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Swiss Company Registration

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Steps to company formation - Swiss
 
 
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.
Confidentiality
Switzerland offers a high level of confidentiality. For an S.A. the names of shareholders remain anonymous.
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.**






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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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08-Apr-2014
I have established my offshore company International Business Enterprises through SFM in Dubai.
The SFM team in Dubai is very professional and they know the Offshore Business inside out. I was very well briefed on the Offshore Business by the SFM team.
The communication is very good; they always keep you up to date with regards to the registration process.
It is nice to have such a competent team on your side.
08-Apr-2014
J’ai commandé une société aux Seychelles et un compte bancaire en Suisse, a travers les services de SFM. Tout s’est bien déroulé et mon interlocuteur m’a relativement bien suivi tout au long du processus.
07-Apr-2014
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28-Mar-2014
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18-Mar-2014
We are pleased with the effective treatment of our request. SFM interlocutors are the listening to clients and available.
We remake the SFM services.
14-Mar-2014
Excellent service.
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