Dutch Business Incorporation 

Netherlands Company Formation

for non residents

  • Only takes 3 days to register a dutch company
  • No dutch director is required 
  • No need to travel to Netherlands 
  • Free name search at Netherlands chamber of commerce “KVK
  • Fixed fee, no surprises guaranteed

Holland Company Formation

What you need and don’t need to set up your dutch limited liability company “B.V.”

What you need

  • to follow compliance procedure;
  • to provide legalised identification documents;
  • to have a Dutch postal address to register a Dutch limited company at KVK, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

What you do not need

  • to appoint a dutch director, you can be your own director of the Netherlands B.V. company;
  • to find a dutch partner for your dutch company formation;
  • to travel to the Netherlands – it is 100% online.

No credit card number up front

We only charge you when  you fully understand with the price and the services that included.  

Simple B.V. €1,800*

Extra for non-residents

*this simple B.V.  fee excludes VAT. The fee applies only for a B.V. incorporation of one director and one shareholder as an individual. If a shareholder or a director of a BV is an entity,  there will be extra compliance costs  because we required more documents in order to carry out a different compliance procedure.

*this fee also excludes KVK registration fee of around €75.

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FAQ

I am not a Dutch resident, can I set up a Dutch B.V. in the Netherlands? 

If you are a non-resident, there is a non-resident package which specially designed for non-residents to open a company in the Netherlands. 

What are the basic legal requirements to form a Dutch company in the Netherlands ?

  • A registered office which must be a Dutch address, not a PO box.
  • We need a copy of the rental contract from the address service provider in order to register a Dutch company at KVK, the dutch chamber of commerce.
  • At least 1 director and 1 shareholder (who can be the same person).

How long does it take to set up a Dutch B.V.?

Provided we collect all the required documents, we can register a Dutch B.V. at KVK within 3 working days. 

Do I need a dutch address to set up a B.V.?

Yes, you do need a Dutch address to register at the dutch chamber of Commerce, KVK.   Most non-resident owners use virtual office providers in the Netherlands.

Do I need to appoint a Dutch director to open a bank account?

No,  A non-resident person can also open a business virtual bank account.  Our company formation Netherlands package offers  free advice for non-resident to open a bank account. 

Is there a minimum share capital to set up a Dutch B.V.?

No, Dutch B.V. company formation starts with a share’s capital of €1

Do you need to keep a register of the director for our Dutch B.V?

No, it is not necessary. 

If there is no trading after incorporation, do I still need to file a VAT return?

Provided you have applied for a VAT number and the tax authority has approved your VAT number, even though there is no transaction, you still need to file a VAT return on time. 

You will need to find a bookkeeper in the Netherlands to file zero VAT return on your behalf and before the timeframe. 

If you are in Q1 (1 January to 31 January), the deadline of filing the Q1 VAT return will be 30 April.

How do I apply for a dutch VAT number?

Around two weeks after the Dutch company has been incorporated, the tax authority will send a letter and questionnaire to the new B.V. requesting information about the business. 

Based on the answers of this questionnaire, the tax authority will decide whether you are eligible for a dutch VAT number.

Our dealing with correspondence package includes this service.

What are the tax filing requirement for a Dutch B.V.?

A Dutch B.V. is required to prepare annual accounts, organize an AGM to approve the annual accounts.

  • Submit and file the annual accounts at the KVK six month after the year-end.
  • Prepare and file a VAT return at the Belastingdienst (the dutch tax authority)
  • Prepare and file an ICP return if the BV is trading with EU members states.
  • Prepare and file a corporate income tax return five months after the year-end
  • If the Dutch B.V. has employees, it is required to file the wage tax and prepare the monthly payslip.

This post “tax filing in the Netherlands” provides information about tax filing in the Netherlands in more details. 

How can I appoint and replace a current dutch director?

As a non-resident director, the rules of filing any corporate changes at KVK are different compared to the residents. 

There are more steps to follow, but it is not impossible. 

You may want to engage someone local to do the filing or you can send the form and the relevant documents from aboard of course. 

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Download a relevant form from the KVK website.
  2. Fill in the relevant information as required.
  3. Attached original legalisation copy of the passport copy in question. 
  4. Send the form and attachment to KVK by post.

After the registration, we received a lot of documents in Dutch, can I request them in English?

No, all the dutch official letters  (for example those are sent from the dutch chamber of commerce, the tax authority dealing with VAT, Corporate income tax return and wage tax are all written in Dutch. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to request in English version. 

We have a dealing with incoming correspondence for non-residents directors to make their lives easier and stress free. 

What document do I receive after a dutch company is registered at KVK?

You will receive the below documents:

1. an original deed of incorporation executed by a dutch notary

2.a copy of an extract issues by the dutch chamber of commerce, “KVK”

3.A shareholder register which lists the information of the shareholders and whether there are any shares of the company being pledged.

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