International Company Registers
The only register we found in Africa was the CIPRO database of South Africa that was one of the original corporate registers on the Internet. The Americas section below includes the Island nations and territories in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. There are a few, but not many registers in Asia, while the vast majority of registers found are listed in Europe. We highly recommend the European Business Register, or click on the nation you'd like to search. If the site doesn't have an English translation available, try using the Google translator, which works well enough to help you find what you need. At the bottom and on the next page are Australia, New Zealand, and the Marshall Islands, now listed under "Oceania." If you're looking for the Puerto Rico registry, you'll find that since it's an important U.S. territory that it belongs on our U.S. Corporations page.
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- Europe Corporations and Companies
|Africa | South Africa
The Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) of South Africa offers this free service to search for South Africa enterprises by name, or ID number. Results include name and enterprise number, registration date, type of business, status, and address.
|Americas | Anguilla
Anguilla, British West Indies Financial Services. Search by name or company number for company status, or click on Name Availability and input the name you want to check. Both services require that you include your contact information, then the results are emailed to you within 24 hours.
|Americas | Aruba Pay Site
Aruba Chamber of Commerce and Industry database of company records. Search the registry by business name, branch, or KvK number. Basic results are free and include name, trade name address, and KvK number. They then offer a long list of declarations, authentications, and certifications, all for a fee.
|Americas | Bermuda
Bermuda Registrar of Companies. Click on "Review Public Register A-Z" in the left-hand column to view an alphabetical list of companies, or register for a username and password and click on "Search on Company Name" to do a search of the database and see additional company details.
|Americas | British Virgin Islands Regulated Entities
British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission regulated entities. Search for company information by name or browse the alphabetical list. Included are banks, trusts, insurance companies, registered agents, investments businesses, and non-regulated practitioners such as CPAs.
|Americas | Canada
Use this link to navigate to our list of available company registers in Canada, including the Federal Corporations database, Canadian public companies, free searchable registers in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. British Columbia and Ontario charge a fee for each search, and the remaining provinces and territories don't as yet have made online company databases available.
|Americas | Cayman Islands Company Register Pay Site
Cayman Islands General Registry. Click on "Search for Companies Information Now" to register for an account and search and search the company register. Registration is free, but to perform searches you must fund your account (less than $100 US).
|Americas | Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority register that includes securities and mutual funds, banks, trust companies, insurance companies, and company manager companies. Search all companies or narrow your search to the Banking Division, Fiduciary Division, Insurance Division, or Investment and Securities Division.
|Americas | Curacao
Curacao Chamber of Commerce & Industry service. Search by entity name or registry number in English or Dutch. Results include the trade name, registration number, official name, business address, type of business, establishment date, status, and the name of the principal representative.
|Americas | Jamaica
Jamaica Office of the Registrar of Companies service. Look in the right-hand column and you'll find the search fields in the green area. Search by company or business name, or use the advanced feature to do a keyword or company number search. Results are free, but other options such as company documents and Director searches require a fee.
|Americas | Mexico
The Sistema de Información Empresarial Mexicano (SIEM) system is a Spanish-language database of registered Mexico businesses searchable by company name, officer or director, registration number, location, type of business, number of employees, and more. Results include name, address, location, phone number and email address, products, and services.
|Americas | United States
Use this link to navigate to our list of available company and corporate registers in the United States.
|Asia | Brunei
This business registry is provided by the Brunei Attorney General's Office registry. Search by type of business and business name and basic results include name reservation, number, and status. A subscription is required to receive detailed reports.
|Asia | Cambodia
This Cambodia business registration database is provided by the Ministry of Commerce. Search by type of registration (new, amendment, dissolution, domestic, foreign) and business name.
|Asia | Hong Kong
Hong Kong Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS). First, be sure to allow pop-ups from the site. Then click on "Unregistered User" to search for registered companies. Basic information such as business name, ID number, dates, and type of business is free. Fee for detailed information.
|Asia | India MCA
Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India index for domestic and foreign companies.
|Asia | India NSE
Corporate record search from the National Stock Exchange of India database.
|Asia | Singapore
Government of Singapore Directory of Registered Entities. Search for Singapore registered companies and limited liability partnerships by name or registration number. Basic results include ID, company name, partial address, status, and annual filing compliance. Fee for certificates and detailed business profiles.
|Europe | European Business Register
Search the European Business Register (EBR) by country, company name, or ID number for company registrations. Great way to quickly find where a company is registered. Basic information is free, and a fee for company profiles and appointments. Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR of Macedonia, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
|Europe | Belgium
Coface Euro DB provides the Belgian online register of commercial businesses, corporations, and companies. Search the database by identifier (VAT, Enterprise, non-profit, or trade clerk's office number), or by name and/or address. Basic information such as the id/VAT number, business name, address, status, and type of business is free. An extended company or credit report requires a fee.
