Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Other kinds of services provided by the one-stop shop

Autres types de prestations rendues au guichet unique de l’API à Tunis, à Sousse et à Sfax

Carrying out of the formalities required for capital increases / limited liability companies - One-Stop Shop - Tunis, Sousse and Sfax

  • Step 1: Provisional submission to the Trade Registry/statutory general assembly
    • Desk: Court clerk (Greffe du Tribunal)
    • Time limit: immediately
    • Documents to be provided:
      • registered or original copy of statutory general assembly minutes
      • copy of the extract from the trade registry
      • translation in Arabic of the main resolutions of the statutory general assembly
  • Step 2: Publication of the notice
    • Desk: IORT
    • Time limit: immediately
    • Documents to be provided:
      • Text of the notice to be published in Arabic and French (typed) - Art. 164 of the commercial companies code
      • Tax registration number
  • Step 3: Declaration of subscription and payment
    • Desk: Tax office (Recette des Finances)
    • Time limit: 24 hours
    • Documents to be provided:
      • last declaration of subscription and payment and of any earlier acts of modification
      • receipts for submission to the relevant court clerk
      • relevant texts published in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT)
      • relevant extract from the Trade Registry dating less than three months
      • receipt for provisional submission to the court clerk of the minutes covering the decision to introduce a capital increase
      • notice for publication in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT) and daily newspapers (texts in Arabic and French) / Cf. Art 164 of the commercial companies code
      • 2 copies of minutes of the statutory general assembly relating to capital increases, dating from less than 6 months and with legalized signatures
      • 7 to 10 copies of the declaration of subscription and payment schedule
      • 7 to 10 copies of the list of subscribers and payment schedules
      • original copy of the bank attestation relating to release of funds
      • subscription bulletins / Cf. Art 167 of commercial companies code
      • board certificate approved by the founding board, justifying payment of the amount for shares to compensate claims falling due to the company / Cf. Art. 305 of the commercial companies code;
      • empowerment of the board to proceed with a capital increase, if the statutory general assembly has not already provided for this
      • minimum of 5 copies of the auditor’s report, if capital increase is carried out with inputs in kind as well as cash inputs
      • copy of the national identity card of the appearer or passport for foreigners, with presentation of the original
      NB. Companies set up in the framework of the investment incentives code have to provide a copy of the attestation that a declaration of intention to invest has been submitted - a certified copy if the company intends to export its entire production or if there are foreign holdings
  • Step 4: Definitive submission to the Trade Registry / statutory general assembly
    • Desk: Court office (Greffe du Tribunal)
    • Time limit: immediately
    • Documents to be provided:
      • 2 forms to be filled in and signed, available at the desk
      • 2 registered copies of the statutory general assembly minutes
      • 2 registered copies of the board directory if appropriate
      • translation in Arabic of the main resolutions of the statutory general assembly and of the board or directory
      • 2 copies of the declaration of subscription and payment
      • 2 copies of the list of subscribers
      • a 5 TD tax stamp for each extract requested
      • power of attorney if the submitter is not the company’s legal representative
  • Step 5: Publication in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT)
    • Desk: IORT
    • Time limit: one week
    • Documents to be provided:
      • Text of the notice to be published in Arabic and French (typed)
      • Tax identification number

Issuing of customs identification numbers / customs code - One-stop shop – Tunis, Sousse and Sfax

  • Eligibility: Companies set up in the framework of the investment incentives code
  • Relevant desk: customs desk
  • Time limit: immediately
  • Documents to be provided
    • duly completed form, available at the desk
    • copy of the attestation that a declaration of intention to invest has been submitted (marked: For Customs)
    • copy of the registered statutes (original copy)
    • copy of the declaration that the company exists and of the tax identification card
    • extract from the Trade Registry (original copy)
    • copy of the national identity card of the company’s legal representative
    • 1 TD tax stamp

Affiliation of the legally constituted social security system / private individuals / corporate entities: One-stop shop - Tunis

