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Swiss Company Registration

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Steps to company formation - Switzerland
 
 
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
 
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
 
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
 
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.
 
 

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Swiss Company
Good to Know
Switzerland is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However, the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.

Main Characteristics
Company type
S.A. or S.A.R.L.
Governing corporate legislation
The Canton’s Register acts as a monitoring body.
Information published relating to company officers
The names of the directors appear in the public register (available on the Internet). For an S.A.R.L. the names of associates are also published.
Accounting requirement
Annual accounts required. Audit is not mandatory.
Taxation
The current corporate tax rate in Geneva (Switzerland) is of 13.99% on profits following the enactment of Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing in 2019.
Legislation
Under Civil Law.
Standard currency
CHF
Time to form
Approximately 10 days.
Stability
Extremely stable jurisdiction, enjoying an excellent reputation.
Communication
Highly developed means of communication.
Time zone
Convenient World Time Zone: GMT+1
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
To register a company in Switzerland, the following amount should be deposited on the company's account: CHF 50,000 for an S.A. and CHF 20,000 for an S.A.R.L.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder
A director resident in Switzerland is mandatory. The price of the nominee director in Switzerland is 3,600 Euros
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months.**






Swiss Company Registration


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* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.

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96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
25-Feb-2015
fantastic, good accurate and fast, italian service excellent :-) Thks
24-Feb-2015
This is the second time I have used SFM and despite the first time did not end to be a positive experience I immediately perceived the potentiality of the organization. And in fact this time they really made all the possible effort to make it happen and I had to admit with satisfaction the staff really behaved professionally and sharply. Their worldwide presence facilitates greatly the job compared to other organizations which require to use sub-suppliers jeopardizing and putting at risk the process.
For sure I would recommend SFM and I will recommend SFM to all the people in need of this kind of services. I cannot talk for the whole staff in SFM but for sure the officers and personnel managed my dossier really matched my expectations. Good Job!
23-Feb-2015
obrigado SFM . muito bom serviço
17-Feb-2015
Rapidité, efficacité et compétence... ce sont trois mots qui pourraient résumer la qualité du service fourni par SFM. Fini les démarches administratives longues et fastidieuses. Merci pour tout.
10-Feb-2015
the agent Zehra fattah who took care of me was absolutely wonderfull , she gave me all the support to open the company.

I have nothing bad to say about her service .

Thank you Zehra
13-Jan-2015
this was my only experience with opening an offshore company so i cannot compare it with anything else. in general im satisfied and the job got done rather smoothly despite my delays in providing the needed documents due mainly to the difficult bureaucracy in the country where i do business.
i always got fast answers to my questions, but they were not always so clear,so i would suggest is that the personnel in charge of communicate with the customers would speak more down-to-earth and less technical terminology when dealing with customers. sometimes it was hard to understand what i was asked to do and which documents i was asked to submit, as i sell diving for a living and have no corporate experience.
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