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 or by filing an online form: