The Law of Ukraine
On State Registration of Legal Entities and Natural Persons - Entrepreneurs
Date of Entry into Force:
July 1, 2004
This Law regulates relations which arise in the sphere of state registration of legal entities, as well as natural persons - entrepreneurs.
State registration of legal entities and natural persons - entrepreneurs is registration in the Unified State Register of records:
which certify establishment or cessation of legal entity;
which certify obtaining or deprivation of natural person of entrepreneur status;
while performing other registration actions envisaged by this Law.
Records shall be introduced into the Unified State Register by the state registrar. The latter is the official who conducts state registration of legal entities and natural persons - entrepreneurs. S/he shall be designated for the post and dismissed thereof by the city head or the head of district, district in cities Kyiv and Sevastopol state administrations upon approval of the specially authorized body on state registration issue.
State registration of legal entities and natural persons - entrepreneurs shall be conducted by state registar at location of legal entity or in the place of residence of natural person - entrepreneur:
in the executive committee of city council in the city of oblast subordination;
in the district, district in cities Kyiv and Sevastopol state administrations
The central body of executive power, which ensures implementation of state policy in the sphere of entrepreneurship, is the specially authorized body on state registration issues. The Law sets the information which shall be indicated in the Certificate of state registration of legal entity and Certificate of state registration of natural person - entrepreneur.
Data about state registration shall be recorded in the Unified State Register. This information is open and universally accessible, except identification numbers of natural persons - taxpayers. The Law prohibits transfer of data from the Unified State Register to the third persons on commercial basis.
The law defines registration procedure of legal entity and natural person which intends to become entrepreneur. At the same time, it establishes the procedure of state registration of cessation of legal entity, as well as natural person - entrepreneur.
The Law envisages that state registrars may bear disciplinary, civil legal, administrative or criminal responsibility for violation of legislation on state registration.