|Europe | Bulgaria
Bulgaria Ministry of Justice Commercial Register. In Bulgarian, so we suggest that you use a good online translator. Click next to the first icon in the middle column to search for Bulgaria registered companies.
|Europe | Croatia
This service is the Croatian Company Directory and it's managed the the Croatian Chamber of Economy and includes all registered companies. Enter the site and do a simple search by company name or ID / Registration numbers. The advanced form allows you to search by type of organization, local chamber, location, size, activity, number of employees, revenue, or date.
|Europe | Cyprus
Before you start this search, make sure you're using Internet Explorer. Then click on the link and you'll land on the Cyprus Department of the Registrar of Companies page where you may search free for companies, trade names, trademarks, industrial designs, and patents by name or registration number.
|Europe | Cyprus Pay Site
Cyprus-Data.com database of registered Cyprus companies. Search by company name or keyword, registration number, or date of registration. They offer a wide variety of reports (snapshot, certifications, registration records, etc.), but all reports require a fee.
|Europe | Czech Republic Company Search
Search the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance ARES company register service for free by business name, address, registration number, tax office, type of registration (limited liability company, enterprise, joint venture, state-owned enterprise, bank, farm, etc.), or classification.
|Europe | Denmark Company Search
The official Denmark Central Business Register (virksomhedsregister) offers this service online where you may search for Denmark registered companies by company name, CVR number, or P number. The advanced search offers a search by type of company, address, location, telephone or fax number, email address, or status.
|Europe | Estonia
Search the Estonia Central Commercial Register for associations, foundations, commercial businesses, and non-profits by registry code or business name. Check in the upper-right-hand corner and you'll find a link that will give you the search page in English.
|Europe | Finland
The Finland National Board of Patents and Registration and the Tax Administration offers this Business Information System (BIS) where you may search the registry by company name, ID, and optionally by type of company (cooperative, partnership, church, public limited company, etc.).
|Europe | France
Use this Infogreffe service from Greffes des Tribunaux de Commerce to search for companies, executive officers, or do a query for company lists (for example, by date of registration). The company search is by company name or acronym, location, or ID number (SIREN). The executive officer search is by last name and you may narrow your search by first name, year of birth, or month of birth.
|Europe | Germany
This is the company register for the combined German federal states. Click on "Normal Search" in the left-hand column to search by type of register, number, court, or keyword. Basic information is free, but detailed reports require a fee.
|Europe | Gibraltar Pay Site
This is a fee-based subscription service from Companies House Gibraltar. Included in their databases are Gibraltar company registrations, business and domain names, patents, limited partnerships, trusts, trademarks, and European economic interest groups. Subscription fee is £10 per month.
|Europe | Guernsey
The Guernsey Registry register search allows you to search the registered company, limited partnership, trade mark, or reserved names registers separately or all four registers at once. The search is by company name or registration number, and you may opt to search for previous names. Results such as name, reg. number, type, classification, status, address, and registration date are free, and you may also order certificates of good standing and filed documents for a fee.
|Europe | Hungary
Database of registered companies from the Hungary Department of Administration and Ministry of Justice. In Hungarian. Under Ingyenes céginformáció in the left-hand column, the first link is a search by registration number, the second is a search by company name, click on the third to search by tax number, or click on the fourth for suspended members. An online translator is highly recommended. Open one up in a new tab or window and use that as a guide for your search.
|Europe | Iceland
Iceland registry of Corporations from the Department of Revenue.
|Europe | Ireland
Use the Ireland Companies Registration Office to search for Ireland registered businesses by company or business name, address, or registration number. Results include type of business, registration number, address, date of registration, status, and dates. A full company printout may be ordered online in pdf format for a fee.
|Europe | Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development offers this companies registry service where you may do a free search for companies, limited liability companies and business names by company name or company number, or search for name availability.
|Europe | Jersey
This is the official Jersey Financial Service Commission (JFSC) Company Registry. Search by name or registration number and type of business (limited partnership, corporation, foundation, etc). Results include business details (name, address, registration number, etc.), previous names, and a list of submitted documents that may be purchased for a fee.
|Europe | Liechtenstein
The Liechtenstein Land and Trade Registry offers this business names index where you may search in English for personal companies, limited liability companies, institutes, trusts, foundations, and associations by company name, registration number, or type of company (legal form). Results are free and provide you with basic information, and more detailed reports are available for a fee.
|Europe | Lithuania
The Lithuania Register of Legal Entities provides up to 100 searches per day of their database of Lithuanian registered entities. The list of legal forms is extensive, including individual enterprises, cooperatives, general and limited partnerships, political parties, LLC's, trade unions, banks, and more. Search by legal entity name, code, municipality, status, or legal form.
