You are a citizen of a country in the European Union or the European Economic Area?

We encourage business creation and professional mobility within France and throughout Europe. is the official single contact point for business creation and a member of the EUGO network set up by the European Commission. It provides all the information you need about the conditions applicable to your business if your activity involves a regulated service.

Regulated activities

Find out all the conditions to respect if you want to exercise a regulated activity in France.

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Freedom of establishment

You are now free to set-up business and work permanently in France.

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Freedom to provide services

Providing a temporary or occasional service in France has never been so easy!

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Good to know: if you need official recognition of your professional qualification, is the website to visit!


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The service records and then transfers the information you provide to the appropriate centre for business formalities (CCI, CMA – chamber of trades and artisans, Urssaf, Greffiers des Tribunaux de Commerce – clerks of the commercial courts, Chamber of Agriculture or the National Chamber of Inland Water Transport). All the authorities involved in business creation – the department responsible for business and company tax, Urssaf, INSEE, etc – are informed by the CFE. You will then receive your Siren number (business identification number), APE (business sector) code, VAT number etc.

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Setting up business in France

Thinking about moving temporarily or permanently to France to set up your business? How to successfully set up business in France? Market studies, statistics, useful contacts… Find out more about the key actors in France and thoroughly prepare for your arrival in France.

> Find out more about the key actors in France [FR]

Setting up business in another EU country

All the European Union member countries now offer a point of single contact (PSC)! PSCs are online governmental portals dedicated to those wishing to set up a business in the service sector. They are part of the « Eugo » network. More information is available on the European Commission website:

> European points of single contact | Practical guide for businesses