Registering a foreign legal entity or company
- 9 Nov 2023
- Edited 15 May 2023
- 1 min
How to register a foreign legal entity or company with one or more branches in the Netherlands.
1. Download the forms
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.Log in with DigiD
Frequently asked questions
How quickly KVK processes your change depends on how you communicate your change to us.
- If you notify us of a change correctly and completely by post, we will process it in the Business Register within 10 working days after receiving it.
- Have you submitted the change online? We process digital changes within 2 days.
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.