(UKRAINE) LAW ON STATE REGISTRATION OF LEGAL ENTITIES AND SOLE TRADERS
 
 
(UKRAINE) LAW ON STATE REGISTRATION OF LEGAL ENTITIES AND SOLE TRADERS

    ( Vidomosti Verkhovnoyi Rady (VVR), 2003, issue 31-32, page 263 )
    ( Changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine
        #1275-VI of April 16, 2009 )


This Law shall govern the relations arising in the field of the state registration of legal entities and sole traders.


Section I
GENERAL PROVISIONS


Article 1. Definition of Terms
1. The terms used herein shall have the following meanings:
- 'Separated unit of a legal entity' shall be understood as a branch, another unit of an entity located outside its seat and manufacturing products, performing work or transactions, providing services on behalf of the entity, or a representative office that represents and protects interests of the legal entity;
( Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Article 1 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- 'State registrar' shall be understood as an officer, who carries out the state registration of legal entities and sole traders in accordance with this Law on behalf of the state;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Article 1 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- 'Universal Legal Entities and Sole Traders State Register' (hereinafter referred to as the 'Universal State Register') shall be understood as an automated system for the acquisition, accumulation, protection, recording and issue of the information about legal entities and sole traders;
- 'place of residence of an individual' shall be understood as a residential house, apartment, another room suitable for living (dormitory, hotel, etc.) in a certain populated area, where the individual resides on a permanent, predominant or temporary basis and which is located at a certain address, under which the sole trader is contacted;
- location of a legal entity" shall be understood as the address of the body or person, which/who act on the legal entity's behalf on the basis of the constituting documents of the legal entity or law (hereinafter referred to as the "executive body");
( Paragraph 6 of Article 1 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
- 'registration card' shall be understood as a document of the prescribed format, which confirms the expression of a person in respect of the entry of relevant records into the Universal State Register;
- 'registration file' shall be understood as a file of the organisational record type with documents or computer files for the permanent storage, which is submitted to the state registrar according to the law;
- 'state registration certificate' shall be understood as a document of the prescribed format, which confirms the fact of the entry of a record of the state registration of a legal entity or a sole trader into the Universal State Register;
- 'specialised printed bulletin' shall be understood as a bulletin of the specifically authorised state registration agency, where the details from the Universal State Register are published according to this Law;
- 'social insurance funds' shall be understood as the Temporary Disability Social Insurance Fund, the Universal State Social Unemployment Insurance Fund of Ukraine, the Industrial Accident and Occupational Disease Social Insurance Fund of Ukraine.
Article 2. Legislation in the Field of the State Registration of Legal Entities and Sole Traders
1. Relations arising in the field of the state registration of legal entities and sole traders shall be governed by the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law and regulatory acts adopted in accordance with this Law.
Article 3. Scope of the Law
1. This Law shall apply to the state registration of all legal entities regardless of their organisational and legal form, the ownership and the subordination, as well as to sole traders.
2. The Law may provide for specific features of the state registration of associations of individuals (including trade unions), charitable organisations, political parties, state authorities and local self-government bodies, associations of local self-government bodies, banks, chambers of trade and commerce, financial institutions (including credit unions), exchanges, and other institutions and organisations.
( Part 2 of Article 1 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #1275-VI of April 16, 2009 )
3. Associations of individuals, charitable organisations, political parties, state authorities and local self-government bodies, associations of local self-government bodies, banks, chambers of trade and commerce, financial institutions (including credit unions), exchanges, and other institutions and organisations, for which the law provides for specific features of the state registration, shall obtain the status of a legal entity solely upon the state registration thereof in accordance with the procedure prescribed by this Law.
( Part 3 of Article 1 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #1275-VI of April 16, 2009 )
4. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and its territorial bodies shall carry out the registration (legalisation) of associations of individuals (including trade unions and associations thereof), charitable organisations, political parties, creative unions and territorial cells thereof, attorney associations, chambers of trade and commerce, associations of local self-government bodies, and other institutions and organisations as specified in the law, and issue the certificate of the state registration executed by the state registrar in the relevant executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration in the location of the legal entity.
( Article 1 has been amended by adding Part 4 according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006; changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #913-VI of February 4, 2009, #1275-VI of April 16, 2009 )
Article 4. Notion of the State Registration of Legal Entities and Sole Traders
1. The state registration of legal entities and sole traders shall be understood as the certification of the fact of the establishment or termination of a legal entity, the certification of the fact of the acquisition or abandonment of the sole trader status by an individual, as well as the performance of other registration actions provided hereby by means of entering appropriate records into the Universal State Register.
2. The procedure of the state registration of legal entities and sole traders shall comprise, inter alia:
- the verification of the completeness of documents submitted to the state registrar, and the completeness of the information specified in the registration card;
- the verification of documents submitted to the registrar for the lack of grounds for the refusal of the state registration;
- the entry of details of the legal entity or sole trader into the Universal State Register;
- the execution and issue of a state registration certificate and an excerpt from the Universal State Register.
3. Changes to constituting documents of a legal entity, as well as changes in the last and/or first, and/or patronymic names (hereinafter referred to as 'names') or the place of residence of a sole trader shall require the state registration by means of the entry of appropriate changes into records of the Universal State Register according to the procedure specified hereby.
4. Separated units of a legal entity shall not be subject to the state registration.
5. Representative offices and branches of foreign companies in Ukraine shall be subject to the accreditation on the territory of Ukraine according to the procedure prescribed by law.
Article 5. Place of the State Registration of Legal Entities and Sole Traders
1. The state registration of legal entities and sole traders shall be carried out by the state registrar solely with the executive committee of the city council of a city of oblast importance or with the district or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration in the location of the legal entity or in the place of residence of the sole trader.
Article 6. State Registrar
1. On the territory of the relevant administrative territorial unit, the state registrar shall:
- carry out the state registration of legal entities and sole traders;
- reserve corporate names;
- hand over the notices and details from registration cards on the commitment of registration actions envisaged hereby to state statistics agencies (hereinafter referred to as the "statistics agencies"), agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and social insurance funds, including the details of the establishment or liquidation of separated units of legal entities;
( Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Article 6 changed and amended according  to
Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
- set up, maintain and store registration files (other than registration files of legal entities registered under part four of Article 3 hereof). If there are three and more state registrars in an executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration, the storage of registration files shall be ensured by the relevant officer of a structural unit (group, directorate) set up for the purposes of the organisational and logistical support to the work of state registrars;
( Paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Article 6 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- execute and issue state registration certificates (except for the issue of certificates to legal entities registered under part four of Article 3 hereof), and replace the same;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 1 of Article 6 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- execute and issue excerpts and information letters from the Universal State Register;
- carry out the state registration of changes to constituting documents of legal entities and the state registration of changes in the name or place of residence of sole traders;
- carry out the state registration of the termination of legal entities and the state registration of the termination of business activities by sole traders;
- address a court with an application for the adjustment of the objective of an institution according to the procedure specified by law;
- execute, issue and authenticate duplicates of constituting documents of legal entities and changes therein;
( Part 1 of Article 6 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- enter the information about the state registration of an entity into the Universal State Register on the basis of a court decision;
( Part 1 of Article 6 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- take other actions envisaged by this Law.
( Part 1 of Article 6 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
2. The state registrar shall be appointed and dismissed by the mayor in cities of oblast significance or the head of a district, Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration in concurrence with the specifically authorised state registration agency.
3. The state registrar shall report to the city mayor in cities of oblast significance or the head of a district, Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration.
4. An individual with the higher education up to the education/qualification level of Master or Specialist, and the length of service in the speciality for the public service of at least one year or the length of service in other management areas of at least three years shall be appointed the state registrar. The state registrar shall have the state registrar's ID card, and own seal.
5. The organisational and logistical support to the work of a state registrar shall be provided by the executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration. If there are three and more state registrars in an executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration, an appropriate structural unit (group, directorate) of the executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration headed by one o the state registrars shall be set up for the purposes of the organisational and logistical support to the work of state registrars.
( Part 5 of Article 6 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
6. The methodological and information support to activities of state registrars shall be provided by the specifically authorised state registration agency.
Article 7. Specifically Authorised State Registration Agency
1. A central executive agency, which supports the implementation of the state policy in the field of the entrepreneurship shall be the specifically authorised state registration agency.
2. The specifically authorised state registration agency shall:
- exercise the state supervision over the compliance with the legislation in the field of the state registration of legal entities and sole traders;
- generalise the practice of the implementation of state registration regulations and develop draft regulations in this field;
- approve regulations in respect of setting up and maintaining the Universal State Register;
- support the set-up and maintenance of the Universal State Register;
- approve forms of registration cards, certificates, an excerpt and an extract from the Universal State Register;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Article 7 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- organise training and qualification development of state registrars, concur to candidates to the position of the state registrar;
- issue the state registrar identification card and seal;
- make sure that forms of the state registration certificates and forms of the excerpts from the Universal State Register be ordered, supplied, accounted for and reported, when used;
- issue a specialised printed bulletin;
-
provide state authorities with information from the Universal State Register according to procedure prescribed by the specifically authorised state registration agency;
( Part 2 of Article 7 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- specify the rules of the provision of the state registrar with data on legal entities registered under part four of Article 3 hereof in concurrence with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
( Part 2 of Article 7 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. If a violation of the procedure of the state registration on the part of a state registrar is detected, the specifically authorised state registration agency shall have the right to request a city mayor of a city of oblast significance or a head of a district, Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration to dismiss the state registrar from the said position. The decision on the dismissal of the state registrar shall be made within fifteen calendar days of the receipt of the relevant request.
Article 8. Requirements for the Execution of Documents Submitted to the State Registrar
1. Documents to be submitted to the state registrar hereunder (sent with registered mail) must be set forth in the state language.
2. A registration card shall be filled in by means of typing or by hand with block letters. If documents are submitted to the state registrar with registered mail, the trueness of the applicant's signature on the registration card (application, notice) must be notarised.
( Part 2 of Article 8 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
3. Constituting documents (the constituting protocol, the articles or the memorandum of association, or the charter) of a legal entity must contain the information required by law. Founders (participants) of a legal entity shall be liable for the conformity of constituting documents with the legislation.
( Part 3 of Article 8 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. Charters of banks, constituting documents of other legal entities, which are to be endorsed by the National Bank of Ukraine and other state authorities in accordance with the law, shall be submitted with the mark of the endorsement thereof by the National Bank of Ukraine or other state authorities respectively.
( Part 4 of Article 8 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
5. Constituting documents of a legal entity and changes therein shall be set forth in writing, stringed, numbered and signed by founders (participants) or authorised officers, unless the law prescribes a different procedure of the approval thereof. The trueness of signatures of founders (participants) or authorised officers on constituting documents must be notarised; constituting contracts must be authenticated by a notary. In cases covered by law, the constituting documents must be endorsed by the appropriate state authorities.
( Paragraph 1 of Part 5 of Article 8 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
The introduction of changes (amendments) into constituting documents of a legal entity shall be formalised by issuing a separate annexe or by setting forth the constituting documents in the new wording. A statement shall be inscribed on title sheets of annexes to constituting documents of a legal entity to the effect that the said documents are an integral part of the relevant constituting documents.
6. A document confirming the registration of a foreign legal entity in the country of its location must be legalised according to the established procedure.
7. Requirements for the way of writing the name of a legal entity or a separated unit of a legal entity shall be put forward by the specifically authorised state registration agency.
Article 9. State Registration Certificate
1. State registrars shall use uniform forms of the legal entity state registration certificates and uniform forms of the sole trader state registration certificates. Descriptions of the legal entity state registration certificate form and the sole trader state registration certificate form, as well as the procedure of the execution thereof shall be specified by the specifically authorised state registration agency.
2. The legal entity state registration certificate forms and the sole trader state registration certificate forms shall be subject to strict accountability requirements and bear the record series and number.
3. The following shall be specified in the legal entity state registration certificate form:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code in the Universal State Register of Enterprises and Organisations of Ukraine;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the place of the state registration;
- the date of the state registration and the number of the record in the Universal State Register;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 3 of Article 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the last name and initials of the state registrar;
- the ground, the date and the number of the record in the Universal State Register on the replacement of the state registration certificate (in case of the certificate replacement).
( Part 3 of Article 9 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. The following shall be specified in the sole trader state registration certificate form:
- the name of the sole trader;
- the identification number of the individual payer of taxes and other statutory fees from the State Register of Individuals Being Payers of Taxes and Other Statutory Fees (hereinafter referred to as the "individual tax payer identification number") or the passport number and series (for individuals who refuse to accept the identification number due to their religious or other convictions, have officially notified the relevant state authorities thereof, and have a record to that effect in the passport);
( Paragraph 3 of Part 4 of Article 9 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the place of residence of the sole trader;
- the date of the state registration and the number of the record in the Universal State Register;
( Paragraph 5 of Part 4 of Article 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the place of the state registration;
- the last name and initials of the state registrar.
5. The state registration certificate shall be signed by the state registrar and sealed thereby.
6. The state registration certificate shall be replaced in case of:
- the introduction of changes into constituting documents of a legal entity, if the changes involve the alteration of the name of the legal entity;
( Paragraph 2 of Part 6 of Article 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
- the introduction of changes into the details of a legal entity, if such changes are related to the change in the location of the legal entity;
( The Paragraph added to Part 6 of Article 9 according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
- the introduction of changes into the details of a sole trader, if the changes involve the alteration of the name and/or place of residence of the individual sole trader;
- the loss of, or damage to, the state registration certificate;
- the ground, the date and the number of the record in the Universal State Register on the replacement of the state registration certificate (in case of the certificate replacement).
( Part 4 of Article 9 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
7. The replacement of a state registration certificate in connection with the introduction of changes into constituting documents of a legal entity, if the said changes involve the alteration of the name of the legal entity, shall be carried out in the course of the state registration of changes in the constituting documents of the legal entity.
( Part 7 of Article 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
8. The replacement of a state registration certificate in connection with the introduction of changes into details of a sole trader, if the said changes involve the alteration of the name and/or place of residence of the sole trader, shall be carried out in the course of the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader.
9. To have the state registration certificate replaced in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto, the founders (participants) of a legal entity (a sole trader) or a body or a person authorised thereby must submit the following documents to the state register in person (send them with registered mail with an inventory):
- an application in the prescribed format for the replacement of the state registration certificate;
- the unusable state registration certificate, if the damage thereto is the ground for the certificate replacement;
- a document confirming the payment of the fee for the publication of the announcement about the loss or replacement of the state registration certificate;
- a document confirming the payment of the registration fee for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto.
10. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or the damage thereto, unless they are required by part nine of this article.
11. If documents for the purposes of the replacement of a state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or the damage thereto are submitted by an individual, who is eligible for taking legal actions on behalf of the legal entity without a power of attorney in accordance with the information entered into the Universal State Register or by a sole trader in person, the passport must be additionally shown to the state registrar.
If such documents are submitted by a representative of a legal entity or a sole trader, the passport shall be additionally shown to the state registrar together with a document or a notarised copy of a document, which confirms the powers of the representative.
( Part 11 of Article 9 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
12. Documents to be submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the founder (participant) of the legal entity or the sole trader, or the body authorised thereby with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof shall be entered into the registration actions log.
13. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto, if:
- the documents have been submitted to an improper place for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto;
- the documents fail to meet the requirements of part one of Article 8, part five of Article 10 and part twenty one of Article 22 hereof;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 13 of Article 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents have been submitted by an individual who is not authorised to do so;
( Part 13 of Article 9 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a court decision prohibiting the performance of registration actions has been received by the state registrar.
( Part 13 of Article 9 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
14. If documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents non-considered and the documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto in accordance with the inventory to the founder (participant) of a legal entity or the sole trader, or the body or individual authorised by them on the next working day of the document receipt date at the latest.
The documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto being left non-considered shall not prevent the founder (participant) of a legal entity or the sole trader, or the body or individual authorised by them from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
15. The replacement of a state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto shall take place within two working days of the date of receipt of documents for the replacement of the state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto.
An appropriate record of the state registration certificate replacement in connection with the loss thereof or damage thereto shall be entered into the Universal State Register.
16. The execution of a state registration certificate and the performance of other registration actions in respect of legal entities registered under part four of Article 3 hereof shall be carried out by the state registrar in the relevant executive committee of a city council of a city of oblast significance or a district, or Kyiv and Sevastopol city district state administration in the location of the legal entity on the basis of data provided by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and territorial bodies thereof to the relevant state registrar in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the specifically authorised agency in charge of the state registration in concurrence with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
( Article 9 has been amended by adding Part 16 according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 10. Registration Fee for the State Registration
1. A registration fee shall be charged as follows for the state registration:
- ten non-taxable minimum individual income amounts for the state registration of a legal entity;
- two non-taxable minimum individual income amounts for the state registration of a sole trader.
2. A registration fee amounting to thirty per cent of the registration fee prescribed by part one hereof shall be charged for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity, the state registration of the change of the name or the place of residence of a sole trader.
3. A registration fee shall be charged for the replacement of a state registration certificate in connection with the loss thereof or the damage thereto, and for the issue of the duplicate of the original constituting documents and changes therein authenticated by the state registrar in the amount of one non-taxable minimum individual income amounts.
( Part 3 of Article 10 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. Funds obtained hereunder as the registration fee shall be credited to the local budget in the location of the legal entity or in the place of residence of the sole trader.
5. A copy of a bank receipt or a copy of a payment instruction with a mark of the bank shall be the documentary proof of the payment of the registration fee.
Article 11. Maintenance of Registration Files
1. The state registrar must set up the registration file upon entering a record of the state registration of a legal entity or a sole trader into the Universal State Register.
2. The registration file shall have a registration number assigned thereto on entering the state-registration record into the Universal State Register.
3. The following shall be kept in the registration file of a legal entity:
- documents submitted for the state registration of a legal entity, for instance, one original copy of constituting documents;
- documents submitted for the state registration of changes in constituting documents a legal entity, for instance, one original copy of changes in constituting documents and/or one copy of constituting documents in the new wording;
- documents submitted for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register;
- documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate;
- documents submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register on the decision of founders (participants) or a body authorised thereby to terminate a legal entity;
- documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity;
- court decisions to reverse the state registration of changes in the constituting documents of the legal entity;
- documents submitted for the entry of a court decision into the Universal State Register on the reversal of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity;
- copies of notices, for instance, a notice of refusal of the state registration of changes to constituting documents;
- documents on the change of the location of the registration file;
- copies of excerpts from the Universal State Register;
- court decisions that constituted ground for the entry of a record of the legal entity termination into the Universal State Register;
- applications and requests for the access to the documents from the registration file;
- resolutions on the seizure of documents from the registration file, copies of seizure protocols and copies of inventories of the seized documents;
- court decisions to demand and obtain documents from the registration file, cover letters or documents, by which the court authorised parties to obtain the same, copies of inventories of the seized document;
- documents submitted for the introduction of changes into the information about the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register.
( Part 3 of Article 11 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. The following shall be kept in the registration file of a sole trader:
- documents submitted for the state registration of a sole trader;
- documents submitted for the state registration of a change in the name a sole trader;
- documents submitted for the state registration of a change in the place of residence a sole trader;
- documents on the appointment of the estate administrator of a sole trader;
- documents submitted for the replacement of the state registration certificate of a sole trader;
- documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader;
- documents submitted for the entry of a court decision into the Universal State Register on the reversal of the state registration of the termination of a business activities of a sole trader;
- copies of notices, for instance, a notice of refusal of the state registration of the change in the name and/or place of residence of a sole trader;
- documents on the change of the location of the registration file;
- copies of excerpts from the Universal State Register;
- court decisions that constituted ground for the entry of relevant records into the Universal State Register;
- applications and requests for the access to the documents from the registration file;
- resolutions on the seizure of documents from the registration file, copies of seizure protocols and copies of inventories of the seized documents;
- court decisions to demand and obtain documents from the registration file, cover letters or documents, by which the court authorised parties to obtain the same, copies of inventories of the seized document.
5. The documents kept in the registration file may not be seized or detached other than in cases specified by this Law.
6. The right to access the documents kept in the relevant registration file shall be enjoyed by founders (participants) of a legal entity, a sole trader, as well as the parties authorised by them and the parties eligible for the performance of legal actions on behalf of the legal entity without the power of attorney in accordance with the information entered into the Universal State Register on the basis of an application in writing, and officers of control and law enforcement agencies on the basis of an appropriate request in writing, if the said request is submitted by them in connection with the exercise of powers defined by law.
A state registrar shall be prohibited from issuing copies of documents kept in the relevant registration file.
( Part 6 of Article 11 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 12. Seizure of Documents from Registration Files
1. The documents shall be seized from registration files solely on the basis of a motivated resolution of the investigator according to the law.
2. The state registrar must make copies of documents seized from the registration file, number and string them, and seal them with the personal seal. A copy of the investigator's resolution on the seizure of documents, the second copy of the document seizure protocol, as well as a copy of the inventory of documents, which were seized.
3. The seizure of documents from the registration file shall not constitute the basis for the refusal by the state registrar of registration actions envisaged by this Law, except for the obtainment of the relevant court decision by the state registrar.
Article 13. Obtainment of Documents from Registration Files on Demand
1. The documents shall be demanded and obtained from registration files on the basis of a court decision.
2. The state registrar must make copies of documents seized from the registration file, number and string them, and seal them with the personal seal. The court decision to demand and obtain the documents, the cover letter or the document, with which the court authorised an individual to obtain the documents, as well as a copy of the inventory of documents, which were demanded and obtained. Original documents taken off the registration file shall be sent with the registered mail with the inventory to the court or handed over in person to the individual authorised by the court to obtain them.
3. The obtainment of documents from the registration file shall not constitute the basis for the refusal by the state registrar of registration actions envisaged by this Law, except for the obtainment of the relevant court decision by the state registrar.
Article 14. Transfer of Registration Files
1. Registration files shall be transferred in the case of:
- the alteration of the location of a legal entity, the alteration of the place of residence of a sole trader, if the new location of the legal entity or the place of residence of a sole trader is located on the territory of another administrative territorial unit;
- the establishment, alteration of boundaries, or liquidation of an administrative territorial unit.
2. The transfer of registration files in the case covered by paragraph two of part one of this article shall take place on the basis of the state registration of relevant changes in the constituting documents of a legal entity or the state registration of changes in the place of residence of a sole trader.
3. The transfer of registration files in the case covered by paragraph three of part one of this article shall take place solely on the basis of the relevant decision of a body vested with the relevant powers.
4. In case of the availability of grounds specified in paragraph two of part one of this article, the state registrar shall hand over the registration file to the state registrar in the new location of the legal entity or the new place of residence of the sole trader within ten working days of the state registration of changes in the location of the legal entity or the place of residence of the sole trader.
5. The transfer of registration files in the case covered by paragraph three of part one of this article shall take place within ten working days of the date of a decision by a body vested with the relevant powers on the basis of a transfer and acceptance protocol to be compiled in triplicate, one copy each for both state registrars and the specifically authorised state registration agency.
6. The state registrar, who received the registration file, must notify the legal entity or the sole trader of the change in the location of the registration file, and make a record of the change in the location of the registration file in the Universal State Register within ten days of the registration file receipt with a registered letter.
Article 15. Storage of Registration Files
1. A registration file shall be kept by the state registrar for three years after the date of the entry of a record of the termination of a legal entity or a record of the termination of business activities by a sole trader into the Universal State Register by the state registrar. Upon expiry of this period, the state registrar must hand over the registration file to a state archive institution for storage according to the procedure instituted by law.
2. The registration file must be kept in the state archive institution for 75 years of the date of its being handed over to the state archive institution.
Section II
UNIVERSAL STATE REGISTER
Article 16. Universal State Register
1. The Universal State Register shall be set up in order to provide state authorities, as well as members of the civil law-based turnover with the true information about legal entities and sole traders from the Universal State Register.
2. The Universal State Register shall be maintained on electronic carriers in line with the state standards, which ensure its compatibility and interaction with other information systems and networks, which comprise the information resource of the state.
3. The Universal State Register hardware and software must ensure:
- the automated maintenance of the master Universal State Register;
- the control over the completeness of the entry of records into the Universal State Register;
- the obtainment of data by way of the mutual exchange of the information among agency-level registers of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds;
( Part 3 of Article 16 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraione #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- the provision of the appropriate statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and social insurance funds with notices and information from registration cards in the course of the performance of registration activities envisaged hereby, including for the purposes of the registration and the unregistration of legal entities and sole traders;
- the performance of functions of the administrator of the Universal State Register database in full (the data acquisition, analysis, update and the specification of the access rights, etc.);
- the storage of the information about legal entities or sole traders for 75 years of the date of the hand-over of the registration file to the state archive institution;
- the data protection against the non-authorised access;
- the trueness and completeness of the information from registration cards;
- the control over the performance of registration actions;
- the prompt issue of excerpts and information letters from the Universal State Register, as well as the documentary trail of the state registration procedures.
4. State secrets shall not be entered into the Universal State Register.
5. The Universal State Register shall be set up and maintained by the specifically authorised state registration agency, which is the manager and administrator thereof.
6. The Universal State Register shall be an object of the state ownership.
Article 17. Details of the Universal State Register
1. The information about a legal entity or a sole trader shall be entered into the Universal State Register by means of the entry of records on the basis of the information from the relevant registration cards and the data supplied by legal entities to the state registrar at the location of the registration file in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.
( Part 1 of Article 17 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3422-IV of February 9, 2006 )
2. The Universal State Register shall contain the following information in respect of a legal entity:
- the full name of the legal entity and the abbreviated name thereof, if any;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
( Paragraph 4 of Part 2 of Article 17 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the organisational and legal form;
- the central or local executive agency, whose scope of management covers the state-owned enterprise, or the interest of the state in the authorised fund of a legal entity, if it is equivalent to at least 25 per cent;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Article 17 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the location of the legal entity;
- the list of founders (participants) of the legal entity, including the name, the place of residence, the identification number of the individual tax payer, if the founder is an individual; the name, the location and the identification code, if the founder is a legal entity;
- the lines of business;
( Paragraph 9 of Part 2 of Article 17 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- the last, first and patronymic names, and identification numbers of individual tax payers, who are elected (appointed) to the management body of the legal entity and are authorised to represent the legal entity in legal relations with the third parties, or the individuals eligible for taking action on behalf of the legal entity without the power of attorney, including the signing of contracts;
( Paragraph 10 of Part 2 of Article 17 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3422-IV of February 9, 2006 )
- details of the existence of limitations in respect of the representation on behalf of the legal entity;
- details of the authorised fund (authorised or combined capital), including interests of each founder (participant), and the amount of the paid-in authorised fund (authorised or combined capital) as of the date of the state registration and the date of the completion of the formation thereof;
- the date and the record number of the state registration of the legal entity, the date and numbers of records on the introduction of changes therein;
- grounds for the refusal of the state registration;
- the series and the number of the state registration certificate, the state registration certificate issue or replacement dates;
- details of constituting documents, dates and record numbers on the introduction of changes therein;
- grounds for the refusal of the state registration of changes in constituting documents;
- the date and the record number on the reversal of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity;
- details of the date of the entry into, and the withdrawal from, records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds;
- details of separated units of the legal entity;
- details of the legal entity's being in the process of the termination, for instance, the date of the registration of the decision of founders (participants) or bodies authorised by them to terminate the legal entity, the details of the termination commission (the liquidator, the liquidation commission, etc.);
- the date of approval of the conveyance protocol / separation balance sheet;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- details of legal entities succeeded by the registered legal entity;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- details of legal entities being successors;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- the date of issue, the effective date and the number of a court decision on the termination of a legal entity not related to the bankruptcy in respect of the initiation (termination) of the bankruptcy proceedings, in respect of the declaration of a legal entity bankrupt, in respect of the reversal of the state registration of the termination;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- the date and the number of the record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, and the ground for the entry thereof;
- the date and the number of the record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, and the ground for the entry thereof;
- the number and the date of the instruction to reverse the registration of an issue of shares issued by an officer of the State Commission for Securities and Stock Market;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the place of the state registration, and the place of the performance of other registration actions envisaged hereby;
- the location of the registration file;
- details of the issue of extracts, excerpts and certificates from the Universal State Register;
- the last, first and patronymic names of the officer, who has entered the record of the state registration of a legal entity, entered changes into the said record or entered the record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register;
- the date of the conveyance of the registration file to the state archive institution; the address thereof;
- the details obtained by way of the mutual exchange of the information among agency-level registers of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds: dates and record numbers of the entry into records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds; dates and record numbers of the withdrawal of records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds, details of lines of business, including the main line of business;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- other additional information on the communication with the legal entity;
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- financial statements on the business performance of the legal entity (other than budget funded institutions) in the form of the balance sheet and the profit and loss account (annual statement of the financial performance results).
( Part 2 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3422-IV of February 9, 2006 )
3. The Universal State Register shall contain the following information about state authorities and local self-government bodies as legal entities:
the full name of the legal entity and the abbreviated name thereof, if any;
the identification code of the legal entity;
the location of the legal entity;
the details of the instructive act, on whose basis the legal entity has been established;
the establishment date of the legal entity;
the date of the state registration of the legal entity;
details of separated units of the legal entity;
details of the legal entity's being in the process of the termination;
the date and the number of the record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, and the ground for the entry thereof;
the date of the conveyance of the registration file to the state archive institution; the address thereof.
( Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
4. The Universal State Register shall contain the following information in respect of an individual sole trader:
the name of the individual;
the identification number of the individual payer of taxes or the passport number and series (for individuals who refuse to accept the identification number due to their religious or other convictions, have officially notified the relevant state authorities thereof, and have a record to that effect in the passport);
( Paragraph 3 of Part 4 of Article 17 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
the place of residence;
the lines of business;
( Paragraph 5 of Part 4 of Article 17 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
the date and the record number of the state registration of the sole trader, the date and numbers of records on the introduction of changes therein;
grounds for the refusal of the state registration;
the series and the number of the state registration certificate, the state registration certificate issue or replacement dates;
grounds for the refusal of the state registration of changes in details about the sole trader;
details of the date of the entry into, and the withdrawal from, records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds;
details of the sole trader's being in the process of the termination of business activities, including the date of the decision, the effective date and the number of the court decision to declare a sole trader deceased or missing, in respect of the termination of business not related to the bankruptcy, in respect the institution (termination) of bankruptcy proceedings, in respect of the declaration of the sole trader bankrupt, in respect of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of the business;
( Paragraph 11 of Part 4 of Article 17 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
the last, first and patronymic names, the identification number of the individual tax payer of the individual appointed as the trustee of the estate of the sole trader;
( Part 4 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
the date and the record number of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader, and the ground therefor;
the date and the record number of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader, and the ground therefor;
the place of the state registration, and the place of the performance of other registration actions envisaged hereby;
the location of the registration file;
the last, first and patronymic names of the officer, who has entered the record of the state registration of a sole trader, entered changes into the said record or entered the record of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader into the Universal State Register;
the date of the conveyance of the registration file to the state archive institution; the address thereof;

