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.
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.
Travel and entry requirements
- visas including intra-corporate transfers
- work and residence permits
- supporting documentation
- other conditions
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 academic and professional recognition of qualifications
- the Liechtenstein points of single contact
- UK NARIC, the national information centre for professional qualifications
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 or the Liechtensteinian Bar Association and the Financial Market Authority for specific advice.
Data transfer and GDPR
As part of the wider UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the free flow of personal data from the EEA to the UK will continue after 1 January 2021 for no longer than 6 months, until adequacy decisions come into effect.
As a sensible precaution during this 6 month period, it is recommended that you work with EEA organisations who transfer personal data to you to put in place alternative transfer mechanisms to safeguard against any interruption to the free flow of EU to UK personal data.
Read guidance on using data in your personal business or other organisation.