The deposit certificate
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What is a deposit certificate ?

The deposit certificate is a document that certifies the capital deposited when a company is incorporated.

With Qonto you can get your certificate of deposit :

  • In digital format 💻 within 72 working hours (downloadable from your Qonto interface)

  • In paper format ✉️ within 5 working days to the personal address of the account owner

This document is necessary for the registration of your company on the Guichet unique website.

What information is mentioned on the deposit certificate ?

The certificate of deposit of funds, in order to be valid, must contain the following mandatory information:

  • The name of the company in formation.

  • The legal form of the company

  • The address of the registered office of the company

  • The identity of the partners

  • The total amount received = total amount of the share capital of the company in formation

  • The list of the sums paid up by each shareholder, i.e., the distribution of the contributions.

  • The date of validity of the certificate (6 months from the date of signature by the notary)

The date of signature of the certificate must be before the date of signature of the articles of association.

What type of contribution to the share capital will be indicated on my certificate?

The deposit certificate will only mention :

  • The cash contributions made by each partner at the time of incorporation

  • Contributors in kind (property, premises, etc.) or in industry (skills and know-how) will be mentioned in the draft articles of association

💡 The certificate of deposit of funds should not be confused with the list of subscribers. The list of subscribers mentions all the contributions in kind and in cash made by each shareholder and indicates the number of shares received in return.

⚠️ Be careful! A deposit certificate is not a bank certificate on a French bank account. Qonto does not issue a bank certificate, as Qonto is not a bank but a payment institution, and the certificate is/will be signed by a partner notary.

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