the details obtained by way of the mutual exchange of the information among agency-level registers of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds: dates and record numbers of the entry into records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds; dates and record numbers of the withdrawal of records of statistics

agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds, details of lines of business, including the main line of business;
( Part 4 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
other additional information on the communication with the sole trader.
( Part 4 of Article 17 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
5. The Universal State Register shall also contain the information about the absence of a legal entity from its seat, the lack of the confirmation of the details about a legal entity, and the details about the reserved names of legal entities.
Article 18. Status of Details of the Universal State Register
1. If details subject to the entry into the Universal State Register have been entered therein, such details shall be deemed true and may be used in a dispute with a third party, until relevant changes are introduced in such details.
2. If details subject to the entry into the Universal State Register are false and have been entered therein, a third party may refer to such details during a dispute as is they were true. The third party may not refer to them in the course of a dispute, if it was or could have been aware that such details were false.
3. If the information to be entered into the Universal State Register have not been entered therein, it may not be used in a dispute with a third party, unless the third party has or could have been aware of the said information.
( Part 3 of Article 18 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 19. Introduction of Changes into Details of a Legal Entity Contained in the Universal State Register
1. If the alteration of details of a legal entity contained in the Universal State Register does not involve changes in constituting documents of the legal entity or is not subject to the state registration, the executive body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby must submit (send with registered mail) a completed registration cards for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register to the state registrar in the location of the registration file of the legal entity. If a registration card is submitted (sent) for the entry of changes into the details of the location of a legal entity, it shall be supported with the legal entity's state registration certificate.
( Part 1 of Article 19 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
2. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register, unless they are required by part one of this article.
3. If the registration card for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register is submitted in person by an individual authorised by the executive body of the legal entity, such individual's passport and a document confirming such individual's powers shall be presented to the state registrar additionally.
4. The date of the receipt of the registration card for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register shall be entered into the registration actions log.
5. The state registrar shall be entitled to leave non-considered the registration card requesting the introduction of changes in the information about a legal entity contained in the Universal State Register, if the registration card has been executed with the violation of requirements of parts one and two of Article 8 hereof, or if the registration card is not supported with documents required by part one of this article, or if the state registrar has received a court decision in respect of the prohibition of the performance of registration actions.
( Paragraph 1 of Part 5 of Article 19 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005, #3575-IV of March 16, 2006  )
The executive body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby shall be given the notice that the registration card for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register was left non-considered not later than on the next working day of the registration card receipt; the said notice shall be issued (sent with registered mail) with the indication of grounds for leaving non-considered the registration card for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register.
6. Lacking the grounds for leaving non-considered the registration card for the entry of changes into details of the legal entity contained in the Universal State Register, the state registrar must enter a record of the introduction of changes into details of the legal entity into the Universal State Register not later than on the next working day of the registration card receipt date. In case of the entry into the Universal State Register of a record on changing the location of a legal entity, the state registrar must simultaneously issue (send by registered mail with an inventory) a new certificate of the state registration of the legal entity and the replaced certificate with the mark stating that a new certificate has been issued to the executive body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby.
( Part 6 of Article 19 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
7. A legal entity shall be required to submit (send with registered mail) a registration card in the prescribed format with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity to the state registrar not later tan thirteen months of the date of the submission (the sending with registered mail) of the last registration card containing the information about the legal entity.
( Part 7 of Article 19 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
8. If no record of the absence of a legal entity from its seat has been entered into the Universal State Register, then, in case of the non-obtainment of a registration card with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity within the time frame prescribed by part seven of this article, and in case of the obtainment of a notice of the absence of the legal entity from its seat by the state registrar from the state tax service agency in the prescribed format, the state registrar must send the legal entity a notice of the need to submit the registration card with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity to the state registrar with registered mail within ten business days of the deadline for the submission of the registration card with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity or the date of receipt of the notice from the state tax service agency.
The notice shall specify the ground therefor, the last date of receipt of a registration card by the state registrar from the legal entity or the name of the state tax service agency, which has sent the notice of the absence of a legal entity from its location, and the date of the said notice.
The state registrar shall leave the registration card with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity non-considered and notify the applicant thereof in cases and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by part five of this article.
In case of the return of the registered letter to the state registrar with the mark of the post office indicating the absence of the legal entity from the said address or the failure of the legal entity to supply the registration card with the confirmation of the information about a legal entity within one month of the relevant notice thereto, the state registrar must enter a record of absence of the legal entity from its seat or a record of the lack of the confirmation of the information about the legal entity into the Universal State Register.
( The Part in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 20. Issue of Data from the Universal State Register
1. Details contained in the Universal State Register shall be open and accessible by the general public, except for individual taxpayer identification numbers.
2. The Universal State Register data shall be provided in the form of:
- an extract from the Universal State Register;
- an information letter on the availability or lack of the requested information in the Universal State Register;
- databases (the totality of the Universal State Register information in the electronic form), for purposes of a credit history bureau.
( Paragraph 4 added to Part 2 of Article 20 according to Law of Ukraine #2704-IV of June 23, 2005 )
3. The form of the extract and the information letter from the Universal State Register shall be specified by the specifically authorised state registration agency. An extract or information letter from the Universal State Register shall be signed and sealed by the state registrar.
4. The time frame of the issue of data from the Universal State Register may not exceed five working days of the inquiry receipt date.
5. A fee shall be charged for the issue of an excerpt and a certificate from the Universal State Register; the amount and the payment procedure thereof shall be specified by the specifically authorised agency in charge of the state registration. The procedure of the handing over of the information from the Universal State Register to the Credit History Bureau in the database format, as well as the amount of the appropriate fee and other conditions shall be set by the specifically authorised agency in charge of the state registration and the credit history bureau on the basis of a contract. The said fee may not exceed the amount of administrative charges.
( Part 5 of Article 20 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #2704-IV of June 23, 2005, #3422-IV of February 9, 2006 )
6. Funds derived from the provision of data from the Universal State Register shall be spent on funding the expenses related to its maintenance.
7. A copy of a bank receipt or a copy of a payment instruction with a mark of the bank shall be the proof of the payment of the fee for the obtainment of data from the Universal State Register.
8. The state authorities shall be relieved from payment of the fee for the obtainment of the information from the Universal State Register on their inquiries, if such an inquiry is made in connection with the exercise of their powers vested in them by law.
9. The provision of data from the Universal State Register to third parties on a commercial basis shall be prohibited, except provision of the data to a credit history bureau.
( Part 9 of Article 20 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2704-IV of June 23, 2005 )
Article 21. Excerpt from the Universal State Register
1. The excerpt from the Universal State Register shall be issued to the legal entity or the sole trader on their written request within two working days of the submission of a request therefor, or on the basis of their written application during the issue or replacement of the state registration certificate.
2. State registrars shall make use of the form of the extract from the Universal State Register in the prescribed format. The description of the Universal State Register extract form, and the procedure of the execution thereof shall be specified by the specifically authorised agency in charge of the state registration.
( Part 2 of Article 21 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. Forms of the Universal State Register extracts shall bear the record series and number, and be documents subject to strict accountability procedures.
( Part 3 of Article 21 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. The excerpt shall indicate:
- the name of the legal entity or sole trader;
- the legal entity identification code or the individual taxpayer identification number;
( Paragraph 4 of Part 4 of Article 21 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the location of a legal entity or the place of residence of a sole trader;
- the last, first and patronymic names of individuals eligible for performing legal actions on behalf of a legal entity or a sole trader without the power of attorney, including the signing of contracts, and their individual tax payer identification numbers;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 4 of Article 21 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- details of restrictions related to the representation on behalf of the legal entity or the sole trader;
- the date and number of the record in the Universal State Register;
- the excerpt issue date.
5. The excerpt from the Universal State Register shall be signed by the state registrar and certified with his/her seal.
6. If a legal entity undergoes the termination or if a sole trader undergoes the termination of business activities, a record to this effect shall be made in the excerpt.
7. The excerpt from the Universal State Register shall be valid for thirty calendar days of its issue date.
8. The excerpt from the Universal State Register shall not be issued to the legal entity, if one of the following records is available in the Universal State Register:
- that the legal entity is missing from its location;
- that the details of the legal entity were not confirmed.
9. The excerpt from the Universal State Register shall become null and void before the expiry of the time frame specified in part seven of this article, if changes have been introduced into the Universal State Register in respect of the details specified in the Universal State Register.
10. A fee of one non-taxable minimum individual income amount shall be charged for the issue of an excerpt from the Universal State Register.
11. Funds obtained for the issue of an excerpt from the Universal State Register shall be used to fund the expenses related to the register maintenance.
12. A copy of a bank receipt or a copy of a payment instruction with a mark of the bank shall be the proof of the payment of the fee for the obtainment of an excerpt from the Universal State Register.
Article 22. Publication of Data from the Universal State Register
1. The information about the state registration of a legal entity, the alteration of the location of a legal entity, the alteration of the name of the legal entity, the decision to separate made by founders (participants) or a person authorised thereby, or the court, the decision to terminate the legal entity made by founders (participants) or a person authorised thereby, the issue of a court decision to terminate the legal entity, if such a decision is not related to the bankruptcy of the legal entity, the issue of a court decision to initiate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings, the reduction in the authorised fund of the legal entity, the state registration of the termination of the legal entity, the loss or replacement of the state registration certificate, the decision made by the sole trader to terminate business activities, the decision made by a court to terminate business activities of a sole trader, if such a decision is not related to the bankruptcy of the sole trader, the court decision to initiate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings, and the court decision to terminate the legal entity or sole trader bankruptcy proceedings must be published in a specialised printed bulletin.
2. The information about the state registration of a legal entity must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the place and date of the state registration.
3. The information about the alteration of the location of a legal entity must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the prior and new locations of the legal entity;
- the date and time of the record on changing the location of a legal entity.
( Paragraph 5 of Part 3 of Article 22 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
4. The information about the alteration of the name of a legal entity must specify the details of:
- the prior and new names of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the place and date of the state registration of changes in constituting documents, for instance, those involving the alteration of the legal entity's name.
5. The information about the reduction in the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital) of a legal entity must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the amount of the reduction in the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital), and the authorised (authorised or aggregate capital) after the reduction;
- the place and date of the state registration of changes in constituting documents, for instance, those involving the reduction in the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital) of the legal entity.
6. The information about the decision to separate made by founders (participants) or a person authorised thereby, or the court must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the date of, and grounds for, the decision to separate;
- the place and the date of the entry of a record of the decision to separate;
- the date of appointment and details of the separation commission;
- the procedure and time frames of the presentation of claims by creditors to the legal entity in the course of the separation.
7. The information about the decision to terminate the legal entity made by founders (participants) or a person authorised thereby must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the grounds for the decision to terminate the legal entity (merger, accession, division, transformation or liquidation);
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the decision to terminate the legal entity made by founders (participants) or the person authorised thereby;
- the date of appointment and details of the termination commission (liquidator, liquidation commission, etc.);
- the procedure and time frames of the presentation of claims by creditors to the legal entity being terminated.
8. The information about the issue of a court decision to terminate the legal entity, if such a decision is not related to the bankruptcy of the legal entity, must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the date and grounds for the decision to terminate the legal entity;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate the legal entity;
- the date of appointment and details of the termination commission (liquidator, liquidation commission, etc.);
- the procedure and time frames of the presentation of claims by creditors to the legal entity being terminated.
9. The information about the issue of a court decision to initiate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the date of the court decision to initiate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to initiate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings.
10. The information about the issue of a court decision to terminate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the date of the court decision to terminate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings.
11. The information about the state registration of the termination a legal entity must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the place and date of the state registration of the termination of the legal entity.
12. The information about the loss or replacement of the state registration certificate must specify the details of:
- the name of the legal entity or sole trader;
- the legal entity identification code or the individual taxpayer identification number;
- the location of a legal entity or the place of residence of a sole trader;
- the series and number of the lost or replaced certificate;
- the place and the date of the entry of a record of certificate loss or replacement.
13. The notice of loss of the original constituting documents must contain the information about:
- the name of the legal entity;
- the identification code of the legal entity;
- the location of the legal entity;
- the name of the lost constituting document (the charter, the articles of association, the memorandum of association, etc.).
( Article 22 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
14. The information about the decision to terminate business activities made by a sole trader must specify the details of:
- the name of the sole trader;
- the individual taxpayer identification number;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the decision to terminate business activities made by the sole trader.
15. The information about the issue of a court decision to terminate business activities of a sole trader, if such a decision is not related to the bankruptcy of the sole trader, must specify the details of:
- the name of the sole trader;
- the individual taxpayer identification number;
- the date and grounds for the court decision to terminate business activities of the sole trader;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate business activities of the sole trader.
16. The information about the issue of a court decision to initiate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings must specify the details of:
- the name of the sole trader;
- the individual taxpayer identification number;
- the date of the court decision to initiate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to initiate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings.
17. The information about the issue of a court decision to terminate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings must specify the details of:
- the name of the sole trader;
- the individual taxpayer identification number;
- the date of the court decision to terminate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings;
- the place and date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings.
18. An entry of a record into the Universal State Register shall constitute the basis for the publication of the information in the specialised printed bulletin.
19. The information announcements must be published by the specifically authorised state registration agency in the specialised printed bulletin within ten working days of the entry of the appropriate record into the Universal State Register.
20. A fee shall be charged in the amount of three non-taxable minimum individual income amounts for the publication of notices referred to in parts five to seven, twelve and thirteen of this article, and in the amount of one non-taxable minimum individual income amount for the publication of a notice referred to in part fourteen of this article; the proceeds shall be used to cover the expenses related to the maintenance of the Universal State Register and the publication of the specialised printed bulletin.
( Part 20 of Article 22 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
21. A copy of the receipt issued by the bank or a copy of the payment order with a mark of the bank shall be treated as the documentary evidence of the payment of the notice fee.
( Part 20 of Article 22 in the wording of Laws of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006, #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )

