Step by Step Guide to Incorporating in Austria

Select the company name for your GmbH

  • The name of the company must end with GmbH to denote limited liability
  • A company name check can be carried out free of charge to see if a required name has already been registered.
  • We can then reserve your GmbH name for up to ten days.
  • You are not allowed to use a name which is either identical or deceptively similar to one that is already used by another corporation.

Share Capital

Select the number of shares each shareholder will have.

  • The minimum share capital of a GmbH is €35,000
  • Only €17,500 of the total share capital must be paid up before registration.
  • There are no share certificates in an Austrian company.
  • Valid transfer of the ownership of shares is only possible by means of an assignment before a notary.

Select Directors

Decide who will be the directors of your company.

  • Directors may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere.
  • Only one director is required. Although there may be several.
  • Directors can be residents or non-resident.

Select Shareholders

Select who will be the shareholders of your company.

  • Shareholders may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere
  • Only one shareholder is required. This can be the same person as the director.
  • Shareholders can be residents or non-resident
  • Corporate shareholders are allowed.

Select a Registered Office

A Austrian registered office is required for your company and Formacompany can provide this service.

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