The first decision to be made is how to organize the business and register the company in Norway. Foreign companies with only a short-term engagement in Norway, normally only register the entity in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities – and in the VAT-Register if the activities involve VAT-liable sales.
When planning for a long-term engagement, the foreign company must also register in the Register of Business Enterprises. The Register unit in Brønnøysund are using the same criteria as the Register of Company Accounts; – meaning when a company have the obligation to report an annual account, there is also an obligation to register in the Register of Business Enterprises.
It must of course also be decided if a Norwegian branch or a Norwegian legal entity ltd/AS) is preferred.
Azets assists in deciding and registation of the Norwegian entity in the Register unit.
Which registration suits my company?
Norwegian Branch (NUF)
Start a branch of your business in you home country. This is a Norwegian registered foreign company.
Sole proprietorship (ENK)
A single person is responsible for the business. You run the business on your own account and at your own risk.
Private limited liability company (AS)
With this company you can invest at least NOK 30.000 as share capital. With this type of registration the shareholders will have no personal liability.
Register through VAT-representative
Foreign company with no place of business or residence in Norway must be registered through a representative.