Registration of foreign company subsidiary in Russia

Because of the complications and peculiarities of the registration process for foreign companies in Russia this process is hard and long. You need to know specific of legislation, requirements to the documents and other things. All the documents have to be notarized locally, by notary present in Russia. Otherwise, the documents can be notarized in the country of shareholder but in compliance with legislation.

Our specialists will help you pick the optimal mechanism for registering such a company in Russia. Will save your time and will solve difficult legal issues.

And suppose you have not yet decided upon the legal form of your organization. In that case, our specialists will consult you and give you information about all possible forms of a foreign presence in Russia

We offer 2 types of passing this procedure of registering a subsidiary company of a foreign company in Russia, depending on the ability of the management of the mother company to arrive in Russia.

Get a free consultation from our specialists about services of registration of a subsidiary company, taxation, accounting and bookkeeping, labor legislation in Russia.

Ways of registering a subsidiary company

We advise you to look at two possible ways of registering a subsidiary company in Russia

Option 1. The CEO or authorized person on behalf of mother company can make a personal visit to Russia to participate in the registration process.

In this case, the time of registration takes only three working days from the moment the required package of documents is brought to the registering Tax Office. The day the documents arrived is not taken into account. It is necessary for all the documents to be notary-approved. The notary should also translate it to Russian language and so a notarized translation should be available for all the documents. All foreign documents should have an apostille.

In cases where two or more shareholders of a subsidiary company, the CEO or authorized person all of them must be present in Russia for the registration.

The steps of registration:

Legal advice

  • You provide us more details about your plans in Russia.
  • We have a call or personal meeting in order to discuss all details. We provide you a consultation about the procedure, its price and the required documentation.

Preparing the necessary documents

  • On this stage you collect documents of the foreign company and send them to our specialists to check
  • You legalize the collect package of documents (Embassy legalization or apostille)
  • You send us the original documents, necessary for registering a subsidiary company in Russia
  • We prepare notary translation of documents and provide you a set of documents for registration to sign

Notary visit

  • CEO or authorized person of the foreign organization travels to Russia and together with our specialists meets the notary for approval of the required documents.

Registration of a subsidiary company in Russia

  • We provide registration documents to the Tax Office and after 3 working days provide you scan copies and originals of registration documents.

Option 2. Registration of a subsidiary company without personal presence of a director or other representative of the foreign company in Russia

We bring your attention to the fact that this kind of registration for a subsidiary company takes much more time than the option 1.

The steps of registration:

Legal advice

  • You provide us more details about your plans in Russia.
  • We have a call or personal meeting in order to discuss all details. We provide you a consultation about the procedure, its price and the required documentation.

Preparing the necessary documents

  • On this stage you collect documents of the foreign company and send them to our specialists to check
  • You legalize the collect package of documents (Embassy legalization or apostille)
  • You send us the original documents, necessary for registering a subsidiary company in Russia
  • We prepare notary translation of documents and provide you a set of documents for registration to sign

Notary visit

  • Once we provide you the registration form and power of attorney, you should legalize it in your country and send original to us.

Registration of a subsidiary company in Russia

  • We provide registration documents to the Tax Office and after 3 working days provide you scan copies and originals of registration documents.

Which documents are required for registration

What needs to be requested from the main company

  • The Charter (Article of Association) of the foreign company
  • Extract from the Trade register of the country of origin of the foreign company
  • Documents confirming that the organization is registered in the country of origin
  • Documents confirming authorities of CEO or other representative
  • Copy of the passport of the CEO or another person of the foreign company and information about his living address in the foreign country
  • Copy of the passport of the ultimate beneficiary owner. This document may be requested when the bank account is being opened. Also banks have the right of requesting information about ultimate beneficiary owner every year
  • Details of the company’s name
  • Information about the amount of the charter capital of the company and the way it is paid
  • Company legal address
  • Information about the subsidiary CEO
  • Telephone number of the company
  • Address of the company’s e-mail
  • Main and additional business activities of the company
  • System of taxation (general or simplified)

What do we prepare

  • Documents about registering a subsidiary company in Russia
  • Charter of the subsidiary company.
  • Decision of the foreign company to create a subsidiary company
  • Documents confirming simplified tax system (if any)
  • Draft of the power of attorney to an entrusted person that is allowed to do work on registering the subsidiary company.
  • List of participants of the subsidiary company
  • Documents confirming the appointment of the leader of the subsidiary of the foreign company

Legalization of documents

All foreign documents required for registering a subsidiary company must be correctly legalized and have a seal of embassy legalization or apostille, be translated to Russian language and the translation has to be notarized by a notary in Russia.

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