Changing or adding a trade name
- 9 Oct 2016
- Edited 1 Mar 2023
- 1 min
Do you want to change the name of your company or add an extra trade name? You can easily pass this on via a web form.Changing or adding a trade name
Check company name
Your company name cannot be the same as or closely resemble an existing company name. Use the special tool to check whether a company already exists with the same name or a name that is very similar. On this page you can also read which conditions your company name must meet.Check your company name
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.
The instructions on the form will tell you whether you should post it to us or visit us in person. Complete the form digitally, then print it, sign it, and send it to us.
You can notify us of many changes digitally. If you have to visit us in person, bring the form with you. You can only visit us by appointment. Book your appointment at an office of your choice.
Our offices are usually quite busy. So book an appointment to register your company in plenty of time. Bear in mind that you may have to wait more than a week for an appointment.