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Switzerland Formation Key Information

Updated time: Dec 21, 2017 , 14:57 (UTC+08:00)


Type of entity LLC (GmbH)
Type of law Common
Shelf company availability No
Our time to establish a new company   Normal 12 working days
7 working days in urgent
Corporate Taxation Yes
Double taxation treaty access Yes
Share Capital or Equivalent
Standard currency CHF
Permitted currencies Any
Usual Minimum issued 20,000 CHF
Usual authorised 20,000 CHF
Directors or Managers
Minimum number One
Local required Yes, at least one must be Swiss resident
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Members or Shareholders
Minimum number One
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Company Secretary
Required Yes
Local or qualified No, but recommend local
Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts Yes
Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted No

Documents required from customers

  • Passport of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director
  • Proof of residential address of each director and shareholder (Must be in English or certified translation version)
  • The proposed company names
  • The issued share capital and par value of shares

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