Guidance for UK businesses on rules for selling services to Liechtenstein.
Read this page in combination with the general guidance for EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The authoritative source for Liechtenstein market regulations is the Liechtenstein government. This guidance links to official Liechtenstein sources wherever possible.
Trade and services regulations in Liechtenstein
If you’re a UK business providing services in Liechtenstein, you need to follow specific regulations about:
- getting an authorisation or a licence to provide a service
- complying with local business regulations
- EEA nationality requirements which could prevent you from providing services in some sectors
Liechtenstein’s e-government portal for service providers can help you to:
- find out what you need to know about providing services in Liechtenstein
- understand local regulations
- complete the relevant administrative procedures online
Consider appointing an English-speaking lawyer in Liechtenstein to help you comply with specific regulations.
To find out if EEA nationality requirements apply to you, contact the appropriate competent authority.
Ownership of companies registered in Liechtenstein
If you have a UK business, you might face restrictions on your ability to own, manage or direct a company registered in Liechtenstein or any other EEA country.
For information about setting up and running a business in Liechtenstein, visit the e-government portal for service providers (website in German).
Read more about this in our guidance relating to the EEA and Switzerland.
Ownership of legal firms in Liechtenstein
If you’re a UK legal professional who has investments in law firms in Liechtenstein, contact the Liechtenstein Bar Association for information on the implications for your investment.
Business travel and entry requirements
UK business travellers and service providers may need a visa, work permit or other documentation.
Check our travel to Liechtenstein for work guide for detailed information on:
- types of visa and work permit routes available
- exemptions that may apply to you or the activity you are planning to undertake
Check Liechtenstein Business Location for more information about:
- visas including intra-corporate transfers
- work and residence permits
- supporting documentation
- other conditions
Check which actions travellers visiting Europe need to take.
Social security payments for employees
Recognition of professional qualifications
To check what you need to do in Liechtenstein, read our guidance on professional qualifications in the EEA and Switzerland.
If you need to take action to secure the recognition of your professional qualification in Liechtenstein, these sources can help you:
- Liechtenstein’s Ministry for Education (site in German), the information centre for the recognition of professional qualifications
- the Liechtenstein points of single contact
The UK Centre for Professional Qualifications (UK CPQ) provides practical assistance and advice to:
- professionals who qualified overseas and are interested in working in the UK
- UK professionals seeking to practise overseas
UK statutory auditors working in Liechtenstein
For UK statutory auditors, the Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein should be able to provide further information.
Recognition of legal qualifications
If you’re a UK-qualified lawyer working in Liechtenstein, using a professional title from either Liechtenstein or the UK, you should contact the local Bar association in the region in which you are working.
For specific advice, contact:
Data transfer and GDPR
The EU formally adopted ‘adequacy decisions’ for the UK. ‘Adequacy decisions’ allow for the ongoing free flow of personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK.
Read guidance on using data in your personal business or other organisation.