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Ministry of Justice
National Trade Register Office

October 01, 2022

 

REGISTRATION OF THE NATURAL PERSONS (PFA, II and IF)

 

Preliminary actions
- The firm is a mandatory element of identification and individualization of sole traders (PFA)/ sole partnerships (II)/ family partnerships (IF). The firm is, as appropriate, the name of the civil status, respectively the name under which PFA/II/IF carries out its activity and which distinguishes it from any other professional registered in the trade register. The verification and reservation of the firm is carried out at national level, as an operation preliminary to incorporation.
- The application for the reservation of the firm’s name shall be submitted to any trade register office attached to the law court, directly at the counter, by correspondence (post, courier), by e-mail or through the online services portal of NTRO https://portal.onrc.ro
- The related formalities may be found on
https://www.onrc.ro/index.php/en/inmatriculari-2/operatiuni-prealabile-2/verificare-si-rezervare-pfa-ii-if-2
- The proof of the reservation of the firm’s name shall be released in the same day when the application has been submitted, no later than the day after its submission.
- The rejection of the firm’s name reservation may be appealed at the same time with the solution given for the application for registration

 

Next step
- The application for registration in the trade register and authorisation of functioning of the sole trader (PFA)/sole partnership (II)/family partnership (IF) shall be submitted to the trade register office attached to the law court in the area where the professional office is situated, directly at the counter, by correspondence (post/courier), by e-mail or through the online services portal of NTRO https://portal.onrc.ro.
- The formalities related to incorporation may be accessed at
https://www.onrc.ro/index.php/en/inmatriculari-2/persoane-fizice-2

 

Settlement of the applications:
- The registration in the trade register of PFA, II and IF is carried out based on the motivated resolution of the director of the trade register office attached to the law court or of the person appointed through the decision of the director general of NTRO.
- Against the resolution of the director of the trade register office attached to the law court or of the appointed person may be formulated a complaint within 15 days from its pronouncement or communication, as appropriate.
- The complaint shall be submitted to the court of law in the area where the professional office of the applicant is situated and it shall be judged under the conditions of common law.
- The deadline for issuing the certificate of registration is of 3 working days, calculated since the registration date of the application or, as appropriate, since the date the application was completed with the required documents.
- The settlement of the applications for registration provided for shall be realised based on documents. Upon the express request of the part or of its representative, a public audience for the support and the settlement of the application shall be organised (in order to schedule an audience: programari@(the indicative of the county ex. tl).onrc.ro).

 

Assistance services:
- Drawing up documents, providing assistance for correctly filling out the application for registration, carrying out the formalities for submitting the documents and for representing the natural person to the trade register office attached to the law court may be carried out through the assistance and representation offices which operates within the city halls.

 

Legal references:
- Law no. 26/1990 - on trade register, as republished and subsequently amended and supplemented;
- Law no. 359/2004 - regarding the simplification of registration formalities in the trade register of natural persons, family associations and legal persons, their tax registration, as well as the authorization of legal persons in order to operate, as subsequently amended and supplemented;
- G.E.O. no. 44/2008 on carrying out economic activities by sole traders, sole partnerships and family partnerships, as subsequently amended and supplemented, approved with modifications and completitions by Law no. 182/2016;
- G.E.O. no. 116/2009 for implementing some measures regarding the registration in the trade register, approved with modifications and completitions by Law no. 84/2010 as subsequently amended.

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