Territorial collectivity of Saint Martin is an overseas region and department of France in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It takes up the northern part of the island of Saint Martin while the southern is called Sint Maarten and belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saint Martin used to be a part of another French overseas region of Guadeloupe until 2007, when it seceded from it and became a separate overseas collectivity of France. Saint Martin is a part of the European Union and the Eurozone. US dollar is widely accepted. Head of state is the president of France. Official language is French.
The main sector of local economy is tourism. About 85% of population are employed in the services sector. The island and its economy were severely damaged by the Hurricane Irma in September 2017, and are currently in the recovery phase.
Saint Martin is not a tax haven or an offshore zone, since its taxation regime is the same as in mainland France. Business activities in Saint Martin are regulated by the French Commercial Code.
Main types of businesses in Saint Martin
- L’entreprise individuelle is an individual entrepreneurship
- La société à responsabilité limitée is limited liability company
- L’entreprise unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée is LLC with one founder
- Société par actions simplifiée is "simplified" joint-stock company
- Société anonyme is joint-stock company
- Société en nom collectif is a partnership
- Groupement d’intérêt économique is an economic interest group
Commercial register of Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin.
Extract from the business register of Saint Martin is a document that contains publically available information about legal entities, partnerships, entrepreneurs, and permanent establishments of foreign companies based in Saint Martin.
Contents of the commercial register of Saint Martin
Main extract available from the business register of Saint Martin 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
You can also get following documents from commercial register of Saint Martin
- 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 Saint Martin 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
Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin 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 614,00 €||from 600,00 €|