Procedure How to register your company on the Trade and Industry Registry

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Direction de l'Expansion Économique

9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO

Trade and Industry Registry :
(+377) 98 98 84 91
(+377) 98 98 84 50

Fax : (+377) 92 05 75 20

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from monday to friday

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Direction de l'Expansion Économique

9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from monday to friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 98 00

Fax : (+377) 92 05 75 20

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General rules

Natural persons carrying out commercial activity and businesses (except partnerships and economic interest groupings) are registered on the Trade and Industry Registry (RCI).

People who carry out manufacturing activities or are self-employed are not recorded on the RCI.

Registration must be completed within the two months which follow the commencement of activity.

The Trade Registry Service ensures that the legal publication formalities have been fulfilled.

Registration is subject to provision of evidence showing the license to exercise the activity or, for Monegasque nationals who do not exercise a regulated activity, the provision of a receipt of notification of exercise.

Registration of SAMs takes place after the following publication formalities:

  • Publication, in the Journal de Monaco, of the ministerial decree which authorises and approves the memorandum and articles of association of the public limited company
  • Publication of the entire memorandum and articles of association in the Journal de Monaco
  • Publication, in the Journal de Monaco, of the date that a certified copy of the memorandum and articles of association, the statement of subscription, the statement of the payment of capital made by the founder and the minutes of the founding general meeting were filed with the General Court Registry

Registration of other businesses (SARL, SCS and SNC) takes place after submission of a copy of the articles of association to the General Court Registry and their publication in the Journal de Monaco. This is at the expense of the company by intermediary of the Business Development Agency.

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Collating the documents

Individuals

  • Copy of an ID card or a valid passport for Monegasque nationals
  • Copy of an ID card or a valid passport for non residents. If need be, proof of address as well as a translation of this proof of address performed by a sworn translator may also be required
  • Copy of a valid residence permit for residents
  • Either an original marriage certificate detailing the matrimonial property scheme, a copy of a marriage contract or even the copy of the court approval of the matrimonial property scheme, with a translation if necessary

The premises

  • The tenure status of the premises: tenancy agreement, short-term occupancy agreement, sale agreement for the business or the tenancy rights, tenancy management contract etc.
  • In the event of sale of the business or tenancy rights: notice of publication of the sale in the Journal de Monaco
  • In the event of the creation of a management contract: notice of publication of the contract
  • In the event of repossession of the business: proof of the removal of your predecessor or the amendment of their registration 
  • The power of any possible attorney as well as proof of identity and address

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Submitting or sending off the application

All of the documents, including two signed and dated completed copies of the forms, in addition to the supporting evidence are submitted or sent off to the Trade and Industry Registry at the Business Development Agency (9 rue du Gabian - opening hours 9:30am - 5:00pm). You must pay the registration fees, which cost €45 by cheque made payable to the RCI or in cash at the service counter.

If the documents, such as a copy of the registration form or copy of the company’s entry in the Trade and Industry Registry, are sent in the post, then postage fees must be added to these registration fees.

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Collating the documents

Individuals

All individuals must provide

Proof of the identity, nationality and address of the managers, partners of the SNC, active partner(s) of the SCS, partner manager(s) or non partner manager of the SARL by way of the following documents:

  • Copy of an ID card or a valid passport for Monegasque nationals
  • Copy of a valid residence permit for residents
  • Copy of an ID card or valid passport for non residents, and if need be, proof of address along with a translation performed by a sworn translator.

For SNC and SCS

Proof of the matrimonial property scheme for partners of the SNC and active partners of the SCS:

  • Either an original marriage certificate detailing the matrimonial property scheme, a copy of a marriage contract or even the copy of the court approval of the matrimonial property scheme, with a translation if necessary

The premises

  • The tenure status of the premises: tenancy agreement, short-term occupancy agreement, sale agreement for the business or the tenancy rights, tenancy management contract etc.
  • In the event of sale of the business or tenancy rights: notice of publication of the sale in the Journal de Monaco
  • In the event of the creation of a management contract: notice of publication of the contract
  • In the event of repossession of the business: proof of the removal of your predecessor or the amendment of their registration

Other documents

  • Certificate of the release of the legal minimum amount of corporate capital for a SARL
  • The power of any possible attorney and proof of their identity (unless deeds are submitted and include the power of attorney assigned to the attorney in question)

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Submitting or sending off the application

All of the documents, including two signed and dated completed copies of the forms, in addition to the supporting evidence are submitted or sent off to the Trade and Industry Registry at the Business Development Agency (9 rue du Gabian - opening hours 9:30am - 5:00pm). You must pay the registration fees, which cost €65 by cheque made payable to the RCI or in cash at the service counter.

If the documents, such as a copy of the registration form or copy of the company’s entry in the Trade and Industry Registry, are sent in the post, then postage fees must be added to these registration fees.

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Collating the documents

The business

  • A certified copy of the filing of the minutes of the founding general meeting
  • The minutes of the Board of Directors’ proceedings

Personal evidence

Proof of the identity, nationality and address of the directors and any third parties who have management power: for example the Managing Director, proxyholder, etc. These parties would have management power by way of the delivery of the following documents: 

  • Copy of an ID card or a valid passport for Monegasque nationals
  • Copy of a valid residence permit for residents
  • Copy of an ID card or valid passport for non residents, and if need be, proof of address along with a translation performed by a sworn translator.

The premises

  • The tenure status of the premises: tenancy agreement, short-term occupancy agreement, sale agreement for the business or the tenancy rights, tenancy management contract etc.
  • In the event of sale of the business or tenancy rights: notice of publication of the sale in the Journal de Monaco
  • In the event of the creation of a management contract: notice of publication of the contract
  • In the event of repossession of the business: proof of the removal of your predecessor or the amendment of their registration 

Other documents

The power of any possible attorney and proof of their identity (unless deeds are submitted and include the power of attorney assigned to the attorney in question).

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Submitting or sending off the application

All of the documents, including two signed and dated completed copies of the forms, in addition to the supporting evidence are submitted or sent off to the Trade and Industry Registry at the Business Development Agency (9 rue du Gabian - opening hours 9:30am - 5:00pm). You must pay the registration fees, which cost €65 by cheque made payable to the RCI or in cash at the service counter.

If the documents, such as a copy of the registration form or copy of the company’s entry in the Trade and Industry Registry, are sent in the post, then postage fees must be added to these registration fees.

Last update: 17/04/2014

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