Can a European national set up a business in France?

Verified 03 October 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Are you a European national and want to set up a business in France? We present the steps to be taken.

Unlike a foreigners entrepreneur, as a European entrepreneur, you do not have to go through any formality to obtain a residence permit to carry out a professional activity in France.

The steps to set up a company in France are the same for a European national or a French national.

Individual business You can find all the steps to create a business in the "I create" stage of life.

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