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How to Register a Branch Office of a Foreign Company in Serbia

How to Register a Branch Office of a Foreign Company in Serbia
Vuk Vučković Attorney at Law - Legal Consultant

Both domestic and foreign companies can register their Branch Offices in Serbia, and to understand how to register a Branch Office of a foreign company in Serbia it is important to follow certain steps and submit certain documents.

What steps have to be followed to complete this procedure?

First of all, competent body of foreign company must adopt a Decision on forming branch office in Serbia. Depending on the company’s structure this Decision can be adopted by the General Assembly, Manager, Board of Directors, etc.

After this, legal representative of stated foreign company must provide Statement on taking responsibility for all obligations of a branch office. This Statement must be notarized before Public Notary and translated into Serbian language.

What documents are needed to complete this procedure?

Beside above-mentioned Decision and Statement, following documents are needed to successfully complete procedure of registering a Branch Office of a foreign company in Serbia:

  • Registration form (Serbian Business Register Agency);
  • Excerpt from Business Register where company has been registered translated into Serbian;
  • Proof of bank account numbers of foreign company;
  • Proof of paid state fee.

Additionally, you will also need:

  • Deposit Insurance Brochure;
  • Statement of the Deposit insurance;
  • Contract for opening and maintaining a short-term deposit account for resident legal entities.

Branch office must have predominant activity which is to be registered and can perform all other allowed activities. Branch office is not a legal entity but in taxation sense has a status of resident (important for a Profit Tax rated at 15% in Serbia).

All stipulations that referred to Limited Liability Company also apply for Branch Offices.

If you need more information on  how to register a Branch Office of a foreign company in Serbia, or you want to register Limited Liability Company or any other form of company contact Asst Office today, and let us guide you through this process.