Section III
REGISTRATION OF A LEGAL ENTITY
Article 23. Reservation of the Legal Entity Name
1. A legal entity must have a designation containing the information about its organisational and legal form (except for state authorities, local self-government bodies, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, state and community organisations, establishments and institutions), and a name.
( Part 1 of Article 23 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
2. The founder (founders) of a legal entity shall have the right to reserve a name of a legal entity for two months or, in case of public (open joint-stock companies) for nine months.
3. The founder (founders) of the legal entity must indicate the full descriptive name of the legal entity, under which they intend to have it registered, in the application for the reservation of a legal entity name.
4. In order to reserve a legal entity name, the founder (founders) of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby must submit (send by registered mail with an inventory) the following documents to the state registrar:
- an application in the prescribed format for the reservation of the legal entity name;
- a document confirming the payment of the fee for the reservation of the legal entity name.
5. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the reservation of the legal entity name, unless they are required by part four of this article.
6. If documents are submitted for the reservation of a legal entity name by a founder of the legal entity, his passport shall be additionally presented to the state registrar.
If documents are submitted for the reservation of a legal entity name by a person authorised by the founder (founders) of the legal entity, his passport and a document confirming his powers shall be additionally provided to the state registrar.
( Part 6 of Article 23 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
7. Documents to be submitted for the reservation of the legal entity name shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the legal entity name reservation shall be entered into the registration actions log.
8. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the legal entity name reservation, if:
- the name fails to meet the restrictive requirements set forth in paragraph nine of part one of Article 27 hereof;
- the legal entity name fails to meet the requirements for naming legal entities of certain organisational and legal forms put forward by law;
- the presentation of the name does not meet the requirements specified by the specifically authorised state registration agency;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of parts three and seventeen of this article;
- the documents have been submitted by a person who is not authorised to do so;
( Part 8 of Article 23 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the documents have not been submitted in full.
( Part 8 of Article 23 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
9. If documents submitted for the legal entity name reservation are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents non-considered and the documents submitted for the legal entity name reservation in accordance with the inventory to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby on the next working day of the document receipt date at the latest.
The documents submitted for the legal entity name reservation being left non-considered shall not prevent the founder of the legal entity or the party authorised by them from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
10. The legal entity name reservation shall take place within three working days of the date of receipt of the documents specified in part four of this article.
11. In case of the lack from the Universal State Register of a legal entity name identical to the one specified in the application for the legal entity name reservation, the state registrar shall enter a legal entity name reservation record into the Universal State Register within the time frame specified in part ten of this article, and issue (send with registered mail) an information letter from the Universal State Register on the legal entity name reservation valid for the reservation period to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby.
12. The date of the entry of the legal entity name reservation record into the Universal State Register shall be the legal entity name reservation date.
13. If no record of the state registration of a legal entity or the state registration of changes in constituting documents, which involve the alteration of the legal entity name, is entered during the reservation period into the Universal State Register in accordance with the reserved name, the legal entity name reservation record must be deleted from the Universal State Register during the next working day after the expiry of the reservation period.
14. In case of the availability of the legal entity name in the Universal State Register identical to the one specified in the application for the legal entity name reservation, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail) a notice in the prescribed format of the refusal of the legal entity name reservation to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby. The legal entity name reservation fee is not repaid in this case.
15. A fee of two non-taxable minimum individual income amounts shall be charged for the reservation of a legal entity name.
16. The proceeds of the legal entity name reservation shall be spend to fund the expenses related to the maintenance of the Universal State Register.
17. A copy of a bank receipt or a copy of a payment instruction with a mark of the bank shall be the proof of the payment of the fee for the legal entity name reservation.
Article 24. Documents To Be Submitted for the State Registration of the Termination of a Legal Entity
1. For the purposes of the state registration of a legal entity, the founder (founders) or the person authorised thereby must submit the following documents in person to the state registrars (send with registered mail with an inventory):
- a completed registration card for the state registration of a legal entity;
- an original or a notarised copy of the decision of founders or a body authorised by them to set up a legal entity in cases envisaged by law;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Article 24 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006; changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- two copies of constituting documents;
- a documentary proof of the payment of the registration fee for the state registration of the legal entity.
2. If the legal entity name has been reserved, the valid information letter from the Universal State Register on the legal entity name reservation shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
3. In cases envisaged by law, a copy of the decision of agencies of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine or the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to give a permit for concerted actions or the concentration of business entities shall be submitted (sent) in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
4. In case of the state registration of a legal entity, for which the law provides for the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital) to be set up, a document confirming the lodgement of the contribution (contributions) to the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital) of the legal entity by the founder (founders) of the legal entity in the amount prescribed by law shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
( Part 5 of Article 24 has been deleted according to Laws of Ukraine #693-VI of December 18, 2008, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
6. A copy of the State Act of Private Ownership of the Land by the Founder or a copy of the State Act for the Right of the Permanent Use of Land by the founder, or a notarised copy of a contract for the use of land by the owner, for instance, on a lease basis, shall be additionally submitted in case of the state registration of a farmer homestead.
( Part 6 of Article 24 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2454-IV of March 3, 2005 )
7. In case of the state registration of a legal entity, of which a founder (founders) is a foreign legal entity, a document confirming the registration of the foreign entity in the country of its location, for instance, an excerpt from the commercial, banking or court register, which meets the requirements of part six of Article 8 hereof, shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
8. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of a legal entity, unless they are required by parts one to seven of this article.
9. If documents are submitted for the state registration of a legal entity by a founder of the legal entity, his passport shall be additionally presented to the state registrar.
If documents are submitted for the state registration of a legal entity by a person authorised by the founder (founders) of the legal entity, his passport and a document confirming his powers shall be additionally provided to the state registrar.
( Part 9 of Article 24 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
10. Documents, which are submitted for the state registration of a legal entity, shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the founder or the person authorised thereby with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the legal entity state registration shall be entered into the registration actions log.
11. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the legal entity state registration, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper state registration location;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of parts one, two, four to seven of Article 8, and part five of Article 10 hereof;
- a court decision prohibiting the performance of registration acts has been received by the state registrar;
( Part 11 of Article 24 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents have been submitted by a person who is not authorised to do so.
( Part 11 of Article 24 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
12. If documents submitted for the legal entity state registration are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents non-considered and the documents submitted for the state registration of the legal entity in accordance with the inventory to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby on the next working day of the document receipt date at the latest.
The documents submitted for the legal entity state registration being left non-considered shall not prevent the founder of the legal entity or the party authorised by them from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
Article 25. Procedure of the State Registration of a Legal Entity
1. Lacking the grounds for leaving non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of the legal entity, the state registrar must check these documents for the lack of grounds for the refusal of the legal entity state registration under part one of Article 27 hereof.
2. The check for the lack of grounds for the refusal under paragraphs five to eight of part one of Article 27 hereof shall be carried out using the data from the Universal State Register.
3. In case of the absence of grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a legal entity, the state registrar shall enter the identification code in line with requirements of the Universal State Register of Enterprises and Organisations of Ukraine into the registration card for the state registration of a legal entity, and enter a record of the state registration of a legal entity into the Universal State Register on the basis of details of the said registration card.
( Part 3 of Article 25 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. The date of the entry of the legal entity state registration record into the Universal State Register shall be the legal entity state registration date.
5. The time for the state registration of the legal entity may not exceed three working days of the date of receipt of documents for the state registration of the legal entity.
6. The certificate of the state registration of the legal entity must be executed and issued (sent with registered mail with an inventory) by the state registrar to the founder or the person authorised thereby not later than on the next working day after the legal entity state registration date. One original copy of constituting documents with the state registrar's mark confirming the state registration of the legal entity shall be issued to the founder or the person authorised thereby (sent with registered mail) together with the legal entity state registration certificate.
7. The procedure of the hand-over of identification codes of the Universal State Register of Enterprises and Organisations of Ukraine for the entry thereof into the registration card shall be specified by the specifically authorised state registration agency and the specifically authorised central executive agency for statistics.
Article 26. Provision of Details of the State Registration of a Legal Entity to Statistics Agencies, Agencies of the State Tax Service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and Social Insurance Funds for the Inclusion of the Legal Entity into Records
1. The state registrar shall be obliged to provide information from the registration card for the state registration of a legal entity to the relevant statistics agencies, the state tax service agencies, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and the social insurance funds on the date of the state registration of the legal entity.
( Part 1 of Article 26 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006, #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
2. The receipt of the information from the registration card for the state registration of a legal entity by statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and social insurance funds shall constitute the ground for the entry of the legal entity into records of the said agencies.
( Part 2 of Article 26 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 27. Refusal of the State Registration of a Legal Entity
1. The following shall be the grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a legal entity:
- the lack of conformity of the details specified in the registration card for the state registration of a legal entity with the details provided in documents submitted for the state registration of the legal entity;
- the lack of compliance of the constituting documents with requirements of part three of Article 8 hereof;
- the violation of the legal entity establishment procedure instituted by law, for instance:
- the availability of restrictions for the occupation of certain positions established by law in respect of individuals listed as officials of the managing body of the legal entity;
- the lack of conformity of details of the founders (participants) of a legal entity with their details contained in the Universal State Register;
- the availability of restrictions for the performance of legal actions by founders (participants) of the legal entity or the person authorised by them as specified by paragraph four of part two of Article 35 hereof;
- the availability in the Universal State Register of a name identical to the name of the legal entity, which is intent on registering;
- the use of a full or abbreviated designation of a state authority or a local self-government body, or names derived therefrom, or an historical state name, of which a list is specified by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in the name of a legal entity subject to the private law.
( Paragraph 9 of Part 1 of Article 27 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
The refusal of the state registration of a legal entity on other grounds shall be disallowed.
2. In case of the availability of grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a legal entity, the state registrar must issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) the notice of refusal of the state registration with the indication of grounds therefor and documents, which were submitted for the state registration of the legal entity in accordance with the inventory, to the founder or the person authorised thereby within three working days of receipt of the documents for the state registration.
In case of the refusal of the legal entity state registration, the registration fee shall not be repaid.
3. A founder (founders) or a person authorised by them may re-submit documents for the state registration of a legal entity after the elimination of reasons for the refusal of the state registration of a legal entity; they shall be reviewed in accordance with the procedure prescribed by this Law for the state registration of a legal entity.
( Part 3 of Article 27 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. The refusal of the state registration of a legal entity may be disputed at the court.
5. The violation of time frames of the issue (dispatch with registered mail) of the legal entity state registration certificate, the notice of the state registration refusal, or the notice of the documents' being left non-considered shall be deemed to constitute the refusal of the state registration of a legal entity, and may be disputed at the court.
Article 28. Details of Separated Units of a Legal Entity
1. The details of the separated units of a legal entity shall be included into its registration case and entered into the Universal State Register.
2. The Universal State Register shall contain the following information on separated units of a legal entity:
the identification code of the legal entity;
the identification code of a branch or a representative office;
the full name of a separated unit;
the location of the separated unit;
lines of business of the separated unit;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
the last, first and patronymic names of individuals eligible for performing legal actions on behalf of the legal entity on the basis of the power of attorney, including the signing of contracts, and their tax payer identification numbers;
( Paragraph 7 of Part 2 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
the date of the entry into, and the withdrawal from, records of statistics agencies, the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds;
the date and the number of the record of entry of the information into the Universal State Register; the dates and the numbers of records of the introduction of changes therein;
( Paragraph 9 of Part 2 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
the place of the execution of the record of the entry of the information into the Universal State Register;
( Paragraph 10 of Part 2 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
the location of the registration file of the legal entity;
the last, first and patronymic names of the officer, who has entered a record of the entry of the information about a separated unit of the legal entity, entered a record of the introduction of changes into the information about a separated unit or a record of the closure of a separated unit of the legal entity into the Universal State Register.
( Paragraph 12 of Part 2 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. The executive body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby must submit (send with registered mail with an inventory) a completed separated unit establishment registration card and the decision of the managing body of the legal entity to set up a separated unit or a notice in the prescribed format of the closure of a separated unit to the state registrar in the location of the legal entity.
4. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring documents not listed in part three of this article for the entry of the information about separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register.
5. If the documents for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register are submitted in person by a person authorised to do so by the managing body of the legal entity, a passport and a document confirming his/her powers shall also be presented to the state registrar.
6. Documents, which were submitted for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the founder of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of documents for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall be entered into the registration actions log.
7. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents envisaged by part three of this article, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper registration actions location;
- the registration card fails to meet the requirements of parts one, two and seven of Article 8 hereof.
8. If documents submitted for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents non-considered and the documents submitted for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register in accordance with the inventory to the managing body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby on the next working day of the document receipt date at the latest.
The documents submitted for the entry of details of separated units of a legal entity into the Universal State Register being left non-considered shall not prevent the managing body of the legal entity or the person authorised thereby from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
9. Lacking the grounds for leaving the documents listed in part three of this article not considered, the state registrar shall be obliged to add them to the registration file of the legal entity in question within two business days of the receipt thereof, enter the relevant record into the Universal State Register and, on the same day, hand over the relevant information about separated units of the legal entity to statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service agencies, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds in the location of the legal entity and the location of the separated unit.
( Part 9 of Article 28 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
10. The failure to abide by the time for the issue (dispatch with registered mail) of the notice of leaving non-considered the documents submitted for the entry of details of the establishment (closure) of a separated unit of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall result in consequences listed in part five of Article 27 hereof.
Article 29. State Registration of Changes in Constituting Documents of a Legal Entity
1. A legal entity must submit (send with registered mail with an inventory) the following documents for the state registration of changes in constituting documents:
a completed registration card for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity;
an original or a notarised copy of the decision on the introduction of changes into the constituting documents;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Article 29
changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
original constituting documents of a legal entity with a mark of their state registration or a document confirming the payment for the publication of a notice of the loss of original constituting documents in a specialised printed bulletin;
two copies of changes in the constituting documents of a legal entity in the form of separate annexes or two copies of constituting documents in the new wording;
a document confirming the payment of the registration fee for the state registration of changes in constituting documents.
( Part 1 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006; in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
2. In case of the introduction of changes into the charter, which involve the reduction in the authorised fund (authorised or aggregate capital) of the legal entity, a documentary proof of the payment for the publication of the appropriate notice in the specialised printed bulletin shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
3. In case of the introduction of changes into constituting documents related to the alteration of the complement of founders (participants) of a legal entity, either a copy of the decision of a legal entity on leaving the complement of founders (participants) authenticated in accordance with the established procedure, or a notarised copy of a statement of an individual on leaving the complement of founders (participants), or a notarised copy of a document on the transfer or the conveyance of the interest of a participant in the authorised capital of the company, or a notarised contract of such transfer or conveyance, or a decision of the authorised body of the legal entity on the forced expulsion of a founder (participant) from the complement of founders (participants) of a legal entity shall be submitted in addition to documents referred to in part one of this article, if the law or constituting documents of the legal entity so provide.
( Part 3 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006; in the wording of Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
4. In case of the introduction of changes into constituting documents related to changes in the complement of founders (participants) of a legal entity on the basis of the fact of the death of an individual founder (participant) and the refusal of other founders (participants) to accept a successor (successors) of the deceased as a founder, a notarised copy of the certificate of death of an individual or an appropriate certificate issued by the registry agency or a court decision declaring an individual deceased shall be submitted in addition to documents referred to in part one of this article.
( Part 4 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
5. In case of the introduction of changes into constituting documents, which involve the alteration of the name of the legal entity, the legal entity state registration certificate shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
( Part 5 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
6. In case of the introduction of changes into constituting documents, which involve the alteration of the objective of the institution, a copy of the relevant court decision shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
7. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity, unless they are required by parts one to six of this article.
8. If documents for the purposes of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity are submitted by an individual, who is eligible for taking legal actions on behalf of the legal entity without a power of attorney in accordance with the information entered into the Universal State Register, the passport must be additionally shown to the state registrar.
If such documents are submitted by another representative of the legal entity, the passport shall be additionally shown to the state registrar together with a document or a notarised copy of a document, which confirms the powers of the representative.
( Part 8 of Article 29 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
9. Documents submitted for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity shall be received on the basis of an inventory list, of which a copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) to the applicant with the indication of the document receipt date on the document receipt day.
( Paragraph 1 of Part 9 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
The date of receipt of the documents for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of the legal entity shall be entered into the registration actions log.
( Part 10 of Article 29 has been deleted on the basis of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
11. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of changes in constituting documents of the legal entity, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper state registration location;
- the documents fail to meet the requirements of parts one, two, four, five and seven of Article 8, part five of Article 10 and part twenty one of Article 22 hereof;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 11 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents have been submitted with the violation of the deadline prescribed by part eleven of Article 37 hereof;
- the documents fail to meet the requirements of parts one, two, four, five and seven of Article 8, part five of Article 10 and part twenty one of Article 22 hereof;
( Part 11 of Article 29 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a court decision prohibiting the performance of registration acts has been received by the state registrar.
( Part 11 of Article 29 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
( Part 12 of Article 29 has been deleted on the basis of Law of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005 )
13. The state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity shall be carried out in accordance with procedures prescribed by parts one to five of Article 25 and parts two and three of Article 27 of this Law for the performance of the state registration of a legal entity.
( Part 13 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
14. The state registrar must issue (send by registered mail with an inventory) to the applicant one original copy of constituting documents in the old wording with marks of the state registrar on the performance of the state registration of changes in the constituting documents on the next business day of the date of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity and, on the same day, hand over the information from the registration card for the state registration of changes in the constituting documents of a legal entity to the relevant statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds with the indication of the number and the date of the entry of the relevant record into the Universal State Register.
( Part 14 of Article 29 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
15. In case of the state registration of changes in constituting documents, which are associated with the alteration of the name of the legal entity, the state registrar must issue (send by registered mail) a new certificate of the state registration of the legal entity and the certificate, which has been replaced with a mark on the issue of a new certificate, in addition to the documents referred to in part fourteen of this article.

