Registration of a foreign company affiliate in Russia

In view of specific character of the Russian laws, registration of foreign companies in Moscow implies a complicated and time-consuming process, generally due to legalization, translation of all foundation documents of the parent company and personal presence of the applicant in the notary's office in Russia.

Our specialists can match a suitable economic mechanism of registration of an affiliate in Russia and assume complex legal issues.

If you haven't decided yet what business legal structure to choose, our specialists can consult you and provide information on all possible forms of foreign company presence in Russia.

We offer 2 variants of registration of the foreign company in Russia depending on ability of the head of parent company to arrive at Russia.

Free consultation of our specialists regarding registration of the foreign legal entity in the territory of RF and peculiarities of taxation and accounting in Russia.

Special conditions for companies-members of the Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK), Association of European Businesses (AEB) and American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).


Methods of affiliate registration

We offer 2 methods of company registration
Is it convenient for the head of foreign company to arrive at Russia
for participation in the registration process?
  • Yes
  • No

1 stage registration

  • 1

    A company is registered in the name of a foreign member, but you will have to make more efforts:

    • Personal presence of the foreign company is required for registration
    • You will have to collect and legalize foundation documents of the foreign parent company
Advantages:

Minimum terms of registration (4 business days as of the date of submitting necessary documents on the parent company to our lawyers)

Disadvantages:

Personal presence of the director of a foreign company in Russia is required (visit of notary)

Originals of foundation documents of the foreign company and a seal are required (originals with apostille, translation to Russian and notarial certification)

Direct registration

Consultation of our lawyers
  • Consultation of our lawyers
  • Collection of necessary documents
  • Certification of documents by a notary
  • Registration of a foreign company in Russia

Your actions:

  • Apply to our company
  • Meet with our specialist either in your or our office

Our actions:

  • Consultation about the procedure, its cost, and necessary documentation

Your actions:

  • Collect documents about the foreign company and send their scanned copies to our lawyers
  • Legalize all documents collected
  • Sign foundation documents of an affiliate prepared by us

Our actions:

  • Review of all documents
  • Preparation of translation of these documents for the notary (if necessary)
  • Preparation of foundation documents of a new company

Your actions:

  • Director of the parent company arrives at Russia together with originals of necessary documents and makes an appointment with a notary

Our actions:

  • Organize meeting with a notary
  • Support in a notary's office, involvement of an interpreter, if necessary
  • Support in payment of a state fee

Your actions:

  • Receive documents on a new affiliate

Our actions:

  • Submit and receive documents in the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service, as well as Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Social Insurance Fund, and Federal State Statistics Service
  • Deliver all documents of the affiliate to you

Step-by-step registration

Company is registered in 2 or 3 stages
  • 1
    Stage

    Russian LLC is registered in the name of the Russian citizen (the documents are prepared by our lawyers in the territory of the RF)

  • 2
    Stage

    Foreign company is registered as a member of LLC

  • 3
    Stage

    Russian citizen is withdrawn from LLC, his/her share is transferred to the foreign company

Advantages:

Minimum efforts on the part of the Client (our lawyers are responsible for the procedure and the Client represented by a Russian partner should only visit a notary)

Originals of foundation documents of the foreign company are not required (scanned copies)

Disadvantages:

Longer period for all stages (30-40 business days). However, LLC is ready to start working after the 1 stage of registration

Stage-by-stage registration

Consultation of our lawyers
  • Consultation of our lawyers
  • Collection of necessary documents
  • Certification of documents by a notary
  • Registration of the company in the name
    of the Russian member
  • Registration of a foreign legal entity as a founder
    and withdrawal of the Russian member

Your actions:

  • Apply to our company
  • Meet with our specialist either in your or our office

Our actions:

  • Consultation about the procedure, its cost, and necessary documentation

Your actions:

  • Sign foundation documents of an affiliate prepared by us and deliver them to us

Our actions:

  • Preparation of foundation documents of a new company

Your actions:

  • Russian member should visit a notary and sign documents required for registration

Our actions:

  • Organize meeting with a notary
  • Support in payment of a state fee

Your actions:

  • Submit and receive documents in the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service, as well as Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Social Insurance Fund, and Federal State Statistics Service

Our actions:

  • Receive documents for the company

Your actions:

  • Collect the documents from a foreign company (scanned copies)
  • Receive the documents for the company with changes

Our actions:

  • Consultation on a list of documents from a foreign company
  • Registration of a foreign company as a founder and withdrawal of the Russian member
  • Registration of LLC with a foreign founder - legal entity
  • Delivery of the final documents of the company to you

Documents required for direct registration

1. Documents requested in the parent company
  • Articles of Association (Memorandum of Association) of the foreign company
  • Extract from the trade register of a country of origin of the foreign legal entity
  • Decision on appointment of the director of a foreign company
  • Certificate of state register of the foreign company
  • Certificate of the tax authority of a foreign state about registration of the foreign organization as a taxpayer in the country of company specifying the taxpayer's identification number
  • Letter of a foreign bank servicing the foreign legal entity with confirmation of its financial solvency
  • Copy of passport of the director of a foreign company and its address of residence in a foreign state
2. Information provided by a new company
  • Types of company's activity
3. Information provided by us
  • Application on registration of the foreign company affiliate in Russia
  • Foundation documents of an affiliate
  • Power of attorney to the authorized person for carrying out of activities related to registration of the foreign company affiliate
4. Benefits for a new company after registration
  • Articles of Association of the company
  • PSRN Certificate
  • TIN Certificate
  • Record sheet from the USRLE
  • Extract from the USRLE
  • Notice of registration as an insured with the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation
  • Notice of registration as an insured with the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
  • Information letter of the Chief Interregional Center of the Federal State Statistics Service
  • Decisions (or Minutes)
  • Orders
  • Seal
  • If you are planning to work under the simplified tax system, we provide you with Notice of the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service about application of the simplified tax system
  • Bank account
  • Codes of statistics
5. Legalization of documents
  • Remember that all foreign documents should be duly apostilled (or consular legalization), translated into Russian and certified by a notary.

Our advantages

  • We do not just open companies, we help our clients to establish a unique, inimitable, and successful company
  • At each stage of registration we will render assistance to you, ensuring maximum result making minimum efforts on your part
  • We will ensure comfort conditions for notarial certification of documents, and you will not have to wait.
  • We are available at all times! We can communicate by any convenient means and will respond to every question you are interested in
  • We will help a new company to carry out professional accounting and tax reporting

Cost of registration of a foreign company

Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (1 stage) from RUB 35,000
Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (2 stages) from RUB 65,000
Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (3 stages) from RUB 95,000
Closure and liquidation of an affiliate from RUB 60,000
  • Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (1 stage)

    from RUB 35,000

  • Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (2 stages)

    from RUB 65,000

  • Registration of foreign legal entities in Russia (3 stages)

    from RUB 95,000

  • Closure and liquidation of an affiliate

    from RUB 60,000

*Prices are specified net of state fees, notarial translation and copy fee.

Our clients

Foreign business associations

We are the members of the largest international associations and chambers of commerce operating in the territory of Russia. This allows us to be familiar with major economic and legislative trends, and to better understand the specific features of foreign business in Russia and to enhance our approach to the services provided to foreign customers.

  • Membership in the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
  • Membership in the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership in the Association of European Businesses

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