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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.

Our Client Reviews

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4.7 out of 5 stars customer rating
Overall Rating
96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
29-Sep-2020
We rate our experience with SFM and the SFM employees we dealt with, as EXCELLENT.

We chose SFM from among multiple companies for the following reasons:

1. Professional website, with clear information and data.
2. Competitive pricing.

But that was not enough for us to choose SFM. So, we decided to meet with SFM. Mr Owiss Refaat (Business Development Manager) welcomed us and answered all our questions clearly and transparently, in addition to providing us with additional advice and suggestions as to what could be best for us.

This was our first dealing with a professional SFM employee who knew what he was talking about.

After that meeting, we decided to proceed with SFM.

SFM assigned to us Ms. Myriam Farahoui (Senior Client Relationship Manager) to assist us with the incorporation of our company in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Myriam displayed an excellent combination of professionalism as well as true friendly customer care throughout our communications and during the entire company registration process.

The communication process was excellent. Requirements and processes were being clearly presented to us. Our questions were being answered promptly, and it is important to note that the answers were not rushed out, half answers. Myriam had our best interest in mind. For example, for one of our important questions related to company classification and activity code, she got us the best answer by contacting the authority and getting us their advice and suggestion on what would be best for our company.

Myriam Farahoui: 10/10, 5 Stars *****

SFM: Highly recommended.
17-Jun-2020
Excellent services , rapidité et professionnalisme .Grace aux professionnalisme de Myriam Farahoui tout a était très bien organisé avec rapidité . Personne très compétente .
Merci de vos service .
11-Jun-2020
I would like to thank Myriam for the extremely professional service that she gave me to get everything in order and expedite the formation of the company. I will definitely recommend your company and Myriam to others.
04-Jun-2020
Company creation support is fine. However the support to open a bank account is rather poor.
21-May-2020
Very poor experience, I wired money on January 29th. After many emails asking them to send me documents they just delivered just one document (Apostille) on May 19th. Today is May 21st and I still haven't received other documents such as POA and without it I can not do anything. They kept stalling and excusing with Covid 19 why they can not send by DHL !? When I was including supervisor in email communication, there was no any reaction, no replay...my agony with them last now for approx. 4 months and it is not over yet.
Strongly recommend to avoid this company to cooperate with!
26-Jan-2020
Professional work and Very helpful staff
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