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If a business enterprise is to be relocated or the object of the business is to be changed or extended, a business registration is required.

A trade re-registration at the competent trade registration office is always necessary if an independent registered business of a standing trade, a branch office or a dependent branch office either

  • relocates the business (new address) or
  • the subject matter of the trade is changed or extended to goods or services that are not customary for trades of the registered type.

The trade re-registration complies with the obligation to notify the transfer of the registered office or the change in the subject matter of a trade from a trade law perspective.


The registered office of the commercial enterprise, the branch office or the dependent branch is in the city of Bremen.

What documents do I need?

  • completed business registration form

    (registration and transmission is also possible online - see procedures)

  • Identity card or passport

    - one copy is sufficient in case of written notification
    - in case of representation with written power of attorney, the authorised representative must be able to identify himself with an identity card or passport

  • Craft card, if applicable
  • any necessary permits

    (e.g. restaurant concession)

  • Extract from the commercial register, if applicable

    for legal entities, companies