Citizens interested in moving to Liechtenstein
for work purposes or in order to start their businesses in the country have the possibility to talk to our lawyers in Liechtenstein
for legal assistance. We have gathered a few questions our team of attorneys receive most often from foreigners interested in relocating/ starting a business in Liechtenstein
. Details about how to open a company
, register a business, recover a debt
or information about the marriage/divorce procedure etc. in Liechtenstein
can be obtained on request.
1. How can I open a business in Liechtenstein?
Foreign entrepreneurs who want to set up a business in Liechtenstein
can choose from several types of entities like establishments, limited liability companies or companies limited by shares. The minimum share capital is EUR 30,000 for a limited liability company in Liechtenstein
, where at least one director needs to be appointed.
2. Do I need to obtain special licenses and permits for my company in Liechtenstein?
It is good to know that most commercial activities in Liechtenstein do not require a special license or a permit
. There are particular categories of businesses, especially with activities in the financial sector, for which a license is mandatory. The Office of Economic Affairs in Liechtenstein issues the special permits and licenses
3. What rules apply for foreigners wanting to invest in Liechtenstein?
There are two types of investments in Liechtenstein
- direct and indirect. The direct investments regard the foreign entrepreneurs who want to buy different kinds of assets in the country. As for the indirect investments, these can be made through the purchase of company stocks or shares. Liechtenstein
has no specific rules regarding the foreign investments
in the country and offers valuable conditions and benefits for entrepreneurs willing to do businesses in the country.
4. How can the Arbitrary Court in Liechtenstein solve the commercial cases?
The commercial disputes can be solved by the Arbitrary Court in Liechtenstein
, where short proceedings and confidentiality are guaranteed. It is good to know that each decision made by the Arbitrary Court in Liechtenstein
is final and enters into force right away.
5. What is the debt collection procedure in Liechtenstein?
The debt collection in Liechtenstein
can be made through the amicable procedure, as a first movement, where a system of payment is established, in accordance with both parties involved. Our attorneys in Liechtenstein
are able to offer legal advice and can elaborate a debt recovery plan.
6. Do I need a visa to enter Liechtenstein?
Citizens from EU (European Union) do not need a visa to enter Liechtenstein
, but persons outside EEA (European Economic Area) and EU countries must apply for a visa
to the Swiss authorities in charge.
7. How much is the VAT in Liechtenstein?
The VAT rate in Liechtenstein
is 8% and is applied to imported products and goods in the country. The food, the beverages or the press businesses registered in Liechtenstein are subject to a 2.5% VAT rate
from the profits.
8. How do I obtain a work permit in Liechtenstein?
Citizens, no matter the nationality, do not require a work permit in Liechtenstein
, but the apprenticeship positions are subject to work permits
. EU citizens who want to work in Liechtenstein
need a border commuter permit and must live in the neighboring countries like Germany, Switzerland or Austria. A residence permit for Liechtenstein
will also be issued.
9. What is the marriage procedure in Liechtenstein?
People who want to get married in Liechtenstein
must be over 18 and need to make proof they do not have this status with other persons. A wealth declaration is mandatory before registering the marriage in Liechtenstein
10. What is the divorce procedure in Liechtenstein?
The Liechtenstein Court issues the divorce
applications for partners of the same or different nationality (one of them from Liechtenstein
). The common assets and the custody are also important issues to be solved in the court of law in case of a divorce
For further questions on legal matters, you are invited to contact
our law firm in Liechtenstein