12 steps to incorporating in Germany

Germany business incorporation steps

  1. Before starting to incorporate the Germany company, our Client will i) settle our firm’s engagement fee ii) sign our engagement letter and iii) courier us the signed letter along with all the requisite due diligence documents;
  2. Healy Consultants’ engagement project managers will present our Clients with a detailed company incorporation process plan that lays out company incorporation steps and timelines, thereby optimizing work transparency and settling Client expectations;
  3. Our firm’s Germany incorporation specialist works with our Client to determine i) what business entity is required ii) cash flow considerations for the new business and iii) visa requirements for the entrepreneur(s);
  4. The exact corporate structure is agreed with our Client. Thereafter, Healy Consultants i) obtains the company name from the Chamber of Commerce and ii) prepares the articles of association for the new company;
  5. Our Client must provide our company incorporation service provider with the tenancy agreement for their German office premises. If the Client is unable to furnish the document, then they can use Healy Consultants’ Germany virtual office services;
  6. The shareholders must appoint a director to be in charge of the company’s daily activities. The director will be required to travel to the Germany for notarization of the company’s official documents;
  7. Healy Consultants helps our Client to open an account for business banking in Germany. The Client will deposit the initial share capital and supply Healy Consultants with a certificate of deposit and bank statement;
  8. Healy Consultants will prepare an application for the company’s entry into the Commercial Register. The director then submits this to the German notary;
  9. At this stage, Healy Consultants registers our Client for tax and trade license. The Tax registration in Germany is a time-consuming process and takes minimum of 4 weeks to complete;
  10. Healy Consultants sends i) proof of Germany business incorporation ii) a business plan iii) the lease agreement iv) the Client’s resume v) the application for Chamber of Commerce membership and vi) an application for German visa;
  11. After company incorporation in Germany, Healy Consultants obtains employment visas for foreign employees and registers them for social and health insurance; we also register the firm for occupational accidental insurance;
  12. This completes our Germany business incorporation engagement. Healy Consultants then sends the Client the German company kit, including original corporate documents, unopened bank correspondence and our firm’s feedback forms regarding the quality of our incorporation services.

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For additional information on our company incorporation services in Germany, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Petar Chakarov, directly:
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