We'll establish whether an individual is prohibited from pursuing a business.

What does it check?

We'll establish whether an individual is prohibited from pursuing a business.

We'll search the Estonian register of prohibitions to pursue business or entrepreneurial activities. Such prohibitions are imposed by the courts as part of the criminal and bankruptcy codes. The register includes data on existing prohibitions, including their duration, but it does not include data on the crimes and subsequent convictions which led to the prohibition order. Prohibitions on business activities arise from the Bankruptcy Act which prohibits a debtor from being a signatory, a member of the board, or a liquidator of an organisation until the end of the prohibition order. Typically, a business ban lasts until the end of the bankruptcy proceeding but in certain cases, it can last for three years after the end of the bankruptcy proceedings. Prohibitions on entrepreneurial activities arise from the criminal code where it serves as an additional punishment against an individual. The purpose of this prohibition is to prevent a convicted individual from being a member of the board, a liquidator or participate in the management of organisations. The main difference between a business ban and an entrepreneurial ban is that a business ban is a civil barrier that should prevent the insolvent or self-employed debtor himself from harming himself and his creditors through further action during and after the insolvency proceedings. The purpose of the business ban is to punish an individual for a violation he or she committed.

Est. turnaround time

1-3 working days

Supported in





Identity document

Data Sources

Ministry of Justice

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