Online formalities

Complete all the administrative formalities to register (whichever legal status you have chosen), modify or close your business.

The formalities that can be completed online:


You wish to become a micro-entrepreneur?

Create your micro-enterprise on guichet-entreprises.fr! You can also complete the formalities online to modify your activity or to cease trading.

Registering your business

Guichet-entreprises.fr enables you to create your dossier entirely online. Once complete this will be passed on to the competent authority for processing. In France, the CFEs (Centres de Formalités des Entreprises – centres for business formalities) are responsible for receiving your application. Front-line points of contact for businesses, they act as an interface with the various administrative authorities.

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Modifying your activity

On guichet-entreprises.fr you can complete the necessary formality to modify your business, in order ensure that the competent authorities (tax department,
Urssaf, INSEE, public registers, RSI, etc) always have up-to-date information. Please note however, that any changes must be declared during the month that follows the date on which they occurred.

The guichet-entreprises.fr website currently only allows you to complete a formal modification to a business for physical persons having chosen the status of micro-entrepreneur.

If this is not your case, you will need to contact your CFE (Centre de Formalités des Entreprises – centre for business formalities) directly.

This concerns any change to the following:

  • Your personal situation: identity of the business-owner, identity of a spouse who also works in the business, your personal address, any information relative to a declaration of non seizability or a declaration of application of assets – EIRL – or to a « contrat d’appui au projet d’entreprise » (contract for assistance in creating a business).
  • Your establishment(s): modification, temporary or permanent cessation of trading, change of business address, opening/closing an establishment, change of business name, information relating to the identity or domicile of a person having the authority to legally commit the establishment.

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Bring a micro-enterprise into line with current legislation

The ACTPE law dated 18 June 2014 modified the rules covering micro-entrepreneurs (formerly autoentrepreneur) by imposing a requirement to register the business. Every micro-entrepreneur must now be registered at the RCS (Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés – register of commerce and companies) if they are a shopkeeper or other trader or the RM (Répertoire des Métiers – register of trades) if they are an artisan. There are, however, no registration fees to pay.

Those micro-entrepreneurs who declared an activity before 19 December 2014 must register their business before 18 December 2015.

You declared your micro-entreprise on the lautoentrepreneur.fr website?

Registration with the RCS or RM is not automatic. And if you have not registered your business, it will only take you 15 minutes do so online.

> Bring a micro-enterprise into line with current legislation


Cease trading

You may formally cease trading as a micro-entrepreneur and deregister your business by informing all the competent authorities (tax department, Urssaf, INSEE, public registers, RSI, etc).

Please note, however, that this declaration must be made during the month that follows the date on which it occurred.

If you only wish to temporarily suspend your activity, you can simply declare a turnover of zero each month or each quarter (for a maximum of 24 months in total). This period of suspension will be considered a cessation of trading after 12 consecutive months.

The guichet-entreprises.fr website only currently allows you to carry out the necessary formalities to cease trading if you are a physical person and have chosen the status of micro-entrepreneur. If this is not the case, you will need to contact your CFE (Centre de Formalités des Entreprises – centre for business formalities) directly.

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