Netherlands Company Formations

Netherlands Company Incorporation

Your Dutch company can be incorporated with just one director and one shareholder with no restrictions placed upon the nationality of either.

The B.V. (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) is the legal entity with limited liability most used for business in Holland.

The notary executes the deed of incorporation, the deed also includes the amounts of issued and paid-up share capital and the names of the shareholders and directors.

Registration of companies and legal entities is mandatory under the Netherlands Commercial Registers Act [Handelsregisterwet]. The information that you provide during registration is entered into the Netherlands commercial register.

Netherlands BV Company Formation

Our standard Netherlands Company incorporation package includes all necessary documents:

  • Chamber of Commerce approval of name
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce
  • Notarial Costs
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Production of Share holders register
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier

Company Name

Your company name may be in any language using the Latin alphabet. A request for a Dutch or English translation may be made by the Registry to ensure your name abides by the regulations. Certain words are prohibited such as names suggesting the patronage of any Government or country.

Netherlands Company Directors

Only one director is required and may be of any nationality. The names of directors are filed at the companies registry.

Netherlands Company Shareholders

One shareholder is required (can be the director) and may be of any nationality. The shareholders of the company can be either corporations or individuals. The names of shareholders are filed at the companies registry

A sole shareholder’s name will become a matter of public record, however, if more than one shareholder is appointed the details regarding the identity of the individual shareholders are kept private.

Shares

Shares in a B.V. may only be transferred by deed of transfer, executed before a Dutch Notary - The BV must keep a shareholders’ register, which lists the names and addresses of all shareholders, the amount of shares they hold and the amount paid-up on each share.

Share Capital

There are no minimum share capital requirements.

Registered Office

Your company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Netherlands - The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. We provide this registered office service.

Chamber of Commerce Number

We enter the company in the commercial register at the local Chamber of Commerce and obtain your registration number. Membership at the local chamber of commerce is mandatory, and their fees depend on the number of your employees.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Netherlands company which includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Netherlands Ready Made Besloten Vennootschap (BV)

Although Ready Made companies do exist in the Netherlands, due to recent changes in banking legislation they are extremely difficult to obtain in this jurisdiction.

Netherlands Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £2100
  • Registered Office fee - £750
  • Company Secretary if required - £550
Netherlands Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Registered Office Fee - £750
  • Company Secretary if required - £550
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
Netherlands Advantages
  • Time - 5 to 7 days to incorporate your Netherlands company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Shareholders - 100% foreign shareholders allowed
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - We can check your company name is available
  • Passport - colour scan of your passport
  • Documents - copy of a utility bill, credit card or bank statement showing your private address
  • Start now - complete here
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here