Request amendment of business-nature of an existing established business

  • Description

    According to the Business Licensing Ordinance it is prohibited to amend the business nature, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs. A business is defined as any organization involved in the trade of goods and/or services.

  • What are the requirements?

    When submitting an application one must take into account aforementioned regulation and the applicable guidelines. In addition, amendments of the business-nature of legal entities should be statutorily permissible.

    • Granting of a license pursuant to the Business Licensing Ordinance does not imply automatic approval of other required licenses. 
    • According to the Regional development ordinance  all business types are required to have an adequate place of business.
    • The activities per location should be as much as possible be related to one another.
  • Where to request? / More information at

    The division Establishment of business - helpdesk, office no. 15. Tel. 582-1181 ext. 250 of the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry.

  • What to take with me?

    The application form with an Awg. 4,00 stamp and the required documents (if applicable) mentioned in the guidelines.

  • What are the costs involved?

    The fee for this license application is Awg. 200,00 for each business that amends its business-nature.
    According to the regulation of fees DEACI the fees due have to be paid for processing. By or on behalf of the director of the DEACI a statement will be issued regarding the amount of the fee.

  • How to request? / What must I do?

    The application must contain the data of the owner/sole proprietorship; General Partnership; corporation/company or other legal entity, as well as of the business in question (new business activities, address etc.). Request can be submitted at the Helpdesk.