Registering an SCE (European Cooperative Society)

How to register a European Cooperative Society (SCE) or continue an SCE.

1. Download the form

Form 24: ‘European Cooperative Society registration form'

Form 30: ‘UBO registration form for a bv (PLC), nv (LLC), European Society (SE) or European Cooperative Society (SCE)’

2. Complete the forms

Complete the forms. The forms state who is authorised to sign and whether you have to complete any other forms.

3. Go to a KVK office to complete your registration

  • Bring the completed and signed form and a valid ID. The form states which supporting documents you may need to bring.
  • You must make an appointment to visit a KVK office. To do so, click on "Log in with DigiD”. During your visit, a KVK employee will check your ID and determine whether you meet the registration requirements.

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 15 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.