How to open a business in Kosovo

An application can be done in any municipal center of KBRA, depending on the main office or location of performance of activity of the entity applying for registration.
The list of municipal centers is published in this KBRA. You can see this list by clicking here download

What is needed for initial registration?

Application form
To start a registration, the applicant shall complete an application form. Before filling the application form the applicant should know the below information:

1. The application form is specific for different types of business organizations that apply (natural persons doing business or corporations). Therefore the applicant should make sure he/she knows if the application will be for a natural person, which will be registered to do business, or for a corporation, and the type of corporation. The information on legal requirements for business organizations can be found in Law No. 02/L-123 on Business Organizations. This law can be downloaded from the official KBRA webpage.

2. Application forms can be obtained in two ways:
a) At any KBRA center; or
b) can be downloaded from this official KBRA webpage.
3. All instructions on completing the forms can be found at any KBRA center or downloaded from this official KBRA webpage. All receiving officers are ready to assist applicants in completing all mandatory fields of the application form.

Submission of the application for registration at KBRA
1. After completion of application form, the applicant (or the authorized representative for registration) files the application form personally, at any KBRA Service Center, together with other accompanying documents needed.
2. The applicant or the authorized person, identifies itself to the KBRA official through an original identification document, and through (for the authorized representative) a signed authorization, to represent the applicant for the purpose of registration.
3. Receiving official verifies that the application and documents are complete and acceptable by KBRA. If the application is incomplete or inaccurate, the receiving official will notify and assist in explaining and completing the form.
4. When a completed application form is received, it should be signed by the applicant or the authorized representative.
5. No fee shall be paid when registering a new business, while for changes in an existing business it shall be paid based on an administrative instruction provided and published in the official website of KBRA.

The list of accompanying documents for registration of individual business or general partnership
1. Completion of form B,
2. Identification document (ID, Passport);
3. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 27.1, point d) of Law No.02/L-123;
4. For general partnership, the agreement of general partners based on Article 29 of Law No. 02/L-123
The deadline for registration of individual business and general partnership at KBRA is 1 day.

IV. The list of accompanying documents for registration of a Partnership (sh.k.m.)
1. Completion of form Ao,
2. The agreement of the organization based on Article 31.1 of Law No. 02/L-123,
3. The Statute,
4. Identification document (ID, Passport), copies of owners, authorized persons involved in business,,
5. Consent of the registered (domestic) agent based on Article 31.2 of Law No.02/L-123.

V. The list of accompanying documents for registration of a Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.).
1. Completion of form A0,
2. The agreement of the organization based on Article 86 of Law No. 02/L-123,
3. The Statute based on Article 85 of Law No.02/L – 123,
4. Identification document (ID, Passport), copies of owners, authorized persons involved in business
5. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 33.2 of Law No.02/L-123.
The deadline for completion of registration of Limited Liability Companies or Joint Stock Companies at KBRA is 3 days.

VI. The list of accompanying documents for registration of a Joint Stock Company (J.S.C.)
1. Completion of form A0,
2. The Statute based on Article 35.1 of Law No.02/L – 123,
3. The agreement of the organization,
4. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 35.3 of Law No.02/L-123,
5. Identification document (ID, Passport), copies of owners, authorized persons involved in business

VII. The list of accompanying documents for registration of a foreign company – Branch
1. Completion of form A0,
2. Decision for opening of foreign company,
3. Decision for appointment of the Director (copy of Passport) and the registered Agent (copy of ID),
4. Court decision of the respective country that the business exists (notarized).
5. Business certificate (original or notarized copies, not older than three months from the date of issuance, and if not in Albanian, Serbian or English, to be translated in one of these three languages, and the translation must be notarized) that it is opening the representation in Kosovo,
6. Copy of Passports of the owner and of the director of the foreign company,
7. Copy of the Statute of the foreign company,
8. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 23 of Law No.02/L-123.
Warning: If the owner of the business is not present when the documents are submitted, then the applicant may submit the documents with authorization and copy of ID.

VIII. The list of accompanying documents for registration of an Agricultural Cooperative
1. Completion of form K0,
2. Agreement of the organization,
3. The Statute,
4. Decision for the appointment of the director,
5. Identification documents (ID, Passport) copies of members, authorized persons involved in business,
6. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 23 of Law No.02/L-123..