Registering a bv or nv in formation

To register a bv or nv in formation, take the following steps.

1. Download the form

  • Form 7: 'registration private company / public limited company in formation'
  • Form 12: 'registration other officials'

If you are continuing a sole proprietorship into a limited company, you must also complete the following form:

  • Form 14: 'change company and location data'

2. Fill in the form

Fill in the form. The form states who may sign the form and whether you need to fill in other forms.

3. Visit the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK to complete your registration

  • Take the completed form and a  valid ID  with you. The form states which documentary evidence you may need to bring with you, such as a statement from the civil-law notary about the incorporation.
  • You must make an appointment to visit KVK. During your visit, an employee of KVK will check your identification and whether you meet the conditions to register.
  • You do not have to prepare yet for registering UBOs (Ultimate Beneficial Owners, or ultimate stakeholders of an organisation). A bv or nv that is in formation does not have to register UBOs. A non-listed bv or nv does.
Make an appointment

Please note: if the official is a legal person (such as a bv or nv) you do not have to come by. You can then send in the form. The form states who may sign the form and which supporting documents you may need to enclose.

Frequently asked questions

How quickly we process your change depends on how you communicate your change to us.

  • Are you submitting the change online? We process digital changes within 2 days.
  • Are you submitting the change by post? We will process it within 10 working days after receiving it.

If the information you provide is not complete, we will contact you.

After your change has been processed in the Business Register, you will receive official confirmation by letter, or digitally via your Message Box account. Are you submitting the change online? Then you will also receive confirmation by email.

We cannot provide information about the status of the processing between the time of receipt and processing.

Are you submitting a change for a future date? Then you will only see the change in the Business Register on that date. The Business Register always shows the current situation.