( Part 15 of Article 29 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #2452-IV of March 3, 2005, #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 30. Refusal of the State Registration of Changes in Constituting Documents
1. The state registrar shall refuse the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity on grounds specified in part one of Article 27 hereof.
Article 31. Reversal of the State Registration of Changes in Constituting Documents of a Legal Entity
1. In case of the issue of a court decision to reverse the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them to make changes in constituting documents of the legal entity, or to declare the changes in constituting documents invalid in full or in part, the court shall send the court decision to the state registrar for the entry of a record of the court decision to reverse the state registration of changes in the constituting documents of the legal entity on the effective date of the said decision.
The date of receipt of the relevant court decision shall be entered into the registration actions log.
2. The state registrar shall enter a record of reversal of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity into the Universal State Register, unless otherwise prescribed by the court decision, within two business days of receipt of the court decision on the reversal of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of a legal entity and notify the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and social insurance funds of the entry of the said record on the same day.
( Part 2 of Article 31 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
( Part 3 of Article 31 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Article 32. Specific Features of the State Registration of a Legal Entity Established by Means of the Separation
1. For the purposes of the state registration of a legal entity established by means of the separation, the founders (participants) or the body or the individual authorised by them must submit a notarised copy of the separation balance sheet in addition to documents referred to in parts one to seven of Article 24 of this Law.
( Part 1 of Article 32 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
2. The documents shall be accepted by the state registrar for the state registration of the legal entity established by means of the separation in accordance with the procedure prescribed by parts eight to twelve of Article 24 hereof.
3. The state registration of the legal entity established by means of the separation shall be carried out in accordance with the procedure set out by Articles 25 to 27 hereof not earlier than in two months of the date of publication of the announcement of the decision to separate made by the founders (participants) or the body authorised thereby in the specialised printed bulletin.
4. The entry of a record into the Universal State Register on the separation decision of the founders (participants) or the body authorised thereby shall be carried out in accordance with the procedures envisaged by Article 34 hereof for the entry of a record of the decision of the founders (participants) or the body authorised thereby to terminate a legal entity into the Universal State Register.
5. If the separation takes place on the basis of a court decision, the record thereof shall be entered into the Universal State Register according to procedures envisaged by Article 38 hereof for the entry of a record of the court decision to terminate a legal entity into the Universal State Register.
6. The separation shall be deemed completed starting from the date of the state registration of legal entities created as a result of the separation.

