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Documents required to incorporate a French company

20 Feb 2013

The following documents must, inter alia, be submitted to the competent Commercial Court to file for the incorporation of a French company (SAS, SA or SARL):

  • company bylaws signed by all shareholders
  • decision of the shareholders appointing the directors and the statutory auditors of the company, if any
  • a certificate issued by a bank ascertaining that the amount of initial share capital has been paid up by the shareholders
  • regarding directors and other corporate officers, a copy of their passport, certificate ascertaining the absence of criminal record, affidavit stating the name of their parents, a copy of the récépissé delivered by the préfet (if necessary)
  • a copy of the lease or domiciliation agreement for the company’s registered office
  • a certificate ascertaining the names of the shareholders, the number of shares subscribed and the amount of share capital paid up by each of them
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