We specialise in incorporating Société à responsabilité limitée (Sàrl) Companies in France and are familiar with the company documents available from the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés.
As incorporation agents our experience with the company registry in France means we can obtain copies of company documents easily. We are able to conduct a company search and obtain company search reports and company documents.
A French company search report includes details of the company, confirms its existence and lists company information.
A French company search report includes:
The search report will be ordered from the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés and is delivered by email in 2 -3 days.
The L'extrait Kbis is a French company extract which demonstrates the legal existence of the company and gives verified company information. The extract includes all updates made with the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés and includes the company name, address, number, date of incorporation and officers of the company.The Kbis extract is the only official and legal document which confirms the legal existence of a commercial company in France. We can supply a scanned copy and then get the certified original couriered through.
The Trade Register also issues the Kbis extract (Extrait Kbis) which is basically the identification document of a French company. It contains verified data and confirms the legal existence of the company.
An electronic copy of this document is included in the search report, alternatively we can provide an certified copy by courier from the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés.
Copies of the official filed French documents can be obtained for you from the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés.
This includes copies of:
The Certificate of Incorporation is an official document issued by the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés. and includes the French company name, company registration number and incorporation date.
Click on the image to see a sample of a French Certificate of Incorporation.
The Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés. do not supply a Certificate of Good Standing but, instead they can provide an extract - L'extrait Kbis giving a summary of the current information on the company
French companies must file financial statements with the Commercial Court, which includes the balance sheet, income statement, explanatory notes, management report and the auditors report (if an auditor is required).
Financial statements must be drawn up in French, in Euros and are available for public inspection. In France a company's size generally determines whether an auditor is required or not.
A company is considered 'large', and requires an auditor if the company exceeds any two of the following:
An annual return is required to be produced, signed by the directors, presented at the shareholder meeting for approval and submitted to the Commercial Court.
French business law has a high level of transparency, with the majority of accounting and reporting documents submitted to the Commercial Court being available for public inspection on request.
The filing of annual accounts is compulsory for French limited liability companies and partnerships. The filing of a company's annual accounts is done at the Registry of the Commercial Court and comprise of a balance sheet, income statement and notes.
We can supply a copy of the complete records filed with Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés, this includes all documents available on the French company.
This is a comprehensive record of a French company and consists of a Kbis extract, history of amendments on the RCS entry, Articles of Association and the latest annual accounts filed, within the last two years.
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