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2.1. Main Formation Requirements

All businesses operating in Albania are required to register with the National Registration Centre (NRC). The NRC is a central public institution responsible for registration of all new businesses in Albania and   maintenance of an online public repository of key organizational information.  

Using a single application procedure, the NRC registers companies in the Commercial Register as also enrolls them with tax, social and health insurance authorities and the Labor Inspectorate.

For registration of a business, an application for registration along with all the prescribed documents are required to be filed either offline at the NRC service office or online through the NRC website. The time taken for registration is 1 business day.