  • Eligibility: Companies set up under the investment incentives code
  • Relevant desk: National social security authority / CNSS
  • Time limit: immediately
  • Documents to be provided
    • Private individuals:
      • copy of the attestation that the declaration of intention to invest has been submitted /li>
      • copy of the company’s legal representative’s ID (national identity card – residency permit - passport) /li>
      • application for affiliation, duly filled in and signed, with the company’s stamp (form available at the CNSS desk) /li>
      • nominative list of staff, signed by the employer (form available at the CNSS desk) /li>
      • working hours cleared by the geographically relevant labor authority /li>
      • copy of the declaration of company existence and of the tax identification card/li>
      • document specifying the address of the company’s head office (registered copy of the rental contract or certificate of ownership of the premises) /li> If this is a domiciliation, you need to provide an attestation with the legalized signature of the legal representative of the paying company, with a registered copy of the rental contract if this is the case extract from the Trade Registry
    • Corporate entity: in addition to the documents listed above, you need to provide:
      • copy of the notice for publication in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT) relating to setting up of a new company/li>
      • registered copy of the founding acts: statutes /li>
      • copy of the minutes designating the President Director General/li>
      • copy of the minutes designating the manager, if this is not already specified in the statutes/li>
    NB: Affiliation in the national social security system is subject to payment of a 5 TD registration fee.

Affiliation of unpaid employees – One-stop shop - Tunis

  • Eligibility : Companies set up under the investment incentives code
  • Relevant desk: National social security authority / CNSS
  • Time limit: immediately
  • Documents to be provided
    • copy of the attestation that the declaration of intention to invest has been submitted
    • copy of the national identity card of unpaid workers (promoter / manager / President Director General)
    • 2 identity photos
    • birth certificate for the employee, his or her spouse and any children
    • copy of the declaration that the company exists and of the tax identification card
    • extract from the Trade Registry
    • copy of the statutes and of the document designating the company’s legal representative, if there is one
    NB : Affiliation to the national social security system is subject to a 5 TD registration fee.

Issuing of attestations of non submission for stamping of work contacts - One-stop shop – Tunis

  • Eligibility: Foreign employers and workers: Project promoters, Company managers and President Directors General
  • Relevant desk: Ministry of Employment and the Professional Insertion of Young People (MEIPJ)
  • Time limit: 10 days from the date of submission of the application at this desk
  • Documents to be provided
    • Attestation of foreign employer
      • copy of attestation that a declaration, authorization or merchant card has been submitted
      • copy of the company’s statutes and of the minutes designating the President Director General, the manager or the company’s legal representative
      • copy of a declaration that the company exists and of the tax identification card
      • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry
      • copy of the notice for publication in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT) concerning setting up of the company
      • copy of the residency permit if the applicant is resident in Tunisia
      • copy of a nominative declaration of employees, issued by the national social security authority, with copy of the payment receipt
      • copy of the employer’s passport
      • two 1 TD tax stamps
      • For an application to renew, you need to provide:
      • copy of the attestation that a declaration has been submitted, for international trade companies
      • copy of a nominative declaration of staff, issued by the national social security authority, with copy of the payment receipt
      • copy of the last attestation issued by MEIPJ
      • copy of the residency permit
      • copy of the passport
      • two 1 TD tax stamps
    • Attestation of a foreign employer
      • Companies set up under the investment incentives code (law n°93-120 of 27 December 1993) and law n° 92-81 of 3 August 1992 concerning creation of economic free trade zones
        • Recruitment sheet (form available at the MEIPJ desk)
        • copy of the employee’s passport
        • professional references (certified copies of diplomas and work certificates, in Arabic or French)
        • copy of the attestation that a declaration or authorization has been submitted
        • copy of the declaration that a company exists and of the tax identification card
        • copy of the statutes
        • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry
        • copy of the CNSS declaration relating to the last quarter, with copy of payment receipt
        • copy of the residency permit, if the employee is resident in Tunisia
        • two 1 TD tax stamps
        • If the application is for renewal, you will need to provide:
        • a recruitment sheet (form available at the MEIPJ desk)
        • copy of the attestation that a declaration of intention to invest has been submitted, for an international trading company
        • copy of the residency permit
        • copy of the employee’s passport
        • copy of the nominative declaration of employees issued by the national social security authority, with copy of the payment receipt
        • copy of the last attestation issued by the MEIPJ
        • two 1 TD tax stamps
      • Companies set up under law n° 85-108 of 6 December 1985 governing financial and banking institutions that work mainly with non residents
        • copy of the authorization
        • copy of the declaration that a company exists and of the tax identification card
        • work certificate specifying the professional qualifications of the employee and his or her wages
        • copy of the employee’s passport
        • two 1 TD tax stamps
      • Companies set up under law n° 87-9 of 6 March 1987 governing exploration and production of liquid and gas hydrocarbons
        • copy of the passport
        • work certificate specifying the employee’s professional qualifications and his or her wages
        • copy of the attestation from the Directorate General for Energy justifying recruitment of the employee in the framework of oil exploration
        • copy of the declaration that the company exists and of the tax identification card
        • two 1 TD tax stamps
    • Work contract /Foreign employees:
      • -form (available at the desk) to be completed in 4 copies c
      • copy of the employee’s passport
      • professional references (copies certified against original diplomas and work certificates in Arabic or French)
      • copy of the attestation that a declaration of intention to invest has been submitted or of the merchant’s card
      • copy of the minutes pertaining to designation, if this exists
      • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry
      • copy of the declaration that a company exists and of the tax identification card
      • copy of the notice for publication in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT) concerning setting up of new businesses
      • copy of the company’s statutes
      • copy of the nominative document of employees issued by the national social security authority, with copy of the payment receipt
      • attestation from the geographically relevant regional office of the MEIPJ justifying the absence of similar skills among Tunisian job seekers for the post in question
      • certificate of secondment if the employer is awarded a public market in Tunisia
      • copy of the marriage contract and birth certificates for any children born in Tunisia, for spouses of Tunisians
      • copy of the residency permit for employees who have previously been resident in Tunisia
      • two 1 TD tax stamps.
      • If the application is for renewal, you need to provide:
      • application for contract renewal (form available at the desk)
      • copy of the last contract cleared by MEIPJ
      • copy of the employee’s passport
      • copy of the residency permit
      • copy of the nominative declaration of employees, issued by the national social security authority, with copy of the payment receipt
      • two 1 TD tax stamps

