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Important announcement: System transfer causes interruptions to our services 30 April – 11 May 2014

The Business Information System (BIS) is jointly maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and the Finnish Tax Administration. The Trade Register is being transferred to a new system. The transfer will affect the following services:


• The BIS Search can be used as normal, but Trade Register information will not be updated to the service 3–11 May.
• The BIS Service (YTJ-asiointipalvelu, only available in Finnish and in Swedish) is closed 30 April–11 May. During that time limited liability companies cannot be set up online, nor can changes in address and contact details of businesses be submitted online.
• The PRH and local register offices will accept forms submitted on paper during the system transfer, but 2–11 May they will not be processed immediately.
• In addition, new Business IDs cannot be granted on Friday 2 May and on Friday 9 May.


The PRH apologises for the interruptions the system transfer may cause. Read more in PRH announcements.



  • BIS Search to find the currently valid Trade Register entries for any company. Check up the validity of the Tax Administration’s tax-prepayment registration for any company.
  • You can change your company’s address and contact details online in the BIS Service.  The service is available in Finnish and Swedish.
  • Forms and instructions to download form templates.  Create and print out complete requests and application forms at your workstation (Pdf and Word formats supported).


17.12.2013 - 

Renewal of Trade Register Act – changes to notification procedure and information service from start of 2014 navigation icon

The Trade Register Act will be amended at the beginning of 2014. The amendment affects the personal data submitted to the Trade Register and the way this is carried out. The legislative reform will also affect the Trade Register’s information service. (News from National Board of Patents and Registration)

2.10.2013 - 

Submit your Trade Register notification as soon as you have paid the handling fee navigation icon

In most cases, the notifications are subject to a fee. Please note that the handling fee has to be paid in advance and the receipt must be enclosed with the notice. The Trade Register notifications must be submitted within a week after payment. (News from National Board of Patents and Registration)

15.5.2013 - 

One thousand LLC's set up online navigation icon

News from National Board of Patents and Registration

25.4.2013 - 

Lowest number of Start-up Notifications submitted to the Trade Register in five years navigation icon

In January-February this year, new businesses submitted 7,945 Start-up Notifications to the Trade Register, which is the lowest number in five years – for example in 2009, the number of Start-up Notifications was 8,103; in 2011, it reached 8,601; last year it fell to 8,418.(News from National Board of Patents and Registration)

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