Start-up notification - limited liability companies

A limited liability company comes into being when it is registered at the Trade Register. For registration, you must file a start-up notification.

Using the same notification form, you can register with the VAT Register, Employer Register, and Prepayment Register, which are maintained by the Tax Administration.

An online notification is cheaper than a paper notification

You can file a start-up notification for a limited liability company either online or using a paper form.

There is a handling fee for registering a start-up at the Trade Register. An online notification is cheaper than a paper notification:

  • Online start-up notification: 330 euros
  • Start-up notification, paper form: 380 euros

You can also use our formation package to help you to set up a limited liability company. The package contains formation instructions and templates. You have to file the following documents: the memorandum of association, articles of association, start-up notification form Y1, the Trade Register's appendix form 1, and the personal data form.

Please scroll down for the forms. Fill in the form - either in Finnish or in Swedish - on your computer, then print it at A4 size, and send it to the address given on the form.

If you already have the memorandum of association and other required documents completed, or the formation package is otherwise unsuitable for you, file your notification following the instructions on the PRH website. Go to the instructions.

Please fill in the forms in Finnish or in Swedish.

Download paper forms and instructions