SWISS COMPANY FORMATION

switzerland company formation

Register your company in Switzerland within 10 days (subject to validation of your identification documents), package includes a bank account of your choice and a VISA Platinuim Card. Enjoy client confidentiality protection through secured systems. We facilitate your company’s bank account application, including eBanking and credit card services, all managed via correspondence.

A dedicated manager is available year-round to administer your company efficiently.

S.A. or S.A.R.L

Switzerland is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association but is not part of the European Union or the European Economic Area. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the EU’s single market through several bilateral treaties.

Switzerland Company Register
Swiss Company, S.A. or S.A.R.L.

Swiss companies are ideal for:

    • Businessmen
    • Consultants / Counselors
    • Real estate custody
    • E-commerce
    • Expatriates
    • Inheritance purposes
    • Holding intellectual property rights

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SWITZERLAND INCORPORATION

  • Passport of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director.
  • Proof of residential address for either  the director or the shareholder (Must be in English or Chinese. Or certified translation version).
    -**We can appoint a local nominee Director in case you do not want to disclose your name on public, but you will have control over all your structures upon our internal Board resolutions. (250US$ per year)
  • Business Plan (Optional)
  • The proposed 2 company names with ending suffix “S.A. or S.A.R.L”

INCORPORATION FEES & TIMEFRAME

    • Timeframe: within 5 business days
    • 100% successful rate
    • Fast, easy & highest confidential via secured systems
    • Dedicated support officer (24/7)

    ONE-OFF PRICE:  US$ 5000
    Renewal fee: 1400US$ per year
    (including yearly financial account & maintenance of company).

    Package includes a Business Bank Account:
    Choices of the following banks:
    Citibank, Santander Bank, OCBC Bank, Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America, UBS Bank, Credit Suisse

    Package includes an internet banking access:
    (Citibank, Santander Bank, OCBC Bank, Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America, UBS Bank, Credit Suisse)

    Price:  US$ 400  (one-off fee)

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWITZERLAND STRUCTURE

Limited Liability Company

General Information
Type of Business Entity LLC
Corporate Income Tax 12% – 24%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 12
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares 20, 000 CHF
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings Anywhere
Local Directors / Shareholders Yes
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 2,700
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee US$ 2,500

Stock Corporation

General Information
Type of Business Entity Stock Corporation (or AG)
Corporate Income Tax Favourable
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 12
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares CHF 100,000
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary No
Local Meetings Yes
Local Directors / Shareholders Yes
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Varies
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 2700
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee US$ 2,500

Sole Proprietorship

General Information
Type of Business Entity Sole Proprietorship
Corporate Income Tax Favourable
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access Yes
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 12
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted No
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares Not require
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary No
Local Meetings Yes
Local Directors / Shareholders Yes
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return No
Audited Accounts No
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 5000
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee US$ 1,400

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Limited Liability Company

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Prepare document
Swiss Business Address (c/o) (Annual)
Company kit
Courier documents

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Swiss Commercial Register and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required.
The statuses and names of all shareholders in the Swiss Commercial Gazette
Company Register
VAT Registration
Accounting for Startups Pro (Annual)
Annual Tax Return
Notary Fee
Commercial Register Fee

3. Local director

Service Status
The company is required to appoint at least one of the directors must have a local Director who is either resident in Switzerland, or is a Swiss national.

**Business Ventures Management Limited LLC can appoint a Local nominee director /or Local nominee shareholder on request.

Key Features of a Swiss Company

  • Company type: S.A. or S.A.R.L.
  • Governing corporate legislation: Oversight by the Canton’s Register.
  • Information published relating to company officers: Directors’ names are publicly registered (available online). For S.A.R.L., associates’ names are also disclosed.
  • Accounting requirement: Annual accounts are mandatory; audit is not required.
  • Taxation: Geneva (Switzerland) has a current corporate tax rate of 13.99% on profits following the 2019 Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing.
  • Legislation: Governed under Civil Law.
  • Standard currency: Swiss Franc (CHF).
  • Time to form: Approximately 10 days (upon validation of identification documents).
  • Stability: Extremely stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
  • Communication: Highly developed communication infrastructure.
  • Time zone: Convenient World Time Zone: GMT+1.
  • Secretary required: Not mandatory.
  • Paid-up capital requirement: S.A. requires CHF 50,000; S.A.R.L. requires CHF 20,000 to be deposited in the company’s account for registration.
  • Renewal Date: Annually on the company’s anniversary date.
  • Minimum directors/shareholders: Minimum of 1 director/shareholder; a Swiss resident director is mandatory. Nominee director services in Switzerland cost 3,600 Euros.
  • Bearer shares: Not permitted.

Company Formation in Switzerland Cost:
US$ 5500<  US$5000


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Incorporating in Switzerland offers several advantages:

  1. Political Stability: Switzerland is known for its stable political environment, which is attractive to businesses seeking long-term security.
  2. Economic Strength: The Swiss economy is robust and diversified, with strong sectors in finance, technology, and manufacturing.
  3. Tax Benefits: Certain cantons offer favorable tax regimes for businesses, including low corporate tax rates and incentives for research and development.
  4. Global Connectivity: Switzerland’s central location in Europe and its access to the EU market through bilateral agreements make it an ideal hub for international business.
  5. Legal Protection: Swiss laws provide a high level of legal protection for businesses, ensuring transparency and reliability in corporate governance.
  6. Financial Services: The country is renowned for its banking and financial services sector, offering stability and confidentiality for businesses.
  7. Quality of Life: Switzerland offers a high quality of life, making it an attractive location for expatriates and their families.

Overall, Switzerland provides a conducive environment for business growth, innovation, and international expansion.


    In some countries, an international business license is required to operate. Additionally, if you wish to be a major shareholder in a company headquartered in a country that mandates such a license, you will need approval before acquiring a stake. While requirements vary by country, there are several basic steps to obtaining an international business license. Business Ventures Management Limited is your one-stop hub, having structured over 18,000 Global Businesses worldwide to date.

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