Procedure Starting a business

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Direction de l'Expansion Économique

9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : Open from 9.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 98 00

Phone : (+377) 98 98 98 02 - Trade and Industry Registry

Fax : (+377) 92 05 75 20

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Do you want to start a business in Monaco? What steps do you need to take?

 

Setting up a project

 

Determining whether a permit is required

The following require a permit:

  • Persons of foreign nationality who wish to operate as a sole trader
  • Natural or legal persons of foreign nationality who wish to be partners in an SNC, SCS, or SARL
  • Natural persons of foreign nationality who wish to become non-partner managers in an SARL
  • Persons of Monégasque nationality who wish to start a business which activities require a permit
  • Persons who wish to set up an SAM or an SCA, regardless of the nationality of the founders

Do you need a permit to start your business?

There are two main steps which you need to follow:

  • First, apply for a business permit and domicile your business
  • Once you have obtained your permit, complete the post-authorisation registration procedures

 

Domiciling your business

The different options

Seeking premises

View calls for applications for state property

View website of Chambre Immobilière Monégasque

Business centres

Business Incubator

Declaring a registered office

Domiciling your business

Receiving a visit from the Technical Commission for hygiene, security and environmental protection

Requesting an inspection visit from the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility

 

Finding premises

 

Domiciling your business

Declaring a registered office

Domiciling a business activity

 

Completing the post-authorisation registration procedures

Once your permit, or the receipt for the Monegasque declaration have been issued, you must complete the following procedures:

STEP 1: Complete the disclosure procedures and register the business in the Trade and Industry Register

STEP 2: Apply for a Statistical Identification Number from Monegasque Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Monaco Statistics )

STEP 3: Declare the business or company to the Department of Tax Services

STEP 4: Register with the social security organisations:

STEP 5: To be able to hire staff

 

All of the post-authorisation registration procedures are described in the document attached Download file Post-authorisation procedures Post-authorisation procedures . This document is also available in hard copy from the MWBO, in French, English and Italian.

Last update: 11/07/2022

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