What documents are required for sole traders in Germany?

For sole traders in Germany, we require a valid trade licence before we can initiate the payment of your balance.

Please upload your trade licence in your Mollie Dashboard via Settings > Organisation.

The trade licence's issue date cannot be older than 12 months. If your trade licence is older than 12 months, please provide us with one of these additional documents. These documents must also not be older than 12 months:

  • An extract from the trade register (business index/trade register)
  • A duplicate of the trade licence signed and dated by the Trade Licensing Office
  • An official certificate of existence from the trade/regulatory office - stating your name, date of birth and date of incorporation
  • Current tax assessment notice

Please note that we still require the original trade licence. We can only verify your business should you upload your trade licence (not older than 12 months) or your business registration certificate (older than 12 months) in combination with one of the documents listed above in your Mollie Dashboard.


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