The last step in your business creation journey involves sending your company creation paperwork along to the relevant Business Formalities Center (Centre des formalités des entreprises or CFE).
Take care when putting together your company creation file, and be sure to include all the necessary forms, such as:
- the Cerfa form for your applicable legal status (such as the cerfa 11680*09 for EURL and SARL and the cerfa 13959*08 for SASU and SAS);
- a copy of the company director’s ID;
- proof of the company’s legal address;
- a sworn statement asserting the director has no criminal convictions;
- proof of your notice’s publication in the JAL and a copy of the certificate of deposit of the company’s share capital.
Be sure to include all these documents in your file, or else you run the risk of having your request being rejected by the CFE.
Once your request is validated, the CFE will pass your file on to the appropriate courts, who will then finalize your company’s registration.
You should then receive a KBIS number, as well as your SIRET and SIREN numbers within 15 days by mail.
Important: Your CFE depends on the nature of your company’s work. If you have a commercial business, you need to send your file to the Industrial Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de commerce de l'industrie). For artisanal work, you need to send your documents to the Trade Chamber of Commerce (Chambre des métiers et de l’artisanat or CMA). For liberal activity, it’s the URSSAF.
From conception to final registration, setting up your business isn’t exactly a walk in the park. But by now you should have a better ideas of the steps you need to take to effectively launch your business.
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