From an eenmanszaak to a maatschap

To transfer your eenmanszaak to a maatschap or change the legal form of your eenmanszaak to a maatschap, complete the following forms and make an appointment with KVK.

Important: when you take over an existing business, the visiting address and at least one business activity must stay the same. 

  • Form 14: 'change of business and branch details’ to transfer the business to a maatschap (point 9.1). 

  • Form 2a: ‘maatschap registration form'. 

  • Form 10a: ‘partner registration form'. 

  • Form 32: ‘UBO registration form' (in Dutch). The form states which attachments you need to bring. 

Please also bring a valid ID to the appointment. 

Schedule an appointment by clicking the "Login using DigiD" button at the bottom of the page. You can make an appointment at any branch of KVK in the Netherlands. 

UBO register  

When you register a new company in the Business Register, you also have to register its UBOs. Find out who your organisation’s UBOs are. 

ID exception 

If you used to own an eenmanszaak before joining a maatschap and personally identified yourself at KVK after 1 March 2002, or if you are joining the maatschap as a company or legal entity (a bv, nv, vof, or cv, for example), you do not have to schedule an appointment in person. However, an authorised officer of the company or legal entity in question must sign the statement. Simply hand the form in question and a copy of your ID to the other partner or partners. 

Additional supporting documents 

If a maatschap contract has been drawn up, please bring this contract to the appointment. The agreements made about the powers of the various partners are documented in the Business Register. 

Effective date 

We will finalise the transfer on the effective date. After the change/changes has/have been processed, you can immediately request a Certified Business Register extract

Changes 

Due to the change of legal form, the KVK number and VAT ID will also change. We will report this change in the Business Register to the Dutch Tax Administration (Belastingdienst). If you employ staff, your payroll tax number will also change. To find out what to do, visit the Tax Administration website (in Dutch). 

Registration fee 

To register the business with a new KVK number, the new owner must pay a one-off registration fee. You can only pay by scanning the QR code on the invoice with your mobile. If you do not have to schedule an appointment, we will send you a bill by post. 

Current contracts 

Find out which contracts are in the eenmanszaak’s name, including rental contracts, maintenance contracts, and insurance policies. Change the name on the contracts to the maatschap’s name. 

More information 

For more information about business transfers, go to Business.gov.nl

Make an appointment 

Click on "Login using DigiD" to schedule an appointment and finalise the transfer. 

FAQ about DigiD

The DigiD website tells you what to do. Go to Login with DigiD app or Login with SMS verification.

There are several reasons why you see an error message when logging into DigiD,

The DigiD app disconnects if you are inactive for 15 minutes or more. Try to log in again.

Are you still unable to connect? Then go to the DigiD website for more information. There you can check if there is a problem. And you can read more about possible solutions.

If logging in with DigiD continues to fail, please see Logging in with DigiD app or Logging in with SMS verification.

Is it still not working? Watch the DigiD tutorial videos.

If you have forgotten your DigiD username, you must request a new DigiD. You can do this via the DigiD website.

Apply for DigiD via www.digid.nl. You need your citizen server number (BSN) to apply.

Do you live outside the Netherlands and do not have a DigiD? Check which situation applies to you.

- I have Dutch nationality. You can apply for a DigiD. The DigiD website tells you how to do this.
- I do not have the Dutch nationality, but the nationality of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA). First register with the Non-Residents Records Database (RNI). After registration with the RNI, you will immediately receive a citizen service number (BSN) and can apply for a DigiD. The DigiD website tells you how to do this.
- I have a nationality outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Then you cannot use DigiD. Do you need a DigiD to make an appointment to register your sole proprietorship or general partnership (vof)? If so, please call 088-585 15 85.

Is your question about DigiD not listed here? Check out the DigiD website for more frequently asked questions and answers.