Section IV
STATE REGISTRATION OF THE TERMINATION OF A LEGAL ENTITY
Article 33. Termination of a Legal Entity
1. A legal entity shall be terminated as a result of the transfer of all its property, rights and duties to other legal entities being successors as a result of the merger, accession, separation, transformation (reorganisation) or as a result of the liquidation by decision made by the founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised thereby, by the court decision, or by the decision of a state authority made in cases envisaged by law.
2. A legal entity shall be deemed to have been terminated from the date of entry of a record of the state registration of the legal entity termination into the Universal State Register.
Article 34. Documents To Be Submitted for the Entry of a Record into the Universal State Register on the Decision of Founders (Participants) of the Legal Entity or a Body Authorised Thereby to Terminate a Legal Entity
1. For the purposes of the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register, the applicant must submit (send by registered mail with an inventory) the following documents:
( Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a notarised copy of the decision of founders (participants) or the body authorised by them in respect of the termination of a legal entity;
( Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- a documentary proof of the payment for the publication of the announcement of the decision to terminate the legal entity made by the founders (participants) or the body authorised thereby in the specialised printed bulletin.
2. In cases specified by law, a document confirming the obtainment of the consent from the relevant state authorities to the termination of the legal entity shall be submitted in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
3. In case of the termination of a legal entity by means of the merger or accession, the decision to terminate the legal entity shall be signed by the authorised persons of the legal entity or legal entities being terminated, and the successor legal entity.
4. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the entry into the Universal State Register of the record of the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them to terminate the legal entity, unless they are required under parts one and two of this article.
5. If documents for the purposes of the entry of a decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register are submitted by an individual, who is eligible for taking legal actions on behalf of the legal entity without a power of attorney in accordance with the information entered into the Universal State Register, the passport must be additionally shown to the state registrar.
If such documents are submitted by a representative of the legal entity, the passport shall be additionally shown to the state registrar together with a document (a notarised copy of a document), which confirms the powers of the representative.
( Paragraph 2 of Part 5 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
( Part 5 of Article 34 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
6. Documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall be received on the basis of an inventory list, of which a copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) to the applicant with the indication of the document receipt date on the document receipt day.
The date of receipt of documents for the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall be entered into the registration actions log.
( Part 6 of Article 34 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
7. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them to terminate the legal entity, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper location for the state registration of the legal entity termination by decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised thereby;
- the documents fail to meet the requirements of part one of Article 8 and part twenty one of Article 22 hereof;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 7 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the decision to terminate the legal entity is executed with the violation of requirements of part three of this article;
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the decision in respect of the termination of the legal entity does not contain data on the membership of the legal entity termination commission (liquidation commission), including their identification numbers.
( Part 7 of Article 34 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
8. The state registrar shall issue (sent by registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice that the documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register have been left unconsidered and the documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register in line with the inventory not later than the next business day of the date of receipt thereof with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents unconsidered.
( Paragraph 1 of Part 8 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
Leaving the documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register shall not be an obstacle for the re-submission thereof to the state registrar in accordance with the generally applicable procedure after the elimination of grounds for leaving the said documents unconsidered.
( Paragraph 2 of Part 8 of Article 34 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
( Part 9 of Article 34 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
( Part 10 of Article 34 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
( Part 11 of Article 34 has been deleted according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
Article 35. Procedure of the Entry of a Record into the Universal State Register of the Decision of Founders (Participants) of the Legal Entity or the Body Authorised by Them to Terminate the Legal Entity
1. Lacking the grounds for leaving the documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register unconsidered, the state registrar must enter a record of the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them in respect of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register on the day of receipt of the said documents, and notify the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds of the entry of the said record.
( Paragraph 1 of Article 35 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
2. The following shall be prohibited starting from the date of the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body authorised by them to terminate the legal entity:
- the performance of the state registration of changes in constituting documents of the legal entity , in whose respect the decision to terminate has been made;
- the entry of changes into the Universal State Register in respect of details of the separated units;
- the state registration of a legal entity of which the legal entity, in whose respect the decision to terminate has been made, is a founder (participant).
Article 36. Procedure of the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination as a Result of the Liquidation Thereof
1. For the purposes of the state registration of the legal entity termination as a result of the liquidation thereof, the chairman of the liquidation commission or the person authorised thereby must submit (send with registered mail with an inventory) the following documents to the state registrar after the completion of the liquidation procedure provided for by law, but not earlier than in two months of the date of the publication of the announcement in the specialised printed bulletin:
- a completed registration card for the state registration of the legal entity termination in connection with the liquidation;
- the legal entity state registration certificate;
- the original constituting documents;
- the liquidation commission protocol with the liquidation balance sheet approved by decision of founders (participants) or the body authorised thereby;
- a certificate of the lack of debt related to taxes, duties (statutory fees) from the relevant state tax service agency;
( Paragraph 6 of Part 1 of Article 36 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a certificate of the lack of debt from the relevant agency of the Pension Fund of Ukraine;
( Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Article 36 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- certificates of the lack of debt from the relevant social insurance funds;
( Paragraph 8 of Part 1 of Article 36 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- the certification of the acceptance of documents, which are subject to the long-term storage by law, by an archive institution.
2. An auditor opinion in respect of the trueness and completeness of the liquidation balance sheet shall be submitted in cases prescribed by law in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
Signatures of the chairman and the members of the liquidation commission on the liquidation balance sheet must be notarised.
( Paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Article 36 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
3. A copy of the instruction to reverse the registration of an issue of shares authenticated by the State Commission for Securities and Stock Market shall be additionally submitted in case of the state registration of the termination of joint stock companies.
( Article 36 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
4. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof, unless they are required by parts one and two of this article.
5. If the documents for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof are submitted in person by the chairman of the liquidation commission or the person authorised thereby, a passport and a document confirming his/her powers shall also be presented to the state registrar.
6. Documents, which are submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof, shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the chairman of the liquidation commission or the person authorised thereby with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof shall be entered into the registration actions log.
7. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper state registration location;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of part one and two of Article 8 hereof;
- the liquidation balance sheet does not meet the requirements of paragraph two of part two of this article;
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents have been submitted before the expiry of the period prescribed by paragraph one of part one of this article.
8. If documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents non-considered and the documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof in accordance with the inventory to the liquidation commission chairman or the person authorised thereby on the next working day of the document receipt date at the latest.
The documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof being left non-considered shall not prevent the chairman of the liquidation commission or the party authorised thereby from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
9. Lacking the grounds for leaving non-considered the documents, which have been submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof, the state registrar must enter a record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof into the Universal State Register.
The date of the entry of the record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof into the Universal State Register shall be the legal entity termination state registration date.
10. The time for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the liquidation thereof may not exceed three working days of the date of receipt of documents for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity.
11. Not later than on the next working day after the date of the state registration of the legal entity termination, the state registrar must issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) one original copy of constituting documents and the legal entity state registration certificate with a special mark of the state registration of the termination of the legal entity to the liquidation commission chairman or the person authorised thereby. This mark shall also be made by the state registrar on the original copy of the constituting documents of the legal entity, which remains in the registration file.
12. The procedure of the provision of details of the state registration of the legal entity termination to the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds shall be specified by Article 40 hereof.
Article 37. Procedure of the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination as a Result of the Merger, Accession, Division or Transformation
1. For the purposes of the state registration of the legal entity termination as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation, the chairman of the termination commission or the person authorised thereby must submit in person (send with registered mail with an inventory) the following documents to the state registrar after the completion of the termination procedure provided for by law, but not earlier than in two months of the date of the publication of the announcement in the specialised printed bulletin:
- a completed registration card for the state registration of the legal entity termination as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation;
- the legal entity state registration certificate;
- the original constituting documents;
- a notarised copy of the conveyance protocol in the case of the termination as a result of the merger, accession or transformation or a notarised copy of the distribution balance sheet in the case of the termination as a result of the division;
- the certification of the acceptance of documents, which are subject to the long-term storage by law, by an archive institution;
- a document on the endorsement of the reorganisation plan by the state tax service agency (if tax debt is available);
( Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Article 37 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a certificate of the lack of debt related to taxes, duties (statutory fees) from the relevant state tax service agency;
( Paragraph 8 of Part 1 of Article 37 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a certificate of the lack of debt from the relevant agency of the Pension Fund of Ukraine;
( Paragraph 9 of Part 1 of Article 37 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- certificates of the lack of debt from the relevant social insurance funds.
( Paragraph 10 of Part 1 of Article 37 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 ) 
2. An auditor opinion in respect of the trueness and completeness of the conveyance protocol or distribution balance sheet shall be submitted in cases prescribed by law in addition to documents listed in part one of this article.
3. In case of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the transformation, the documents listed in paragraphs six to ten of part one of this article shall not be submitted to the state registrar.
4. The conveyance protocol or the separation balance sheet must be approved by the founders (participants) of the legal entity or the body, which has made a decision to terminate a legal entity. The trueness of signatures of the chairman and the members of the legal entity termination commission on the conveyance protocol or the separation balance sheet must be confirmed by the notary.
( Part 4 of Article 37 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
5. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation, unless they are required by parts one to three of this article.
6. The documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation shall be accepted in accordance with requirements of parts four to five of Article 36 hereof.
7. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper state registration location;
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of part one and two of Article 8 hereof;
- the conveyance protocol or the distribution balance sheet fails to meet the requirements of part four of this article;
- the documents have been submitted before the expiry of the period prescribed by paragraph one of part one of this article.
8. The procedure of leaving the documents envisaged by parts one and two of this article unconsidered shall be specified by part seven of Article 36 hereof.
( Part 8 of Article 37 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
9. The procedure of the entry of a record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity as a result of the merger, accession, division or transformation shall be specified by parts eight to ten of Article 36 hereof respectively.
10. The procedure of the provision of details of the state registration of the legal entity termination to the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds shall be specified by Article 40 hereof.
11. Changes in constituting documents of a legal entity, which is not terminated as a result of the accession, shall be subject to the state registration after the state registration of the termination of the legal entity as a result of the accession in accordance with the procedure prescribed by Article 29 hereof. The accession shall be deemed completed upon the state registration of the termination of legal entities terminated as a result of the accession, and the state registration of the relevant changes in constituting documents.
( Part 11 of Article 37 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
12. The state registration of a legal entity established as a result of the merger or division shall take place in accordance with the procedure specified by Articles 24 to 27 hereof.
13. The merger shall be deemed completed upon the state registration of the newly established legal entity and the state registration of the termination of legal entities, which are terminated as a result of the merger.
14. The division shall be deemed completed upon the state registration of newly established legal entities and the state registration of the termination of the legal entity, which is terminated as a result of the division.
15. The state registration of a legal entity established as a result of the transformation shall take place in accordance with the procedure specified by Articles 24 to 27 hereof. The restrictions instituted by part two of Article 35 hereof shall not apply in case of the legal entity transformation. The transformation shall be deemed completed upon the state registration of the newly established legal entity and the state registration of the termination of the legal entity, which is terminated as a result of the transformation.
Article 38. Procedure of the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination on the Basis of a Court Decision Not Related to the Bankruptcy of the Legal Entity
1. The court, which issued a decision to terminate a legal entity not related to the bankruptcy of the legal entity, shall send a copy thereof on the effective date of such decision to the state registrar in the location of the legal entity for the entry of a record of the court decision into the Universal State Register. The date of receipt of the relevant court decision shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
2. The grounds for the issue of a court decision to terminate the legal entity, which is not related to the bankruptcy of the legal entity, shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- the declaration of the state registration record invalid due to violations of the law, which were committed during the legal entity establishment and cannot be made good;
- the exercise of business by the legal entity, which contradicts the constituting documents or is prohibited by law;
- the lack of conformity of the minimum amount of the authorised fund of the legal entity with the requirements of the law;
- the failure to submit tax returns and financial reporting statements required by law to agencies of the state tax service during one year;
- the availability of a record of the legal entity absence from its location in the Universal State Register.
3. The state registrar must enter a record in respect of a court decision on the termination of a legal entity not related to the bankruptcy of the legal entity into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the said court decision at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds and the legal entity subject to the said court decision that the said record has been entered into the Universal State Register on the same day.
( Part 3 of Article 38 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
4. The restrictions instituted by law, for instance, by part two of Article 35 hereof shall apply from the date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate the legal entity into the Universal State Register.
5. In the decision to terminate a legal entity in connection with its liquidation, the court shall appoint a termination commission (liquidation commission) and specify the time frame and procedure of its work. The state registrar shall enter a record of the appointment of the termination commission (liquidation commission) into the Universal State Register not later than on the next working day of the date of receipt of the relevant decision.
6. If the court decision in respect of the termination of a legal entity in connection with the liquidation thereof does not appoint the termination commission (liquidation commission), the state registrar shall enter a record into the Universal State Register nominating the chairman of the managing body or the individual eligible for the performance of legal actions on behalf of the legal entity without the power of attorney in accordance with the information entered into the Universal State Register as the chairman of the termination commission (liquidation commission), unless the court decision prescribes otherwise, within three business days of the date of receipt of the said court decision.
( Part 6 of Article 38 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
7. Not later than on the next working day of the entry of a record indicating the head of the managing body or the founder (participant) of the legal entity as the chairman of the termination commission (liquidation commission) of the legal entity, the state registrar must send the relevant notice to such a head of the managing body or such a founder (participant) of the legal entity, as well as to the court, which issued a decision to terminate the legal entity in connection with the liquidation thereof.
8. The documents for the state registration of the legal entity termination shall be submitted by the chairman of the termination commission (liquidation commission) of the legal entity appointed by the court or the chairman of the termination commission (liquidation commission) indicated in the Universal State Register by the state registrar according to the procedure specified by parts one to five of article 36 or parts one to six of Article 37 hereof.
9. The procedure of leaving non-considered the documents listed in parts one and two of this article shall be specified by parts six to seven of Article 36 hereof.
10. The procedure of the entry of a record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity by the registrar shall be specified by parts eight to ten of Article 36 hereof respectively.
11. The procedure of the provision of details of the state registration of the legal entity termination to the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds shall be specified by Article 40 hereof.
12. The court decision to terminate a legal entity may be disputed according to the procedure specified by law.
Article 39. Procedure of the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination on the Basis of a Court Decision to Declare a Legal Entity Bankrupt
1. The court, which issued a decision institute the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings, shall send the said decision on its effective date to the state registrar in the location of the legal entity for the entry of a record of the said court decision into the Universal State Register.
The date of receipt of the court decision to institute the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
2. The state registrar must enter a record of court decision on the initiation of legal entity bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the said court decision at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that the said record has been entered into the Universal State Register on the same day.
( Part 2 of Article 39 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
3. The restrictions instituted by law, for instance, by part two of Article 35 hereof shall apply from the date of the entry of the record of the court decision to institute the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register.
4. The procedure of the appointment of the arbitration manager (property administrator, sanation manager, liquidator) shall be specified by the Law of Ukraine "On Restoring Debtor's Solvency or Declaring a Debtor Bankrupt".
5. If the court issues a decision to liquidate a bankrupt legal entity after the completion of the liquidation procedure in the course of bankruptcy as prescribed by law, then the court, which has issued the said decision, shall send it on the decision's effective date to the state registrar in the location of the bankrupt legal entity for the state registration of the legal entity termination.
The date of receipt of the court decision to liquidate a legal entity in connection with its being declared bankrupt shall be entered into the registration actions log.
6. The state registrar must complete the registration card on the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, enter a record of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the court decision on the liquidation of a bankrupt legal entity at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that the said record of the state registration of the termination has been entered into the Universal State Register for the purposes of the removal of the legal entity from records on the same day.
The date of entry of the record of the state registration of the legal entity termination into the Universal State Register shall be the legal entity termination date.
( Part 6 of Article 39 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
7. On receipt by the state registrar of the original constituting documents and the state registration certificate of the legal entity, which has been liquidated due to the bankruptcy, the state registrar must make a mark of the state registration of the legal entity termination on the said documents and issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) the said documents to the address of the place of residence of one of the founders (participants) of the legal entity, which was terminated.
8. If the court issues a decision to terminate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings after the completion of the liquidation procedure in the course of bankruptcy as prescribed by law, then the court, which has issued the said decision, shall send it on the decision's effective date to the state registrar in the location of the bankrupt legal entity for the entry of a record of the termination of the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register. The date of receipt of the court decision to terminate the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings shall be entered into the registration actions log.
9. The state registrar must enter a record of the termination of legal entity bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the court decision in respect of the termination of the legal entity bankruptcy proceedings at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that the said record has been entered into the Universal State Register for the purposes of the removal of the legal entity from records on the same day.

