Morocco Company IncorporationMorocco Company Documents

Morocco has strengthened disclosure requirements, including increasing greater disclosure of company information in the annual accounts and reports. All accounting and reporting documentation must be submitted to the Commercial Register and is available for public inspection, this includes the auditors report.

As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Morocco Centre Regional d'Investissement means we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Morocco company searches.

Morocco Company Search

We can provide a Company Search, with the latest filed information from the Registre central du Commerce. The Moroccan registry is governed by Law No. 15-95, promulgated by Dahir No. 1-96-83 of 15 rabii 1417 from the Commercial Code 1996.

The contents of a company search report include the following:

  • Company Name - Enseigne
  • Dénomination
  • Company Registration Number - Numéro RC
  • Date of Incorporation - Date création
  • Company Type - Forme juridique - Societe a Responsabilité Limitée
  • Morocco local register Court - Tribunal
  • Share Capital - MAD/Moroccan Dirhams
  • Company Status - Etat RC- en activite/active
  • Company Activity - Activité
  • Company Address - Adresse
  • Company Representatives - Name/Nom & Prénom, Position, Qualité and Adresse
  • Company History - Historique - Amendments and changes to statutes and changes filed at the registry
  • The latest filed Directors' Report and Accounts - where available

Morocco Company Search Report - Timescale

The company search report will be ordered from the Registrar General and delivered by email in 5 -7 days.

Centre Regional d'Investissement

The Centre Regional d'Investissement carry's out the following:

  • Deposit of bylaws and registration at the Tribunal of Commerce and the Company Registrar
  • “Patente” tax number
  • Two announcements: in a legal journal and in the Official Bulletin
  • Declaration of fiscal existence
  • Social security affiliation
  • Legalization of legal books

Morocco Certificate of Incorporation

The Morocco Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Morocco Centre Regional d'Investissement when a Moroccan company is incorporated, we can provide a registry copy of a Morocco company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.

Alternatively we can provide an electronic duplicate of a Morocco Certificate of Incorporation, delivered by email as a pdf.

Financial Statements

Companies are required to produce and file an annual financial statement, filed with the Companies Registry. How detailed these accounts must be varies depending on the classification of the company - Generally, the financial statements should include a profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow statement, explanatory notes and an additional information report.

Companies with an annual turnover of less than MAD 10,000,000 (€900,000) benefit from being exempt from the obligation to produce the additional information report.

We can provide latest Director's Report & Accounts for Moroccan Registered Companies. Company accounts filed at the Moroccan Companies Registry vary according to the classification of the company.

Annual Return

Companies registered in Morocco are not required to file annual returns.

Morocco Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing issued by the companies registry, confirms the company has a status of Good Standing with the registry and is up to date with the statutory filing requirements.

The certificate is provided from the Centre Regional d'Investissement Morocco with an official stamp, seal and signature of an authorised officer.

The Certificate of Existence and state of the company (copie des insriptions portées au registre) is the document which is similar to a Certificate of Good Standing.

There are two issues:

  • We can get these in Casablanca with a register stamp on the back of the document. Should you want a copy in another province there will be a delay.

Morocco is not a signatory of the Hague Convention, so for costs of legalisation, you need to let us know for which country the document will be legalised.


Memorandum of Association

We can provide copies of Morocco companies Memorandum of Association which includes, the company name, registered office, registered agent, business activities, share capital the company is authorised to issue, objects and powers of the Morocco company.

Articles of Association

Company Articles of Association are a statutory company document which form the company's constitution and internal rules under which the Morocco company will be run.

Morocco Company Registration - Sàrl

  • Issue of tax identification certificate - Bulletin de Notification de L'Identificant Fiscal
  • VAT and Corporation Tax registration certificate: "Déclaration d'Éxistence" for the Impôt sur les Sociétés/ Corporation Tax and for Tax sur Valeur Ajoutée/VAT
  • Registration for the local activity tax "Taxe Professionnelle"
  • tax identification certificate: "Bulletin de Notification de L'Identificant Fiscal"
  • Copie des inscriptions portées au registre - copy of entries in the Trade Register (or Registre du Commerce)
  • "Attestation d'Inscription à la Taxe Professionnelle" - Proof of registration for the local activity tax

Legal Publicity for the Company

The data on the constitution in the legal notices section of a newspaper in the province of incorporation and in the Official Gazette.

The advertising will include:

  • the main activities of the new company
  • the date of incorporation
  • the registration number of the company
  • when the Statutes were lodged
Certificat négatif
Timbrage et enregistrement des statuts
Dépôt au greffe + registre de commerce
Cachet de la société
Double publicité au Journal d'annonces légales
Et au Bulletin Officiel
Frais de domiciliation réglés par nos soins

Company Directors

  • Only 1 director Director of any nationality is required
  • The names of directors and shareholders are filed at the companies registry
  • There is no requirement to have a Morocco resident director

Company Shareholders

  • Only 1 Shareholder of any nationality is required
  • The names of the shareholders are filed at the companies registry
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Morocco Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £128
  • Express Search - an additional £75