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France has all the necessary assets to attract, grow and expand your business, no matter how big or small. The government and the common ecosystem come together to offer your business the best conditions for success.
France’s strategic geographic location and quality transport infrastructure enable businesses to easily reach many geographic regions, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Registration in France is fast and affordable. In fact, a limited liability company in France can be registered within two weeks with only one director and one shareholder, who can be of any nationality. The minimum required paid up share capital is EUR 1.
Although France is mostly known for its amazing culture, sights and resorts, it has also long earned a reputation for having a reliable and stable economic climate.
According to French law, any foreign citizen, whether natural or legal, can open a business in the country.
Although most of France is famous for its amazing culture, sights and resorts, it has also long earned fame as a country with a reliable and stable economic climate, a stable political system and legislative regulations that meet modern requirements.
The indisputable advantage of the country is also its membership in the European Union, the UN and the OSCE. The state is active in foreign policy and is a manufacturer of many brands of various products.
All this every year attracts investment flows to the state, which further strengthen France in its economic stability, therefore the state is very interested in cooperation with foreign entrepreneurs and international organizations and creates favorable conditions for them at all stages of enrollment and doing business on its territory.
The amount of taxes and the responsibility of the owner depends on the form of ownership of the organization. The most common of them are:
Foreign investments in France are, in principle, free from any administrative control. Whatever your development strategy, in France you will find the legal formula that best suits your choice of implantation. You will be able to implement it, temporarily or permanently, with full legal certainty, investors are free to develop their project on simple and inexpensive terms.
Some takeovers in so-called “sensitive” sectors are subject to prior approval by the government minister responsible for the economy. This permission is granted within two months from the moment of receipt of the request by the Minister of Economy. If no response is given, tacit approval may be reviewed.
The transactions under consideration relate to the acquisition of control, the acquisition of all or part of a business line or exceeding the threshold of 33.33% of capital or voting rights.
There are several ways to open your business in France:
Before you are going to open your own biz, you need to apply for a residence permit. The ideal option would be to issue a merchant card. You can get it for one year, after which you can extend it for 3 years. We will collect the necessary documents and arrange them so that you receive a positive response from the French Consulate.
To answer the question of how to open a business in France for a non-resident, you need to understand the basic steps of its creation, each of which requires legal support:
For a successful business in France, it is vital to familiarize yourself with some features of the business culture of this country. Let’s highlight the main points:
Before the practical implementation of the idea of opening a business in France, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the legal norms that allow foreigners to carry out business activities on French territory. Foreigners, who are not from EU countries, can register a company in the country quite freely, but it is far from always possible to obtain a French permit for full business management.
To move to France for the purpose of business activity for a period of more than 90 days, it is necessary to issue a long-term business visa. The document is drawn up in person at the French Consulate in your country.
Papers for a business visa to France:
If necessary, employees of the Consulate of France may request additional information. Documents must be translated into French and notarized.