( Part 9 of Article 39 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
 Article 40. Procedure of the Provision of Details of the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination to the Statistics Agencies, the Agencies of the State Tax Service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and Social Insurance Funds
1. On the date of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity under Articles 36 to 39 hereof, the state registrar shall be obliged to send a notice of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity indicating the number and the date of the entry of the relevant record into the Universal State Register to the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds, and the information of the registration card for the state registration of the termination of a legal entity providing the ground for the withdrawal of a legal entity from records of the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds.
( Part 1 of Article 40 changed and amended according to Laws of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006, #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
2. The notice of the state registration of the legal entity termination on the basis of the court decision to liquidate the legal entity and the details of the relevant registration card shall constitute the basis for the withdrawal of a legal entity from records of the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds.
Article 41. Procedure of the Entry of a Record into the Universal State Register of the Court Decision to Reverse the State Registration of the Legal Entity Termination
1. The issue of a court decision to reverse the state registration of the legal entity termination shall be the basis for the entry of a record of the reversal of the state registration of the legal entity termination into the Universal State Register.
2. The court, which issued a decision to reverse the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, shall send the said decision on its effective date to the state registrar in the place of the legal entity registration for the entry of a record of the reversal of the state registration of the legal entity termination into the Universal State Register.
The date of receipt of the court decision to reverse the state registration of the legal entity termination shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
3. The state registrar enter a record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the court decision in respect of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of a legal entity, and notify the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that such a record has been entered for the purposes of the entry of the legal entity into records, as well as notify the legal entity of the entry of a record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination thereof into the Universal State Register.
( Part 3 of Article 41 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
4. On receipt by the state registrar of the original constituting documents and the state registration certificate of the legal entity, of which the state registration of the termination was reversed on the basis of the relevant court decision, the state registrar must make a mark of the reversal of the state registration of the legal entity termination on the said documents and issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) the said documents to the address of the place of residence of one of the founders (participants) of the legal entity, in whose respect a court decision was issued to reverse the state registration of the legal entity termination.
Section V
STATE REGISTRATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL INTENT ON BECOMING A SOLE TRADER
Article 42. Documents To Be Submitted for the State Registration of an Individual, Who Is Intent on Becoming a Sole Trader
1. For the purposes of the state registration, an individual intent on becoming a sole trader and having an identification number, or a party authorised by such an individual (hereinafter referred to as the "applicant") must submit the following documents in person (send them by registered mail with an inventory) or via the authorised party to the state registrar in the place of residence:
( Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Article 42 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- a completed registration card for the state registration of a sole trader;
- a copy of the certificate of the inclusion of the applicant into the State Register of Individuals Being Payers of Taxes and Other Statutory Fees;
- a documentary proof of the payment of the registration fee for the state registration of a sole trader;
- a notarised written consent of parents (adoptive parents) or the guardian, or the tutorship and guardianship agency, if the applicant is an individual who has attained the age of sixteen years and is willing to engage into entrepreneurial activities.
( Part 1 of Article 42 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
2. For the purposes of the state registration, an individual, who has rejected an identification number due to his religious or other convictions and has officially notified thereof appropriate state authorities, has a mark in the passport to that effect, and intends to become a sole trader, must submit the following to the state registrar solely in person:
- a completed registration card for the state registration of a sole trader;
- a document confirming the payment of the registration fee for the state registration of a sole trader.
( Article 42 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of a sole trader, unless they are required by parts one and two of this article.
( Part 3 of Article 42 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. If documents are submitted for the state registration by the applicant in person, his passport shall be additionally presented to the state registrar. An individual, who has rejected an identification number due to his religious or other convictions and has officially notified thereof appropriate state authorities, must present a passport with the relevant mark to the state registrar in person. The authorised person must present his passport and a document confirming his powers.
( Part 4 of Article 42 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
5. Documents, which are submitted for the state registration of a sole trader, shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the applicant with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the sole trader state registration shall be entered into the registration actions log.
6. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of a sole trader, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper sole trader state registration location;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of parts one and two of Article 8 and part five of Article 10 hereof;
- the documents have not been submitted in full.
7. In case of leaving the documents submitted for the state registration of a sole trader unconsidered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving the documents submitted for the state registration of a sole trader unconsidered on the next business day of receipt of documents at the latest together with documents submitted for the state registration of a sole trader in accordance with the inventory.
( Paragraph 1 of Part 7 of Article 42 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
The documents submitted for the sole trader state registration being left non-considered shall not prevent the applicant from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
Article 43. Procedure of the State Registration of Sole Trader
1. Lacking the grounds for leaving non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of the sole trader, the state registrar must check these documents for the lack of grounds for the refusal of the sole trader state registration under part one of Article 44 hereof. The check for the lack of grounds for the refusal of the sole trader state registration under paragraphs three and four of part one of Article 44 hereof shall be carried out using the data from the Universal State Register.
2. Lacking the grounds for the refusal of the state registration of the sole trader, the state registrar must enter a record of the state registration of the sole trader into the Universal State Register on the basis of details of the registration card for the state registration of the sole trader.
The date of the entry of the sole trader state registration record into the Universal State Register shall be the sole trader state registration date.
3. The time for the state registration of the sole trader may not exceed two working days of the date of receipt of documents for the state registration of the sole trader.
4. The certificate of the state registration of the sole trader must be executed and issued (sent with registered mail) by the state registrar to the applicant not later than on the next working day after the sole trader state registration date.
5. Not later than on the next working day after the sole trader state registration date, the state registrar must provide the relevant statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds with a notice of the state registration of a sole trader with the specification of the number and date of the relevant record in the Universal State Register, and the details of the registration card for the state registration of a sole trader for the purposes of entering the sole trader into records.
Article 44. Refusal of the State Registration of a Sole Trader
1. The following shall be the grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a sole trader:
- the lack of conformity of the details specified in the registration card for the state registration of a sole trader with the details provided in documents submitted for the state registration;
- the availability of restrictions for the exercise of business instituted by law in respect of the individual, who is intent on becoming a sole trader;
- the availability of a record in the Universal State Register to the effect that the applicant is a sole trader.
2. The refusal of the state registration of a sole trader on other grounds shall be disallowed.
3. In case of the availability of grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a sole trader, the state registrar must issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) the notice of refusal of the state registration with the indication of grounds therefor and the documents, which were submitted for the state registration of the sole trader, in accordance with the inventory, to the applicant within two working days of receipt of the documents for the state registration of the sole trader.
In case of the refusal of the sole trader state registration, the registration fee shall not be repaid.
4. After the elimination of grounds for the refusal of the state registration of a sole trader, the individual may re-submit documents for the state registration of the sole trader; the said documents shall be reviewed according to the procedure envisaged by this Law for the state registration of a sole trader.
5. The refusal of the state registration of a sole trader may be disputed at the court.
6. The violation of time frames of the issue (dispatch with registered mail) of the sole trader state registration certificate, the notice of the state registration refusal, or the notice of the documents' being left non-considered shall be deemed to constitute the refusal of the state registration of a sole trader, and may be disputed at the court.
Article 45. State Registration of Changes in Details of a Sole Trader Contained in the Universal State Register
1. Change in the information about a sole trader contained in the Universal State Register, namely the changes in the name of the individual, the place of his residence, the identification number of the individual tax payer or the number and the series of the passport of the individual, who has rejected an identification number and officially notified thereof the relevant state authorities, and has a mark in the passport, shall come into effect on the date of the state registration thereof.
( Part 1 of Article 45 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
2. For the purposes of the state registration of changes in details of a sole trader, which are envisaged by part one of this article, the sole trader shall submit in person (send with registered mail with an inventory) the following documents to the state registrar:
- a completed registration card for the state registration of changes in details of a sole trader;
- the original sole trader state registration certificate;
- the documentary proof of the payment of the registration fee for the state registration of changes in details of a sole trader;
- a copy of the certificate of the alteration of the identification number of an individual tax payer.
( Part 2 of Article 45 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
For the purposes of the state registration of changes in the information about a sole trader under part one of this article, an individual, who has rejected an identification number due to his religious or other convictions and has officially notified thereof appropriate state authorities, has a mark in the passport to that effect, and intends to become a sole trader, must submit the documents required by this part solely in person.
( Part 2 of Article 45 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring any documents for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader, unless they are required by part two of this article.
4. If the documents for the state registration of changes in details of a sole trader are submitted by the sole trader in person, a passport shall also be presented to the state registrar.
An individual, who has rejected an identification number due to his religious or other convictions and has officially notified thereof appropriate state authorities, must present a passport with the relevant mark to the state registrar in person for the purposes of the state registration of changes in the information about the sole trader.
( Part 4 of Article 45 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )

The authorised person must present his passport and a document confirming his powers for the state registration of changes in the information about a sole trader.
( Part 4 of Article 45 has been amended by adding a new Paragraph according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )

5. Documents, which are submitted for the state registration of changes in details of a sole trader, shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the applicant with a mark stating the document receipt date.
6. The date of receipt of the documents for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader shall be entered into the registration actions log.
7. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper location for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of parts one and two of Article 8 and part five of Article 10 hereof;
- the documents have not been submitted in full.
8. If documents submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving non-considered the documents, which were submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader, and the documents submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader in accordance with the inventory to the applicant on the next working day of the date of receipt of the documents submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader at the latest.
The documents submitted for the state registration of changes in details of the sole trader being left non-considered shall not prevent the applicant from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
9. The state registration of changes in details of a sole trader shall be carried out according to the procedures set out in Article 43 hereof for the sole trader state registration.

