Commercial procedures and formalities: Infogreffe official documents
The Kbis extract represents the true updated "identity card" for a company registered in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS).
This document, which can be defined as the updated civil status of companies registered in the RCS, includes all of the information that the company is required to declare and record, if applicable, any remarks made by the registrar responsible for maintaining this register. Since the fundamental objective of the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) is to make the information contained in its register publicly available, anyone can request and obtain the Kbis extract for a company from the registry office concerned.
The Kbis extract certifies the legal existence of the company and gives provides verified, authentic information. It is the only official document that proves the identity and address of the legal entity or natural person registered, its business, its management, administrative, financial or control bodies, as well as the existence or not of insolvency proceedings brought against it.
In most cases, to be enforceable, the Kbis extract requested must be less than 3 months old.