Issuing of residency permits: One-Stop Shop – Tunis, Sousse and Sfax

  • Eligibility: Foreign promoters and investors
  • Relevant desk: Ministry of the Interior
  • Time limit: A receipt for submission is remitted on the spot to the promoter and a residency permit is issued within one month.
  • Documents to be provided
    • pre-printed form (available at the desk),to be filled in
    • copy of the attestation that a declaration of intention to invest has been submitted, authorization or merchant card
    • registered copy of the company’s statutes
    • certified copy of the employer’s or foreign employee’s attestation or work contract cleared by the relevant services of the Ministry of Employment
    • copy of the rental contract or right to use given premises
    • copy of the declaration that a company exists and of the tax identification card
    • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry
    • copy of the notice to be published in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic (JORT) concerning the setting up of new businesses
    • copy of the passport (first three pages and the page showing the entry visa)
    • 4 identity photos
    • two 10 TD tax stamps
    • 4 identity photos
    • If the application is for renewal of a residency permit, you will need to provide:
    • 3 ID photos
    • the original of the old permit
    • NB. For mixed marriages with a Tunisian, you need to provide a copy of the marriage contract or of the spouse’s national identity card.
      For Moroccan and Algerian investors, you need to provide:
    • an attestation of nationality issued by the consulate
    • copy of the consular card
    • birth certificate

Issuing of collateral or non collateral certificates: One-stop shop – Tunis, Sousse and Sfax

  • Eligibility:
    • One-stop shop - Tunis: Companies whose activities are governed by the investment incentives code, with the Trade Registry extract issued by the court office at the one-stop shop in Tunis and where the address of the head address in the governorate of Tunis
    • One-stop shops - Sousse and Sfax: Companies whose activities are governed by the investment incentives code, and others
  • Relevant desk: Court clerk (Greffe du Tribunal)
  • Documents to be provided
    • application on blank paper
    • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry
    NB: The certificate of collateral/non collateral is subject to a 5 TD registration fee.

Submission of acts of modification: One-stop shop - Tunis, Sousse and Sfax

  • Eligibility:
    • One-stop shop - Tunis: Companies whose activities are governed by the investment incentives code and whose extract from the Trade Registry is submitted to the court clerk at the one-stop shop in Tunis.
    • One-stop shop - Sousse and Sfax: Companies whose activities are governed by the investment incentives code and others
  • Relevant desk: Desk: Court clerk (Greffe du Tribunal)
  • Documents to be provided
    • at least two copies of the pledge agreement
    • copy of the extract from the Trade Registry