This section provides you with an overview of Latvia’s business register.
The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republikas Uzņēmumu reģistrs) is a Latvian public body which registers companies, traders, their branches and representative offices and changes in their founding documents, and carries out other activities provided for in legislation. The Register of Enterprises also registers mass media undertakings, associations and foundations, commercial pledges, controlling interests, public-private partnership agreements and matrimonial property agreements, political parties, arbitration bodies, trade unions, religious organisations and religious institutions, and insolvency proceedings.
Yes, there is no free online business register in Latvia.
However, using the search functions available on the website of the Register of Enterprises the following basic information can be obtained free of charge on legal entities entered in the registers of the Register of Enterprises:
The Latvian Register of Enterprises offers the possibility of obtaining the following information about all registered legal entities free of charge as open data:
This information is provided in .csv, .txt or .xlsx data formats and it can be accessed here. The user can choose the data format in accordance with its intended use. Data are updated on a daily basis.
All the entries in the business register are published electronically on the website of the official gazette Latvijas Vēstnesis. The same procedure applies to the publication of documents submitted separately.
The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia provides information on all registered legal entities and legal facts.
Information can be obtained from the Register of Enterprises on payment of a fee, by submitting an information request form in person, by post, or to the Register’s official email address email@example.com as an electronic document with a secure electronic signature and digital time stamp. The request must give details of the payment made to the Register of Enterprises (a document certifying payment, a copy of such a document, or an online banking printout). When requesting information, please indicate your preferred means of receipt (in person, by post or electronically).
A statement on a legal entity or natural person, or a legal act (contract) can also be requested online at Latvija.lv. The information will be prepared within 10-15 minutes. Following processing of the request, an official statement containing an e-seal is delivered via the website or to the client’s email address. The e-seal certifies the reliability of the data and its conformity with the information entered in the registers kept by the Register of Enterprises.
A list of fees can be found on the internet.
All the entries in the business register are published in the official gazette Latvijas Vēstnesis and electronically on the official gazette’s website. The same procedure applies to the publication of documents submitted separately.
Entries in the business register can be relied upon against third parties only after their publication in the official gazette Latvijas Vēstnesis, unless the relevant information was known to the third party before publication. However, if a third party can show that they were not aware and could not have been aware of published information, that information cannot be relied upon in respect of legal action taken within 15 days of publication.
If the information to be entered in the business register is recorded or published incorrectly, a third party in good faith may rely on the published information even if it does not correspond to the entries in the business register or to the actual state of affairs. But a third party may not rely on information which has been published incorrectly if the third party was aware of the inaccuracy.
Contact details:Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia Pērses iela 2 Riga Latvia LV 1011 Telephone information line: 67031703 (Please note that legal advice is not provided) Fax: 67031793 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours can be found online.
The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia was founded on 1 December 1990.
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