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Key Corporate Features & Document Requirements for Switzerland


Type of entity Limited Liability Company/ Stock Corporation/ Sole Proprietorship
Type of law Common
Our time to establish a new company Normal with 9 working days or 5 working days in urgent
Share Capital or Equivalent
Standard currency CHF
Permitted currencies Any
Usual Minimum issued 20.000 CHF/ 100,000 CHF/ 100,000 CHF
Directors or Managers
Minimum number At least one must be Swiss resident.
Minimum number Two
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Company Secretary
Required Yes
Local or qualified No, but Cyprus advisable for residency and compliance
Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes
Local Auditor Yes
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted Yes

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

Relative Countries

  1. Anguilla
  2. Bahamas
  3. Belize
  4. Brunei
  5. BVI
  6. Cayman
  7. Cyprus
  8. Delaware
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Hong Kong
  11. Jersey
  12. Malta
  13. Marshall Islands
  14. Mauritius GBC1
  15. Mauritius GBC2
  16. Panama
  17. RAK
  18. Samoa
  19. Seychelles
  20. Singapore
  21. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  22. UK - public Limited
  23. UK- Private Limited
  24. UK-LLP
  25. Vanuatu