The Business Entities Register - Entrepreneurs/Sole traders began operating on 1 January 2005, whereby a new administrative registration procedure replaced the former company registration with the court, in order to speed up the process and improve efficiency through a unique, electronic registration system for data which are relevant to companies and indispensable for their daily legal and business transactions.

The transition to a centralized registration system produced a unique, centralized, electronic database of business entities in the Republic of Serbia, containing all data subject to registration in accordance with the law and pursuant to EU directives, available on the internet, which all interested parties can quickly and easily retrieve, without the need to prove their legal entitlement.

Relevant regulations:

  • Company Law (RS Official Gazette, No. 99/2011, 83/2014, 5/15, 44/2018, 95/2018, 91/2019 and 109/2021),
  • Law on the Procedure of Registration with the Serbian Business Registers Agency (RS Official Gazette, No. 99/2011, 83/2014, 31/2019 and 105/2021),
  • Rulebook on the Content of the Business Entities Register and Documents Required for Registration (RS Official Gazette, No. 42/2016),
  • Decision on Fees for Registration and other Services Provided by the Serbian Business Registers Agency (RS Official Gazette, No. 131/2022.


ENTREPRENEUR - SOLE TRADER (hereinafter: ENTREPRENEUR ) is a person who operates own activity in order to obtain certain profit.

Registration Application is а submission for initiating the registration procedure. The Registration Application for the establishment of a business entity is a prescribed form (“JRPPS”) and is a mandatory form of the application for the establishment.

Other registration applications may also be submitted in the form of a submission, which must contain all the necessary elements for initiating the procedure.

Registrar is a natural person in charge of keeping the Register, appointed pursuant to the law governing the legal status of the Agency;

Registration Applicant is a person authorized to submit the Application.

Publication is the electronic display, on the Agency’s website, of data and documents that are subject to registration and recording, of decisions adopted in the registration and recording procedure, and data and documents that are not the subject to registration and recording but are published pursuant to regulations.

Excerpt of registered or recorded data is a public document containing registered or recorded data on a legal or natural person or the subject of registration or recording, reflecting its state at the moment of the excerpt's issuance.

Certificate is a public document confirming whether certain data item or document were registered or recorded, whether a register or records contain such a document, whether certain facts are contained in the registered or recorded documents or confirming the legal circumstances or consequences of registration or recording.

Record is a single, central electronic base of data and documents prescribed as the subject-matter of recording and of documents on the basis of which recording has been effected.

Annotation is the entry of data and documents that are the subject to mandatory annotation, pursuant to regulations, or the entry of data and documents that are assessed by the Registrar as facts of relevance for legal transactions.