If you have a dispute with a company, you will often need key information such as the company number, registered address and names of directors, in order to take your dispute to the next level. All countries have a register of companies, but not all of these are open to the public. Below is a list of company registries around the world where you can find more information about the company you need to research.

 

 

Country
Registry name and URL
Basic Data
Financial
Data
Albania
National Business Center
www.qkr.gov.al/home/
Free
 
Andora
Oficina de Marques i Patents
www.ompa.ad/en/
 
 
Aruba
Aruba Chamber of Commerce
www.arubachamber.com/
 
 
Australia
Australian Secuties and Investment Commission
connectonline.asic.gov.au/...
Free
Charges
Austria
The commercial register (Firmenbuch, also known as the ‘principal register’ (Hauptbuch)) Must use "clearing houses":
www.justiz.gv.at/...
Charges
 
Belgium
Federal Department of the Economy; Central Balance Sheet Office 
www.economie.fgov.be/
Free
 
Bermuda
Bermuda Registrar of Companies
www.roc.gov.bm/
 
 
British Virgin Islands
BVI Financial Services Commission
www.bvifsc.vg
 
 
Bulgaria
The Bulgarian business register
www.brra.bg/Default.ra
Free
 
Bulgaria
Bulstat
psc.egov.bg/en/p...
Min BGN10
 
Canada
Corporations Canada
corporationscanada.ic...
Free
$1
Colombia
Colombian Chamber of Commerce
www.confecamaras.org.co/
 
 
Croatia
Court register (Sudski registar)
sudreg.pravosudje.hr/...
Free
 
Cyprus
Register of Companies of Cyprus
www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/...
Free
 
Czechia
The public register
www.justice.cz
Free
 
Denmark
Danish Business Authority [Erhvervsstyrelsen] 
danishbusinessauthority.dk
Free
Charges
Estonia
Tartu County Court
www.rik.ee
Free
 
Finland
The Finnish Trade Register
www.prh.fi/en/...
Free
 
France
Registre national du commerce et des sociétés - RNCS
www.infogreffe.com
€8.45
 
Germany
The Commercial Register
www.handelsregister.de/...
€4.50
 
Germany
The Company Register
www.unternehmensr...
 
 
Gibraltar
Companies House
www.companieshouse.gi
 
 
Greece
General Electronic Commercial Registry (Γενικό Εμπορικό Μητρώο, Γ.Ε.ΜΗ., GEMI)
www.businessregistry.gr/...
Free
 
Guernsey
Guernsey Registry
www.guernseyregistry.com/...
 
 
Hong Kong
Companies Registry
www.cr.gov.hk/en/...
Free
 
Hungary
The Service of Company Information and Electronic Company Registration of the Ministry of Justice
www.e-cegjegyzek.hu/...
Free
 
Iceland
The Register of Enterprises
www.rsk.is/english/...
Free
Charges
India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
www.mca.gov.in
 
 
Ireland
The Companies Registration Office
www.cro.ie
Free
Charges
Isle of Man
Companies Registry
www.gov.im/categories/...
 
 
Israel
Isreali Coporations Authority
www.justice.gov.il/En/...
 
 
Italy
Registro delle Imprese
www.registroimprese.it/...
Free
€2.50 to €11
Jersey
Jersey Financial Services Commission
www.jerseyfsc.org
 
 
Jordan
Corporate Control Department.
ccd.gov.jo
 
 
Latvia
The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republikas Uzņēmumu reģistrs)
www.ur.gov.lv/?v=en
Free
 
Liechen-
stein
Handelsregister
www.oera.li/hrweb/ger/...
Free
 
Lithuania
Lithuanian register of legal persons (Lietuvos juridinių asmenų registras)
www.kada.lt/
Free
 
Luxem-
bourg
The business register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (RCS))
www.lbr.lu/...
Free
 
Malaysia
The Companies Commission of Malaysia
www.ssm.com.my/...
 
 
Malta
Maltese business register
registry.mfsa.com.mt/ROC
Free
 
Nether-
lands
Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel)
www.kvk.nl/english
Free
 
New Zealand
Companies Register  
companies-register....
Free
 
Nigeria
Corporate Affairs Commission
new.cac.gov.ng/home
 
 
Norway
Bronnoysundregistrene
www.brreg.no
 
 
Philippines
The Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines
www.sec.gov.ph
 
 
Poland
The Polish Business Register (the National Court Register)
bip.ms.gov.pl
Free
 
Portugal
The Business Register
eportugal.gov.pt/inicio/...
Charges
 
Romania
National Trade Register Office 
www.onrc.ro/index.php
Free
 
San Morino
Economic Development Agency Chamber of Commerce
www.agency.sm
 
 
Serbia
The Business Entities Register
www.apr.gov.rs/...
Free
 
Singapore
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
www.acra.gov.sg/home
 
 
Slovakia
Obchodný register (commercial register)
www.orsr.sk/...
Charges
 
Slovenia
Slovenian Business Register (Poslovni register Slovenije)
www.ajpes.si/prs/...
Free
 
South Africa
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
eservices.cipc.co.za
 
 
Spain
Registros Mercantiles
www.registradores.org/...
Charges
 
Sri Lanka
The Department of the Registrar of Companies
www.drc.gov.lk/
 
 
Sweden
The Swedish Companies Registration Office
snr4.bolagsverket.se/...
Free
 
Switzerland
Zefix
www.zefix.admin.ch/...
Free
 
Thailand
Department of Business Development
www.dbd.go.th/...
 
 
United Kingdom
Companies House 
www.gov.uk/...
Free
Free
United States
Each US state has its own registry. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal register for publicly traded companies
www.sec.gov
 
SEC: free