Companies registered in the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés (RCS) are free to choose, at the time of their registration, for their registered office :
Governed by decree no. 85-1280 of 5 December 1985, virtual office companies must provide entrepreneurs and company founders with an address for their company headquarters as well as additional services to help them in their development.
In addition to a registered address, virtual office companies generally provide a large number of services : mail forwarding or delivery services, secretarial and hotline services, administrative and legal assistance, office rentals, on a permanent or ad hoc basis, etc. Depending on the virtual office company, these services are included in the rates or available as an option. Customers thus have a complete range of services that they can use progressively : they can for example start with a simple registered address and add services when they needs them.
A virtual office address in France enables the business creator who wishes to take minimal financial risks in the first years of his activity, to avoid renting office space.
In addition to the financial aspects, the virtual office address in France enables the business creator to limit the risks related to the exercise of his activity. Indeed, the address of the registered office must appear on all administrative documents (letterhead, pay slips, invoices, etc.). It is wise not to mention a personal address, for example in the event of a dispute with a customer. In case of relocation of the company's representative, the virtual office address in France also protects the entrepreneur from costly administrative procedures linked to an update of the company's registered address.