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Netherlands (BV) Company Registration - Business Setup

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5 simple steps are needed to register an offshore company in the Netherlands

 
 
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
 
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
 
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
 
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.
 
 

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Netherlands (BV) Company Formation

Good to Know
The Netherlands Limited Liability Company Besloten Vennootschap (BV) is advantageously used by holding and financial companies for substantial tax regime benefits and for structuring international financial transactions ,it is also widely considered as an efficient EU market penetration vehicle.

Main Characteristics

Company type
Private limited company (besloten vennootschap or B.V.)
Governing corporate legislation
Companies are regulated under the Dutch Civil Code
Information published relating to company officers
Upon incorporation the company will be registered in the Trade register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The Trade Register contains information about all companies incorporated and/or registered in the Netherlands, like statutory name, date of incorporation, registered address, name and authority of directors. Furthermore, one can find the name and address of 100% shareholders in the Trade Register. The information in the Trade Register is freely accessible by the public.
Accounting requirement
Filing of accounts is required.
Taxation
Current rate of corporation tax in the Netherlands is 19% up to € 200.000 and 25% applies to the excess of the taxable income.
Legislation
Dutch Corporate Law
Standard currency
Euro (EUR)
Time to form
2 weeks (upon validation of your identification documents)
Stability
Very stable and well reputed jurisdiction
Communication
Efficient modern communication means.
Time zone
GMT+1
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
Yes
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Civil Law
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted

Documents Required

for the Creation of a Netherlands Company

A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**






Frequently Asked Questions

Company Formation in Netherlands

  • What type of company do you register in the Netherlands?

    The type of company that we form in the Netherlands is known as a Private Limited Company (BV) and it is regulated under the Dutch Civil Code. A Private Limited Company (BV) is the most commonly used Dutch company type for commercial and private businesses in the Netherlands.
  • Is a Dutch Private Limited Company (BV) tax liable in the Netherlands?

    Please refer to our complete guide about a Dutch limited company taxation.
  • Do I need to submit accounts for a Dutch Private Limited Company (BV) in the Netherlands?

    Yes, an annual return must be filed annually with the Companies Registration Office regardless of whether the company has traded or not. SFM, through its partners' local accountants can take care of this formality for you.

    We will contact you in due course and ask you for documents to be able to produce accounts on your behalf. Documents requested are generally bank statements, invoices, and receipts.
  • Will my data be publicly available in the Netherlands?

    Yes, company officers’ names are publicly available to check online.
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  • How many directors and shareholders should I appoint to my Private Limited Company (BV)?

    A minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder should be appointed to setup a Dutch Limited Company (BV).
  • Will my liability be limited if I register my company as a Private Limited Company (BV) in the Netherlands?

    The shareholders’ liability in a Dutch limited company (BV) is limited to the amount of shares respectively held by them. However, additional payments may be imposed if and when required to cover losses or debts due to mismanagement of the business.
  • Do I need to appoint a local director or a local officer while registering a Private Limited Company (BV) in the Netherlands?

    If the company director is not a resident in the Netherlands, it is highly recommended that you appoint a local officer for your BV company. The role of the local officer is to provide local support such as administrative duties and operational decisions. It also includes mail management services in relation to official correspondence received by the company, as well as regular updates related to tax and legal local regulations in the Netherlands.
  • Do I need to deposit the paid up capital for a Dutch limited company (BV)?

    In 2012, the Dutch government amended the law, and became easier to register a BV company in the Netherlands. The standard share capital is EUR 0,01 but can be amended to fit your requirements.


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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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