COMPANY INCORPORATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
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The Kingdom of the Netherlands located in Western Europe is a founding member of the European Union. The country consists of the territory in Western Europe and with several small island territories like the Islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the Caribbean (also called the Caribbean Netherlands). The country is washed by the North Sea in West and borders with Germany and Belgium. Together with the Islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, which have a special status (self-governing state), the Netherlands form the Kingdom of the Netherlands (in Dutch Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). The Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands describes the political relationship between them.

The country is characterized by a high level of industrial development (food, chemical, oil refining, machine building), transport and communications industry (Rotterdam has one of the largest ports in Europe), low unemployment, stable financial system and loyal business legislation.

Company Registration in the Netherlands – Prices

Basic

3999
  • Company registration
  • Set of registration documents
  • Fees and charges for notary services
  • Secretarial services for 1 year

Standard

5799
  • Company registration
  • Set of registration documents
  • Fees and charges for notary services
  • Secretarial services for 1 year
  • Legal address for 1 year
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Premium

6999
  • Company registration
  • Set of registration documents
  • Fees and charges for notary services
  • Secretarial services for 1 year
  • Legal address for 1 year
  • Opening an account in ING BANK

Premium+

8199
  • Company registration
  • Set of registration documents
  • Fees and charges for notary services
  • Registered Secretarial services for 1 year
  • Legal address for 1 year
  • Opening an account in ING BANK
  • Accounting services for 1 year
  • Audit of compliance
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We provide everything you need when it comes to the formation of your business in the Netherlands, including remote company incorporation, bank account opening, VAT number applying, reporting and accounting and other services.
For starters, you need to choose a legal structure. There are several types of companies:

  • Private Company with Limited Liability – Besloten Vennootschap (BV)
  • Open Company with Limited Liability – Naamloze Vennootschap (NV)
  • Limited Liability Partnership – Commanditaire Vennootschap (CV)
  • Association – Vereniging
  • Trust Company –Stichting
  • Fund -Stuck

A Dutch BV (limited company) is the most popular type of company in the Netherlands for foreign investors. This company can be registered with a minimum authorized share capital of 1 EUR. According to the latest changes, the shareholders’ liability is limited to capital contribution. A Dutch BV is deemed tax resident by law in the Netherlands. BV shares, as a rule, cannot be freely transferred due to restrictions on the transfer.

A limited company in the Netherlands must have at least one corporate shareholder and one director. The minimum number of shareholders of a Dutch BV is one and the maximum is unlimited. If a company has more than one shareholder, then it is managed by the Board of Directors. The Articles of Incorporation may provide specific regulations regarding the absence or the inability to act of all directors. The articles of association may grant shareholders the right to give specific instructions to the management board.
Companies are required to keep accounting records, submit financial statements, tax returns, annual report and to audit its annual financial statements. There is no currency control.
Registration of annual financial statements is required. Audit of financial statements is also required. Required disclosure of income in the balance sheet and annual report. Currency control is absent. The Dutch company must register a VAT number, which facilitates transactions within the EU, and allows the use of the so-called reverse mode. There is no requirement for a Dutch BV to have a company secretary or a local registered agent. We advise our clients to have a registered agent who will provide a nominee service, a legal address, help in filing document, provide secretarial services and facilitate the use of the company for your business.

The annual fee is 50 EUR – must be paid to the Chamber of Commerce upon registration.

A Dutch BV is perfect for holding companies for tax purposes, for trading and transport companies. If the entrepreneurs who open the Netherlands LLC want to create a holding company in the future, they will need the help provided by the local Trust Company.
The company can be registered within 2 working days, but usually, it takes 7 working days. Remote registration takes a total of two weeks.

How to register a company in the Netherlands?

When you decided to set up your company in the Netherlands, specific steps must be taken. We will assist with signing the articles of association, filing the required documents, etc. Forming a company in the Netherlands requires a civil-law notary in the Netherlands, though it is possible to use a power of attorney to avoid unnecessary travel or delays.
Purchase of a shelf company is possible. However, we do not advise it due to high risks.

The set-up steps to form a company in the Netherlands

  • Choosing a business/trade name and preliminary check in the Chamber of Commerce
  • Receiving a trade name certificate
  • Preparing the initial papers, all shareholders need to go to a notary public to sign the documents for incorporation.
  • Registration with the Dutch Commercial Register and Dutch Tax Administration. Obtaining a tax number.
  • Hiring an accountant to handle the tax compliance such as the preparation and filing of VAT returns, the annual corporate income tax returns, etc.

What is required to register a company in Netherlands?

Documents required for registration of a company in the Netherlands:

For a natural person:

  1. Color scan of the passport of the founder and a Board Member (there may be one person)
  2. Confirmation of the address mark of registration or utility bill
  3. Company name
  4. Type of activities

For a legal entity:

  1. Statute
  2. Extract from the Register (not older than 3 months)
  3. Color scanned copies of passports of representative of legal entities, directors, participants
  4. Company name
  5. Type of activity
  • The prestigious status of a Dutch company worldwide
  • Double tax treaties (95 countries)
  • The Netherlands have a reputation for prestigious jurisdiction and enjoys credibility with European banks
  • Getting the status of VAT (a prerequisite if there is any turnover)
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Remote company incorporation
  • holding structures
  • import / export of goods
  • asset protection
  • intellectual property protection, such as patents, copyrights, etc.