Registration timescale

It takes two weeks for a new company registration or shelf company transfer, in most cases. However, the set-up or transfer process will take up to 15 business days, if the shareholder of German company is an overseas corporate entity VAT registration requires up to 1 month in most cases (German tax authorities may request additional information) For a ready-to-use bank account a minimum of 15-20 days is required. (Account activation is possible only upon receipt of the required information and hand-signed application forms)