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Options for a Registered Address for a Company in France

Written by: Bridgewest

Choosing-a-registered-address-for-a-company-in-FranceForeign businessmen and companies coming to France must consider various aspects before starting doing business here. Many of them do not pay that much attention to the registered address of the company, however it should be noted that without one, the company would be considered a non-resident entity. Our company formation agents in France can explain all the requirements related to starting a business in this country. Below we will analyze the options related to the corporate seat of local company.

Short-term solutions for the registered address of a French company

Foreign citizens not disposing of a large amount of money to spend on buying real estate to be used as a registered address for the company have several options which for a short-period of time are just as good. One of the most popular and cheapest options at this point is the virtual office which can be rented for certain periods of time. Our French company formation consultants offer various virtual office packages for those interested in such option.

The other two short-term possibilities are related to renting a traditional office or space where the company can operate for periods of up to one year, or the less known one is the director’s home which could be used as a registered seat. However, there are various conditions attached to this option which is why it not often employed. This implies for the director to be a French citizen or resident.

Our company registration advisors can also help with the incorporation of a business in France.

Buying real estate in France

One of the most common options used by large companies is the purchase of properties or even land where constructions can be built. However, these are usually employed by industrial companies seeking to have personalized offices or even plants. An interesting fact is that France also supports the purchase of commercial real estate under certain circumstances.

For example, real estate partnerships can prove beneficial for foreign investors entering partnerships with local companies under which various tax benefits and asset-protection measures are available.

For full information on the advantages of purchasing commercial real estate, do not hesitate to contact our company registration agents in France.



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