A notification can apply to one of the following matters
2.1 Registration of an enterprise not registered previously
2.2 Change in registered information or new information
2.3 Decision to dissolve an enterprise
2.4 Striking off an enterprise
If the notification refers to information about the sub-entity, field 9 and 10 must be filled in. The notification must be submitted to the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities in connection with transfer/takeover and closure/termination of a sub-entity.
2.1 Enterprise not previously registered
Tick here only if the enterprise previously has not been registered in the Central Coordinating for Legal Entities.
If you register a new enterprise when you take over an existing business, you must also tick field 9a for purchase/takeover. Field 10a must be filled in with information about the previous owner. If a new enterprise is being registered in connection with the start of a new business, the starting date must be entered in field 9a of the form.
NOTE: A new enterprise is not created if there has been only a change of ownership of shares in a limited company, a partnership or the like. In such cases no notification of a new enterprise needs to be submitted, but rather a notification to change the information registered about the enterprise. A general partnership must in such cases submit notification of change of partners.
2.2 Changes/new information
If the enterprise is already registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, in most cases you will have to tick field 2.2, «Changes/New information». This applies even if the enterprise is applying to register in one of the affiliated registers to the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, in which it is not yet registered. If, for example, a sole proprietorship is already registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and then submits a notification to be registered in the Register of Business Enterprises, the «Changes/New information» field must be ticked.
If the change or new information is about a decision to dissolve or strike off the enterprise, there are fields for this that must be ticked.
Always fill in the organisation number of the enterprise and registered name in field 1.1.
Otherwise only fill in the fields that apply for the change.
If the change means that registered information is to be deleted without being replaced by new information, you put «utgår» (to be omitted) in the relevant field.
Pursuant to section 6 of the Regulations governing fees for services from the Brønnøysund Register Centre, there is a fee for enterprises registered in the Register of Business Enterprises when making certain changes.
This applies to the following changes:
- Decision about capital reduction
- Decision to merge
- Decision to demerge
- Change of business name, including change of name due to conversion
– from a general partnership with joint liability (ANS) to a general partnership with shared liability (DA), and also the reverse
– from a limited company (AS) to a public limited company ASA), and also the reverse
– from a co-operative (SA) to a limited company (AS) or public limited company (ASA)
- Change of partner, including stepping down from being a partner in a general partnership with joint liability (ANS), a general partnership with shared liability (DA), an inter-municipal company (IKS) and a jointly owned shipping company
- Change of liability proportions in a general partnership with shared liability (DA), an inter-municipal company (IKS) and a jointly owned shipping company with shared liability (DA)
- Change of general partner in a limited partnership (KS).
2.3 Decision to dissolve the enterprise
For most types of companies in the Register of Business Enterprises, this field must be used when winding down the enterprise. For limited company, public limited company, limited partnership, general partnership, co-operative and inter-municipal company, dissolution and closure are undertaken in two stages. When it is reported that an enterprise is to be dissolved, it cannot be struck off before the time limit for creditors has expired and the liquidation accounts have been approved by an authorised body.
The field to be ticked must also be used for notifications about dissolution for merger and demerger.
Most other types of companies are struck off without prior notification. This applies to sole proprietorships, companies with limited liability, jointly owned shipping companies, municipal business enterprises, county municipal business enterprises, associations and other entities. See the instructions under field 2.4.
2.4 Striking off an enterprise
This field must be used if the enterprise is to be struck off all registers (the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and affiliated registers). Bear in mind that when you wish to strike off an enterprise and at the same time register a new one, two forms must be filled in.
Remember to state in field 9b what is to be done with the enterprise’s sub-entity.
Striking off only from affiliated registers
It is possible for the enterprise to be struck off from one of the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities’ affiliated registers without being struck off from the other affiliated registers.
Striking off from the Register of Business Enterprises
Most types of organisation are struck off because they have ceased to exist. Consequently, they must be struck off all registers. However, for companies with limited liability, foundations, associations and other entities, the rule is that they must be struck off from the Register of Business Enterprises when business operations have been closed down for good.
Sole proprietorships which have the right to be registered, but are not under the obligation to register in the Register of Business Enterprises, can also be struck off from the Register of Business Enterprises without having ceased to exist. If the enterprise in such cases wishes to be registered or continue to be in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, notification of separate striking off from the Register of Business Enterprises must be entered in field 26. If so, field 2.4 of the form must not be ticked.