To begin with, a short explanation of what the bylaws are. This is a document that you will need to submit to the Guichet unique when applying for registration.
This document contains all the important information about your future company:
its corporate name
its legal form
the address of its registered office
the contributions of each associate or shareholder
the amount of the share capital
the corporate purpose (summary of the company's main activities)
its life span
In order to avoid a refusal of the Guichet unique, your bylaws must not:
❌ contain any mention of the term bank or banking (Qonto being a payment institution and not a bank)
❌ Be dated (if the date is earlier than your deposit certificate).
Your bylaws must:
✅ contain the statement: "The funds corresponding to the numeral contributions were deposited on behalf of the company in formation and are integrally liberated"
✅ be perfectly legible (Tip: use the PDF format).
All the conditions are met? Then just drag and drop your document into the "Attach proof" section when you register.
⚠️ Important point: Qonto being a payment institution, and not a bank (or more exactly a credit institution), we collaborate with a network of notary for the edition and signature of the deposit certificate.
To include this specificity, we add an annex at the end of your bylaws. This appendix completes the "Contributions" section of your bylaws by mentioning the notary office that certifies the capital deposit, in order to register with the Guichet unique.
No need to worry! You don't have to do anything on your side: the annex is automatically added to your bylaws once the document is validated by our team.
And as soon as the deposit certificate is available, we will send you the complete version of your bylaws (with annex) at the same time.
To avoid a refusal during your registration at the Guichet unique, it is important to use this version of your bylaws, since the annex contains essential information on the modalities of the capital deposit.