What documents must submit to commercial register?
Company formation and accounting in Latvia
Last updated: 2012-07-10
To the institution of the commercial register must submit documents that are basis for the entry in the commercial register, as well as other documents required by law (for example, documents on payment of state duty).

Documents must be submitted in paper or electronic form (signed with an electronic signature). To the institution of the commercial register must submit an original document or a certified copy.

Public documents issued in a foreign country must be legalized in accordance with the international regulations. If the document is not in the Latvian language, then you must attach a notarized translation into Latvian. For private documents in a foreign language, you must attach a certified translation into Latvian. To the documents in the Latvian language can be applied translation to a foreign language.

In case of change of incorporation documents of a company (for example, changes in the articles of association of a limited liability company), the to the institution of the commercial register must submit the text of the changes, as well as the full text of the new edition of a document.

Below is a list of required documents to make certain records in the commercial register.

Registration of a company with limited liability.
Required documents:
  • An application;
  • An incorporation agreement or a decision about incorporation;
  • Articles of association;
  • In certain cases need additional document confirming payment of equity capital;
  • In certain cases need additional document confirming consent of members of a board of directors to take the position;
  • Note of a board of directors about legal address;
  • In certain cases need additional document confirming consent of immovable property owner regarding legal address (registered office);
  • Documents about payment of a state duty and publication in the official newspaper.


Changes in the articles of association (statutes).
Required documents:
  • An application;
  • Protocol of a meeting of shareholders (or decision of a shareholder) that changes the articles of association;
  • A new edition of the articles of association;
  • Text of changes of the articles of association;
  • Documents about payment of a state duty and publication in the official newspaper.


Change of members of a board of directors.
Required documents:
  • An application;
  • Protocol of a meeting of shareholders (or decision of a shareholder) that changes members of a board of directors;
  • Consent of a member of a board of directors to take the position;
  • Documents about payment of a state duty and publication in the official newspaper.


Changes of shareholders.

Required documents:
  • An application;
  • A compartment of the registry of shareholders
  • If foreign company acquires or disposes shares, then need document that approves existence of the foreign company and rights of certain natural person to represent the foreign company;
  • Document about payment of a state duty.


Change of legal address (registered office).
Required documents:
  • An application;
  • Documents about payment of a state duty and publication in the official newspaper.



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