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Business Registration

Opening and registering a business in Albania is very easy and at low costs:

1. Create company name

After creating and making a request for a company name, the NATIONAL REGIONAL CENTER will issue a name reservation certificate within 1 day after you have filled the application. A name reservation is valid for a period of 30 days which cannot be extended.

2. Request and obtain the Registration Certification and Unique Business Identification Number

The NBC Law has established the National Business Center as a new central public institution, which functions as a one-stop shop where an individual can complete company registration, tax registration, social insurance, health insurance and labor directorate registration using a single application procedure. It takes 1 day to register and the registration may be done in person, or online via e-Albania portal, which was launched in January 2015. The online company registration requires an authentication process and electronic signature.

3. Employee registration with the Employment Regional Directory

After registering at the National Business Center, the new company should declare the number of its employees and register them at the Employment Regional Directory. To do this, you should also have the following documents:

The registration Certificate from the NBC and the declaration of the employed persons
Submit the payroll every 3 months by keeping a signed and sealed copy

4. Registration with the Municipality Bureau of Internal Revenue

Within 24 hours of the registration of the company, the National Business Center notifies the Municipality Bureau of Internal Revenue and Tax Authorities.

In order to do the registration at the Municipality Bureau of Internal Revenue, you need to submit the following documents:

1) The Application form;
2) The Registration Certificate from the National Registration Centre;
3) The Statute of the Company
4) Rent agreement or proprietorship certificate of the Headquarters of the Company.

5. Purchase pre-printed invoices from Tax Authority

According to the Fiscal Procedure Law, a newly established company must purchase pre-printed invoices from tax authorities. The company may not use invoices other than the pre-printed ones. Following company registration, the company founders or representatives request to purchasing a batch of pre-printed invoices, with company number on them, at the price of 360 ALL for each batch (50 copies).

6. Make a company seal

You can make a unique company seal at private seal makers.