Registration of a company in Switzerland

Name of service Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Check and reserve of the company name Obtaining approval from the registrar for the company name
Company registration, including state fees Preparation of a full package of documents, depending on the chosen form of ownership, cooperation with the relevant authorities prior to obtaining information on company registration
Legal address for 1 year Provision of legal address for your company in a given jurisdiction, eliminating the need to purchase or rent real estate
Assistance in opening an account Collection, preparation and submission of the necessary documents for opening a corporate account
Services of local director for 1 year Providing a resident director of a given jurisdiction or the EU, which is necessary for registering a company and opening an account at a local bank
Total cost
4900 EUR 8900 EUR 15300 EUR 18200 EUR
Accounting services
200 EUR 200 EUR 200 EUR 200 EUR
Annual renewal (paid from the second year)
1200 EUR 4000 EUR 4000 EUR 10400 EUR


If you will register a company until 30th of April ,
opening a bank account is for FREE

Start registration


6 steps

  • 1

    Choose a

  • 2

    a bank

  • 3

    Pay for the service
    using suitable

  • 4

    Receive credentials
    of your new

  • 5

    Receive credentials of
    an opened bank

  • 6

    Receive a package with
    documents delivered
    by DHL

Switzerland has a long-standing reputation of a reliable jurisdiction. At the moment, it also opens numerous new opportunities for doing business in the financial sphere. Prifinance specialists have prepared for you the main information you may need to know preliminary about this country.

Major Legal Forms of Entities

  • Limited Liability Company (SARL/GmbH) – the most preferable option to set up a company in Switzerland. The liability of shareholders is restricted here to the value of their contributions only. The minimal threshold for this type of entity is CHF 20,000.
  • Joint-Stock Company (SA/AG) – the vehicle that is more preferable for entering stock markets. It requires the share capital in the amount of CHF 100,000.

Registration Requirements and Steps

Starting a company in Switzerland usually covers these basic steps:

  1. Defining the types of activities for the anticipated corporate entity.
  2. Choosing and verification of the future business name for your company.
  3. Collecting information about the founders of the future company, including information about their financial state.
  4. Selecting the company’s registered address.
  5. Preparing statutory documents and registration forms.
  6. Submitting the set of registration documents to the respective Commercial Register.
  7. Registration for tax and social security purposes.

Legal Framework

The legislation is stable and transparent, flexible enough for starting a new business, including in financial sectors.

Advantages of the Jurisdiction

Switzerland as your potential target jurisdiction can offer at least these benefits:

  • Clear and transparent business environment
  • Openness to major European markets
  • Skilled and experienced specialists

Tax System

Here are major highlights on taxation in Switzerland:

  • Corporate income tax rate – the overall tax rate may vary from 11.9% to 21.6 % as you need to pay federal and cantonal taxes. The exact rate depends on the place of incorporation
  • VAT rate – 7.7 %
  • Withholding tax rate (for non-residents) – may vary for (i) dividends –between 0 and 35 %, (ii) interests – between 0 and 35 %,(iii) royalties – 0%
  • Capital gains overall tax rate (corporate) – from 11.9% to 21.6 %

How Prifinance Specialists May Help You

Prifinance specialists may consult you comprehensively about possible benefits you may enjoy after company formation in Switzerland or elsewhere. Reach us shortly for more precise discussions.


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