Registering a CV (limited partnership) and making an appointment

CV's have managing partners consisting of human beings.

Before registering

1. Contact the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) or the municipality if you have benefits.

Do you want to start a business while you are receiving benefits (uitkering)? If so, discuss your plans with the UWV first. Or, if you are on social assistance benefit (bijstand), with your municipality.

2. More about the cv (limited partnership)

Do you have little or no capital of your own and want to start a business with an investor? Then choose the legal structure of a cv. Read more about the limited partnership.

3. The difference between natural and non-natural persons

A natural person means a human being (a person of flesh and blood). Non-natural persons are organisations, for example a bv, cv, maatschap, vof, cooperative, foundation or partnership. This page focuses on registering a CV with natural persons. You can also:

Checklist to register a CV

1. Complete the registration form

Fill in the digital registration form as completely as possible. The more complete the form is, the smoother your registration at the office will be.

Fill in your name without punctuation marks or diacritics

Do not enter characters such as a diaeresis or accent under "your name". This will cause an error that prevents us from sending an email and prevents you from continuing with the register. Your name can be changed later.

2. Register UBOs

UBOs (ultimate beneficial owners) are the ultimate stakeholders of an organisation. You need to register them when you start a new limited partnership (cv). First determine who the UBOs of your organisation are. Then complete form 32 and take it with you to your appointment.

3. Make an appointment

Have you completed the forms? Then you can immediately make an appointment at a KVK office of your choice. You do this by logging in with DigiD (at the bottom of this page).

About the appointment

All managing partners must come in person to identify themselves with a valid proof of identity. A KVK employee will check the identification documents and the completed forms. Limited, or silent partners do not need to come along.

Is your start date more than 2 months in the past?

Then you must prove that you have carried out business activities from the specified start date. For example, bring documents to your appointment showing that you have made investments or carried out assignments.

Registration fee

Frequently asked questions about registering a CV

At Help & Contact you will find all frequently asked questions about DigiD.

Only one of the managing partners can register. You can help someone else do the registration, but a managing partner of the cv must log in using their DigiD.

We recommend recording mutually agreed arrangements in a CV contract. This also describes the authorisations. Bring the CV contract with you to your appointment at the Chamber of Commerce KVK or, if you do not have to make an appointment, send it by post.  

You must register your company within 1 week before or after the start of your business activities.

You can also visit our offices earlier to register your company. You can do this up to 3 months before your start date. To do this, make an appointment with one of our offices.

We will handle the actual registration in the week before the start date you provide. You do not need to visit a KVK office again for this. After registration, we will send you a written confirmation of your registration and an invoice for the registration fee by post.

You will receive a KVK number when you register in the Business Register. You can register from 1 week before the start date of your company, but you can also visit the KVK earlier to prepare your registration. You can do this up to 3 months before the start date. In this case, the actual registration (with KVK number) will take effect 1 week before the start date of your company. You do not need to return to the KVK offices for this.

Registration in the preparation phase is possible in some cases. Preparations include ordering goods, applying for permits, or renting business premises. To complete the registration, make an appointment online by logging in with DigiD. Registration is possible at any KVK office in the Netherlands.

All the FAQs about UBOs can be found under Help & Contact. 

You do not need to register separately with the Netherlands Tax Administration. You submit information when preparing your registration, which the KVK forwards in digital form to the Tax Administration. You will receive a letter of confirmation for your registration with the Tax Administration. After around 10 working days, you will receive a notification from the Tax Administration.

Is your question not included? More frequently asked questions can be found on our Help and contact page. It also states how you can contact us.