Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Filing a legal instrument the business purpose

The modification of the business purpose set forth in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) is only effective upon separate filing of the legal instrument with the RCS.

Steps preliminary to the filing of the formality

Hold a partners meeting approving the modification of business purpose. Publish an announcement of change in business purpose in a journal of legal announcements.

Legal instruments to be separately produced to the RCS

A copy of the minutes of meeting deciding the modification of business purpose certified as conforming by the legal representative.

A copy of the current by-laws, dated and certified by the legal representative.



Cheques must be made payable to the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE, and attached to the application.

Cost breakdown for this formality

Registry office administration fees (including postal fees: €0.74)








 Fees of the registry office: postage fees of extracts included. INPI: National institute of industrial property (paid by the registry office). BODACC: Bulletin Officiel des Annonces Civiles et Commerciales (Official Journal of Civil and Commercial Announcements) (paid by the registry office).