All about the individual enterpreuner state registration process

Here are the nuances of the procedure of state registration of individual entrepreneurs in Ukraine.

First, some preparatory steps must be taken to register an individual entrepreneur.

Step 1. Choose the code of the planned activity according to the Classifier of Economic Activities (NACE). The list of NACE Rev. 2 can be found on the website of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine

Step 2. Prepare the application and other documents for registration of the individual entrepreneur.

At this point, you can choose a simplified tax system or a voluntary registration application as a value added tax (VAT) payer.

Where is the registration done?

The registration of natural persons - entrepreneurs can be performed by the subjects of state registration:

  • executive bodies of village, settlement and city councils (in case the relevant council decides on the acquisition of such powers), Kyiv and Sevastopol city, rayon, rayon in the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol state administrations;
  • notaries;
  • accredited entities (enterprises that are accredited by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine).

State registration is carried out regardless of the location of the individual within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblasts, cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol.

That is, if a person who wants to register as a sole proprietor resides in the territory of the Kiev region, he can apply to any subject of state registration within the Kiev region.

If the documents for state registration are submitted in electronic form, then state registration on the basis of such documents is carried out regardless of the place of residence of the individual within Ukraine.

Which submission method can you choose?

It is worth knowing that there are two ways to apply for state registration: in paper version and faster - in electronic form (at the link:

Electronic registration of an individual entrepreneur

To register an individual entrepreneur online, you must do the following:

  • register at the site;
  • enter personal account;
  • make a statement;
  • sign the application by affixing their own qualified electronic signature (QES);
  • submit an application;
  • get the document.

Pay attention! In case if it is necessary to submit documents that are subject to a notarial certificate (for example notarized written consent of parents (adoptive parents) or guardian body for an individual who is sixteen years of age), the registration is made on the basis of the originals of these documents and submitted in paper form.

How long does it take to register an individual entrepreneur?

Documents are reviewed within 24 hours of receipt, except for weekends and holidays.

What is the cost of registration?

Registration of the individual - entrepreneur is free of charge.

When can state registration of individual entrepreneur be denied?

The grounds on which an individual entrepreneur registration may be denied include the following:

  • the documents have been submitted by a person who has no authority;
  • the Unified State Register contains information about the court decision on the prohibition on conducting registration action;
  • the grounds for suspension of consideration of documents within the set term are not eliminated;the existing restrictions on business activities established by law;
  • the presence in the Unified State Register of the record that the individual is already registered as an individual enterpreuner;
    the documents submitted contradict the requirements of the laws.

Notification of refusal to hold state registration should contain a reference to a specific rule of law, indicating what was violated during the processing and submission of documents.

Can the decision on refusal of state registration of an individual entrepreneur be appealed?

Within 60 calendar days from the date of the contested decision was adopted or from the day when the person found out or could find out about the violation of his rights by appropriate action or omission, he may file a complaint to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and its territorial bodies against decisions, actions or inactivity of the state the registrar, the subject of state registration.

In addition, the decisions, actions or omissions of the state registrar, the subject of state registration may be appealed to court.

To order consultations or services on the registration of individual entrepreneurs in Ukraine, preparation of relevant applications or complaints about the decision to refuse state registration of individual entrepreneurs, you can contact the specialists of the company "Ty i pravo" Lenivsky Group". We will be glad to help you!

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