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How do I get a K or Kbis extract?

Verified 01 January 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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Published on 1 January 2022

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Extract K or Kbis allows an entrepreneur or company to justify their registration in the Commercial and business Register (CHN) and prove their legal existence. This document can be obtained online free of charge by the Head of company. It can also be requested by anyone seeking information about a company. This procedure with the commercial court is not free.

When it is created, any individual business or business having a commercial activity must register (registration) with the RCS.

Extract K or extract Kbis is the official document proving this registration. It contains all company information. This is theidentity card"company.

  • Extract K concerns individual companies, i.e. natural persons. These include: micro entrepreneurs. The excerpt is called L if it is the creation of a secondary institution.
  • The Kbis extract concerns legal persons, i.e. all forms of commercial businesses. It is called Lbis if it is the creation of a secondary institution.

Artisans and professionals are not concerned: craftsmen must provide excerpt D1 and professionals provide Siren number obtained from the Urssaf.

Extract K or Kbis provides information on the company's activity and includes all the information mentioned in RCS: titleContent :

  • Name of the Registrar of the Commercial Court (who signed the registration)
  • Name (name)
  • Siren Number
  • APE Code (or NAF Code))
  • Legal form (SARL, SA, GIE, SCI...)
  • Amount of share capital
  • Addresses of the head office and of the main establishment and any secondary establishments in the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Age of business (lifetime) 
  • Date Created 
  • Detailed Activity (Text)
  • Domain name of the company website(s) 
  • Function, name, first name, date of birth, common birth, nationality and address of chief executive officer, directors and auditors
  • Mandatory Authorisation Reference for Regulated Occupations

Furthermore, it incorporates all the decisions of the Commercial Court concerning collective proceedings: safeguards, redress and court settlements.

Extract K or Kbis proves registration at RCS: titleContent.

This document is useful in many situations: for example, opening a business bank account or purchasing equipment from a supplier.

It must also be provided in many administrative steps: for example, opening a business bank account or purchasing equipment from a supplier.

Extract K or Kbis transmitted to the administrations must be less than 3 months old.

Please note

Since 23 November 2021, it is no longer necessary to attach a K or Kbis extract to perform certain administrative procedures. All you need to do is communicate Siren number. This allows administrations to obtain all company data on the company Directory site.

For example, it is no longer necessary to provide a K or Kbis extract in the following steps:

  • Application for commercial exploitation
  • Request to initiate a judicial remedy

  • An executive may request a free digital K or Kbis extract from his or her company or business business.
  • Any person other than the Head of company may request a K or Kbis extract from any company registered in France. There is a charge for this.

Online request

By company Chief

The company can request a free extract online K or Digital Kbis. To do this, he must create an account on the site monidenum.fr.

He will then be able to connect to his personal space with an identifier to obtain his digital K or Kbis.

MyIdenum: recognised digital identity to access your online services

By any other person

Any person other than the Head of company has the possibility to request a K or Kbis extract from any company registered in France.

The application may be made by the company's name, acronym or name or by its Siren number.

There is a charge for this.

It is possible to subscribe an option to receive the K or Kbis extract of a company regularly and automatically. This is done according to a periodicity and a time chosen by the user. The document is then sent by mail.

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On-site request

General case

The principal or any other person may request a K or Kbis extract from any company registered in France. You have to go to the registry of the commercial court on which the company you are looking for depends.

This request may be made either by the company's name, acronym or name or by its Siren number.

The extract is issued and certified by the Registrar.

There is a charge for this.

Who shall I contact

Alsace-Moselle

The principal or any other person may request a K or Kbis extract from any company registered in France. You have to go to the commercial chamber of the court.

The application may be made by the company's name, acronym or name or by its Siren number.

The extract is issued and certified by the Registrar.

There is a charge for this.

Who shall I contact

In Guadeloupe, French Guiana or Martinique

The principal or any other person may request a K or Kbis extract from any company registered in France. You have to go to the commercial chamber of the court.

The application may be made by the company's name, acronym or name or by its Siren number.

The extract is issued and certified by the Registrar.

There is a charge for this.

Who shall I contact

Online

Request by the Head of company

The transmission of a K or Kbis extract is free (via the service: MonIdenum

The transmission of a certificate of judicial procedure is free of charge.

Request by any other person

Transmission of K or Kbis €3.37 (= €2.69 + €0.68) per requested copy.

Transmitting a certificate of judicial procedure costs €3.38 (= €1.36 + €2.02).

By mail

Transmission of K or Kbis €4.03 per copy.

Transmitting a certificate of judicial procedure costs €2.70.

On site

Transmission of K or Kbis €2.69 per copy.

Transmitting a certificate of judicial procedure costs €1.36.

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