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Netherlands company formation is under the BV format, which is similar to an LLC or Ltd. Company, and single shareholder companies are also permitted.
Formation requires mandatory membership of the Chamber of Commerce, which grants the company a number in the commercial register. The directors and shareholders are not required to actually visit the Netherlands to complete the process.
A company can form with only one director and one shareholder. Once the proposed company name is approved, shareholder and director information must be submitted with appropriate photographic ID. They must also pass a background check and proof of residency is required. A local office is also required. A notary has to formally register the company before it is officially incorporated.
If the shareholder is a corporation, the documents have to be notarized before being submitted to the Dutch Ministry of Justice after which it should be registered with the Trade Registry. The Ministry of Justice also issues what is called a No Objection Declaration for company formation. The tax registry may take a further six weeks to provide a tax number and registration is at the authority local to the company’s registered address.
Privacy varies depending upon how the company is organized. In cases where the company has more than one shareholder, the shareholder information is kept private. If there is only one shareholder, the information is made public.
Statutory records, a shareholder register, director register and other documentation must be maintained by the company. Renewal fees apply as well as fees for the initial registration number and other requirements.