French Polynesia is an autonomous overseas collectivity of France comprising 118 islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Head of state is the President of France, while the President of French Polynesia is the head of the local government. Local currency is the CFP franc (where CFP stands for Change Franc Pacifique – “Pacific Franc Exchange”). Official language is French.
French Polynesia has got an economy of a developed country, with the GDP per capita being one of the highest among the Pacific islands. Service sector takes up about 75% of local GDP. The most important sectors are tourism and public administration. French Polynesia also gets subsidies from mainland France.
According to the French Chamber of Commerce, there are about 3000 economic entities registered in French Polynesia. This territory is not considered an offshore jurisdiction. However, it is present in black lists of tax havens of some countries. Business activities in French Polynesia are regulated by the French Commercial Code.
Main types of businesses in French Polynesia
- L’entreprise individuelle – individual entrepreneurship
- La société à responsabilité limitée – limited liability company
- L’entreprise unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée – LLC with one founder
- Société par actions simplifiée – "simplified" joint-stock company
- Société anonyme – joint-stock company
- Société en nom collectif – partnership
- Groupement d’intérêt économique – economic interest group
Commercial register of French Polynesia is one of the French registers of businesses and companies (Registres du commerce et des sociétés – RCS). The local register is managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of French Polynesia.
Extract from the business register of French Polynesia is a document that contains publically available information about legal entities, partnerships, entrepreneurs, and permanent establishments of foreign companies based in French Polynesia.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of French Polynesia is a company profile. It comes in the French language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Main activities
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Registered capital
- Number of employees
- Financial data
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Debt reports
- Additional documents (if applicable)
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 3-5 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
An extract from the business register of French Polynesia can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
French Polynesia acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 25 November 1964, as a part of France.
Therefore, the documents issued in French Polynesia are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from French.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the French Republic and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|