Berlin provides constantly available online information services (eInformation) regarding businesses registered in Berlin.
Two versions are available online:
1. Basic eInformation:
If you merely need general information about the basic facts of businesses in Berlin (name, address of premises, and commercial activities), you may search the eInformation database for this information free of charge. No special registration is necessary for this basic information.
2. Extended eInformation:
Recipients of information required to pay fees:
- such as lawyers, credit agencies, insurance companies, etc., or
- recipients of information that are exempted from fees, such as authorities, public administration facilities, social insurance carriers, employment agencies, etc.,
who regularly require further information (such as the home address, birth name, date of birth, etc.) about tradespersons or companies in the context of their activities, must undergo the one-off registration process with the eInformation registration office of the Public Order Office for central Berlin (Ordnungsamt Mitte).
A legitimate interest in such information is required for obtaining an extended report.
If you only require an extended report about a company once or occasionally, please apply for it via the Company Register extract service - written information
regular extended eInformation
Evidence or declaration of authorisation to obtain the data, one-off registration application
one-off or occasional extended eInformation
You cannot register for eInformation. Please use the Company Register Extract Service - Written Information
- for basic eInformation- free of charge
- for extended eInformation -
EUR 5.00 - for each fee-based online report
free of charge - online for recipients who are exempted from fees
Average time to process request
The eInformation database is operated by the Senate Department for Economy. The eInformation registration office at the Public Order Office for central Berlin is responsible for handling registrations and setting up access for extended reports.
The data provided is updated on a daily basis. However, Berlin’s Public Order Offices can only provide commercial data that is reported by the companies. If individual businesses do not provide commercial notification, their details are obviously not included in the eInformation database. No information can be provided about businesses that have been de-registered for more than a year.