To transfer your company from a sole proprietorship to a general / commercial partnership (vof), take the following steps:
- Fill out form 14 (transfer of company and location details) to transfer the company to the maatschap (9.1).
- Fill out form 2 (registration of a commercial partnership).
- Fill out form 10 (registration of a partner).
- Fill out form 32 (registration of UBOs, in Dutch). The form tells you which documents to bring to your appointment.
Make an appointment to verify your identity at a KVK office.
Exemption from duty to verify ID
Are you, one of the former partners, taking over the business? And have you had your identity verified at KVK personally on or after 1 March 2002? Or are you entering into the vof as a legal entity, for instance a vof, limited partnership (cv), private or public limited company (bv or nv)? You do not have to come by in person. The statement does have to be signed by a person who is authorised to sign on behalf of the partnership or legal structure in question. The form, and a copy of your valid ID, is then one of the documents the partner(s) attending the registration appointment at KVK have to bring.
If a partnership contract is in place, bring it to the appointment. We will register the partner authorisation arrangements in the Commercial Register.
Date of entry
The transfer will be processed and visible in the Commercial Register from the date of entry. Directly after the transfer has been processed, you can order a certified KVK Commercial Register extract
Changing from a sole proprietorship to a maatschap also means a new KVK number and btw-id (VAT identification number). KVK takes care of these changes, in the Commercial Register and at the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst).
Registration of a company under a new KVK number comes with a one-time fee
. You can pay this fee using your debit or credit card, but not in cash. If your transfer does not require a physical appointment, you will receive the invoice by post.
All contracts made out in the name of the sole proprietorship have to be redrafted and made out in the name of the commercial partnership. Think of rental agreements, service contracts, domain names or insurances.
Find more information on changing your legal structure on Business.gov.nl