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If you want to deregister your German trade, you should not miss our detailed blog post on this topic: Deregistering your trade when leaving Germany

Who must deregister their Business in Germany?

Trade deregistration is always necessary if you give up an independent trade with a fixed place of Business (in the so-called “standing trade”). 

Learn more about it in our Blog Post.

Why should I deregister my Business in Germany?

According to § 14 Gewerbeordnung (GewO), every trader is obliged to notify all changes concerning his trade. You must deregister your trade at the same time as you end your business activities, move to another community or change the legal form of your trade.

How do I deregister my Business in Germany?

Either informally in writing or in person at your Trade Licensing Office. It is also possible to deregister your business online. To deregister, you must fill out the trade deregistration form and sign it, as well as submit your current trade license, ID card, and confirmation of registration (when moving abroad).

Expert Assistance

With deregistraion.de, you can book our deregistration assistance. We will guide you through the German forms and explain where to send your business deregistration in writing. In some cases, Trade Licensing Offices now offer the option of deregistering your business online. We can also assist you with this process.

Who must deregister their Business in Germany?

Trade deregistration is always necessary if you give up an independent trade with a fixed place of Business (in the so-called “standing trade”). 

Learn more about it in our Blog Post.

Why should I deregister my Business in Germany?

According to § 14 Gewerbeordnung (GewO), every trader is obliged to notify all changes concerning his trade. You must deregister your trade at the same time as you end your business activities, move to another community or change the legal form of your trade.

How do I deregister my Business in Germany?

Either informally in writing or in person at your Trade Licensing Office. It is also possible to deregister your business online. To deregister, you must fill out the trade deregistration form and sign it, as well as submit your current trade license, ID card, and confirmation of registration (when moving abroad).

Expert Assistance

With deregistraion.de, you can book our deregistration assistance. We will guide you through the German forms and explain where to send your business deregistration in writing. In some cases, Trade Licensing Offices now offer the option of deregistering your business online. We can also assist you with this process.

Don’t let language barriers slow you down – our online services are here to help.

Business Deregistration

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€149,90

  • Book online in English!
  • We fill in your business deregistration Paperwork for you
  • We handle the communication with the German authorities
  • We receive your deregistration confirmation at our German address
  • English customer Support via email

Deregister your business

Now € 149,90- / one-time


+ € 24,90 (optional)
Sending the confirmation of business deregistration to your new address (excl. postage)

Were you self-employed with a registered business in Germany? When you move away from Germany, your business needs to be deregistered at the responsible trade licensing office to avoid taxes and investigations.

How our process works:

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • To book our service, please provide all requested information
  • We then create a support ticket with further details
  • Please provide a copy of your business registration
  • We fill out your business registration for you
  • We send the business deregistration
  • We take over the communication with the office.
  • We receive your business registration and send you a digital version as a PDF file.

Deregister your business

Now € 149,90- / one-time


+ € 24,90 (optional)
Sending the confirmation of business deregistration to your new address (excl. postage)

Were you self-employed with a registered business in Germany? When you move away from Germany, your business needs to be deregistered at the responsible trade licensing office to avoid taxes and investigations.

How our process works:

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • To book our service, please provide all requested information
  • We then create a support ticket with further details
  • Please provide a copy of your business registration
  • We fill out your business registration for you
  • We send the business deregistration
  • We take over the communication with the office.
  • We receive your business registration and send you a digital version as a PDF file.

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FAQ Business deregistration

Who must deregister their Business in Germany?

Trade deregistration is always necessary if you give up an independent trade with a fixed place of Business (in the so-called “standing trade”). 

Such cases include:

  • You wish to terminate altogether or discontinue your trade operation.
  • You move the head office of your Business or a branch or dependent branch of your Business to a new location outside the municipality. In this case, you must deregister your trade with the regulatory office responsible for you. Then re-register the Business with the trade authority at the new location in the new municipality.
  • You are changing the legal form of your trade. Deregister your Business under the previous legal form. Then re-register your trade under the new legal form.
Why should I deregister my German business?

According to § 14 Gewerbeordnung (GewO), every business owner is obliged to notify all changes concerning their trade. You must deregister your trade at the same time as you end your business activities, move to another community, or change the legal form of your trade.

The Trade Licensing Office notifies the tax office, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Chamber of Crafts, if applicable, the registry court, and the responsible employers’ liability insurance association you have deregistered your trade. For this reason, trade deregistration must also take place when the trade is discontinued.

What should I do if I forget to deregister my German Business?

It is possible to deregister or re-registered retroactively. If the deregistration is made retroactively, you should know that you may have no longer exercised the trade as of the specified date. Authorities do not track the day when a trade has been deregistered. Nevertheless, all traders should observe a certain limit. In general, anyone who deregisters their business more than three months late can risk a fine.

Have you forgotten to deregister your business? We will gladly take care of it for you. Choose SympatMe to assist you!

Which documents are required?

To deregister your business we need the following documents:

  • Trade license
  • Current confirmation of registration
  • Identity card or passport
  • Possibly a copy of an excerpt from the commercial, cooperative, or association register
  • Power of Attorney (If you cannot appear in person)
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