From bv to vof

Do you want to convert your bv to a vof? There are 2 possibilities: 1. you continue your company in a vof and the bv ceases to exist or 2. you continue the company in a vof and the bv also continues to exist in addition (for example, to manage assets). Complete the appropriate forms to make the change and then make an appointment with KVK.

Note: when taking over a company, the visiting address and at least 1 business activity must remain the same.

Forms for option 1: the bv ceases to exist

First, you need to dissolve the bv. Then fill in the forms below.

  • Form 17A: ‘dissolution of a company, legal entity or partnership’ form. All partners must agree to and sign point 5.1. Under point 6.2, indicate that you wish to transfer the business to the new owner.
  • Form 2: ‘vof (partnership) registration form'. 
  • Form 10: ‘partner registration form'. 
  • Form 32: (in Dutch) ‘UBO registration form'. The form states which attachments you need to bring. 

Forms for option 2: the bv continues to exist

  • Form 2: ‘vof (partnership) registration form'. 
  • Form 10: ‘partner registration form'. 
  • Form 32: (in Dutch) ‘UBO registration form'. The form states which attachments you need to bring. 
  • Form 14: 'change of business and branch details’ to transfer the business to a general partnership (point 9.1). 

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 the 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. 

Additional supporting documents 

If a vof 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 extract of your registration in the KVK Business Register


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 tax authorities. If you employ staff, your payroll tax number will also change. To find out what to do, visit the website of the Dutch Tax Administration

Registration fee 

To register the business with a new KVK number, the new owner must pay a one-off registration fee. At the KVK offices, 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 vof’s name. 

More information 

For more information about business transfers, go to

Making an appointment 

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

Veelgestelde vragen over 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.

For a solution, go to the Digid website.

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 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.