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Company Formation in Netherlands F.A.Q

Company Formation Services in Netherlands and details on how to incorporate a Dutch company, VAT registration, establish a bank account and setup of a virtual office in Netherlands. We provide internationalized English speaking company registration service in Netherlands.

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Dutch BV (Limited Liability Company)?
A Dutch BV can be set up with a minimum capital of 18.000 EUR of which at least 25% must be paid prior to registration.

2. What is the minimum share capital for a Dutch NV (Joint Stock Company)?
The Joint Stock Company is used for larger enterprises and therefore the minimum capital that needs to be provided by the shareholders reaches 45.000 EUR.

3. Are there any special requirements for establishing a BV in Netherlands?

A Dutch BV or Limited Liability Company may be incorporated by one or more natural persons or legal entities by execution of a notarial deed which must be in Dutch language. Prior to commencing the incorporation procedure a declaration of no objection must be obtained from the Ministry of Justice of Netherlands. The company must have at least one director who can be of any nationality and there is no regulation for residency in Netherlands. The registration procedure is simply completed by submitting several documents which can be forwarded to the necessary institutions by a legal representative authorized through power of attorney. As a rule any company registered in Netherlands must have a registered office for tax purposes.

4. How can I register for VAT in Netherlands?

In order to register for VAT foreign traders must apply for registration to the Tax Authority from which they will receive a questionnaire that needs to be completed. Along with this form, the registration certificate and articles of association must be provided. Issuance of the registration number may be completed in over three weeks.

5. How can I open a bank account in Netherlands?
Setting up a bank account in Netherlands is a mandatory provision for a foreign company for depositing the initial capital. The founders of the company may dispose of the capital after receiving the registration certificate. Any bank requests a proof of existence for an account titular and in most cases a passport suffices. The procedure can be completed by sending a legal representative authorized to open the bank account through power of attorney. However in some cases banks may request personal visit of the bank titular. It is advisable for an entrepreneur to search a Dutch bank and make an inquiry as for the necessity of the visit.

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    In order to register a company in the Netherlands, the following steps must be taken: Firstly, a bank account where the start-up capital will be deposited must be opened. The client must present identification documents, such as passport copies, identification cards or driver license, a recent utility bill or a bank statement as proof of residential address and, if the client is a legal entity, the…

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