Registering a foreign legal entity or company

How to register a foreign legal entity or company with one or more branches in the Netherlands.

1. Download the forms 

Form 6: foreign legal entity or company registration form 
Form 11: officer registration form for legal entity 
Form 13: authorised representative registration form 

2. Fill in the forms 

Fill in the forms. Each form states who is authorised to sign the form and which supporting documents you need to bring, such as proof of registration abroad issued no more than 1 month ago. The form also states whether you have to fill in any other forms. 

3. Go to a KVK office to complete your registration 

You must make an appointment to visit KVK. 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 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.