Welcome to Finnish Business Information System

The Business Information System (BIS) is a service jointly maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and the Finnish Tax Administration.


Submit information using forms


Businesses, organisations and foundations can submit information to both the PRH and the Tax Administration by using one single notification form. You submit information by filling in a notification form and by sending it to the address given on the form.

  • Download form templates, in Finnish and in English, to register a new business, organisation or foundation (‘Start-up Notification’), or to submit changes or close down business (‘Notification on Amendments or Termination of Business’). Please note that you can use the bilingual forms in Finnish and in English but that you have to fill in them in Finnish or in Swedish. 

Business IDs and company search


All businesses, organisations and foundations recorded in the Business Information System obtain a Business Identity Code (Business ID). BIS Search provides basic details of Finnish businesses, organisations and foundations free of charge.


LEI codes


The Business Information System also provides details about international Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI codes) of companies and organisations that use derivative contracts in financial markets. Download LEI files.

 

News

15.8.2014 - 

PRH introduces new LEI common data file format navigation icon

On 19 June 2014, LEIROC, The Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee, published a new LEI common data file format. The goal is to harmonise LEI data published by pre-LOUs.

15.8.2014 - 

Construction engineering most popular in patent applications in Finland navigation icon

The highest number of patent applications was filed with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) in construction engineering, which make up 18.6% of all applications.

7.5.2014 - 

Trade Register system transfer - no Business IDs issued on Friday 9 May navigation icon

The Trade Register at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office is being transferred to a new data system as of 2 May 2014, which will cause interruptions to the services. On Friday 9 May, there will be interruptions for providing Business IDs to new businesses and for issuing certificates of arrival for received Trade Register notifications.

29.4.2014 - 

Trade Register system transfer - no Business IDs issued on Friday 2 May and on Friday 9 May navigation icon

The Trade Register at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) is being transferred to a new data system as of 2 May 2014, which will cause interruptions to the services.

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)

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