UBOs and the UBO register
- Register the UBO details
- Change the UBO details
- Deregister UBOs
- Extra information
Are there people who are ultimate beneficiaries of your organisation but are not yet listed as UBOs in the UBO register? Start the UBO report and register them here.Register UBOs
You can use the UBO report to make changes about:
- the stake your UBOs have in the organisation
- shielding private details of UBOs
Do you want to change a foreign private address of a UBO to a Dutch private address? Or to another foreign address? Use form 18 to do so.
Please note: You must file a UBO report to notify us of any changes in the UBO details within 7 days of the changes becoming official.Change UBOs
You can also deregister persons in the UBO report, if they are no longer UBOs.
Please note: You must file a UBO report to notify us if a person is no longer a UBO within 7 days. When you deregister UBOs, be aware that you may have to register other UBOs in their place.Deregister UBOs
Do you want to know which organisations you are registered as a UBO with? Or who are the UBOs of an organisation you are signatory to?View UBO details
You can also use the confirmation letter stating that you are registered as a UBO of an organisation.
The preparation will make clear to you whether or not your organisation has to register UBOs. You will also find information on the data and documents required to file the report.Start the preparation
UBOs (Ultimate Beneficial Owners) are the ultimate beneficiaries of an organisation, in other words, the persons in charge. With your UBO registration, you contribute to safer business in the Netherlands and Europe. It helps prevent fraud and money laundering.
The details of UBOs in the UBO register are not public. Only organisations such as the Public Prosecution Service, the police, the Tax Authority and the Financial Intelligence Unit can view all the data at any time, to investigate suspicious money flows, for example.
The UBO register was created to follow European regulations.
Frequently asked questions about the UBO report
You can still register your UBOs.
The Economic Enforcement Office (BEH) is responsibile for enforecement. KVK cannot comment about the consequences of a late registration.
KVK will send a confirmation of the UBO registration by post to the organisation and to the registered UBO(s).
The processing time of a UBO report is about 2 weeks. We work hard to process all reports. We will notify you as soon as your UBO report has been processed.
Based on the information in the Business Register, KVK cannot determine who the UBOs of your organisation are. Therefore, we must establish the identity of the authorised signatory, and you must determine who the UBOs of your organisation are. KVK is therefore obliged to request information that you may have provided when registering your organisation in the Business Register.
The legal basis for checking the identity of the authorised signatory can be found in Article 5, paragraph 1 of the Business Register decree ('Handelsregisterbesluit'). Checking the identity of the UBO is stated in Article 15a paragraph 3 of the Commercial Registers Act ('Handelsregisterwet').
For information on determining the UBOs of your organisation, go to:
- Determining the UBOs of a private limited company (bv or SCE, non-listed) or public limited company (nv or SE, non-listed)
- Determining the UBOs of a foundation
- Determining the UBOs of a general, professional, or limited partnership (vof, maatschap, or cv), EEIG, or shipping company
- Determining the UBOs of an association (with full legal capacity or with limited legal capacity, but with a business), a cooperative, or a mutual insurance association
Your organisation can use this information to determine who the UBOs are. KVK cannot advise you on this.
In that case, you need to submit a new UBO report to register the missing UBO.
All EU countries have their own UBO register. This is set out in the European regulation: the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive EU) 2015/849. In the Netherlands, the UBO register is regulated in law in the Wwft Implementation Decree 2018 ('Uitvoeringsbesluit Wwft'), the Business Register Act 2007 ('Handelsregisterwet'), and the Business Register Decree 2008 ('Handelsregisterbesluit'). The UBO register is part of the Business Register.
Read more about the UBO register and the role of KVK.
Yes, KVK will send a confirmation of UBO registration to the organisation and the registered UBO(s).
To check the identity of the signatory. In addition to logging in with , the 1-cent payment is important for guaranteeing the reliability of the UBO register. If you do not want to pay 1 cent, you can also log in with DigiD if you have enabled the ID check in your DigiD .
Competent authorities such as investigative agencies can use a copy of a UBO's identity document for investigation purposes if there is a reason to do so. The legal basis for this is laid down in Section 15a(3)(a) of the Commercial Register Act 2007 ('Handelsregisterwet 2007').
KVK checks the BSN you enter in the UBO report against the copy of the proof of identity.
No, KVK has no legal power to grant a deferral. Not even for exceptional cases. This also applies to the Economic Enforcement Office (BEH) of the Tax and Customs Administration, which is responsible for enforcement.