the importance of kbis
The Kbis is an official company document supplied by the Commercial Court. A Kbis functions as a company ID card and certifies that the company was correctly registered in the Commerce Court.
The Kbis, contains the following pieces of company information:
- Share capital amount
- SIREN identification number
- Legal form
- Business address
- Date of creation
- Activity class: NAF or APE code
- Activity short description
- Directors list
are you searching for an existing Kbis?
If you are searching for the Kbis of an existing French company, you can speak to the Commercial Court who will charge you a small search fee. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange this for you.
are you looking to register your French company?
We offer all Clients an initial free consultation at your convenience, to assess your requirements and to field all of your questions. Call 0203 124 1318 or email email@example.com to arrange your free no obligation consultation.
A Kbis is a mandatory form of corporate ID containing key information about your French company.
It may be requested by a wide range of companies including your clients, suppliers, distributors, banks and administrative partners for verification purposes.
Most partners and administrations in France ask for a Kbis dated less than three months. This is the usual practice to ensure that the company is still registered at the Commercial Court.
Each certificate has a 9 digit number which is your company ID called a SIREN.
The SIRET is the number for your registered offices in France and the format is your SIREN + 5 digits.
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