Application of VAT number for a German GmbH

After the GmbH has been registered with the Trade Register, the application for a VAT number can be processed in Germany.

The following documents are required for this:


  • extract from Handelsregister GmbH;
  • Gewerbe Anmeldung
  • Rental agreement business space / office address GmbH;
  • Employment contract directors (Geschäftsführervertrag)
  • Notary deed of incorporation
  • German bank data
  • Detailed description of the activities of GmbH
  • Client / supplier statement

The German Tax and Customs Administration will issue a VAT number within a few weeks of receiving these documents.

The form to be used for registration can be viewed here.

If you need help filling in the form, you can contact our office.