Providing assistance in procedures before the Commercial Register is among the most common and typical lawyer services in the field of corporate and company law. Internet and the functionality for filing applications electronically by using an electronic signature made available by the Registry Agency enable me as a lawyer to provide an easily accessible option for users of the website to request and receive such legal services at a distance (online).
Online requests with regard to the current Commercial Register electronic service are provided only as an alternative option for convenience of the clients – mostly for those living outside Sofia and Bulgaria. If you would like to schedule an appointment at the office, please don’t hesitate to contact me via any of the ways listed on the website, including via Viber or Skype.
For the time being not all of the services and procedures relating to the Commercial Register are covered by the current electronic service and hence only part of them may be requested online – these would be the most common in the practice services, such as: registration of an LLC (a single-person LLC), registration of a Sole Proprietor, transfer of shares, management changes, entry of other changes and additional circumstances. In future the list of services will be periodically updated by adding other procedures as well, including more specific ones, such as: increasing the registered capital, transformation and liquidation of companies, etc.
Please, visit the Request an Electronic Service page if you would like to request the Commercial Register electronic service.
How It Works
1In the process of requesting the service users will have to provide all necessary data and information – through filling in and sending a web form with detailed fields, as well as to confirm their identity – through sending a scanned copy (or picture) of an ID card, passport or other similar document. If a user fails or is unwilling to present an ID, the request may be processed (upon his/her consent) as such for drafting of the necessary documents but without their submission to the Commercial Register (the user will be provided with detailed information and instructions on how to submit the application by himself/herself).
2By the end of the business day following the day of receiving the request users will be sent a reply via electronic mail, which (when positive) will contain an offer with the terms and conditions under which the requested service may be provided – amount of the due fee, time period for provision of the service, etc.
3If the respective user agrees to the terms, he/she will need to accept the offer – either explicitly (via email, by phone, etc.), or through directly paying the due attorney fee. Unless specified otherwise in the electronic message, clients will need to pay in advance the full amount of the due fee within 5 business days from receiving the message – via a bank account to be specified in the message or through other accepted remote payment methods (such as ePay, PayPal, etc.).
4The drafted documents will be sent to the respective client via email within the agreed time period (usually within 2 business days from receiving the payment of the due fee). The electronic message will also include detailed information and instructions on the further procedure – signing and notarization (if needed) of the documents, payment of the due state fee, etc.
5Clients will need to send via email (in scanned files) the set of documents signed and prepared by them, which documents will then be submitted to the Commercial Register via the Internet through using an electronic signature – usually by the end of the business day on which they have been received.
The Commercial Register electronic service allows for lower attorney fees to be charged, since the service covers more limited assistance – for example, clients will not need to be accompanied to a bank and/or to a notary public. Clients will pay lower state fees as well, since the documents are filed electronically with the Registry Agency.