Founding a UG in Germany

If you want to incorporate as a start-up or small-scale business the entrepreneurial company, Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)" or with its acronym "UG" will be your best choice.

Requirements for a UG

Founding a UG in Germany is something straight forward but only when you fund the company with cash.

  • minimum share capital for a UG is € 1,
  • minimum number of shareholders is one,
  • physical address is required,
    (A virtual office is only acceptable as a physical address here),
  • description of the line of business,
  • the notarization of the articles,
  • plus appointment of the first managing director(s),
  • the application to the commercial registry,
  • the shareholder (or his representative) has to sign a deed on the incorporation and the appointment of all directors before a German notary,
  • the director has to open a bank account,
  • t.b.a.

Fees (ex VAT)

Basic Fee Instant Company Formation 900 € 600 €
Additional Fee for Corporate Founder 250 €
Additional Fee for Trade Registration – full service 150 €
Additional Fee for Trade Registration – budget service 50 €
Additional Fee for Trade Registration – urgent service 300 €  
Additional Fee for Registration with Tax Office 800 € 700 €
Additional Fee for Payroll Set-up 800 € 700 €
Additional Fee for Remote Founding 150 €
Additional Fee for Interpreting @ Notary 300 €
Additional Fee installing Alexander as your company's proxy director 50 €
Additional Fee registration at IHK 30 €

When you click on below button and fill out and submit the form, you are accepting the standard terms and conditions and assuring that you are acting as a business!

If you still have questions, please visit our incorporation FAQs by clicking this sentence.


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Are you in a hurry?

If you are in hurry, you may want to consider to buy a readymade company. What is the difference? Your expedited need to engage in business! While the founding takes about 2.5 months until you have your VAT-ID, with a readymade company you can start with German and non-European sales right after visiting the notary! We can arrange an appointment at the notary in around one week.


process of founding a UG


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