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Business registers in Member States - Denmark

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This section presents an overview of Denmark’s business register


Danish Business Authority

History of the Danish Business Register

The Danish Business Authority was established on 1 January 2012.

The Danish Business Authority has approximately 500 employees. The Danish Business Authority has a broad portfolio of tasks and responsibilities which, taken as a whole, should make it more simple and attractive to operate a reality in Denmark. The Authority’s work with many disciplines — from the Planning Act and rural development to the digitisation for effective supervision and kings within funds, company and money laundering, accounting, accountants and the export territory as well as EU controls. The Danish Business Authority is responsible for the Central Business Register (CVR), which is the State’s stock register with information on all Danish companies.

The Danish Business Authority is part of the Ministry of Industry, Business and Business Affairs.

What does the Danish Business Register offer?

On the Danish Enterprise Agency, you will find information on all the Agency’s areas of work, including the Danish Register of Companies (CVR.dk).

The CVR.dk at Virk is the single entry point to information and data on all businesses in Denmark. Regardless of the type of business, you can find information on both the business itself (also known as the legal entity) and its production units. The register shall also provide information on the founders, owners and directors.


For certain types of business — in particular public limited-liability companies and private limited-liability companies — you can find more information: Accounts, facts and reports on the business and the people who manage it.

What are the figures for the CVR?

  • The business registration number of the entity;
  • Name and address
  • The date on which the start and, where applicable, the end of the period of cessation
  • Type of business
  • Marking the protection of advertising, if any
  • Credit information
  • Industry and, if any, secondary
  • Where applicable, contact details
  • Number of employees (if any)
  • Fully responsible participants, founders, owners and directors
    • Name and address
    • The CPR or business registration number (CPR number is not passed on to private persons)
  • Associated production units
    • The unit’s p-number;
    • Name and address
    • The date on which the start and, where applicable, the end of the period of cessation
    • Marking the protection of advertising, if any
    • Industry and, if any, secondary
    • Where applicable, contact details
    • Number of employees (if any)

How to search the Danish Business Register?

in the CVR on Virk, single-occasion companies and searching/filtering on a wide range of parameters, such as the name of the company, name of person, business registration number, P number, address of company, unit of production, or person, can be found. You can see basic data on all companies registered in the CVR.

The page in CVR data “Link opens in new window How to apply for information” can help you to search for business information in the CVR.

For large quantities of CVR data, a number of solutions are available as ‘system-to-system access’ and ‘CVR web services’. For more information: Link opens in new windowClick here

Is it free of charge to access the Danish Business Register?

Documents and services provided by the CVR, which do not involve manual processing, are free of charge. Namely:

  • Various views
  • Accounts
  • System-to-system access and CVR web services

A number of documents involve manual processing and are invoiced afterwards. However, the products are exempt from VAT:

  • Signature assignment: DKK 120
  • Older accounts from microfilm or remote assets: DKK 300
  • Certificate of registration: DKK 300
  • Name change certificate: DKK 500
  • Draft terms of merger: DKK 150
  • Minutes of the meeting: DKK 150
  • Capital documentation: DKK 150
  • Copy of the notification form: DKK 150
  • Management statement: DKK 150
  • Report on subsequent acquisitions: DKK 150
  • Report on self-financing (DKK 150)
  • Splitting schedule: DKK 150
  • Articles of association (statutes): DKK 150

The prices apply from 5 December 2014.

How reliable are the documents in the register?

Section 14 of the Companies Act implements Article 3 of the 1 rd Company Law Directive in Danish company law and describes how the right to data subjects can be relied upon. Section 14 of the Companies Act states:

‘It is considered that information published on the Danish Business Authority’s IT system has come to the knowledge of third parties. Paragraph 1 shall not, however, apply to transactions made no later than the 16th day following that in which the publication is made if it is proved that a third party could not have been aware of the published facts.

As long as they have not been published on the Danish Business Authority’s IT system, the circumstances that are to be registered and made public cannot be enforced against third parties, unless it is shown that the third parties had knowledge of them. The fact that circumstances of this kind have not yet been made public does not prevent a third party from proceeding on the basis of them.’

Responsibility for the accuracy of the data recorded

The notifier is responsible for the accuracy of the reported information, see Section 8 of the Notification Order [anmeldelsesbekendtgørelsen], and Section 15 (2) of the Companies Act. The notifier may be criminally liable if the notification was not lawfully made, or if the reported information is incorrect.

The Danish Business Authority does not verify the accuracy of the reported information, but records the information that is reported to it. This is the case regardless of whether what is at issue is a manual registration or a self-registration conducted on virk.dk.

The Danish Business Authority may be liable for damages for use of reported information or documents that are incorrect due to a management factor, such as a processing error.

Relevant links

Link opens in new windowDanish Business Authority

Link opens in new windowCentral Business Register

Link opens in new windowThe Danish Ministry for Business and Growth

Link opens in new windowEBR


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Last update: 17/12/2019