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Company registration in the Netherlands

The Netherlands in known as not only due to its economically, politically and legally stable system but also due to its strategic location in Europe, competitive tax climate, international business environment favorable environment for innovation. According to the Forbes 2020 publication the Netherlands is ranked No. 4 in the world “Best Countries for Business”.

Why to choose the Netherlands?

Due to the Netherlands favorable location in Europe, multinational atmosphere, outstanding logistical and technical infrastructure, competitive fiscal climate, a wide range of concluded treaties for avoidance of double taxation, creative and innovative environment, highly educated, multilingual workforce, it easily allows to expand business horizons within and outside the Europe.

Company forms:

No doubt that each type of business enterprise has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are willing to set up a company, each type should be considered in accordance with the individual situation, desires and abilities.

The most popular types of business enterprises in the Netherlands are:

  • Eenmanszaak– individual merchant /sole proprietorship;
  • Besloten vennootschap(B.V.)– private limited liability company;
  • Naamloze vennootschap (N.V.)– public limited liability company;
  • Stichting– foundation.
  • Branch;
  • Vennootschap Onder Firma (V.O.F.)– partnership with unlimited liability;
  • Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV)– partnership with limited liability;
  • Maatschap– professional partnership;
  • Holding structures.

Comaprison Company Types – click here.
 
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Registration handling time

In most of the cases the registration of the B.V. or N.V. takes around 7-10 working days after the receipt of the necessary documents.

Sole proprietorship can be established within 1 working day after the receipt of the necessary documents.

In case of more complex structures and nature of the business, the registration of a company may take longer.

What is necessary in order to establish a company:

by natural persons:

  1. Certified true copies of the passports/IDs of the founders/shareholders/directors (including legalisation/Apostille, where required also including sworn translation);
  2. Statement of the registered address of the founders/shareholders/directors (including legalisation/Apostille, where required also including sworn translation);
  3. Agreement on registered address of the company;
  4. Completed questionnaire (questionnaire is provided by JuridConsult), regarding other details of the prospective company, purpose of the registration, name and activity of the company, registered address of the company, contact details of the founders/shareholders/directors, issued/paid capital etc.;
  5. Where necessary additional KYC/CDD documents may be required.by the natural persons.

by legal persons:

  1. Certified true copies of Articles of Associationa of the incorporating company (including legalisation/Apostille, where required also including sworn translation);
  2. Certified true copy of company extract of the incorporation company (including legalisation/Apostille, where required also including sworn translation);
  3. Certified true copy passport of the director of the incorporating company (including legalisation/Apostille, where required also including sworn translation);
  4. Agreement on registered address of the company;
  5. Completed questionnaire (questionnaire is provided by JuridConsult), regarding other details of the prospective company, purpose of the registration, name and activity of the company, registered address of the company, contact details of the founders/shareholders/directors, issued/paid capital etc.;
  6. Where necessary additional KYC/CDD documents may be required.by the natural persons.

 
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Procedure of the registration:

  1. Collect required documents;
  2. Submit the documents to the notary;
  3. Approve the draft Deed of Incorporation;
  4. Register the company within the Chamber of Commerce;
  5. Receive VAT number.
  6. Arrange accountant;
  7. Start the business activity.

What we can offer

JuridConsult is open to advice on which type of business in the Netherlands would be most suitable in your situation. Our professional team is ready to consult you on the possible options for starting a business, the most suitable form of the enterprise based on your individual situation, your capabilities and preferences, as well as would be pleased to provide legal and administrative accompaniment during the company registration.

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