Registering a new company
E-Business Register is an environment which allows companies to submit documents to the Business Register electronically, without the need to use a notary’s services. The portal allows submitting applications for registering a new company, amending registry data, liquidating a company and deleting a company from the registry. You can also prepare and submit annual reports via the portal.
Every citizen can log into the E-Business Register and use the portal. It is possible to log in (and sign) using Estonian ID card, Smart-ID or Estonian Mobile ID. It is also possible to log in with different EU eID authentification tools, but it is not possible to sign petitions and annual reports with these.
The technical support of the portal helps with submitting electronic applications, documents and annual reports:
Possibilities offered by the Company Registration Portal:
- Registering a new company – a business association, a self-employed person, a non-profit association, state and local government agencies can be electronically registered in the Company Registration Portal if all persons related to the company (Board Members, founders, Council Members, etc.) have Estonian ID cards, Smart-ID or Mobile-ID. Registration applications can be submitted via this portal by persons having an Estonian ID-card or Estonian Mobile ID.
The latest innovations about registering a new company: If the company is subject to VAT the entrepreneur can submit the VAT registration to Estonian Tax and Customs Board together with the application for registration of the company; possibility to register the employees with the Estonian Tax and Customs Board within the same service of registering the company.
- Changing the data of a company – the portal allows electronic submitting of changing, liquidating and deletion applications to the Business Register. The applications must be digitally signed with the ID card upon submitting them.
- Notifying about field of activities of a company – the Company Registration Portal can be used for notifying the registrar about changes in the primary field of activities by only self-employed persons and general and limited partnerships who are not required to submit annual reports to the registrar. Business associations can submit their field of activities and changes thereof only with their annual reports.