations between Puerto Rico, other jurisdictions of the United States and foreign ...
– Corporations Search **
United States Virgin Islands The United States Virgin Islands,. Also called the ''American Virgin Islands'' and the ''U.S. Virgin Islands''. officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, are a group of Caribbean islands and an unincorporated and organized territory ...
– Division of Corporations and Trademarks


Uruguay

* Agency for Development of Electronic Government and Society of Information and Knowledge (AGESIC) – Incorporated businesses (''e-Diario'') * Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining – Directory of Industrial Enterprises * National Institute of Statistics – Directory of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises * Official Gazette search * State Purchasing and Contracting Agency – Provider search * Investment and Export Promotion Institute – Directory of Exporters


Uzbekistan

* Registration of limited, stock and other types of the companies are made on municipal level. Online registration of companies and register is available in the center of state services Bir Darcha.


Vanuatu

* Vanuatu Financial Services Commission


Venezuela

* National Procurement Service (RNC) – Registered government contractor search * SENIAT – company tax identification code (''RIF'') check * Supreme Tribunal of Justice – Official Gazette * Autonomous Registries and Notaries Service (not searchable)


Vietnam

* Ministry of Planning and Investment – Agency of Business Registration * Ministry of Planning and Investment – E-gazette search *
Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a part of the government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of le ...
– General Department of Taxation – Taxpayer Directory


Yemen

* Ministry of Industry and Trade


Zambia

* Patents and Companies Registration Agency * Zambia Revenue Authority – Taxpayer Search (Click on "Other e-Services")


Zimbabwe

* Department of Deeds, Companies & Intellectual Property


Other

* the European Business Register Network (EBR) is a network of trade registers kept by the registration authorities in most of the
European countries The list below includes all entities falling even partially under any of the regions of Europe, various common definitions of Europe, geographical or political. Fifty generally recognised sovereign states, Kosovo with limited, but substantial, ...


See also

* Legal Entity Identifier *
Statistical business register A statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office. A company register has a different purpose: protection, accountability and control of legal entities. Regist ...
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Corporate Registers Forum The Corporate Registers Forum is an association grouping the corporate registries among the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The membership is open to government agencies and their officials responsible for the administration of body cor ...
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European business register The European Business Register Network (EBR Network) is a network of trade registers kept by the registration authorities of several European countries, managed by the European Business Registry Association. The EBR was developed as a part of the f ...
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OpenCorporates OpenCorporates is a website that shares data on corporations under the copyleft Open Database Licence, Open Database License. The company was launched on 20 December 2010, by Chris Taggart and Rob McKinnon. Recognition In 2011, the site wo ...
* List of financial regulatory authorities by country * List of offshore financial centres *
List of stock exchanges This is a list of major stock exchanges. Those futures exchanges that also offer trading in security (finance), securities besides trading in futures contracts are listed both here and in the list of futures exchanges. There are sixteen stock ex ...


References


External links


European Commission – Business registers in Member States

Investigative Dashboard – External Databases
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Global Open Data Index – Company Register

OpenCorporates.com – All company registers
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