If you start a company, you must register it in the Business Register.
How do I register?
- Are you starting a one-man business, commercial partnership (vof), limited partnership (cv) or professional partnership (maatschap)? Then you should register in person at a Chamber of Commerce office. You will need to make an appointment for this.
- Are you starting a legal entity, such as a private limited company (bv) or a foundation (stichting)? Then your notary will take care of the registration.
What do I need to register?
- A registration form. The form states whether you need other documents, such as a rental contract or a franchise contract.
- A valid identification document, for example your passport or Dutch driving licence. This is also required if you accompany a person who registers at the KvK, while acting as spokesman or translator/interpreter.
When should I register?
You can register from one week before your company begins operations until one week afterwards.