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.

Extension of the duration of a legal entity

The completed file, allowing the modifying formality of the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) linked to an extension of the term of the legal entity, must be filed during the month in which its legal instrument was determined (Article R. 123-66 of the Commercial Code) either:
  • at the competent Commercial Formality Centre (CFE); or
  • directly at the registry office of the Commercial courtin application of Article R. 123-5 of the Commercial Code (procedure known as "Article 3" of Decree No. 96-650 of 19 July 1996).

DOCUMENTS TO ATTACH TO THE FILE

LEGAL INSTRUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED BY ANNEX TO THE RCS

A stamped and recorded copy from the tax office, of the legal instrument certifying the decision for extension of the term of the legal entity certified by the legal representative.

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

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The duly completed and signed M2 printed forms.

An original power of attorney from the legal representative if he or she has not signed the M2 printed forms.

A certificate of the insertion of the notice in a journal of legal announcements.

Prices

ATTACH TO THE FORMALITY A CHEQUE OF 89.80 EUROS.

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 fees (including filing costs: €7.80)

VAT

INPI

BODACC

€65.00

€13.00

€11.80

€0.00

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).