Section VI
STATE REGISTRATION OF THE TERMINATION OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF A SOLE TRADER
Article 46. State Registration of the Termination of Business Activities of a Sole Trader
1. The state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader shall be carried out in the case of:
- the decision made by the sole trader to terminate the business activities;
- the death of the sole trader;
- the issue of a court decision to declare the individual deceased or missing;
- the issue of a court decision to declare the individual being the sole trader incompetent or to limit his/her civil-law competence;
- the issue of a court decision to terminate the business activities of a sole trader.
2. The following shall be the grounds for the issue of a court decision to terminate business activities of the sole trader:
- the declaration of the sole trader bankrupt;
- the exercise of the prohibited business by the sole trader;
- the failure to submit tax returns and financial reporting statements required by law to agencies of the state tax service during one year.
3. An individual shall cease to have the sole trader status starting from the date of the entry of a record of the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader into the Universal State Register.
Article 47. Procedure of the State Registration of the Termination of Business Activities of a Sole Trader on His / Her Decision
1. In order to have entered a record of the decision of a sole trader to terminate his/her the business activities into the Universal State Register, the sole trader or the person authorised thereby must submit (send with registered mail with an inventory) the following documents to the state registrar:
- a statement of the termination of business of a sole trader;
( Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Article 47 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
- a documentary proof of the payment for the publication of the notice of the decision to terminate business activities made by the sole trader.
2. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the entry into the Universal State Register of the record of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities, unless they are required under part one of this article.
3. If the documents for the entry of a record of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities into the Universal State Register are submitted in person by the applicant, a passport shall also be presented to the state registrar.
4. Documents, which are submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the applicant with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities shall be entered into the registration actions log.
5. The state registrar shall have the right to leave non-considered the documents envisaged by part one of this article, if:
- the documents are submitted to an improper location for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader;
- the documents fail to meet the requirements of part one of Article 8 and part twenty one of Article 22 hereof;
( Paragraph 3 of Part 5 of Article 47 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the documents have not been submitted in full.
6. If documents submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving non-considered the documents, which were submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities, and the documents submitted for the sole trader state registration in accordance with the inventory to the applicant on the document receipt day.
The documents submitted for the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities being left non-considered shall not prevent the applicant from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
7. Lacking the grounds for leaving the documents submitted for the entry of a record of the decision of a sole trader in respect of the termination of business into the Universal State Register, the state registrar must enter a record of the decision of the sole trader in respect of the termination of business into the Universal State Register on the next day of receipt of the said documents at the latest, and notify the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds of the entry of the said record on the same day.
( Part 7 of Article 47 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
8. Starting from the date of the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the decision of the sole trader to terminate the business activities, the state registration of a sole trader, in whose respect a decision was made to terminate the business activities, shall be prohibited.
9. For the purposes of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader on his decision, the sole trader or the party authorised thereby shall submit the following documents to the state registrar in person (send with registered mail with an inventory) or via the authorised person not earlier than two months of the date of the publication of a notice in the specialised printed mass medium:
( Paragraph 1 of Part 9 of Article 47 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a completed registration card for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader on his/her decision;
- the sole trader state registration certificate;
- a certificate of the lack of debt related to taxes, duties (statutory fees) from the relevant state tax service agency;
( Paragraph 4 of Part 9 of Article 47 in the wording of
 Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- a certificate of the lack of debt from the relevant agency of the Pension Fund of Ukraine;
( Paragraph 5 of Part 9 of Article 47
changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
- certificates of the lack of debt or no-entry into records from the relevant agencies of social insurance funds.
( Paragraph 6 of Part 9 of Article 47
changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
10. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader, unless they are required by part nine of this article.
11. If the documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader are submitted by the applicant in person, a passport shall also be presented to the state registrar.
12. Documents, which are submitted for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader, shall be accepted on the basis of an inventory, whose copy shall be issued (sent by registered mail) on the document receipt date to the applicant with a mark stating the document receipt date.
The date of receipt of the documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader shall be entered into the registration actions log.
13. A state registrar shall have the right to leave documents referred to in part nine of this article unconsidered, if:
( Paragraph 1 of Part 13 of Article 47 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
- the documents are submitted to an improper state registration location;
- the documents do not meet the requirements of part one and two of Article 8 hereof;
- the documents have not been submitted in full;
- the documents have been submitted before the expiry of the period prescribed by paragraph one of part nine of this article.
14. If documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader are left non-considered, the state registrar shall issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) an appropriate notice with the indication of grounds for leaving non-considered the documents, which were submitted for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader, and the documents submitted for the sole trader state registration in accordance with the inventory to the applicant on the document receipt day.
The documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader being left non-considered shall not prevent the applicant from re-applying to the state registrar according to the general procedure after the elimination of grounds for these documents' being left non-considered.
15. Lacking the grounds for leaving non-considered the documents envisaged by part thirteen of this article, the state registrar must enter a record of the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader into the Universal State Register.
The date of the entry of a record into the Universal State Register of the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader shall be the date of the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader.
16. The time for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader may not exceed two working days of the receipt of documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader.
17. Not later than on the next working day after the date of the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader, the state registrar must issue to the applicant or send him/her a copy of the sole trader registration certificate with a special mark of the state registration of the termination of business activities by the sole trader.
18. The procedure of the provision of details of the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader to the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds shall be specified by Article 51 hereof.
Article 48. Procedure of the State Registration of the Termination of Business Activities of a Sole Trader in Case of His / Her Death, or His / Her Being Declared Deceased or Missing
1. In case of the death of a sole trader, a third party (for instance, a legatee/heir) may submit a notarised copy of the death certificate of the individual or a notarised copy of the certification of death of an individual by the registry office in person (or send the same with registered mail) to the state registrar.
( Part 1 of Article 48 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #809-VI of December 25, 2008 )
2. The state registrar shall be prohibited from requiring additional documents for the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader, unless they are required by part one of this article.
( Article 48 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
3. If documents are submitted for the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader by the third party, such as a legatee/heir, his passport shall be additionally presented to the state registrar.
( Article 48 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. Documents submitted for the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader shall be received on the basis of an inventory, of which a copy shall be issued to the third party (for instance, the legatee/heir) on the date of receipt of documents (sent with registered mail) with a mark indicating the date of receipt of documents.
( Article 48 has been amended by adding a new Part according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
5. The court, which issued a decision to declare a sole trader deceased or missing, shall send a copy thereof to the state registrar in the place of the registration of the sole trader on the effective date of such a decision.
6. An individual appointed the trustee in respect of the sole trader's property on the basis of the proposals of the guardianship and tutorship agency shall be specified in the court decision to declare a sole trader deceased or missing, unless the law provides otherwise.
The date of receipt of the documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader in case of his/her death or his/her being declared deceased or missing shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
7. Not later than on the next working day of the date of receipt of documents for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader in case of his/her death or his/her being declared deceased or missing, the state registrar must complete a registration card for the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader in connection with his/her death or his/her being declared deceased or missing, and enter a record of the state registration of the termination of business activities by a sole trader in connection with his/her death or his/her being declared deceased or missing into the Universal State Register.
8. The procedure of the provision of details of the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader to the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds shall be specified by Article 51 hereof.
Article 49. Procedure of the State Registration of the Termination of Business Activities of a Sole Trader on the Basis of a Court Decision Not Related to the Bankruptcy of the Sole Trader
1. A court, which issued a decision to terminate business activities of a sole trader, including a decision to declare a sole trader incompetent or to limit his/her civil-law competence, shall send a copy thereof to the state registrar in the place of the registration of the sole trader on the effective date of such a decision for the entry of a record of the court decision to terminate the business activities of a sole trader into the Universal State Register.
The date of receipt of the court decision to terminate the business activities of a sole trader shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
2. If the court decision to terminate the business activities of a sole trader is based on the declaration of the individual incompetent or the limitation of his/her civil-law competence in the court decision to terminate the business activities of a sole trader in connection with the declaration of the incompetence of the sole trader or the limitation of the civil-law competence of the sole trader, the court may nominate a person appointed the trustee of the sole trader's property on the basis of a proposal by the guardianship and tutorship agency, unless the law provides otherwise.
3. The state registrar must enter a record in respect of a court decision on the termination of business of a sole trader into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the court decision in respect of the termination of business of the sole trader at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds and the sole trader subject to the said court decision of the said record on the same day.
( Part 3 of Article 49 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
4. The restrictions instituted by law, for instance, by part eight of Article 47 hereof, shall apply from the date of the entry of the record of the court decision to terminate the business activities of the sole trader into the Universal State Register.
5. The state registration of the termination of business activities on the basis of a court decision not related to the bankruptcy of the sole trader shall be effected according to procedures specified in parts nine to eighteen of Article 47 hereof.
Article 50. Procedure of the State Registration of the Termination of Business of a Sole Trader on the Basis of a Court Decision Declaring the Sole Trader Bankrupt
1. The court, which has issued a decision to initiate the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings, shall send the said decision to the state registrar in the location of the sole trader for the entry of a record of the relevant court decision into the Universal State Register on the effective date of the said decision.
The date of receipt of the court decision on the initiation of sole trader bankruptcy proceedings shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
2. The state registrar must enter a record of court decision on the initiation of sole trader bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the said court decision at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that the said record has been entered into the Universal State Register on the same day.
3. The court, which has made a decision declaring a sole trader bankrupt, shall send a copy thereof to the state registrar in the place of the state registration of a sole trader for the entry of a record of the court decision into the Universal State Register on the effective date of the said decision. The date of receipt of the relevant court decision shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
4. The state registrar must enter a record of a court decision declaring a sole trader bankrupt into the Universal State Register on the day of receipt of the court decision declaring a sole trader bankrupt at the latest, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the social insurance funds and the sole trader subject to the said court decision of the said record on the same day.
5. If the court has made a decision on the termination of business of a sole trader in connection with his being declared bankrupt after the completion of the bankruptcy procedure instituted by law, the court, which has made the relevant decision, shall send it to the state registrar in the place of the registration of the sole trader for the entry of the relevant record on the effective date of the said decision. The date of receipt of the relevant court decision shall be entered into the registration actions log.
6. Te state registrar must complete the registration card of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader, and enter a record of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader in connection with his being declared bankrupt into the Universal State Register on the day of receipt of the court decision on the termination of business of a sole trader in connection with his being declared bankrupt.
7. The procedure of the provision of the information about the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader to statistics agencies, agencies of the State Tax Service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine and social insurance funds shall be in accordance with Article 51 hereof.
8. The registrar must enter a mark of the state registration of the termination of business on the certificate of state registration of the sole trader and issue it (send it with registered mail) to the place of residence of the sole trader, in whose respect a decision has been made to terminate the state registration.
9. If the court has made a decision on the termination of bankruptcy proceedings after the completion of the bankruptcy procedure instituted by law, the court, which has made the relevant decision, shall send it to the state registrar in the place of the registration of the sole trader for the entry of the record of the court decision on the termination of bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register on the effective date of the said decision.
The date of receipt of the court decision on the termination of sole trader bankruptcy proceedings shall be entered into the registration actions log.
10. The state registrar must enter a record of the termination of sole trader bankruptcy proceedings into the Universal State Register on the day of receipt of the court decision in respect of the termination of the sole trader bankruptcy proceedings, and notify statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that the said record has been entered into the Universal State Register on the same day.
( Article 50 in the wording of Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
Article 51. Procedure of the Provision of Details of the State Registration of the Sole Trader Business Activities Termination to the Statistics Agencies, the Agencies of the State Tax Service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and Social Insurance Funds
1. On the date of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader under Articles 47 to 50 hereof, the state registrar shall be obliged to send a notice of the state registration of the termination business of a sole trader and the information of the registration card for the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader to the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds.
( Part 1 of Article 51 changed and amneded according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
2. The notice of the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader in case of his/her death or his/her being declared deceased or missing, or the notice of the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader on the basis of a court decision to declare a sole trader bankrupt, as well as the details of the relevant registration card shall be the basis for the withdrawal of the sole trader from the records in the statistics agencies, the agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and social insurance funds.
Article 52. Procedure of the Entry of a Record into the Universal State Register of the Court Decision to Reverse the State Registration of Entity Termination of Business Activities of the Sole Trader
1. The issue of a court decision to reverse the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader shall be the basis for the entry of a record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of business activities of a sole trader into the Universal State Register.
2. The court, which issued a decision to reverse the state registration of the termination of the business activities of a sole trader, shall send the said decision on its effective date to the state registrar in the place of the registration of the sole trader for the entry of a record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of business activities of the sole trader into the Universal State Register.
The date of receipt of the court decision to reverse the state registration of the termination of the business activities of a sole trader shall be entered by the state registrar into the registration actions log.
3. The state registrar enter a record of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader into the Universal State Register on the next business day of receipt of the court decision in respect of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of business of a sole trader at the latest, and notify the statistics agencies, agencies of the state tax service, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, and the social insurance funds that such a record has been entered for the purposes of the entry of the sole trader into records, as well as notify the sole trader of the entry of a record of the restoration of the state registration of the sole trader into the Universal State Register.
( Part 1 of Article 52 changed and amneded according to Law of Ukraine #3456-IV of February 22, 2006 )
4. On receipt by the state registrar of the state registration certificate of the sole trader, of which the state registration of the termination of business activities was reversed on the basis of the relevant court decision, the state registrar must make a mark of the reversal of the state registration of the termination of the business activities of the sole trader on the said document and issue (send with registered mail with an inventory) the same to the address of the place of residence of the sole trader, in whose respect a court decision was made to reverse the state registration of the termination.
Section VII
ENFORCEMENT OF THIS LAW
Article 53. Liability in the Field of the State Registration
1. State registrars shall be subject to the disciplinary, civil, administrative or criminal liability according to the procedure specified by law for the violation of the legislation in the field of the state registration.
2. The actions or inaction of a state registrar may be disputed at the court according to the procedure specified by law.
3. The damage caused by the state registrar to individuals or legal entities at the time of performance of his duties shall be reimbursed at the expense of the state in accordance with the procedure prescribed by law.
( Part 3 of Article 53 changed and amended according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
4. Parties guilty of knowingly entering false information subject to the entry into the Universal State Register into constituting documents or other documents submitted to the state registrar shall be liable by law.
( Article 53 has been amended by adding Part 4 according to Law of Ukraine #3575-IV of March 16, 2006 )
Section VIII
FINAL PROVISIONS
1. This Law shall become effective from 01 July 2004.
2. During the years 2004 to 2005, state registrars must replace the state registration certificates issued earlier thereby with the uniform state registration certificates upon receipt of the registration cards from legal entities and sole traders in compliance with requirements of Article 19 hereof. In this case, no registration fee shall be charged for the replacement of the state registration certificate.
3. Laws and other regulatory acts adopted prior to this Law's becoming effective shall remain effective as long as they do not contradict this Law.
4. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine shall:
- within three months of the publication hereof, submit proposals for review by the Supreme Council (Parliament) of Ukraine in respect of bringing the legislative acts of Ukraine into compliance herewith;
- within six months of the publication hereof, bring its decisions in compliance herewith and cause ministries and other central executive agencies to bring their regulatory acts into compliance herewith.

L. KUCHMA, President of Ukraine
City of Kyiv, May 15, 2003
#755-IV

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