From bv to eenmanszaak

If you want to transfer your bv to an eenmanszaak, or want to change your business structure from bv to eenmanszaak, you fill in several forms and make an appointment at KVK. Keep in mind that you can only register one eenmanszaak in your name.

Please note: in case of a company takeover, at least one business activity and the business address must remain the same. 

What happens to the bv?

Do you have a bv (private limited company), and do you want to continue the business as an eenmanszaak (sole proprietorship)? You have two options:  

The bv ceases to exist

In that case, dissolve the bv first. Fill in these forms: 

The bv becomes an eenmanszaak

Fill in these forms:

  • Form 14: ‘Report changes in business or branch details'. Fill in questions 1 and 2, and mention the change of legal structure to an eenmanszaak at question 9. 
  • Form 1: ‘Register an eenmanszaak'.

Bring to the appointment

Bring the following items to your appointment at KVK:

  • all the forms, filled in as fully as you can 
  • valid proof of identity
  • if your bv ceases to exist: the dissolution statement 
  • additional documents, if relevant, such as a rental agreement for office space or a franchise agreement. 

Make an appointment by clicking the 'Log in using DigiD' button at the bottom of the page. You can make an appointment at any KVK office in the Netherlands. 

Date of entry

We process the transfer on the date of entry. Directly after processing the changes, you can request a (certified) KVK Business Register Extract .

Changes

When you change your legal structure, you receive a new KVK number and VAT-ID. We will report the change in the Business Register to the Dutch Tax Administration. Do you employ staff? In that case, your payroll tax number also changes. Read what to do on the website of the Tax Administration (in Dutch). 

UBO register

KVK will deregister the UBOs when the bv ceases to exist. You do not have to deregister the UBOs yourself. An eenmanszaak does not have to register UBOs. 

Registration fee

To register a business with a new KVK number, you have to pay a registration fee. You can only pay by scanning the QR code on the invoice with your mobile.  

Contracts

Are there any contracts in the name of the bv, such as rental or maintenance contracts, or insurances? You will have to draw up new contracts in the name of the eenmanszaak. 

Do you already have a sole proprietorship?

Then you cannot register a second sole proprietorship.

  • Is the bv at a different address than your current registration? Then choose to register a branch office with your sole proprietorship. Instead of form 1 (Registration form sole proprietorship) use form 9 (Registration form branch of company). You do not need to make an appointment. Send forms 17A and 9 to us in one envelope by post.
    • Also, include a copy of your proof of identity.
    • And do not forget to include a copy of the lease, purchase or rental contract of your work address signed by both parties. 
  • Is the address the same as the address of your sole proprietorship? Then do not register a branch office. In this case, submit changes online for your current sole proprietorship. For example, add new activities or an additional trade name.

More information

Find more information on transferring a business on Business.gov.nl

FAQ about DigiD

If you have forgotten your DigiD password, you must create a new one.

By e-mail and SMS or by letter

Go to the DigiD website to reset your DigiD. Enter your citizen service number (BSN) and username here. You can now recover your password in 2 ways:

  • Via e-mail and text message (e-mail address and telephone number have been added to your DigiD)
  • By letter. This takes 3 working days.

Via DigiD

Do you have an activated DigiD app and can you still log in with it? Then you can immediately recover your password via the DigiD app:

  • Go to 'My DigiD' and log in with the DigiD app.
  • Choose 'Change/reset password'.
  • Choose: 'I no longer remember my current password and want to reset my password via the DigiD app' and click on 'Next'.
  • Enter your new password twice and click on 'Save password'.
  • Open the DigiD app and press 'Start'.
  • A link code appears in the DigiD app.
  • Enter the pairing code on your computer/laptop and click on 'Next'.
  • Scan the QR code with the DigiD app and confirm your choice.
  • Enter your pin code on the DigiD app. Your new password is now set.

If you cannot log in with DigiD, it could be because of:

  • Wrong username or password: check that you are using the correct details. Pay attention to uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Your DigiD is not activated. First activate your DigiD with the activation code you received by letter in the mail.
  • Your DigiD is blocked. Wait until the block is lifted and try again (after 15 minutes).
  • Your DigiD has expired, because you have not used it for 3 years. Apply for a DigiD again.

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? You can apply for a DigiD abroad. To apply you need a BSN and the Dutch nationality, or the nationality of another country in the European Economic Area (EEA).

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