France Company Formation FAQs

Nominee shareholders are not applicable and entities cannot be directors. 

If you’re not an EU citizen or a citizen of a country in the Free Trade area, you would have to apply for either a non-resident directors’ circulation visa or residency for resident directors. EU citizens automatically have the right to live, work and reside in France. 

Your company in France can have total foreign ownership. 

It is possible for SMEs and new entities to access lower corporate tax rates, along with the opportunity to access a wealth of assistance incentives for new businesses. France also does not have any restrictions on imports or foreign capital.

You can open an offshore bank account in France but non-resident accounts often do not come with a credit card. If you are relocating to France, you must prove that you have opened a bank account within your first three months of residency. 

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