Documentation & Requirements

Shareholder is natural person

The following documentation and information is needed in order to incorporate a BV if the shareholder is a person:

  • Name of the company to be established;
  • Address and registered office of the company to be established;
  • Purpose of company to be established;
  • Nominal value of the shares;
  • Number of shares to be issued;
  • First financial year of the company;
  • Director of the company to be established;
  • Data to be entered in the trade register, such as:
    • Phone number;
    • Fax number;
    • Mail Address;
    • Website;
    • Number of employed persons;
  • Passport provided with a legalisation (?) as wel as an apostille (?) 
  • Rental contract office

Substance requirements

With substance the Dutch tax authority means real or actual presence. If a company lacks substance, the company lacks real or actual presence. Find the most important substance requirements below:

  • at least half of the statutory and decision-making board members live in the Netherlands, or are actually established here;
  • the Dutch board members have the necessary professional knowledge to carry out their duties properly;
  • the board is the decision-making authority;
  • the Dutch company has qualified personnel;
  • the board decisions must be taken in the Netherlands;
  • the main bank account is held in the Netherlands;
  • the accounting/bookkeeping takes place in the Netherlands;
  • the company complies with its tax declaration requirements;
  • the business address of the company is in the Netherlands, whereby the legal person in another country is not considered to be a tax resident;
  • the company has at least an appropriate equity capital.

Required documents and services

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Please fill in the contact form below to get the incorporation of your BV started. Filling in the form is free and does not commit you to anything!


Please note that these prices are not final. No rights can be derived from this list

Incorporation non-corporate shareholder€799,00
+Extra shareholder +€100,00 per shareholder
Incorporation corporate shareholder€999,00
+Extra shareholder +€100,00 per shareholder
Research Costs€12,50
Power of attorneyFREE
VAT registrationFREE
Holding + Work BV (1 shareholder)€1399,00
Holding + Work BV (2 shareholders)€1999,00
Office space / Dutch Address€125,00 per month
Translation of documents€100,00 (ENGLISH)
Bookkeeping, Quarterly VAT return and Income Tax for main directorfrom €150,- per month
Corporate Income Tax (including annual financial statement & deposit at chamber of commerce)€850,- per year
General Tax Advice€99,00 per hour
Payroll services€25,00 per month (€95,00 setup costs)

*please note that these prices are not final. No rights can be derived from this list.