Trade Register forms

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Processing of notifications filed in the online filing service at ytj.fi is faster

You can file the most typical changes in the most common company types using the online service at ytj.fi. Please note that the service is in Finnish and in Swedish. Go to ytj.fi to read how to file online in the online service at ytj.fi.
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Notifications filed in the online service at ytj.fi are processed faster in the Finnish Trade Register compared to notifications filed on forms.

Go to the online filing at ytj.fi.

Start-up notifications, notifications of changes and notifications of termination on forms

You can file notifications to the Finnish Trade Register on paper forms (with the exception of a notification of beneficial owners, which must generally be filed in the online filing service at ytj.fi). Most forms are in Finnish and in Swedish.

Limited liability companies or branches can also file notifications on an online form if a certain notification cannot be filed in the online service at ytj.fi.

Submit the information on Y forms and their appendix forms. Fill in one copy of the form. The forms contain several pages. In notifications of changes, fill in only the details that have changed.

Please note that you may also need other documents, such as minutes.
Please note: Do not write the last four digits of personal identity codes or the home addresses of persons living outside Finland on the notification forms, as they are not public details. Instead, write them on a specific personal data form. If the person has a Finnish personal identity code and lives in Finland, do not enter their postal address or citizenship.

Save the form to your computer before filling it in.

Online form for notifying

Please note that you can file a notification to the Finnish Trade Register on an online form only if both of the following conditions are met:
  • The business is a limited liability company or a branch.
  • The notification or the application cannot be filed in the online service at ytj.fi.
Please note: All company forms can file the personal identity codes of the persons responsible for the company on the online form “Notification to the Finnish Trade Register".

See below the online forms available for notifying.

Notification to the Finnish Trade Register

The form Notification to the Finnish Trade Register is for notifications that cannot be filed in the online service at ytj.fi. The form is in Finnish and in Swedish.

You can use the form if your business is a limited liability company or a branch (all company forms can file the personal identity codes of the persons responsible for the company).

Go to the form Notification to the Finnish Trade Register (in Finnish).

Application to the Finnish Trade Register

The form Application to the Finnish Trade Register is for applications that concern order of liquidation or deregistration as well as liquidator. The form is in Finnish and in Swedish. You can use the form if your business is a limited liability company or a branch.

Go to the form Application to the Finnish Trade Register (in Finnish).

Financial statements of branches to the Finnish Trade Register

The form Financial statements of branches to the Finnish Trade Register is for financial statements drawn up in accordance with the EU regulations. The form is in Finnish and in Swedish.

Go to the form Financial statements of branches to the Finnish Trade Register (in Finnish).

Identification method for foreign persons – Notification to the Finnish Trade Register

Log in to the form Identification method for foreign persons - Notification to the Finnish Trade Register only if you are a citizen of an EU country and you do not have a Finnish personal identity code and you use the means of identification of some other EU country.

The form is available in English. You can use the form if your business is a limited liability company or a branch.

Go to the form Identification method for foreign persons – Notification to the Finnish Trade Register.

Proceed as follows when using the online form for notifying

  1. Log in to the online form. You need to have a Finnish personal identity code and either personal internet banking codes, a mobile certificate, or an electronic identity card (HST card).

    Log in to the online form “Identification method for foreign persons" only if you are a citizen of an EU country and you do not have a Finnish personal identity code and you use the means of identification of some other EU country.
  2. Select the matter your notification or application concerns.
  3. Fill in the company details.
  4. Add the notification forms you have filled in and other necessary attachments from your computer in PDF format.
  5. Sign the notification by clicking “Send".

How to file the notification using paper forms

Please send the original, signed notification forms to:

PRH – Tax Administration
Business Information System
P.O. Box 2000
FI-00231 Helsinki

The quickest route to processing your notification filed on paper forms is to send it by post. Please note that you cannot submit your notification to the PRH by email or by telefax.

You can also submit your notification in person to our Customer Service in Helsinki or local tax offices. Please note that the handling fees cannot be paid at tax offices. See the contact details of our Customer Service.

Notifications or applications filed on forms must generally be paid in advance

Most notifications and application submitted to the Finnish Trade Register are subject to a fee.
Notifications or applications filed on a paper form or an online form must generally be paid in advance.

The notification is free of charge if you only notify the Tax Administration on the notification forms, for example notifications of interruption of business.

Check the handling fee in the instructions or the price list. Remember to enclose a receipt with the notification or the application. See our price list and payment instructions.

The notification is free of charge if you only notify the Tax Administration in the online service at ytj.fi or on a paper form.

What to do if you do not have a Finnish personal identity code

If you don’t have a Finnish personal identity code, you cannot file notifications using the online service at ytj.fi. You can however file your notification in our online form if all the following conditions are met:

  1. You are a citizen of an EU country and you don’t have a Finnish personal identity code.
  2. You use the means of identification of some other EU country.
  3. The business is a limited liability company or a branch.
File your notification by logging in to the online form “Identification method for foreign persons - Notification to the Finnish Trade Register". When you log in, select the country whose means of identification you use.

After you have logged in, select the matter you want to file (start-up notification, notification of changes, notification of termination or financial statement for limited liability companies or branches). Fill in the company details. Add the notification forms you have filled in and other necessary attachments. Send.

Go to the online form Identification method for foreign persons - Notification to the Finnish Trade Register.

Other forms

Go to the instructions concerning the other Trade Register forms:

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Latest update 11.10.2022