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Business re-registration


The relocation of a standing commercial enterprise within the territory of the competent authority as well as a change or expansion of the goods or services offered, which are not customary for the registered trade, require a re-registration of the commercial enterprise.

Information about the business re-registration includes the tax office, the Chamber of Crafts, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the district court, employers' liability insurance associations and the Trade Supervisory Office.

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city.

This procedure can also be handled by a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

  • Identity card or passport
  • Excerpt from the Commercial Register
  • If applicable, proof of registration with the Chamber of Crafts
  • If applicable, certificate of permission
  • If applicable, craft card
  • in case of representation:
    • Power of Attorney

The amount of the fees is determined - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 40.1.2.1 - depending on the time spent. However, a maximum of EUR 43.00 will be charged.

The business re-registration must be carried out at the same time as the relocation of the business or the change or expansion of the goods or services offered.

Processing Time: 3 Days
Section 15 (1) of the Industrial Code (GewO)

In the trade registration procedure, the notification forms prescribed in accordance with § 14 of the Trade Regulation Act (GewO) must be used.

Service providers who meet the requirements of Article 4 No. 5 of Directive (EC) No. 2006/123 on Services in the Internal Market within the scope of the Industrial Code (GewO) and therefore do not fall under Section 4 (1) sentence 2 GewO are also obliged to notify, even if they have a branch in another EU Member State. Exceptionally, permanent employment outside a branch or without having such a branch may also be notifiable if it is triggered at the initiative of the client.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)