I’m self-employed. What type of company should I set up in France?

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Some of the most common questions we get asked at Maupard are; what are the company structures in France? What are the pros and cons of each one? Which one is right for my business?

There are many different options and lots of things to consider. In this article, we’ll explain the main characteristics of each company structure, which to choose, and why.

Before you set up your business in France, you first need to make sure you are eligible to do so. This means having the right visa to come and work in France. For incoming investors from the European Union, (and for countries like Switzerland), you do not need a permit to live or work in France. However, if you are coming from outside the EU, whether it be from the United States, Australia or any other country, you will have to first check your visa requirements with your consulate or embassy.