|Europe | Luxembourg
Use this Luxembourg Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés database to search for company registrations. The language options are French or German, but if you only speak English, click on Consulter une personne to search by name or registration number, then copy the results into a translator as the search engine that must not be named isn't able to translate these pages.
|Europe | Malta
The Malta Financial Services Authority provides this Registry of Companies service where you may search by company name for company information, view a list of recently registered entities, search for Malta Stock Exchange security holdings, or search for company publications such as amendments and annual returns.
|Europe | Netherlands
The Netherlands Kamer van Koophandel trade register offers the opportunity to search for Netherlands registered businesses. Registration is now required, and the search is free, though detailed reports require a fee. Search by name and location, address, mailing code, or Chamber of Commerce registration number.
|Europe | Norway
Use this Bronnoysund Register Center of Norway service of the Ministry of Trade and Industry to search for company and business registration by name, county, municipality, or VAT registration number. The search page is in Norwegian and they have a button that says it's for English translation, but that gives you information on getting around the site and doesn't provide search fields. Use the search page in Norwegian and an online translator and you should be able to find what you need.
|Europe | Poland
The Poland Ministry of Justice offers this Trade Registry database online. Use a translator to assist you, then find the query in the blue boxes in the right-hand column where you may search by company name or register number.
|Europe | Russia
Use this Russian Finance Federal Tax Service business registry to search for Russian companies. Provided in Russian. If you don't speak Russian (we don't), use one of the online translators to help you. Search options are by business name, registration number, address, Federation, or date of registration.
|Europe | Serbia
Serbia and Russia combined business registry, in Russian, provided the the Russian Finance Federal Tax Service. Use a translator as a guide to navigate and you can use this service to search by registration number, business name, address, Federation, or date of registration.
|Europe | Slovakia
Slovakia Companies Register provided by the Slovak Republic Ministries of Justice. Search for registered businesses by business name, identification number, registered seat, registration number, or person's name.
|Europe | Spain Pay Site
Central Mercantile Registry of Spain. Sign up for a subscription to search for official records of businesses registered in Spain.
|Europe | Sweden
Swedish Companies Registration Office service. Search in English or Swedish for registered businesses. Results include the business status, type of business registration number, and company name.
|Europe | Switzerland
Search the Switzerland Federal Commercial Registry Office Central Business Names Index for registered sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, LLCs, and foundations by business name,identification number, legal status, status, commercial register restriction, or legal seat restriction. You also have the option of searching the registers of each of the 26 Swiss Cantons.
|Europe | Turkey
Search the Turkish Trade Registry Gazette by company name to find if a business name is available for registration. Provides the company name, registry number, and the city where the main office is located.
|Europe | Ukraine
The Ukraine State Enterprise Information Resource Center provides this database of registered companies. They do have a translated page, but that takes you to the European Business Register. We recommend that if you want to search the database directly, use an online translator program.
|Europe | United Kingdom
Companies House database is the official record of United Kingdom registered companies. Search by company name or company number, or click on Disqualified Directors Search to find, well, disqualified directors. Results provide you with quite a lot of information, including dates, addresses, type of business, overseas company info, status, etc. Additional details may be ordered for a fee.
|Europe | United Kingdom Director Appointments
This is actually an extremely useful database. Type in a name and it gives you a list of company officer, secretary, and director appointments in the UK that match that name. Select one and it provides you with the person's name, director ID, year of birth, position, and company name and address. Great way to find out a person's business relationships, employment, and business address.
|Oceania | Australia ASIC Public Corporations
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) business register. Search by business name, individual name, or state number. Results include name, status, state number, business type, registration dates, place of business, jurisdiction, and holder information.
|Oceania | Australia Business Register
This is the Australian Business Register (ABR), a public database of information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). You may search by company name, ABN, or ACN (Australian Company Number). Results include the ABN, status, entity or trading name, location, type, and historical details.
|Oceania | Marshall Islands
International Registries, Inc., on behalf of the Marshall Islands Maritime & Corporate Administrators, provides this online database of Marchall Islands business entities. Included are corporations, foreign maritime firms, LLCs, limited partnerships, and partnerships. Search by name or ID number and receive the entity number, name, type, status, file date, and registered agent.
|Oceania | New Zealand
New Zealand Companies Office Register. Search by business entity name or registration number, or search by individual name for directors and shareholders. They also offer an advanced search feature that allows you to select the type of company (limited, unlimited, cooperative, etc.), director or company status, or do an address search by keyword. Results are quite detailed, including a company summary, addresses, directors, shareholdings, and summaries of filed documents.
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