12 steps to incorporating in Germany

Germany business incorporation steps

  1. Before incorporating a company in Germany, our Client i) settles our firm’s engagement fee ii) signs our engagement letter and iii) submits the necessary due diligence documents;
  2. Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares a detailed project plan, including a detailed company incorporation process strategy that lays out company incorporation steps and timelines, thereby enhancing transparency and setting Client expectations;
  3. Our Firm’s Germany company 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. Healy Consultants Group PLC assists our Client to open a local capital account within four weeks. Thereafter, our Client is required to deposit the required paid-up capital of €25,000 into the corporate bank account. The Client will deposit the initial share capital and supply Healy Consultants Group PLC with a certificate of deposit and bank statement;
  6. Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares an application for the company’s entry into the Commercial Register. The director then submits this to the German notary. All going well, the German company is incorporated, and our Client is appointed as director and shareholder;
  7. Healy Consultants Group PLC helps our Client complete business banking in Germany and secure internet banking access. Some German banks may require our Client to travel to a local branch for a face-to-face interview. In this case, we will immediately action this travel policy;
  8. At this stage, Healy Consultants Group PLC registers our Client for tax and trade licence. The Tax registration in Germany is time-consuming, taking a minimum of four weeks to complete;
  9. After the company is issued with a tax number, Healy Consultants Group PLC accounting and tax team will assist in filing monthly VAT returns;
  10. Healy Consultants Group PLC 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 Group PLC obtains employment visas for foreign employees and registers them for social and health insurance. We also register the firm for occupational accident insurance;
  12. This completes our Germany business incorporation engagement. Healy Consultants Group PLC sends the Client the German company incorporation kit, including i) original corporate documents ii) unopened bank correspondence and iii) 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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